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PaulC
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It's being reported Norden have applied to join the Lancashire League for the 2018 season and that Walsden and Littleborough will also apply - all Central Lancashire League teams.

If accepted that would increase membership to 20. The target is 24 clubs.Of course there may be other potential applicants in the Northern and Ribblesdale Leagues.


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There are 10 applicants for places in the Lancashire League, for season 2018:

Euxton, Salesbury and Cherry Tree from the Ribblesdale League
Norden, Rochdale, Walsden, Littleborough and Castleton from the Pennine League
Egerton and Edenfield from the Greater Manchester League.

However, the Ribblesdale League appears to have an assurance from the Lancashire League and LCB that no further teams will be permitted to transfer to the Lancs League. The LCB wants the Ribblesdale League to be an official Lancashire League feeder.

The Lancashire League wishes to expand from 17 to 24 clubs so there might just be 7 valid applications. Lancs League clubs meet to consider applications later this month.


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It's that time of year again. The cricket season is almost upon us, so time for a revised version of the League Cricket Spreadsheet.

For the MS Excel version (1.96 mB) go to: here
For the LibreOffice version (744 kB) go to: here

Not a great deal has changed since 2016. The following clubs will line up in Premier League cricket for the first time in 2017:

Essex: Southend on Sea and Ekco Monarchs and Trojans (surely the longest club name ever to appear in a Premier League!)
Hertfordshire: Letchworth Garden City
Kent: Holmesdale (Bromley have fallen out of the Premier for the first time ever)
Leicestershire: Enderby
Lincolnshire: Alford and District
Liverpool and District: Ainsdale
North East: Felling
Surrey: Cranleigh
Sussex: Ansty
West of England: Bedminster, Lechlade
Yorkshire North: Clifton Alliance, Easingwold
Yorkshire South: Hallam, Tickhill

Skegness have resigned from the Lincolnshire Premier to play at a lower level, and Clifton Village have done similarly in Nottinghamshire. Sussex Academy have withdrawn from the Sussex Premier although Guernsey will continue to play in Div 2; that county has a new structure which now allows 2nd XIs at Step 3. In Yorkshire South, Barnsley have taken part in a merger and will now be called Barnsley Woolley Miners.

Three new clubs have joined the Lancashire League in Clitheroe, Darwen, and Great Harwood. They are the first new members since Todmorden in 1897, but there are expected to be more next year.


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There are 10 applicants for places in the Lancashire League, for season 2018:

Euxton, Salesbury and Cherry Tree from the Ribblesdale League
Norden, Rochdale, Walsden, Littleborough and Castleton from the Pennine League
Egerton and Edenfield from the Greater Manchester League.

However, the Ribblesdale League appears to have an assurance from the Lancashire League and LCB that no further teams will be permitted to transfer to the Lancs League. The LCB wants the Ribblesdale League to be an official Lancashire League feeder.

The Lancashire League wishes to expand from 17 to 24 clubs so there might just be 7 valid applications. Lancs League clubs meet to consider applications later this month.


It's all very hush hush but my understanding is that the 5 Pennine League teams plus Egerton were offered places ... and that Egerton have had second thoughts. Four of the PL teams have accepted (dunno which ones) and the fifth is still to confirm.


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The Lancashire League wishes to expand from 17 to 24 clubs so there might just be 7 valid applications. Lancs League clubs meet to consider applications later this month.


It's all very hush hush but my understanding is that the 5 Pennine League teams plus Egerton were offered places ... and that Egerton have had second thoughts. Four of the PL teams have accepted (dunno which ones) and the fifth is still to confirm.


The Lancashire League has confirmed that 5 teams currently in the Pennine League will join the league in 2018 - viz Norden, Rochdale, Walsden, Littleborough and Middleton. This will take membership up to 22 and two divisions will be created in 2019. Two vacancies will remain which could be filled in 2018 or 2019.

In 2018 the league will start talks with the Ribblesdale League with the aim of it becoming a feeder league.

The league claims that the unchanged membership of 14 clubs over 125 years is a record for any sporting league.


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Interesting that two of the three additions to the Lancashire League occupy the top two spots.

Darwen have a 100% record (with one abandonment) and on Saturday scored a massive 336/6 off 50 overs against the mightly East Lancs, winning by 220 runs.

Perhaps the cynics were right about the reasons for the Lancashire League's aloofness over many decades...they didn't want to be found out.


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Milnrow will join the Lancashire League in 2018.


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Crompton are joining the Lancashire League in 2018 taking membership up to the target 24.

Crompton are the seventh Pennine League team (and ex-Central Lancashire League team) to join.

