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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 08:14:14 PM »

Never played in it, but a mate of mine is the English Pro of a North Yorkshire South Durham Premier Division Side.  Watched a fair few games a its hell of a standard!
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 08:21:03 PM »

Okay, tried to compile an accurate list, but you'll appreciate that there are 28 seasons of league cricket here (and I'm still only 40). 

I've tried to add timeframes to these, because I think there have been ebbs and flows of standard over the years - a noticeable upshift around 2007-11 as the Ashes generation came of age, and a drop off in the last couple of seasons.  The eagle eyed may notice that I have rated a D3 stronger than a D2 - I stand by that. I've included one in caps that I spent a year umpiring in as I think it is indicative, as well as one that I have spent enough time watching to judge, again in caps. Apologies if I offend anyone:

North Yorkshire South Durham League D1 (mid-90s)
YORKSHIRE PREM (1997)
Northern Premier D1 (1995-6)
York Senior League D1 (early 90s)
TVCL Division 1 (2000)
HOME COUNTIES PREMIER LEAGUE (since 2004)
TVCL Division 3 (2007-11)
TVCL Division 2 (2001-2 and 2005-6)
Nidderdale League (1998-9)
TVCL Division 3 (2003-4 and 12-13)
TVCL Division 4 and occasionally lower over the years...
Would say the NYSD was a very good standard from mid eighties, used to attract a very high standard of pros Lance Cairns etc.

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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 08:22:02 PM »

For me the strongest league I have played in is the East Anglian Prem league some really good players but a bit of a gap between top 6 sides with county & international players and the other sides that make up the top league.

The Kent leagues were all similar standard of sides ranging from championship through to feeder leagues.

Currently my side who changed from Suffolk leagues through to two counties league structure has walked the last two seasons but we had to start in bottom league due to switching leagues and league politics but I think this season although in Div 5 will be a stunner test although we play against clubs who's Sat league sides play in the EAPL and we hold our own so think we are about 2 seasons away from finding out the difference in ability etc.
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 09:00:05 PM »

NYSD was awesome - stepping up at 17 from the York Senior was like going from league to first class.  You had guys like Clayton Lambert, Phil Simmons, Philo Wallace, Ijaz Ahmed, Craig Matthews, Carlisle Best, Taufeeq Umar, Fanie De Villiers...plus lads from Durham, Northumberland and a few from Yorkshire.
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 09:21:21 PM »

worst to best (obviously from my own experience and view point only)

Lower Northants divisions
Worcestershire top divs
Gloucestershire top divs
WEPL

Big gap


Northants prem/div one

As someone that plays in the Worcs lower divs, this is a huge blow to my self-esteem

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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2018, 09:39:10 PM »

For me the strongest league I have played in is the East Anglian Prem league some really good players but a bit of a gap between top 6 sides with county & international players and the other sides that make up the top league.

The Kent leagues were all similar standard of sides ranging from championship through to feeder leagues.

Currently my side who changed from Suffolk leagues through to two counties league structure has walked the last two seasons but we had to start in bottom league due to switching leagues and league politics but I think this season although in Div 5 will be a stunner test although we play against clubs who's Sat league sides play in the EAPL and we hold our own so think we are about 2 seasons away from finding out the difference in ability etc.
think your find standard of the two counties league has gone down hill a fair bit even at the higher divisions
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 09:45:15 PM »

Hahahahaha
Surrey jazz hat league is about right.
I play for the just relegated Headley Old Freemans in the Surrey Downs league when I get let out.
It is mixed in quality. There are some players who should be playing a higher standard of cricket but can't be bothered to and some players I would rather just didn't bother!
Not quite the same as when I played in Div one of the Surrey Championship (and averaged about 8 )
I also play some old man's cricket for the XL club, which I recommend if you are over 35.

@Buzz I love the XL club and I'm only 26 we play most of the private schools in Somerset lovely grounds much better facilities and standard depending on the school than Saturday league. I usually open the batting and find my self watching a new nut whizz past my nose for 6 overs until they get tired. Then get out as soon as the skipper realises i can't play any form of spin.
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 09:47:23 PM »

I have never faced so much short pitched bowling as I received at Reeds this year!
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 09:52:02 PM »

Was Reeds a home game?

My God that is a fantastic place and an amazing indoor school.
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 10:02:16 PM »

Yes, but I doubt you will be allowed back...

« Last Edit: January 31, 2018, 10:03:49 PM by Buzz »
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2018, 10:34:45 PM »

I also play some old man's cricket for the XL club, which I recommend if you are over 35.

Didnt recognise the name XL club, but googled and found out its also called the Forty club. We had an annual fixture against them at my school, used to get some class players, albeit a bit slow sometimes (like me now).

@Buzz I guess you are in the Surrey and W.Sussex div, are the fixtures generally weekend or mid-week?
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #26 on: February 01, 2018, 10:51:19 AM »

Yes, but I doubt you will be allowed back...




Look at that - left foot straight down the line of leg stump, bat held at a suitably defensive angle, eyes over the ball (ok, not the actual ball, but one in my head), relaxed grip.


That, my friends is textbook!

That, my friends is 'proppa batting'
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #27 on: February 01, 2018, 11:38:39 AM »

Didnt recognise the name XL club, but googled and found out its also called the Forty club. We had an annual fixture against them at my school, used to get some class players, albeit a bit slow sometimes (like me now).

@Buzz I guess you are in the Surrey and W.Sussex div, are the fixtures generally weekend or mid-week?
Yes and midweek. And yes to the a bit slow too...
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #28 on: February 01, 2018, 05:03:30 PM »

@FattusCattus Such a beautiful bat
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Re: Standards of different leagues
« Reply #29 on: February 01, 2018, 05:05:26 PM »

I am, aren't I!  :D
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