|Date||Home team||Away team||Appointments|
|20/04/2019||Eccleston||New Longton||Ump: ECCLESTON, Trevor. Ump: ELLIS (LANCS), Paul.|
|20/04/2019||Fylde||Morecambe (Lancs)||Ump: BOYLE, John. Ump: WILSON (CUMBRIA), Andrew.|
|20/04/2019||Lancaster||Great Eccleston||Ump: HOWARTH, Kevin. Ump: WHITESIDE, John.|
|20/04/2019||Penwortham||Croston||Ump: HALES, Rob. Ump: OLDFIELD, Dean.|
|20/04/2019||Standish||Preston (Lancs)||Ump: BROWN , Stephen (Lancs). Ump: CONWAY, JOHN.|
|20/04/2019||Vernon Carus||South Shore||Ump: PENDLEBURY, Ian. Ump: SHEARD, Geoff.|
|27/04/2019||Croston||Lancaster||Ump: HOGG, Eric. Ump: SMITH, John.|
|27/04/2019||Great Eccleston||Vernon Carus||Ump: DARLINGTON, Adrian. Ump: DUNN, William Alfred.|
|27/04/2019||Morecambe (Lancs)||Penwortham||Ump: HARRISON, Peter (Lancs). Ump: HOWARTH, Kevin.|
|27/04/2019||New Longton||Fylde||Ump: ALDERSON, Jerry. Ump: HASTIE, Frank.|
|27/04/2019||Preston (Lancs)||Eccleston||Ump: FORREST, David. Ump: JENKINS, David.|
|27/04/2019||South Shore||Standish||Ump: ROBERTS, Josh. Ump: VEITCH, Bob.|
|04/05/2019||Fylde||Eccleston||Ump: WHITESIDE, John. Ump: WILDE , Trevor.|
|04/05/2019||Great Eccleston||Croston||Ump: BURKE, Martin. Ump: TUSON, Peter.|
|04/05/2019||Lancaster||Penwortham||Ump: REES, David. Ump: SHEARD, Geoff.|
|04/05/2019||Morecambe (Lancs)||New Longton||Ump: BOOTH, Roy. Ump: WATERS, Joe.|
|04/05/2019||Preston (Lancs)||South Shore||Ump: INGHAM, Pete. Ump: WATMOUGH, Philip.|
|04/05/2019||Standish||Vernon Carus||Ump: ELLIS (LANCS), Paul. Ump: FORREST, David.|
|11/05/2019||Croston||Morecambe (Lancs)||Ump: ELLIS (LANCS), Paul. Ump: JENKINS, David.|
|11/05/2019||Eccleston||Standish||Ump: BRISCOE, James?. Ump: DUNN, William Alfred.|
|11/05/2019||New Longton||Preston (Lancs)||Ump: BURKE, Martin. Ump: PENDLEBURY, Ian.|
|11/05/2019||Penwortham||Fylde||Ump: FOSTER, Walter. Ump: TUSON, Peter.|
|11/05/2019||South Shore||Great Eccleston||Ump: BOYLE, John. Ump: WILSON (CUMBRIA), Andrew.|
|11/05/2019||Vernon Carus||Lancaster||Ump: BROWN , Stephen (Lancs). Ump: LIVINGSTONE, Brian.|
|18/05/2019||Eccleston||Penwortham||Ump: HOGG, Eric. Ump: REES, David.|
|18/05/2019||Fylde||Vernon Carus||Ump: HASTIE, Frank. Ump: SMITH, John.|
|18/05/2019||Morecambe (Lancs)||South Shore||Ump: FORREST, David. Ump: OLDFIELD, Dean.|
|18/05/2019||New Longton||Croston||Ump: CONWAY, JOHN. Ump: NAMAJEE, Abbas.|
|18/05/2019||Preston (Lancs)||Great Eccleston||Ump: CAIRNS, Robert. Ump: WILDE , Trevor.|
|18/05/2019||Standish||Lancaster||Ump: ECCLESTON, Trevor. Ump: FOSTER, Walter.|
|25/05/2019||Great Eccleston||New Longton||Ump: HOLDEN , Frank. Ump: ROBERTS, Josh.|
|25/05/2019||Lancaster||Eccleston||Ump: LIGHTBURN, David. Ump: TUSON, Peter.|
|25/05/2019||Preston (Lancs)||Morecambe (Lancs)||Ump: PLUMMER, Matt. Ump: REES, David.|
|25/05/2019||South Shore||Croston||Ump: WILDE , Trevor. Ump: WINTER, Steven.|
|25/05/2019||Standish||Fylde||Ump: HOGG, Eric. Ump: PENDLEBURY, Ian.|
