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Title: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: jjelricksmith on July 06, 2018, 02:24:09 PM
Right then not seen one of these yet.

What is the weirdest arrangement for league games rearranging if they are at all to work around the football. We were left to our own devices so are starting 2 hours early and having a 3 hour lunch break from 2:45-5:45.

A league near me has offered teams to drop from 50/50 to 25/25 which of course is an awful idea. What has everyone else's leagues done?
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: horseman on July 06, 2018, 02:30:17 PM
35 each. Would rather win Cricket and watch highlights!í
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: six and out on July 06, 2018, 02:39:27 PM
Right then not seen one of these yet.

What is the weirdest arrangement for league games rearranging if they are at all to work around the football. We were left to our own devices so are starting 2 hours early and having a 3 hour lunch break from 2:45-5:45.

A league near me has offered teams to drop from 50/50 to 25/25 which of course is an awful idea. What has everyone else's leagues done?

The thing i find most interesting about this is the leagues/clubs that have said they are going to stop for the football and have an extended tea break, are they -

a) starting at a time so extended tea is half way through/during the 2nd innings?
b) reduced the overs enough so that you will be finished by 8ish?

i say this because you can't bank on the game not going to penalties because you aren't going to be able to pull wild horses away from the game if it goes to extra time and penalties, then the game isn't finishing till approx 5.45pm.... so batting 2nd becomes a real disadvantage due to light etc....
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: cricketbadger on July 06, 2018, 02:51:20 PM
Been given the option to arrange an earlier start time, and extend tea break if both teams agree and umpires

We have managed to arrange a 9am start, both teams and umpires happy and all being well should be done for the footy or just after
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: jjelricksmith on July 06, 2018, 02:52:01 PM
The thing i find most interesting about this is the leagues/clubs that have said they are going to stop for the football and have an extended tea break, are they -

a) starting at a time so extended tea is half way through/during the 2nd innings?
b) reduced the overs enough so that you will be finished by 8ish?

i say this because you can't bank on the game not going to penalties because you aren't going to be able to pull wild horses away from the game if it goes to extra time and penalties, then the game isn't finishing till approx 5.45pm.... so batting 2nd becomes a real disadvantage due to light etc....

The game is supposed to go on until 9pm!! I completely agree with you mate. Our track is a road so whoever wins the toss tends to bat first anyway and try put on a run a ball in 53 overs.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: alexhilly1492 on July 06, 2018, 03:26:30 PM
we're starting an hour and a half early (12) playing full 45 overs and no extended tea but the game will be on in the club house,

been a compromise between the two clubs

my personal opinion is you should play as normal, if teams cant get 11 then they forfeit its not the fault of the leagie or any side who can get 11 that theyre players have made themselves unavailable, in 2010 i played a sunday league game when england lost to germany and was one of the most thrilling games of cricket ive played in

i know football is the biggest sport in the country but if we dont stop to watch england in the quarters/semis/finals of cricket competitions so why for football

although with this weather just get the game on its a long old winter!!!!
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Lumsden on July 06, 2018, 03:58:49 PM
My club is starting both it's games tomorrow at 9am in the morning.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: jamielsn15 on July 06, 2018, 04:12:11 PM
12 noon start, usually 1.30pm, 20 over game,usually 40. Far more beneficial for the competition and integrity of the league to maintain strong teams,  as opposed to weaker teams, reduced players per team and penalty points for no shows...
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Gurujames on July 06, 2018, 05:35:25 PM
Normal start for us despite the oppo wanting to rearrange.
Kudos to my neighbour. He captains a forth team, his seconds postponed but he refused to strengthen his side with those second teamers who wanted to play cricket.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Timbo287 on July 06, 2018, 06:32:06 PM
Normal for us oppo asked for an earlier start time but we have some lads who work Saturday mornings so couldnít make it any earlier then 1pm.

I have heard of a league starting a game at 6am... madness.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Smmatle1 on July 06, 2018, 07:21:22 PM
Starting at 12, breaking for the football and playing the full 45 overs. Really poor, the second team donít have a game yet we currently have only 9 men!
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: KettonJake on July 06, 2018, 07:43:20 PM
Thereís a game in Leicestershire starting at 6am in order to be done by the time the pub opens to secure a prime spot for the game....

