Stamford Town CC determined to make up for lost time and they could have help from an England Lion and March Town and Wisbech Town are confident of good seasons.

Stamford Town CC are determined to make up for lost time as they approach a Cambs Division One debut at home to Cambridge 2nds tomorrow (April 24, noon).

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Zak Chappell takes a catch while playing for Notts. Photo: Martin Rickett PA.

And they could have help from former club man-turned-England Lion Zak Chappell. Chappell has been part of the Notts first-teram squad at the start of this season’s County Cricket Championship.

Stamford won Division Two in 2019, before opting out of a shortened top-flight campaign in 2020, but they are raring to go now.

Skipper Tom Williams said: “We have kept the majority of the title winning squad together and added some depth which gives the extra motivation of competition for places.

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“This is a step into the unknown for us, but we’ve been building towards this moment for four years and we believe we can compete with anyone on our day, particularly at home.

“We hope we see Zak back in a Stamford shirt this season when his Notts commitments allow.”

Stamford have also signed paceman Vamshi Parvathaneni from Newborough.

There’s a first day derby tomorrow as March host Ramsey. Wisbech Town have a tough starter at home to Eaton Socon.

Wisbech are aiming for a play-off place (top four) and predict a big season from fast bowler George Gowler who is now part of the Northants County Academy.

March also believe they will go well especially as gifted Sri Lankan all-rounder Saranga Rajaguru is back.

The Cambs Division Two season involving Castor and Ufford Park starts on May 1.