The 1st XI will face competitive games against two new opponents in 2019 after the draws for this summer's cup competitions were completed this week.
In the National Cup Upminster will travel South of the river to face Kent based club Roebucks in April. Roebucks are a relatively new club but have made huge strides in recent years and will provide stiff opposition for Ollie Peck's side. Should Upminster progress they will be rewarded with a somewhat easier journey, as the winners will face Hornchurch at Harrow Lodge Park in early May.
Peck's side will also be heading South in the Conference Cup where they have been drawn to face Surrey side Banstead. Banstead finished fifth in Surrey's Premier Division in 2018 and boast current England opener Rory Burns amongst their past players. The tie will take place on Sunday 26th May and the winners will play Bexley in the next round.
The draw for the League Cup was made some time ago and Upminster face another away trip, this time to local rivals Harold Wood, on 27th April. Should they progress they will have a home game in round 2, with Benfleet or Brentwood coming to town.
And in the Dukes Essex T20, last year's semi-finalists will play Southend on Sea on 27th May with the winners facing the winners of the Hadleigh and Harold Wood game later that afternoon. All of those games will take place at Hadleigh and Thundersley CC.
Updated 11:40 - 31 Jan 2019 by Paul Middlemiss