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Splitting Headache Is Gone

posted Dec 4, 2019, 12:26 PM by Malcolm Fletcher
The idea of splitting the main 12-a-side Friday divisions and 10-a-side Monday divisions into two separate leagues is dead in the water.

Delegates voted unanimously to kill off the possibility at a well-attended December management committee meeting at the Sir John Bayley Club on Tuesday the 3rd.

League officers had asked for a clear mandate from member clubs if they wanted them to explore this split strategy further, for possible introduction in 2021, or not – and they got a resounding NO.

But there was indecision when it came to finding a new chairman and vice-chairman at the 2020 AGM to succeed Sean Round and Dave Evans respectively.

Four potential candidates had been approached and informal talks were held with one of them – but all four have now declined the opportunity, citing numerous different reasons.

“So where do we go from here?” asked general secretary Malcolm Fletcher. “We are back to the drawing board, but we simply can’t get to the annual meeting on January 28th with nobody prepared to stand up and take on one of these roles.”

The better news is that the three people invited to become Life Members in 2020 – Ian Gaut, Mabel Finnigan and Bob Mumford – have all accepted the invitations

Annual dinner organiser Margaret Fletcher reported another big attendance of 185 is booked to attend the presentation on Saturday 11th January – AT THE EARLIER START TIME OF 6.30PM, AND MEAL AT 7.

All the rule change proposals to be voted on at the AGM were published for the meeting - as required by the League's constitution.