Cuckoos and Stones hop into action first

Non-league football news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter

Non-league football news from the Peterborough Telegraph - peterboroughtoday.co.uk, @peterboroughtel on Twitter

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Yaxley kick off the new United Counties Premier Division campaign with a Friday night match at Harborough Town on July 31.

The match is part of the annual ‘National Ground Hopper’ set of fixtures which attracts non-league fanatics from all over the country.

Blackstones also take part in ‘Ground Hopper’ as they host Rushden & Higham in Division One on August 1.

The rest of the United Counties League kicks off on August 8 with Peterborough Northern Star facing a trip into the unknown to face Kirby Muxloe.

Leicestershire-based Kirby were transferred into the UCL for the first time this season after finishing fifth in the Midland League.

Star then host Wisbech in a derby on Tuesday, August 11.

Wisbech open against Newport Pagnell at the Fenland Stadium, while Holbeach travel to Desborough.

In Division One title-fancies Peterborough Sports will host Irchester on opening day and Bourne entertain Buckingham Town.