I'm not sure how the composition of the two divisions will be determined but my guess would be:

This season the 17 teams split into a top 9 and a bottom 8 after the first 16 matches - the top 9 and and the top 3 in the bottom 8 form the first division next season.

At the moment that would be:

First Division
Darwen
Burnley
East Lancashire
Clitheroe
Todmorden
Lowerhouse
Ramsbottom
Nelson
Haslingden
Accrington
Church
Enfield

Second Division
Bacup
Great Harwood
Rishton
Colne
Rawtenstall
Rochdale
Norden
Littleborough
Walsden
Middleton
Milnrow
Crompton


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I think the plan is that next season all 24 teams will play each other once and then there will be a split to two divisions for 2019 based on next season's table. There is also a plan to introduce promotion and relegation to the Ribblesdale League after that but I'm not sure how far that's gone at the moment.


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I think the plan is that next season all 24 teams will play each other once and then there will be a split to two divisions for 2019 based on next season's table.


Thanks. That sounds fair enough.


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It's that time of year again. The new cricket season is just a few weeks away, and so I've been bringing the League Cricket Spreadsheet up to date.

A quick summary of what is new this year, and I'll start with the multiple leagues of Lancashire. As discussed here, there were three new teams in the Lancashire League last season, and two of them came first and second. There are seven more this year, all taken from the Pennine League, and it is expected that after this season the Lancashire League will divide its 24 clubs into two divisions. There is still a plan for the Ribblesdale League to form a feeder below those two divisions, but nothing certain yet.

The Pennine League has gone out of existence after just two seasons. As mentioned seven of its clubs have joined the Lancashire League, and all the rest have joined the Greater Manchester League. I'm hearing that the ECB has for the moment decided not to award ECB Premier status to the Greater Manchester League; it's not convinced about the standard, and it's not convinced that Lancashire should have four ECB Premier Leagues. As far as I can tell the thinking is that Yorkshire has 3, and no other county should be allowed more. The Liverpool and Northern Leagues are two and the ECB still hopes that the Lancashire League will eventually be the third, and that is far as the ECB wants to go. Maybe.

As for the Northern League, it has finally sorted its Premier League future out by introducing promotion and relegation from and to the Palace Shield, which in truth was always the "obvious" way to do it. It may be slightly relieved that the first two teams promoted from the Palace Shield were "the right ones"; they are Fulwood and Broughton (from Preston) and Garstang, and those two together with Longridge were probably the clubs that the Northern League was keenest to see. The Palace Shield originally tried to say "but we're not taking Barrow or Penrith should they come in a relegation position, our clubs won't travel that far", but were talked out of that. In fact it is Kendal and Lancaster who have dropped down this time around.

The Northern League no longer has a 2nd XI competition. Most of the 2nd XIs have moved into the Palace Shield, although Barrow 2nd XI have moved into the second division of the North Lancs and Cumbria League and Penrith 2nd XI have moved into the Westmorland League.

Moving quickly across the Pennines, the Bradford League has been awarded ECB Premier status, apparently retrospectively to 2016. It was a Bradford League club (Hanging Heaton) which won the Yorkshire Championship playoff last year, so this seems entirely reasonable. There are few other changes in Yorkshire, although at least one of the "traditional" Yorkshire League clubs has come to the end of the road: Hull CC is no more, and has been absorbed by Hull Zingari CC. Since the two clubs' grounds were scarcely 100 yards apart it was always going to happen one day. Sheffield and Phoenix United CC have fallen out of the Yorkshire South Premier League, and didn't make many friends by failing to fulfil their last three fixtures once relegation was certain.

It has been confirmed that the Yorkshire Championship final will for the foreseeable future be played at Headingley (with Scarborough as the backup venue). In 2016 it was in Abu Dhabi, but this is not considered the way forward.

To avoid writing an essay I'll do a separate post for the ECB Premier Leagues, and provide a link to the updated League Cricket Spreadsheet.


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So to the ECB Premier Leagues. This is what has changed for this year.

