The holders Yorkshire start their defence against Premier Divison new boys Staffordshire in the Junior County. Yorkshire have gone to Kirkheaton Cricket & Bowling Club while Staffordshire have turned to a regular green in Short Heath Liberal. Last year’s runner up Warwick and Worcester hope to go one better as they play Shropshire. Their home leg is at Triplex while Shropshire go to a new venue in Hanwood.
Derbyshire start their bid to get promotion back to the Premier Division as they play Lancashire. They use Stretton Bowls Club with Lancashire going to Coppull Conservative Club. North Lancs & Fylde got promotion from Division 2 and will look to stay in Division 1 starting with a win over South Yorkshire. They go to a familiar green in Farrington Conservative Club with South Yorkshire using Hollinsend Park.
The only game in Division 2 is between Cheshire and Greater Manchester. Cheshire have used a familiar green at Owley Wood while Greater Manchester have gone to Norden Bowling and Social Club. A win will go a long way to sealing promotion in this three team group.
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