Any other summer and there would be far too much dew and morning moisture to even consider such an early start.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: velvetsky01 on July 06, 2018, 08:32:03 PM
No change for us 1pm start  :-(
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SOULMAN1012 on July 06, 2018, 08:47:23 PM
Iím not playing this weekend but agreed to a 10:30am start and reduced from 45 overs to 30overs with no lunch break, food will be out all day and just help yourself when batting, most of the lads are meeting in local spoons at 8am for pre-match breakfast. Personally Iím not too bothered by a quarter final as can record and watch later but I guess 30 overs is just about ok same as a rain delay I guess
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: OwzatOllie on July 06, 2018, 08:51:14 PM
1s are playing 30 overs starting at 10am.  2s and 3rds off. fuming
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Neon Cricket on July 06, 2018, 09:04:44 PM
Well we've got a bye week thanks to a team dropping out the league prior to the season starting - couldn't have landed on a better day! Away on holiday next week so a few weeks break for me (probably a good thing with a frayed lateral and broken thumb, good old cricket...).
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: rickjames on July 06, 2018, 09:07:31 PM
Thereís a game in Leicestershire starting at 6am in order to be done by the time the pub opens to secure a prime spot for the game....

Any other summer and there would be far too much dew and morning moisture to even consider such an early start.

Seriously? That is actually amazing
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: NT50 on July 06, 2018, 09:12:20 PM
We've managed to rearrange ours to the second week in September.

Out of our probable 11, at least 9 of us would say football was our first sport and we've all been going to the pub together for England's games. The oppo also have 3/4 massive footie fans and several more wanted the game off so it was a simple decision all round. Had the game been on i'd have dropped out!

A couple of other local teams have decided to do 10am games and 30 overs. But personally i want to be in the pub for 12-ish with the lads, so unless it was a game finished before mid-day, i wouldn't have played either!
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: ScottParko on July 06, 2018, 09:41:01 PM
Our league is only a small league and on the whole a Saturday only league and games rarely stretch to a full two 40 over innings. So our options were an earlier start of 10am (from 1.30pm) or move to the Sunday. I was due to work 9-1 and wouldíve happily played cricket as I donít get to play much. Both of those alternatives though mean I canít play at all as Iím working all day Sunday. Another league localish to me NEPL have straight batted any suggestions of change. Theyíve said theyíre a cricket league simples, there will be no moving games for the football.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Manormanic on July 06, 2018, 09:42:58 PM
Normal start for us despite the oppo wanting to rearrange.
Kudos to my neighbour. He captains a forth team, his seconds postponed but he refused to strengthen his side with those second teamers who wanted to play cricket.

Amazed he had the option. In the TVL, you have to fulfill fixtures in order - so if you only have eleven and they are all third reamers, they have to play the ones fixture.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: 19reading87 on July 06, 2018, 09:53:58 PM
we're starting an hour and a half early (12) playing full 45 overs and no extended tea but the game will be on in the club house,

been a compromise between the two clubs

my personal opinion is you should play as normal, if teams cant get 11 then they forfeit its not the fault of the leagie or any side who can get 11 that theyre players have made themselves unavailable, in 2010 i played a sunday league game when england lost to germany and was one of the most thrilling games of cricket ive played in

i know football is the biggest sport in the country but if we dont stop to watch england in the quarters/semis/finals of cricket competitions so why for football

although with this weather just get the game on its a long old winter!!!!

Your captain has been through some sh!t the last 48 hours sorting this!!
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Big Mac on July 06, 2018, 10:40:03 PM
Right now we've got 10 players and that's including one of the dad's that we've roped in despite the fact that he's got a knee replacement not too long ago.

If anybody cries off at 8am I'm going to slap someone
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Timbo287 on July 07, 2018, 07:27:21 AM
If anybody cries off at 8am I'm going to slap someone

I donít know why but this made me chuckle and will probably be the same sentiment from every captain in the country
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: csnew on July 07, 2018, 07:29:39 AM
Managed to get 3 sides out, opposition captain in one of the sides not being flexible. The other 2 have agreed 11am starts. Probably end up being 11:30 with our lot turning up late
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Timbo287 on July 07, 2018, 08:05:24 AM
I hope nobody is playing for or against kidlington 3XI today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44726666 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44726666)

Just underneath the picture of cock gwan

Quote
Joe Oldfield, a cricket umpire, has a novel idea for Kidlington Thirds' game, which starts at 1.30pm. "I intend to give 20 LBW decisions very quickly," said the trigger-happy umpire.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: iand123 on July 07, 2018, 08:26:56 AM
Our oppo cried off this morning I guess weíll never know why but can only assume itís because of the football
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: mdg20 on July 07, 2018, 09:24:50 AM
Our league gave 2nd XI, 3rd XI and 4thXI divisions several options for early starts and late finishes to incorporate a tea break long enough to get the game in. Then loads of 1st XIs complained so the league allowed us to have an extended tea too so long as all parties agreed. We approached our oppos captain who refused an early start as their 3rd XI had poor availability ?????
We are therefore going to miss the football.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: six and out on July 07, 2018, 09:27:29 AM
I hope nobody is playing for or against kidlington 3XI today

