After a long wait, the Cumbrian cricket season is due to start in just over a week's time and the shortened campaign ensures local clashes between clubs from the Furness area will be coming thick and fast.

The clubs in the three divisions of the Cumbria Cricket League have been split into northern and southern sections, for the matches, the majority of which will be under a T20 format, but some will be 40 overs per side.

Due to travelling restrictions, Barrow's first XI, who usually play in the Northern Premier League, will join the clubs in the southern section of the Premier Division.

The first fixtures will take place on Saturday, July 25, with Barrow welcoming Lindal Moor to Ernest Pass and Dalton heading to Furness, who are very strong in T20 competitions, while local bragging rights are at stake between Haverigg and Millom.

In South Division One, Kirkby will welcome Hawcoat Park, Ulverston host Furness 2nd XI and Vickerstown will travel to Lindal Moor 2nd XI.

The top two teams in the South Premier Division will face each other in the tournament's semi-finals on Saturday, September 5, with the group winners gaining home advantage, and the winner of that will move into the final the following week.

The winners of each group in Divisions One and Two will progress into their respective finals on September 5.