Guernsey's domestic cricket season will get underway on Tuesday 30 June with Cobo and Optimists set to clash in the opening game of an expanded premier evening league competition.

Griffins, Wanderers-Rovers, Independents and Irregulars make up the rest of the new-look tournament, which will be played out across 30 games concluding on 27 August.

Evening League 2 and 3 will also be contested, as well as two weekend competitions played on grass wickets at the KGV and College Field.

"We are just delighted to be playing cricket again and very grateful to Dr Nicola Brink, Heidi Soulsby and Gavin St Pier for steering us to this position early enough to have a meaningful season”, said Guernsey Cricket CEO Mark Latter.

"Whilst it will be a busy one there are a number of players still on island who might not have been around ordinarily which makes the squads look strong and I am sure appetite to play now is stronger than ever”.

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Guernsey Cricket also confirmed long-time sponsor Odey Wealth has extended its support to all of its competitions this summer.

The island played host to the first cricket played in the British Isles since lockdown - under Covid conditions - and now, with no new confirmed cases of coronavirus locally in more than 50 days, all restrictions have been lifted.

Cricket has also returned to Jersey - where social distancing is still required, with two official trial matches taking place this week ahead of the expected start of league action in early July.