Sudbury at Witham on first day of cricket season as Mansfield exits

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Sudbury’s bid to make an immediate return to the East Anglian Premier League (EAPL) will begin at Witham when the new cricket season gets under way on April 19. But they will have to do without Adam Mansfield after the wicketkeeper’s switch to Bury.

The Talbots, who were relegated back to Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship Division One last season, welcome Haverhill to Friars Street for their first home league match of the 2014 season a week later.

Former EAPL outfit Halstead — who suffered their second straight relegation last year — open their campaign at home to Kelvedon and Feering in Division Two.

Needham Market will be the visitors when Long Melford — relegated from Division Two last year — open their Division Three season, while Sudbury II host Little Bardfield Village.

Relegated Halstead II get up-and-running in Division Four at Copdock and OI II, while Hadleigh II are at home to Great Bromley.

Long Melford II and Sudbury III begin their Division Six campaigns away to St Osyth and Worlingworth, respectively.

Halstead III’s first Division Eight South match is at home to Coggeshall III on May 3.