Bar sides to open league season

PUBLISHED: 14:00 01 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:28 26 October 2009

FOUR of Potters Bar Cricket Club s teams begin their Saracens Herts League campaigns this coming weekend. The 2nd XI travel to recently relegated Luton Town & Indians, which promises to be one of their harder games all year in Division Two for Greg Hodge

FOUR of Potters Bar Cricket Club's teams begin their Saracens Herts League campaigns this coming weekend.

The 2nd XI travel to recently relegated Luton Town & Indians, which promises to be one of their harder games all year in Division Two for Greg Hodge's side.

Watford Town host the 3rd XI in Division Six, the 4th XI entertain Monken Hadley in Division Nine and the 5th XI make the short trip to take on Hatfield 3rds in Division 12.

As for the 1st XI, they welcome local rivals Welwyn Garden City to Potters Bar for a friendly game before their Home Counties Premier League season begins away to Sawbridgeworth on May 10.

Saturday's derby encounter should see the cream of the county's cricketers compete in a pulsating fixture.

It is likely both teams will put out as strong a side as possible barring illness and injury.

The pair will also field full line-ups of 11 players, unlike the Herts county side earlier in the month.

Potters Bar's supporters, management and players will be hoping to get the first sight of their new Sri Lankan oversees player Lanka de Silva.

He is competing in a drawn out 20/Twenty competition where six regions have played for three weeks to now get down to the last four.

The tournament is soon to finish, with the final today (Thursday).

Whether Lanka is in Hertfordshire ready to play on Saturday depends on the completion of that tournament and no doubt flight availability.


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