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D-day for Saturday Division

posted Feb 20, 2019, 11:50 AM by stephen wall   [ updated Feb 20, 2019, 11:50 AM ]
Time is fast running out for member clubs to help the League try and save the Saturday Division from becoming a thing of the past.

They have until a deadline of close of play on Sunday 24th February to commit to the proposed new format of four singles games and two doubles for the 2019 season.

"A formal proposal has been circulated to all clubs and the deadline for committing and enterting the new structure, requiring a minimum of just four bowlers to play fixtures, is February 24," said a League spokesperson.

"A minimum of six teams are needed to make it viable - and so far reigning champions Sinclair, Allscott Heath, Charlton and Bridgnorth have let us know they will be entering.

"If we don't get the required number the division will die."

Should there be a positive response before the deadline, the Saturday rule changes required will be put before an EGM on Tuesday, March 5, which has already been called for clubs to decide on whether to reduce fixtures in Monday's three divisions to 10-a-side from 12.

Just four years ago the eight-a-side Saturday set-up was so popular it had two divisions, but in 2018 just seven clubs competed.