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EGM & March Executive News

posted Mar 6, 2019, 4:27 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
  
EGM – Member clubs voted 17-6 in favour of the proposal to reduce fixtures in all three Monday division to 10-a-side from 12.

Executive – as a result of the above decision, new teams from Maddocks, Newport and St Georges were admitted, while the likes of sides from Sinclair and Madeley Cricket Club were able to carry on.

And there is room for one more side to make it 3 divisions of 12 teams - so clubs have until March 10 to let fixture secretary Ric Hudson know if they want to take the space.

Delegates gave League officers permission to adjust the rules on registered players and failure to fulfil a fixture as necessary to accommodate the change to 10-a-side.

Friday night and Dennis Lewis Thursday Division fixtures were released and clubs can now log in to update the signings and named players lists. It will be locked down 48 hours before the first fixtures of the season.

Match fees in divisions 1 to 6 were increased by 5p and Thursday match fees doubled to 50p per player.

And the good news is that the Saturday Division has been saved. A late change of heart by Trench means they will carry on in a new format of four singles and two doubles with Allscott Heath, Charlton, Bridgnorth, Donnington Wood and Wrockwardine Wood.

But to ensure fixtures are played with no frustraitng breaks, they won’t start until the second weekend of July – after competition secretary Phil King has run all his events – and continue through to September, only missing the August Bank Holiday weekend.

And there is still time to join in the Saturdyaacdtion, by contactding Ric Hudspn, because the rules changes need won’t be confirmed until another EGM before the July executive meeting. The fee for this division will be £2.40 per team per match (ie 30pm for every bowler who plays in the new         forma)

Entry in both the Harris Cup and Ashton Trophies will now cost £10 per team – and the deadline for entries is effectively the weekend following the April management meeting.

Entries in the Senior Merit and Mixed Doubles will rise to £8 and in the Dixon Driscoll Doubles it will be £10 - with prize money dependent on entry numbers. It was agreed that 90% of the income should be paid in prizes with 10% going into the junior prize fund.

The League's handbook is no more after such a low number had been ordered by clubs for the 2019 season that it was deemed simply not worthwhile . . 
  

 
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