We round-up all the action from the first few weeks of fixtures in the Cheshire County, Liverpool & District, Northern, North-East, North Staffs & South Cheshire, North Yorkshire & South Durham and Yorkshire Premier Leagues
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has unveiled its summer cricket programme for 2013, which includes tours by Australia and New Zealand and the ICC Champions Trophy.
The Ashes Tests will be hosted by Trent Bridge, Lord's, Old Trafford, The Kia Oval and the Emirates Durham International Cricket Ground.
Cockermouth beat Carlisle by nine wickets to take a three-point lead over Millom at the top of the John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division.
Millom were held to a draw by Penrith, who are themselves now only seven points further back.
Knebworth Park and Chorleywood both took their third straight win of the season to reach 90 points and the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League.
They are already building a handy lead over nearest challengers Ampthill Town, who have 56 after Knebworth Park beat Ampthill Town by four wickets, chasing down a target of 275, and Chorleywood beat Cockfosters by 94 runs.
Eastcote have emerged as the form team of the 2012 Middlesex ECB Premier League with their third straight victory this week, beating Hornsey by seven wickets.
They stand alone at the top of the table on 30 points while Teddington are six points behind them in second place. There were also wins this week for Hampstead and Winchmore Hill.
Saturday 19th May saw the first ever â€˜BIG Cricket Fun Dayâ€™ hit Lincoln City Centre.
At what felt like the crack of dawn, the ECB Cricket Factory were on site, along with Paula from Lincolnshire Cricket, in Lincoln city centre adjacent to the Brayford setting up their fantastic rig for the day.
The dates and venues for New Zealand's upcoming Test and Twenty20 Internationals series in India have been confirmed, with the Black Caps in action between 23rd August and 11th September.
Two Tests will be played in Hyderabad and Bangalore ahead of two Twenty20 Internationals in Visakhapatnam and Chennai.
Leaders Millom beat nearest challengers Cockermouth by six wickets in a top-of-the-table John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria Premier Division clash.
The win puts them seven points ahead and eight points clear of Carlisle, who have played one game more.
Knebworth Hall stand proudly at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League after a comfortable eight-twicket win over Radlet II.
They are the only team in the league to have won their two opening games and are 20 points clear of Ampthill Town.
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The lucky winner each month will receive a Gunn and Moore Original LE bat of their choice and all winners will get an invitation to visit the famous Gunn & Moore factory in Nottingham after the season.
Cockermouth continue to set the pace in the John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division after beating Furness by seven wickets.
Their third win was set up after they bowled Furness out for 101 and Millom now stand nine points behind them after they took their third victory, beating Carlisle by seven wickets.
Division One of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League made a stuttering start with rain causing two matches to be cancelled.
Iin the games that did get underway, Hitchin beat Old Finchleians, Knebworth Park overcame Totteridge Milhillians and Chorleywood were too strong for St Albans.
The 2012 Middlesex ECB Premier League got underway over the weekend and there were five positive results from the first round of matches.
The wins were for Finchley, Eastcote, Ealing, Teddington and Hampstead. In Division Two, Wembley beat Richmond while the other games were all abandoned.
Promoted Saltaire's 111-run win over one time champions Pudsey Congs was a stand-out result as the JCT 600 Bradford League finally got underway after the first two rounds of league matches were postponed because of the weather.
New overseas player, pace bowler Nawaz Sardar, who joined them from First Division rivals Undercliffe, took four for nine in 12 overs as Congs were bowled out for a mere 96 in reply to Saltaire's total of 207 for four while skipper Ijaz Khan took three for 34.
Driffield's Pakistan A batsman Aamer Sajjad has begun the season in superb form. Sajjad, who scored 113 in Driffield's home defeat against Scarborough on the opening day of the season, hit 129 in their thrilling one run win at defending champions York.
His innings, containing 16 fours and one six, was the foundation of Driffield's total of 217 for nine with leg spinner Tom Pringle taking five for 76.
Cockermouth and Carlisle lead the way with 53 points at the top of the John Smith's North Lancashire and Cumbria League Premier Division.
With the season only just underway, teams are jostling for position behind them and the top six are separated by just ten points.