|25/05/2019||Vernon Carus||Penwortham||Ump: JENKINS, David. Ump: OLDFIELD, Dean.|
|Date||Home team||Away team||Appointments|
|20/04/2019||Kirkham & Wesham||Thornton Cleveleys||Ump: EVANS, Barry. Ump: ROBERTS, Josh.|
|20/04/2019||Rufford||Mawdesley||Ump: FORREST, David. Ump: FOSTER, Walter.|
|20/04/2019||Tarleton||Hoghton||Ump: BURKE, Michael. Ump: LIVINGSTONE, Brian.|
|20/04/2019||Torrisholme||Norcross||Ump: SMITH, John. Ump: WRIGHT, David (Dr.).|
|20/04/2019||Whittle & Clayton le Woods||Freckleton||Ump: HASTIE, Frank. Ump: TUSON, Peter.|
|20/04/2019||Withnell Fold||Grimsargh||Ump: PLUMMER, Matt. Ump: WOOD, Michael.|
|27/04/2019||Freckleton||Withnell Fold||Ump: BOYLE, John. Ump: LAVERTON, John.|
|27/04/2019||Grimsargh||Tarleton||Ump: CONWAY, JOHN. Ump: WILDE , Trevor.|
|27/04/2019||Hoghton||Rufford||Ump: BROWN , Stephen (Lancs). Ump: WOOD, Michael.|
|27/04/2019||Mawdesley||Kirkham & Wesham||Ump: BURKE, Michael. Ump: NAMAJEE, Abbas.|
|27/04/2019||Norcross||Whittle & Clayton le Woods||Ump: LAWTON, Graham. Ump: WELCH, Les.|
|27/04/2019||Thornton Cleveleys||Torrisholme||Ump: ELLIS (LANCS), Paul. Ump: LEWIS, Martin.|
|04/05/2019||Grimsargh||Freckleton||Ump: BROWN , Stephen (Lancs). Ump: GOSAI, Mukund.|
|04/05/2019||Mawdesley||Hoghton||Ump: GREAVES, Rob. Ump: HOGG, Eric.|
|04/05/2019||Norcross||Thornton Cleveleys||Ump: HASTIE, Frank. Ump: PENDLEBURY, Ian.|
|04/05/2019||Rufford||Tarleton||Ump: JENKINS, David. Ump: LEWIS, Martin.|
|04/05/2019||Torrisholme||Kirkham & Wesham||Ump: ECCLESTON, Trevor. Ump: LAWTON, Graham.|
|04/05/2019||Withnell Fold||Whittle & Clayton le Woods||Ump: BURKE, Michael. Ump: OLDFIELD, Dean.|
|11/05/2019||Freckleton||Norcross||Ump: BURKE, Michael. Ump: WILDE , Trevor.|
|11/05/2019||Hoghton||Grimsargh||Ump: OLDFIELD, Dean. Ump: WELCH, Les.|
|11/05/2019||Kirkham & Wesham||Rufford||Ump: AMBALI VASUDEVAN, Jayan. Ump: HOLDEN , Frank.|
|11/05/2019||Tarleton||Withnell Fold||Ump: CARROLL, Graeme. Ump: REES, David.|
|11/05/2019||Thornton Cleveleys||Mawdesley||Ump: CAIRNS, Robert. Ump: LAWTON, Graham.|
|11/05/2019||Whittle & Clayton le Woods||Torrisholme||Ump: GREAVES, Rob. Ump: HAMER , Stephen.|
|18/05/2019||Kirkham & Wesham||Whittle & Clayton le Woods||Ump: GOSAI, Mukund. Ump: PENDLEBURY, Ian.|
|18/05/2019||Mawdesley||Grimsargh||Ump: ALDERSON, Jerry. Ump: LIVINGSTONE, Brian.|
|18/05/2019||Norcross||Hoghton||Ump: DUNN, William Alfred. Ump: HILTON , Don.|
|18/05/2019||Rufford||Withnell Fold||Ump: GREAVES, Rob. Ump: INGHAM, Pete.|
|18/05/2019||Thornton Cleveleys||Freckleton||Ump: EVANS, Barry. Ump: LAVERTON, John.|
|18/05/2019||Torrisholme||Tarleton||Ump: LIGHTBURN, David. Ump: PAYNE, Edmund.|
|25/05/2019||Grimsargh||Thornton Cleveleys||Ump: BURKE, Michael. Ump: FORREST, David.|
|25/05/2019||Hoghton||Freckleton||Ump: BOYLE, John. Ump: NAMAJEE, Hillal.|
|25/05/2019||Mawdesley||Norcross||Ump: CARROLL, Graeme. Ump: CONWAY, JOHN.|
|25/05/2019||Rufford||Torrisholme||Ump: BRISCOE, James?. Ump: HASTIE, Frank.|
