AFTER a winter break the return of sport has arrived just in time for the cricket season to commence.

After a shortened season last term a full Worcestershire County League gets underway on Saturday.

Brockhampton were relegated to the Worcestershire league in 2019 and will get their first Premier Division campaign underway alongside Colwall and Bromyard.

Brockhampton face Colwall in an all-Herefordshire clash on the opening day of the season.

Meanwhile, Bromyard under new skipper Greg Leighton, with Ian Bullock acting as his deputy.

Having been promoted as champions of Worcestershire County League Division 1 after the 2019 season, Bromyard will look to re-establish themselves in the top flight of the Worcestershire League.

Bromyard previously played in the Worcestershire League’s top flight (then known as WCL Division 1) from 2001 to 2004, and from 2006 to 2015.

After a successful season last year Burghill, Burghill, Tillington and Weobley will be looking to prove themselves in a full season in Division One.

They are the only second team in the Worcestershire second tier and head to Feckenham on the opening day.

Bartestree and Lugwardine will play in Division Three alongside Herefordshire rivals Brockhampton seconds.

Eastnor are in Division Four while Colwall seconds will ply their trade in Division Five.

Bromyard seconds have also been promoted since the 2019 season, and will now play in Division 6 under new captain Max Rowley, and his deputy Martin Reece-Pitt.

Burghill, Tillington and Weobley seconds and Bartestree and Lugwardine seconds will play in Division 7.

Meanwhile, Bromyard thirds have been placed in the new Division 8 South.

Off the field at Bromyard chairman Luke Johnston will hope that his second season in charge is somewhat easier than last year’s coronavirus affected campaign, while Graham Godsall (vice chairman), Sue Reece (club secretary and treasurer), Jeff Bayliss (head groundsman), Matt Bullock (club captain) and the rest of the committee will continue in their previous roles.

The club has been successful in acquiring a number of new sponsors over the close season.

l Meanwhile the GB Liners Marches League is due to compromise of four divisions and gets underway on May 1 when Wormelow will be hoping to retain the title they won in 2019.

l Herefordshire will get their season underway with a friendly against a Worcestershire CCC XI before taking on Wales twice and Shropshire.

They will get their Unicorns Knock-Out Trophy underway on May 30 at Devon.