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44726666 (https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44726666)

Just underneath the picture of cock gwan

Of all the things going round this is by far the best Tweet I have seen... hilarious!!

https://twitter.com/Billy_WHUFC/status/1014851187118616578?s=19 (https://twitter.com/Billy_WHUFC/status/1014851187118616578?s=19)
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Kulli on July 07, 2018, 05:32:52 PM
Of all the things going round this is by far the best Tweet I have seen... hilarious!!

https://twitter.com/Billy_WHUFC/status/1014851187118616578?s=19 (https://twitter.com/Billy_WHUFC/status/1014851187118616578?s=19)
Isnít that one as old as the hills?
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: six and out on July 07, 2018, 07:19:28 PM
Well it's definitely coming home!!!!

And just think if we lose on Wednesday , the 3rd place play off game is on Saturday 3pm ko again 😂😂😂😂
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: HallamKeeper on July 08, 2018, 06:47:33 PM
We finished our 30/30 game at 1:45 having started at 10. The opposition thrashed us with 10 overs to spare. Probably good they did as our over rate was very poor.

It was so nice to arrive at 9am and be home for 2pm. I really don't think the day should last more than 6 hours at our standard. Really questioning if I can be bothered to play next season.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SLA on July 09, 2018, 11:21:44 AM
Both games cancelled. We offered our oppo their choice of an early start, reduced overs or an extended tea break, but in both cases they said they just couldn't be arsed to play cricket at all.

Next week is the British Grand Prix, and then the week after that there is a good Columbo film on the telly, so no cricket for the next two weekends either I would imagine.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: DorsetDan on July 09, 2018, 11:31:29 AM
We finished our 30/30 game at 1:45 having started at 10. The opposition thrashed us with 10 overs to spare. Probably good they did as our over rate was very poor.

It was so nice to arrive at 9am and be home for 2pm. I really don't think the day should last more than 6 hours at our standard. Really questioning if I can be bothered to play next season.

I fully appreciate that the World Cup shouldn't change anything but it would be nice to think the reshuffling in some leagues might start a discussion on start times etc. I fully agree @HallamKeeper that a morning start and early afternoon finish is way more appealing than basically the entire day taken up with a crazy late finish 9 times out of 10 added on top.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: ScottParko on July 09, 2018, 11:38:52 AM
Both games cancelled. We offered our oppo their choice of an early start, reduced overs or an extended tea break, but in both cases they said they just couldn't be arsed to play cricket at all.

Next week is the British Grand Prix, and then the week after that there is a good Columbo film on the telly, so no cricket for the next two weekends either I would imagine.

British Grand Prix was the week just gone so you are okay next week!!

I see the Yorkies have got in on the act and have postponed their t20 game on Wednesday to avoid a clash with the semifinal.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: edge on July 09, 2018, 12:10:36 PM
Only the ECB...

(https://s22.postimg.cc/eh6p0d0z5/Screenshot_20180709-130923.jpg)
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: DorsetDan on July 09, 2018, 12:24:23 PM
You couldn't make it up with them!
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SLA on July 09, 2018, 01:36:58 PM
I fully appreciate that the World Cup shouldn't change anything but it would be nice to think the reshuffling in some leagues might start a discussion on start times etc. I fully agree @HallamKeeper that a morning start and early afternoon finish is way more appealing than basically the entire day taken up with a crazy late finish 9 times out of 10 added on top.

We have a league forum on facebook where suggestions for rules changes are discussed. Start and end times have been a popular topic for ages, behind only bonus points, player eligibility, and "how to prevent all these bloody defaults". I would imagine most leagues are the same.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: DorsetDan on July 09, 2018, 02:28:25 PM
I should have perhaps said "restart a productive discussion"... which even as I type it I realise is fruitless in cricket
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: goodarmcindy on July 09, 2018, 03:44:53 PM
We started our game at 9am, which was a bit ridiculous (especially as the away team had to travel around an hour to get to us), but having the game done by 3pm was actually really good.

Quite a few of our lads said that having done it, they'd probably prefer starting at 10/10.30 instead of 1.30 in future. I wonder if it'll be proposed at some league AGMs come next season.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: meats on July 09, 2018, 04:06:45 PM
We started our game at 9am, which was a bit ridiculous (especially as the away team had to travel around an hour to get to us), but having the game done by 3pm was actually really good.