|25/05/2019||Tarleton||Whittle & Clayton le Woods||Ump: AMBALI VASUDEVAN, Jayan. Ump: HALES, Rob.|
|25/05/2019||Withnell Fold||Kirkham & Wesham||Ump: ECCLESTON, Trevor. Ump: SMITH, John.|
|Date||Home team||Away team||Appointments|
|20/04/2019||Fleetwood 2nd XI||Blackpool 2nd XI||Ump: GODFREY, Stephen. Ump: WILDE , Trevor.|
|20/04/2019||Fulwood & Broughton 2nd XI||Chorley 2nd XI||Ump: GOSAI, Mukund. Ump: JENKINS, David.|
|20/04/2019||Kendal 2||Leyland 2nd XI||Ump: DUNN, William Alfred. Ump: HOGG, Eric.|
|20/04/2019||Longridge 2nd XI||Netherfield 2nd XI||Ump: ALDERSON, Jerry. Ump: REES, David.|
|20/04/2019||Morecambe (Lancs) 2nd XI||Garstang 2nd XI||Ump: AMBALI VASUDEVAN, Jayan. Ump: WATMOUGH, Philip.|
|20/04/2019||St Annes 2nd XI||Vernon Carus 2nd XI||Ump: CAIRNS, Robert. Ump: LAWTON, Graham.|
|27/04/2019||Blackpool 2nd XI||Morecambe (Lancs) 2nd XI||Ump: OLDFIELD, Dean. Ump: SHEARD, Geoff.|
|27/04/2019||Chorley 2nd XI||St Annes 2nd XI||Ump: CARROLL, Graeme. Ump: REES, David.|
|27/04/2019||Garstang 2nd XI||Longridge 2nd XI||Ump: ECCLESTON, Trevor. Ump: NAMAJEE, Hillal.|
|27/04/2019||Leyland 2nd XI||Fleetwood 2nd XI||Ump: GREAVES, Rob. Ump: HAMER , Stephen.|
|27/04/2019||Netherfield 2nd XI||Fulwood & Broughton 2nd XI||Ump: LIGHTBURN, David. Ump: WATERS, Joe.|
|27/04/2019||Vernon Carus 2nd XI||Kendal 2||Ump: AMBALI VASUDEVAN, Jayan. Ump: HOLDEN , Frank.|
|04/05/2019||Blackpool 2nd XI||Leyland 2nd XI||Ump: BOYLE, John. Ump: ROBERTS, Josh.|
|04/05/2019||Fleetwood 2nd XI||Kendal 2||Ump: GRIFFITHS, Roger. Ump: VEITCH, Bob.|
|04/05/2019||Longridge 2nd XI||Morecambe (Lancs) 2nd XI||Ump: CARROLL, Graeme. Ump: HALES, Rob.|
|04/05/2019||Netherfield 2nd XI||Garstang 2nd XI||Ump: FISHER, STEVEN. Ump: PAYNE, Edmund.|
|04/05/2019||St Annes 2nd XI||Fulwood & Broughton 2nd XI||Ump: AMBALI VASUDEVAN, Jayan. Ump: LAVERTON, John.|
|04/05/2019||Vernon Carus 2nd XI||Chorley 2nd XI||Ump: SMITH, John. Ump: WRIGHT, David (Dr.).|
|11/05/2019||Chorley 2nd XI||Netherfield 2nd XI||Ump: FORREST, David. Ump: NAMAJEE, Hillal.|
|11/05/2019||Fulwood & Broughton 2nd XI||Longridge 2nd XI||Ump: LEWIS, Martin. Ump: NAMAJEE, Abbas.|
|11/05/2019||Garstang 2nd XI||Blackpool 2nd XI||Ump: CONWAY, JOHN. Ump: LAVERTON, John.|
|11/05/2019||Kendal 2||St Annes 2nd XI||Ump: HOWARTH, Kevin. Ump: ROBERTS, Josh.|
|11/05/2019||Leyland 2nd XI||Vernon Carus 2nd XI||Ump: DARLINGTON, Adrian. Ump: GOSAI, Mukund.|
|11/05/2019||Morecambe (Lancs) 2nd XI||Fleetwood 2nd XI||Ump: WATERS, Joe. Ump: WRIGHT, David (Dr.).|
|18/05/2019||Chorley 2nd XI||Leyland 2nd XI||Ump: BURKE, Michael. Ump: ELLIS (LANCS), Paul.|
|18/05/2019||Fulwood & Broughton 2nd XI||Kendal 2||Ump: BRISCOE, James?. Ump: BURKE, Martin.|
|18/05/2019||Longridge 2nd XI||Fleetwood 2nd XI||Ump: PLUMMER, Matt. Ump: WELCH, Les.|
|18/05/2019||Netherfield 2nd XI||Blackpool 2nd XI||Ump: HARRISON, Peter (Lancs). Ump: JONES, Stephen (Lancs).|
|18/05/2019||St Annes 2nd XI||Morecambe (Lancs) 2nd XI||Ump: BOOTH, Roy. Ump: GRIFFITHS, Roger.|
