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Under Starter's Orders On Saturdays!

posted May 31, 2019, 2:31 AM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated May 31, 2019, 2:34 AM ]
The League's saved Saturday Division springs back into life tomorrow - June 1st - with eight teams playing in a new format with fixtures of four singles and two doubles matches.

Opening day fixtures  are:

Bridgnorth v Allscott Heath, Charlton v Donnington Wood, Sinclair v Trench, Wrockwardine Wood v Sir John Bayley

And, as a reminder for all teams taking part, the rules are:

SATURDAY DIVISION:

1. Any member of a club who has signed to play for the Mid Shropshire Bowling League is eligible to play in this division. 

2. Any player who has signed for a Mid Shropshire League club may play for a secondary club in the Saturday Division, as long as they fulfil all the usual obligations to their secondary Saturday side.  


3. A team will consist of a maximum of 8 bowlers and a minimum of 4 bowlers, playing in four singles matches and two doubles matches, all 21-up, fixtures to start at 2pm.

4.The points scoring system will be: A bowler or pairing that scores 5 chalks will earn their team 1 point; scoring 10 will earn 2 points; scoring 15 will earn 3 points; scoring 20 will get a bowler or pairing 4 points; and getting to 21 to win the individual game will earn a player or pairing 5 points. (Therefore the most points a team can win from each fixture is 30 - ie 6 wins worth 5 points each) The team with the most points at the end of the season will be declared the champions.  

5. Clubs that enter more than one team in the division must select a squad for each team, to be submitted to the fixture secretary 48 hours before the first league game of a new season. Only players from this squad will be eligible  to play in fixtures, and any change to squads must be approved by the fixture secretary.

6. If a team fails to fulfil a fixture the match shall be awarded to their opponents and the score shall be:

If opponents home game, the home team be awarded their average points score in home games up to that date, with an aggregate of +60. An aggregate of 126 will be deducted from the offenders accrued divisional total.

If opponents away game, the away team be awarded their average points score in away games up to that date, with an aggregate of +60. An aggregate of 126 will be deducted from the offenders accrued divisional total.

If the fixture in question is before teams have played four home or away fixtures, their average points score will be decided by the League’s officers.

 

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