Quite a few of our lads said that having done it, they'd probably prefer starting at 10/10.30 instead of 1.30 in future. I wonder if it'll be proposed at some league AGMs come next season.

If it is then you best hope clubs send younger members and not the typical old fart to vote on these matters.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 09, 2018, 04:17:40 PM
We finished our 30/30 game at 1:45 having started at 10. The opposition thrashed us with 10 overs to spare. Probably good they did as our over rate was very poor.

It was so nice to arrive at 9am and be home for 2pm. I really don't think the day should last more than 6 hours at our standard. Really questioning if I can be bothered to play next season.

30overs isnít much of a game unless youíre top 3 or get your full allocation of overs each week.. that format would soon kill off those who are left at 4/5/6/7 each week and barely bowl
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SLA on July 09, 2018, 04:25:57 PM
If it is then you best hope clubs send younger members and not the typical old fart to vote on these matters.

Surely clubs vote and discuss internally on any proposed rules changes, and then whoever is sent simply votes based on the club's agreed preferences.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: meats on July 09, 2018, 04:48:38 PM
Surely clubs vote and discuss internally on any proposed rules changes, and then whoever is sent simply votes based on the club's agreed preferences.

You'd like to think so but from my experience it's quite common for an older committee member to turn up and vote how he wants to.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SD on July 09, 2018, 05:12:21 PM
One upshot of the flexibility around start times  is that a lot of our players rather like the earlier start times.  Personally I have always been in favour of earlier starts and earlier finishes sonypi can have a full evening after playing cricket.

The other change on Saturday was that both teams got through their overs quickly which was a pleasant change.  Sadly i don't think this is one that is likely to last
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: meats on July 09, 2018, 06:12:17 PM
One upshot of the flexibility around start times  is that a lot of our players rather like the earlier start times.  Personally I have always been in favour of earlier starts and earlier finishes sonypi can have a full evening after playing cricket.

The other change on Saturday was that both teams got through their overs quickly which was a pleasant change.  Sadly i don't think this is one that is likely to last

Agreed unfortunately. I'd love for the earlier starts to become permanent but other issues then arise such as Saturday workers...but on the other hand those who want to go out with their mates Sat nights might stay/come back to the game.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 09, 2018, 06:22:31 PM
The fact is whatever change you make to the game, start times, draw, win lose, length etc.. For every one you bring into or back, you lose another. Sadly itís a no win situation .

Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: edge on July 09, 2018, 06:37:39 PM
Agreed unfortunately. I'd love for the earlier starts to become permanent but other issues then arise such as Saturday workers...but on the other hand those who want to go out with their mates Sat nights might stay/come back to the game.
Are there that many blokes who work Sat morning every week though? Trouble is there'll always be clubs who have a few players who do, and they'll obviously be very vocal against any change. I think the sport would see a lot fewer people drop out of it at the social level if games were done by mid afternoon though, surely a bigger gain than the loss from guys who work Sat morning. I work Sat mornings at times and I'd still be in favour I reckon.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Manormanic on July 09, 2018, 07:01:22 PM
Are there that many blokes who work Sat morning every week though? Trouble is there'll always be clubs who have a few players who do, and they'll obviously be very vocal against any change. I think the sport would see a lot fewer people drop out of it at the social level if games were done by mid afternoon though, surely a bigger gain than the loss from guys who work Sat morning. I work Sat mornings at times and I'd still be in favour I reckon.

I work some Saturday mornings - but would still support earlier starts.  I could work around it, and figure in general that they would keep youngsters - who matter more than a fading fast 41 year old - in the game.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SD on July 09, 2018, 07:13:52 PM
Earlier start times would be an issue for seniors who work on Saturday mornings and juniors during the first part of the season who have school fixtures in the morning but I find far more people who can't travel to away games at the other end of the county because of the time we would get back not allowing them to get to work in the evening or social arrangements.  Getting back after 9 in the evening from an away game seems a big barrier to many playing
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: meats on July 09, 2018, 08:35:41 PM
Are there that many blokes who work Sat morning every week though? Trouble is there'll always be clubs who have a few players who do, and they'll obviously be very vocal against any change. I think the sport would see a lot fewer people drop out of it at the social level if games were done by mid afternoon though, surely a bigger gain than the loss from guys who work Sat morning. I work Sat mornings at times and I'd still be in favour I reckon.

I know at least 2 of our 1st team regularly work Saturday mornings and a few of our 2s do which was why we turned down an earlier start on Saturday.