|18/05/2019||Vernon Carus 2nd XI||Garstang 2nd XI||Ump: CARROLL, Graeme. Ump: TUSON, Peter.|
|25/05/2019||Blackpool 2nd XI||Chorley 2nd XI||Ump: CAIRNS, Robert. Ump: LAWTON, Graham.|
|25/05/2019||Fleetwood 2nd XI||Fulwood & Broughton 2nd XI||Ump: DARLINGTON, Adrian. Ump: GRIFFITHS, Roger.|
|25/05/2019||Garstang 2nd XI||Leyland 2nd XI||Ump: HILTON , Don. Ump: LIVINGSTONE, Brian.|
|25/05/2019||Longridge 2nd XI||St Annes 2nd XI||Ump: BURKE, Martin. Ump: GOSAI, Mukund.|
|25/05/2019||Morecambe (Lancs) 2nd XI||Kendal 2||Ump: FISHER, STEVEN. Ump: HARRISON, Peter (Lancs).|
|25/05/2019||Netherfield 2nd XI||Vernon Carus 2nd XI||Ump: PAYNE, Edmund. Ump: WRIGHT, David (Dr.).|
The 2019 Cricket World Cup is on the horizon, resulting in growing debate around it with excitement beginning to ensue worldwide. Squads have been announced, players will be hitting their peak condition just in time and fans from all over the world will be packing away their flags and banners.
Certainly one of the biggest occasions in the sporting calendar, the world’s best sides will be travelling to England and Wales to battle it out for the most prestigious prize available in the game of cricket.
It will be the first World Cup to be contested without all of the Test playing nations being present. The format will be a single group of ten teams, with each side playing the other nine sides, and the top four teams progressing to the knockout stages.
Who are the favourites?
The usual candidates will be in the frame, but competition is certainly strong, making it incredibly tough trying to pick a potential champion.
Here are the latest best-price World Cup odds sourced from a range of top UK betting sites:
England - 9/4 (bet365)
India - 3/1 (Skybet)
Australia - 4/1 (Skybet)
New Zealand - 10/1 (bet365)
South Africa - 10/1 (betfair)
Pakistan - 12/1 (bet365)
Local ground prepares to host huge occasion
The home of Lancashire, Old Trafford Cricket Ground, is set to host six matches for the tournament, including the all-important semi-final. The people of Lancashire will undoubtedly turnout to support England, but a vast number of supporters from other competing countries will be in full voice too no doubt, making the Old Trafford experience an even better one than usual.
With this being the 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup, meaning the competition is in its relative infancy, England, Wales and, more specifically, Lancashire’s Old Trafford stadium, will be keen to put on a show and be accommodating, well received hosts.
Fans flocking to the stadium for the World Cup will certainly be impressed by what is the second oldest Test venue and the host of the first Ashes Test ever in England, in 1884. The venue has also hosted two World Cup semi-finals in the past too, making it a tried and tested venue for any occasion, but especially a World Cup. It’s simply stunning and with its rich history evident all around the stadium, it should make for an excellent occasion.