Birmingham: Kidderminster and Brockhampton out, Moseley and Smethwick in. Restructuring to two region-wide divisions instead of four expected for 2019.
Bradford: Batley and Pudsey Congs out, Scholes (Cleckheaton) and Methley (for the first time) in.
Cheshire: Hyde and Bowdon out, Oulton Park and Marple in.
Cornwall: Helston out, Wadebridge (for the first time), Camborne, and Callington in. Increased to twelve clubs for 2018.
Derbyshire: Marehay and Cutthorpe out, Wirksworth and Middleton, and Elvaston in.
Devon: Torquay and Paignton out, Sandford and Hatherleigh (for the first time) in.
East Anglia: No changes because no one from Step 2 applied for promotion. Ketton Lions (who won the Cambridgeshire feeder) were seen as the most likely to, but they are actually from Rutland and have decided to switch to the Leicestershire structure. Burwell are now called Burwell and Exning.
Essex: Colchester and East Essex and Upminster out, Hadleigh and Thundersley, and Billericay in.
Hertfordshire: Luton Town and Indians out, West Herts in.
Home Counties: Great and Little Tew and Burnham out, Aston Rowant and Thame Town (for the first time) in.
Kent: Hartley Country Club and Holmesdale out, Bickley Park and Bromley Common (for the first time) in. Bickley Park have won Div 2 and Div 1 in the last two seasons, and this year is their 150th anniversary; reported to be throwing plenty of money at the Premier! Restructuring from six county-wide divisions to three expected in 2020.
Leicestershire: Enderby and Rothley Park out, Langtons and Uppingham Town (for the first time, and first Rutland club to play in an ECB Premier League) in.
Lincolnshire: Spalding out, Scunthorpe Town (for the first time) in.
Liverpool: Southport and Birkdale and Ainsdale out, Rainford and Highfield in.
Middlesex: Southgate and Stanmore out, Highgate (for the first time) and Twickenham in.
North East: South Shields out, Sacriston (for the first time) in.
North Staffs South Cheshire: Audley and Betley out, Blythe (for the first time) and Elworth in.
North Wales: Mochdre and Llanrwst out, Northop and Pwllheli in.
North Yorks South Durham: Guisborough and Norton out, Thornaby and Bishop Auckland (for the first time) in.
Northamptonshire: Stony Stratford out, Brigstock (for the first time) in. Peterborough Town eyeing up a switch to East Anglia?
Northern: Kendal and Lancaster out, Garstang and Fulwood and Broughton (both for the first time) in.
Nottinghamshire: Nottinghamshire Academy (withdrawn from league cricket) and Welbeck Colliery out, Papplewick and Linby, and Wollaton in. West Indian Cavaliers have merged and are now Cavaliers and Carrington.
South Wales: Penarth out, St Fagans in.
Southern: Andover out, Basingstoke and North Hants (first time since moving over from Home Counties) in. Calmore actually won Div 1, but failed ground grading and so Basingstoke were promoted from second place.
Surrey: Guildford and Valley End out, Sutton and Banstead in.
Sussex: Ansty and Bexhill out, Ifield (for the first time) and Eastbourne in. Below the top two divisions, restructured for the second year running.
West of England: Lechlade and Corsham out, Taunton St Andrews and Goatacre (for the first time) in.
Yorkshire North: Hull (defunct) and Easingwold out, Sessay (for the first time) and Castleford in.
Yorkshire South: Tickhill and Sheffield and Phoenix United out, Doncaster Town and Whiston Parish Church (for the first time) in.

The updated League Cricket Spreadsheet is now available for download.

For the Microsoft Office (.xls, 2.1 MB) version: here
For the Libre Office (.ods, 829 kB) version: here


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A late alteration: Hayle have withdrawn from the Cornwall Premier, and will instead play in Division 2 West replacing their own 2nd XI.

Because of the very late withdrawal, the Cornwall Premier will now play with eleven clubs this season, so every team will have two blank dates.


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Fantastic amount of work that has gone into this. Only discovered it today but i'm loving the detail

Just a suggestion. For the blank tables from all the different years i would suggest to look at Archive as i sure the wayback Machine will save some tables


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Thanks chrish2014. I've managed to find a couple of older league tables from that source in the past, and there may indeed still be more.

On the other hand, some of the other tables that I don't have probably only exist on paper. Two ECB Premier Leagues have told me that they do not hold the missing information themselves, but have suggested that a couple of longer-standing club secretaries will have a pile of old handbooks if anyone does; it is my intention to approach those gentlemen in time for the next edition. Somewhat disappointingly, one league told me that it does have the information but is not willing to share.


I've been asked a handful of times how I decide how far down each league's pyramid to go. The answer is that I use a quick and dirty rating system based on performances in the ECB Club Championship (National Knockout), which consistently shows Birmingham and Middlesex as the two strongest Premier Leagues. Therefore those two leagues are covered down to Step 5.

Lincolnshire and North Wales are by some way the two weakest, and purely in terms of standard they probably shouldn't really be Premier Leagues. The clubs from those two rarely take part in the National competition at all, and it is notable that the strongest clubs in both regions prefer to play in other leagues, so only the top division gets covered. I'm well aware that this isn't a particularly good way of rating the various leagues, but there isn't really a better one.