I agree with you that overall there would be fewer drop outs from earlier starts than the current situation, and to be honest certainly our first team guys could probably change their shifts around - not sure about the guys in the 2s as I haven't been around anywhere near as much as usual this season. No one likes a late finish followed by a good hour plus drive home and eventually getting in somewhere between 9 and 10pm.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SLA on July 10, 2018, 08:42:09 AM
The bit I don't understand is how when guys for whatever reason decide Saturday league cricket is no longer their thing, because the long days are too much commitment or whatever, they give up cricket altogether, rather than switching to a different format like midweek T20 games.

or IS this what people do, and if so, is the problem actually that the clubs aren't providing the right formats of cricket that their members want to play?
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: jjelricksmith on July 10, 2018, 08:53:17 AM
Seen a lot of people ask for earlier start times in this, I think one issue raised is likely that some teams where games last 6-8 hours might have to provide a lunch and tea which would mean for most clubs match fees would go up. If you could somehow start earlier at say 11 and have lunch halfway through the first innings it would be good however could be irritating for either side if they are picking up momentum for them to then have to stop.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Manormanic on July 10, 2018, 09:54:34 AM
Seen a lot of people ask for earlier start times in this, I think one issue raised is likely that some teams where games last 6-8 hours might have to provide a lunch and tea which would mean for most clubs match fees would go up. If you could somehow start earlier at say 11 and have lunch halfway through the first innings it would be good however could be irritating for either side if they are picking up momentum for them to then have to stop.

Nah - just have "lunch" in the middle.  Lets face it, none of us would choose to eat at 1600 in any other set of circumstances...
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SLA on July 10, 2018, 11:34:28 AM
Nah - just have "lunch" in the middle.  Lets face it, none of us would choose to eat at 1600 in any other set of circumstances...

To be perfectly honest, I find the idea of having a sit-down meal half way through a cricket match to be ridiculous anyway. I never eat anything at tea because I'm either about to go out and field or go out and bat. Its just bad timing. It would make much more sense to simply provide some food at the start of each innings for the batting side to graze on, at a time that works for them.

Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: jjelricksmith on July 10, 2018, 11:46:51 AM
Nah - just have "lunch" in the middle.  Lets face it, none of us would choose to eat at 1600 in any other set of circumstances...

Completely right, but when ive played at a higher level its always been lunch and tea with smaller meals.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: Manormanic on July 10, 2018, 11:55:22 AM
To be perfectly honest, I find the idea of having a sit-down meal half way through a cricket match to be ridiculous anyway. I never eat anything at tea because I'm either about to go out and field or go out and bat. Its just bad timing. It would make much more sense to simply provide some food at the start of each innings for the batting side to graze on, at a time that works for them.

This is actually not a bad idea.
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: stevat on July 10, 2018, 01:06:13 PM
It sort of seems like it would be a good idea for teams/leagues to offer more variety in terms of start times and game lengths in general though on reading this thread.  As a young parent I can play some weekends and some midweek games, but would/could be involved every week at the weekend if the games were T20 on a weekend morning - thus enabling me to actually spend time with my family (as like most I'm at work through the week).
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: SD on July 10, 2018, 03:19:06 PM
To be perfectly honest, I find the idea of having a sit-down meal half way through a cricket match to be ridiculous anyway. I never eat anything at tea because I'm either about to go out and field or go out and bat. Its just bad timing. It would make much more sense to simply provide some food at the start of each innings for the batting side to graze on, at a time that works for them.

Having a sit down meal half way through the game is something else which elongates the day further which makes committing to regular league cricket a challenge for some people.  My league has a 30-minute break for tea but if we are back playing within 45 minutes of the close of the first innings, then it is a rarity.  A 10 minute turn around between innings would shave a good 30 minutes off the time the game takes to play
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: RPC/Blueroom Cricket - Adie on July 11, 2018, 06:42:01 AM
It sort of seems like it would be a good idea for teams/leagues to offer more variety in terms of start times and game lengths in general though on reading this thread.  As a young parent I can play some weekends and some midweek games, but would/could be involved every week at the weekend if the games were T20 on a weekend morning - thus enabling me to actually spend time with my family (as like most I'm at work through the week).

Again, for every player attracted by shorter formats youíll lose another so overall it wonít help participation unless you happen to be one Of the ones who wants it. The format isnít the issue otherwise Cricket would have died along time ago, itís simply less people are seeing the game, playing the game and there are more things to do at a weekend now. Literally times and formats wonít make a jot of difference overall
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: OwzatOllie on July 11, 2018, 08:38:00 PM
As someone who works saturday mornings every week... an early start does not work for me!
Title: Re: Games interrupted by the World Cup
Post by: alexevo94 on July 13, 2018, 01:44:22 PM
every game in are league was called off which is extreme considering most teams had come to an arrangement