Did you know Old Trafford Cricket Ground is just a five minute walk away from Manchester United’s Old Trafford football stadium too (walk down Warwick Road and Sir Matt Busby Way), highlighting once again the strong affinity with sport that the local community has. It’s a sporting hotbed, that’s for sure.
Lancashire’s Jos Buttler set to impress
(Image via https://twitter.com/bet365)
With Lancashire’s James Anderson seemingly more focused on his Test career these days, Jos Buttler will be flying the Lancashire flag in the England setup it seems. His England side, who are currently priced at 10/11 (Skybet) to make the final and 9/4 to lift the trophy, will have unrivalled pressure on them as hosts but certainly possess the required weapons to reign supreme. Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow will need to be efficient and high scoring with the bat, but Buttler himself will also need to chip in, with the Lancashire player currently priced at 33/1 (betfair) to finish as the top batsman in the tournament.
Tom Curran has shown himself to be a superb pace bowler in the limited overs format for Surrey, meaning he’ll be a vital cog in England’s wheel also. Particularly adept at the death, the 24-year-old can deliver accurate yorkers and surprising bouncers.Read more...
Please see the note below from Freckleton - this will mean Division 1A will now compromise 11 teams and there will be 2 blank dates in the season for everyone.
Hi Dave, as discussed.
It is with regret that Freckleton have had to withdraw from the Palace Shield due to a fundamental loss of players to other clubs, injury and other commitments.
We felt we could possibly raise some sides to compete, but a lot of time we would only have 6, 7 or 8 and we feel this is not a good position to be in.
Even though we have asked to withdraw, we are still a cricketing entity and are hopeful to resurrect ourselves in a near future and would like to be part of the Palace Shield again.
If the Palace Shield wish to discuss anything with ourselves then please do get hold of me.
Please not that I have left a message with Whittle and Clayton-le-woods (our first game opponents on Saturday) and their secretary is copied in on this email.
Many thanks and do have a fantastic 2019 season.
Jon Goodin – Freckleton C.C. SecretaryRead more...
Rule changes Summary for the 2019 season
Playing Conditions (Main Competition)
18e. Wides. Any Offside or Leg Side delivery which in the opinion of the Umpire does not give the batsman a reasonable opportunity to score, shall be called a “wide”. Two lines shall be marked at each end of the pitch running parallel to the return crease, 17 inches from the return crease. (This is to assist umpires when judging wide deliveries on the Offside of the wicket). In the Premier Division only, for guidance purposes, any ball which passes leg side of the striker and leg side of the wicket, shall be called a wide. Any ball passing on the legside of the batsman outside of the 17” line should be classed as a wide in division 1 and below – Legside wides will now only apply in the premier division, Wides was amended at the AGM so that it now states that "Any ball passing on the legside of the batsmen outside of the 17" line should be classed as a wide"
It should be noted that this does not override Law 22 which defines a wide as a ball which is not sufficiently within reach for the batter to be able to hit it with the bat "by means of a normal cricket stroke".
Rule 18(e) defines the 'extremity' of the legside delivery (i.e.) any ball passing outside the 17" line should automatically be called a wide, unless the batsmen had moved significantly. However, balls inside this 17" line on the legside would still be considered as wide if they do not meet the definition contained in Law 22. Particularly in Div 1, we would still expect umpires to be calling wide ball for balls which pass within the 17" line on the leg side.
There is no change to the rules for "offside wides" where the 17" line remains as a guide to umpires.
- Bowling Restrictions. In the Saturday divisions, one bowler may bowl a maximum of fifteen overs and all other bowlers will be limited to a maximum of twelve overs each. These restrictions will remain the same in any reduced overs innings (due to disruption mid game) and for the first 45 overs of any increased overs innings (with no further restrictions after the 45th over). Where the number of overs are reduced at the start of the game so are the maximum number of overs that each bowler may bowl. This is 1/3rd of the total for one bowler and 1/4 for all the others. This does not apply if the overs are reduced after the start - Clarifies how bowling restrictions apply if the number of overs are reduced at the start of a match due to a weather delayed start. Eg a 32 over per side game would mean one bowler could bowl ten and the others 8.
Use of Duckworth Lewis System in the Premier, Divisions 1A and 1B and in Cup Competitions.
