SWANAGE are set to get back in competitive action next month with the Dorset system launching a “Thank You NHS” League for the reduced 2020 campaign.

Swans have been placed in Group A of Division Two of the revamped system, with 40-over games against the likes of Ferndown Wayfarers, Hamworthy Recreation, Puddletown, Winton and Witchampton set to be scheduled from August 1.

The league structure was announced following the government’s decision to allow recreational cricket to resume this season. The sport had been on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic.

A statement on the Dorset Cricket Board website read: “The Dorset League have put together a competition structure consisting of six weeks of matches of 40-over games commencing on August 1.

“This will allow clubs time to prepare their pitches and grounds and also possibly to arrange a friendly in preparation.”

Each division is divided into two groups of six, which will be regionalised.

At the end of week five, teams in Group A will play-off against teams in Group B, who finished in the same league position.

Safety measures amid coronavirus include matches being limited to 30 people – including players, officials and coaches – while social distancing of one-metre plus must be observed, even for wicketkeepers and slips.