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he MAJOR problem we have as a club is that the league we are in is very badly organised, and its letting our players down badly. For some reason the league decided on small leagues with only 12 fixtures, and with some clubs having consecutive bye weeks in the middle of the summer. The problem is that they are also very lax on letting teams default without penalty. The upshot of this is that our 2nd XI have gone 7 weeks now without playing a game. 7 weeks in the middle of the summer, with all this sun!
Wow, which league is that?
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Wow! Horror stories.

I feel the game of cricket at the grass roots level deserves better stewardship.
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Slow over rates are endemic all the way from test level to the lowest of the amateur leagues.  That rule sounds entirely sensible to me.

It is definitely the way forward,  however the only problem is it is only enforceable in our top 2 divisions (we are in div 1) because there are no league umpires below that.

When you don't have any umpires major arguements can ensue because it takes very strict governence during the game, even in div 1 and 2.

Teams are always asking for more time for lost balls etc... then it's down to the umpire to decide how much time to add on. So it doesn't work when you don't have umpires unfortunately.

We won a game earlier in the season from penalty runs. We were chasing and the oppo were miles behind the rate and it came down to the last wicket. In theory we would of needed 24 but they we penalised 3 overs so 18 runs, so we only needed 6 ! Got them easy. Of course oppo kicked off massively, but it was a league umpire who told them so nothing they could do.

Can you imagine that happening in Div 7 with a player umpireing! There would be riots.
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Wow, which league is that?


Cambs League. For some daft reason they decided to abolish fines for forfeited games in the lower divisions. As any fool could have predicted, the result has been absolute carnage, with teams deciding on the morning of the game that they don't fancy their chances and so just don't bother turning up. At this rate the entre league is a few years away from collapse. I've heard several clubs talking about starting a breakaway league.
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Massive changes have been recommended for the Worcester County League for next season. The Birmingham League is to reduce to 24 teams from 48 and if the 2nd teams are included in this then that's a further 48 teams leaving the Birmingham League as it is now! This would result in my current team going down from Div 2 to about Div 4, while the 2nd's would go from Div 3 of the 2nd's league to Div 8 or 9. This would result in a reduction to 45 overs for the 1st and 40 overs for the 2nd's, which would be fine. However, they are proposing only 8 teams in the lower leagues, so just 14 games. We already don't play for nearly 8 months of the year, so less cricket would be crap! It says possible T20 games to extend the season. This would be ok if its a league, but if its a knock out cup your seasons over pretty quickly if you go out in the first round. Why do the think that lower league players want to play less cricket? Less time - yes, less games - no! Many lower league players were once the higher league players that are just older who still want to play. I agree things need to change and some would be good for me as I can't play as often anymore due to a young family. Less games is not the way forward!

http://www.worcscl.org/forms/WCL%20Possible%20League%20Structure%202019.pdf



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Could be wrong this is what I was told  proposal  2 extra divisions in 2019  Div 2 to 7 ten or 12 teams two up two down
Div 8 to 10 Worcester  north south and central to consist of 8 teams plus T 20 or Saturday cup same as 2018.

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Re: Changes to cricket games that you think would encourage more participation
« Reply #111 on: September 09, 2018, 08:40:13 AM »

Complete washout yesterday in the Cheshire Cricket League Division C South yesterday apart from at one ground. At this ground the club's 1's and 2's are in the same league and the 1's are in contention form promotion - this weekend they were scheduled to play each other. Funnily enough at this ground rather than the game being cancelled due to weather the 2's conceded the game awarding maximum points to the 1's. How cowardly can you get!
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