Cricket: NSSCL introducing changes to its limited-over competitions for 2020 season

Promoted Oakamoor start the season at home to Kidsgrove in the NSSCL Second Division.

THE North Staffs and South Cheshire Cricket League has announced its altering the format for its Talbot Cup and Talbot Shield competitions for the coming season.
Matches are being reduced from 45 to 40 overs and bowlers will be able to bowl a maximum eight overs.
The Duckworth-Lewis-Stem (DLS) method will also be introduced to the Talbot Cup – a mathematical formulation designed to calculate the target score for the team batting second in a limited overs cricket match interrupted by weather or other circumstances.
Competition dates and sponsors for the 2020 season:
Trent Trophies Talbot Cup
First round: April 26; second round: May 17; third round: June 7; quarter-finals: June 28; semi-finals: August 6; final: September 6.
JS Sports Talbot Shield
First round: April 26; second round: May 24; quarter-finals: July 19; semi-finals: August 30; final: September 13.
Cricket Cave T20 Cup
First round: May 10; second round: June 14; finals day: July 26.
Cricket Cave T20 Plate
First round: May 31; second round: July 5; finals day: August 16.
Barney McCardle Trophy
September 20.