- Added to appendix E
It should be noted, as per Rule 19d, that unless 20 overs in the 2nd innings have been completed the game will be abandoned as an uncompleted game, unless a team opts to chase the target or bowl out the opposition in less than 20 overs as per rule 19E (DLS). If the available overs is less than 20 the side batting second and electing to chase the 20 over target as calculated by the DLS method in fewer than 20 overs will lose the match if it is bowled out for less than the said target score or otherwise fails to achieve that score but will be entitled to bonus points as per appendix C.
The side bowling second electing to attempt to bowl out their opponents if fewer than 20 overs are available will lose the match if their opponents achieve the said target score or if it fails to bowl out their opponents but will be entitled to bonus points as per appendix C.
In either of the above circumstances, should there be a further suspension of play during this stage of the game it will end as an uncompleted game and 2 points will be awarded to each team along with any bonus points earned –
This allows a team the chance to go for a result if fewer than 20 overs are available but using the DLS targets based on 20 overs remaining.
If a game is interrupted so that the 2nd innings will be less than 20 overs either Captain may elect to play the remaining overs, however:
a) if the batting side so elect but then fail to reach the 20 over DLS target score they will be deemed to have lost the game.
- b) if the fielding side so elect and fail to bowl out the batting side they will be deemed to have lost the game.
- (vii) If a DLS target is reached in less than 20 overs there is no requirement to continue to play till 20 overs.
- (viii) In games where Duckworth Lewis is to apply, if there is a delay or an interruption occurs during the second innings of the game, the available overs shall be calculated as a count back from 8pm (7.30 pm in September), using 4 minutes = 1 over, 15 minutes = 4 overs. If the available overs is less that the expected total for the innings, a revised target should be calculated using Duckworth Lewis. Clarifies how the remaining overs should be calculated
- If a club cannot fulfil a cup fixture then the game shall be awarded to the opposition who progress to the next round. No further penalty to be imposed if the game is conceded by Friday 9pm. If the game is conceded after this cut off point a fine may be imposed and any costs incurred paid for by the team that concedes. If a team has incurred costs before Friday 9PM these will be considered and awarded if appropriate by the executive
- If a result is not possible on the nominated day due to bad weather the tie will be decided on the day by a bowl out or coin toss. There will not be a reserve day for any tie bar the semi-final and final of the cup competitions.
- .The winning Club inall cup ties must post the result of its match and notable performances on their play cricket website – using the prescribed procedure, as soon as possible after the end of the match, but not later than 10.00 p.m. or be fined £5.00
- Any player registered for the club, junior or senior, is eligible except professionals subject to the following
4a. When a club has multiple teams in this competition, A player may only play for one of these teams exclusively in one season. (The executive committee may give permission in exceptional circumstances)
4b. Anyone who has played 50% or more of league games in the Northern League cannot play in the T20 competition at any level
4c. Anyone who has played 50% or more of league games in the Palace Shield Premier Division cannot play in T20 Division 2
- If a club cannot fulfil a T20 fixture then the game shall be awarded to the opposition and a full 3 points awarded. No further penalty to be imposed. Provided at least 24 hours’ notice is given.
Code of Conduct
- iii) Any player receiving 2 L1Dos in any rolling 12 month period will receive an immediate and automatic 1 week ban. If the same player receives any further L1DOS in any rolling 12 month period they will receive an immediate and automatic 2 week ban for every additional L1DOS reported. – Clarifies the process if a player receives more than one L1DOS in a 12 month period
- Paper registration forms no longer need submitting, its is just a case of imputing the required details on play cricket
- Each umpire on the panel shall be paid £45 expenses for each match to which he is appointed and attends to officiate. Where no play is possible the panel umpire shall receive £25 expenses. Should a Panel Umpire, due to the non-attendance of his colleague, be required to officiate at the bowler's end throughout the match, he shall be entitled to £90 expenses Brings us into line with other leagues.
- The cost of panel umpires should be split between both clubs rather than being the responsibility of the home club
- Scorers & Scoreboard. Each team shall have a competent scorer, and failure to so provide shall incur a fine or points deduction as decided by the Management Committee. If a team fails to provide a scorer the team that does not have a scorer should pay £10 per innings to the person who is scoring the match on the understanding that they are doing both books. Clarifies what the payment should be if a club doesn’t provide a scorer, other penalties will still apply
- Rearranged games e.g. due to a club day - Games cannot be moved to after the final full set of fixtures in any Saturday division