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As the 2018 league cricket season moves towards its end, I was looking at some league tables today and noted the spectacularly dreadful performance of Preston CC in the Northern League.

The bald statement "They are bottom" is correct but a huge understatement. In fact, they have lost every single game. In 18 matches so far, they have been bowled out for less than 100 on twelve occasions as well as failing to fulfil one fixture, and on no occasion have they reached 200.

Any club can have a poor season and plenty of clubs are struggling for numbers, but Preston 2nd XI are comfortably mid-table in their league and so it's not simply that the club has run out of players. Is there any particular reason why the 1st is doing quite so badly as it is?


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As the 2018 league cricket season moves towards its end, I was looking at some league tables today and noted the spectacularly dreadful performance of Preston CC in the Northern League.

The bald statement "They are bottom" is correct but a huge understatement. In fact, they have lost every single game. In 18 matches so far, they have been bowled out for less than 100 on twelve occasions as well as failing to fulfil one fixture, and on no occasion have they reached 200.

Any club can have a poor season and plenty of clubs are struggling for numbers, but Preston 2nd XI are comfortably mid-table in their league and so it's not simply that the club has run out of players. Is there any particular reason why the 1st is doing quite so badly as it is?


They've been doing very badly for a few seasons now.


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As the 2018 league cricket season moves towards its end, I was looking at some league tables today and noted the spectacularly dreadful performance of Preston CC in the Northern League.

The bald statement "They are bottom" is correct but a huge understatement. In fact, they have lost every single game. In 18 matches so far, they have been bowled out for less than 100 on twelve occasions as well as failing to fulfil one fixture, and on no occasion have they reached 200.

Any club can have a poor season and plenty of clubs are struggling for numbers, but Preston 2nd XI are comfortably mid-table in their league and so it's not simply that the club has run out of players. Is there any particular reason why the 1st is doing quite so badly as it is?


They've been doing very badly for a few seasons now.


Preston's end of season record is remarkable

In penultimate place were Morecambe with 159 points from their 22 games. Preston were bottom with - (minus) 11 points, losing all 22 matches and having 18 points deducted.

If I have this right both Morecambe and Preston are relegated to to the Palace Shield Competition to be replaced by Longridge and Kendal.


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At the end of the Birmingham League season now and they have cut the sides from 48 to 24, And all 2nds xis will be in the feeder leagues too

Here is the Projected divisions for 2019 (Birmingham & Feeder Leagues)

Prem

Berkswell, Knowle & Dorridge, West Bromwich Dartmouth, Smethwick, Shrewsbury, Moseley, Walsall, Barnt Green, Dorridge, Kenilworth Wardens,
Kidderminster, Shifnal

Division 1

Ombersley, Wolverhampton, Bridgnorth, Ombersley, Halesowen, Tamworth, Barnards Green, Leamington Spa, Bromsgrove, Himley, Brockhampton, Harborne

C & R Hawks finished 2nd in Division 2 but failed a ground audit as a result only 1 team will go up and Brockhampton will keep their place. Wellington finished bottom of Division 1

Warwickshire County League

Walmley, Attock, Sutton Coldfield, Streetly, Coventry & NW, Rugby, Stratford, Handsworth, (Bedworth, Standard, Solihull Municipal, Barby)- Top 4 from Warwickshire League

Staffordshire County League

C & R Hawks, Penkridge, Fordhouses, Wombourne, Pelsall, Old Hill, Lichfield, Milford Hall (Beacon, Brewood, Hammerwich, Whittington)- Top 4 from Staffordshire League

Worcestershire County League

Pershore, Astwood Bank, Stourbridge, Redditch, Old Elizabethians, (Bewdley, Stourport, Evesham, Chaddersley Corbett, Feckenham, Worcester, Hagley)- Top 7 from Worcestershire League

Shropshire County League

Wellington, Newport, Whitchurch, (Wem, Quatt, Sentinel, Madeley,Worfield, Ludlow, Bomere Heath, St Georges, Frankton)- Top 9 from Shropshire League


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Will this be updated?


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Yes! I make two excuses for being a week late:
1. I'm usually utterly bored of football by now, but Chatham Town have actually been quite good this season so I'm not.
2. The league cricket season in the south east where we play an 18 game season doesn't start until 11 May (latest possible date) this year, so I can only apologise for having missed the start of the season in those parts which play a 22 game season.

As usual, I'll divide this into two posts, one covering the ECB Premier Leagues and one The Rest. This time, I'll do the Premier Leagues first.


Birmingham: Defending champions: Berkswell. Out: Ombersley, Wolverhampton. In: Kidderminster, Shifnal. As already noted, there are now only two region wide divisions, so the four county feeder leagues move from Step 5 to Step 3.

Bradford: Defending champions: Pudsey St Lawrence. Out: East Bierley, Scholes. In: Undercliffe, Wrenthorpe (both for the first time).

Cheshire: Defending champions: Nantwich: Out: Bramhall, Didsbury. In: Hyde, Widnes.

Cornwall: Defending champions: Werrington. Out: Camborne. In: none, as the league goes from eleven clubs to ten this year. Step 2 champions Helston were ineligible for promotion anyway.

Derbyshire: Defending champions: Ticknall. Out: Wirksworth and Middleton, Rolleston. In: Dunstall, Clifton.

Devon: Defending champions: Sidmouth. Out: Bradninch, Hatherleigh. In: Paignton, Torquay.

East Anglia: Defending champions: Sudbury (two years running). Out: Norwich. In: Saffron Walden. Cambridge Granta have dropped the second word of their name and are now just Cambridge.

Essex: Defending champions: Hornchurch. Out: Shenfield, Southend on Sea and Ekco Monarchs and Trojans. In: Buckhurst Hill, Belhus (for the first time).

Hertfordshire: Defending champions: Welwyn Garden City (three years running). Out: Letchworth Garden City. In: Luton Town and Indians. Said to be an increasing body of opinion for scrapping the end of season playoffs, and just having the winner as the winner as in every other ECB Premier League - but there will still be playoffs this year.

Home Counties: Defending champions: Henley (two years running). Out: Oxford, Thame Town. In: Buckingham Town, Datchet (both for the first time).

Kent: Defending champions: Blackheath. Out: Tenterden, Bromley Common. In: Canterbury, HSBC (for the first time). Serial champions Hartley Country Club were relegated in 2017 but promoted straight back, but they resigned their Premier place in February, and have gone zero budget and will play in Division Five.

Leicestershire: Defending champions: Kibworth. Out: Uppingham Town, Market Harborough. In: Rothley Park, Cropston (for the first time).

Lincolnshire: Defending champions: Bracebridge Heath (four years running). Out: Grimsby Town. In: none. Of the two feeder league champions, one declined promotion and one failed ground grading, while Grimsby Town declined a reprieve and so the league plays with eleven clubs this year.

Liverpool and District: Defending champions: Northern. Out: Rainford, Highfield. In: Southport and Birkdale, Orrell Red Triangle (for the first time).

Middlesex: Defending champions: Richmond. Out: Brondesbury, Highgate. In: Stanmore, Harrow St Mary's (for the first time). Stanmore reached the National Club Championship final as a Step 2 club last year.

North East: Defending champions: South Northumberland (two years running). Out: Durham Academy (withdrawn from league cricket), Stockton. In: Burnopfield, Burnmoor (both for the first time). For the first time, two Northumberland and Tyneside clubs accepted promotion to Step 2, Ashington and Shotley Bridge.

North Staffs South Ches: Defending champions: Porthill Park. Out: Burslem, Elworth (busted for ineligible players last year, and had most of their points taken away). In: Cheadle (Staffs), Moddershall and Oulton.

North Wales: Defending champions: Menai Bridge. Out: Hawarden Park, Chirk. In: Pontblyddyn, Mochdre.

North Yorks South Durham: Defending champions: Barnard Castle. Out: Bishop Auckland. In: Billingham Synthonia.

Northamptonshire: Defending champions: Finedon Dolben. Out: Rushton (withdrew during season last year). In: Desborough Town.

Northern: Defending champions: Blackpool. Out: Morecambe, Preston (first team ever to lose every single game in an ECB Premier League). In: Longridge (for the first time), Kendal.

Nottinghamshire: Defending champions: Cavaliers and Carrington. Out: Mansfield Hosiery Mills. In: Gedling Colliery. Clipstone and Bilsthorpe also qualified for promotion but don't have Clubmark.

South Wales: Defending champions: Newport. Out: Ynysygerwn. In: Clydach (for the first time).

Southern: Defending champions: St Cross Symondians. Out: New Milton. In: Bournemouth.

Surrey: Defending champions: Weybridge. Out: Normandy (relegated as defending champions), Cranleigh. In: Guildford, Esher.

Sussex: Defending champions: Roffey. Out: Hastings and St Leonards Priory, Ifield. In: Three Bridges, Mayfield (for the first time).

West of England: Defending champions: Clevedon. Out: Frocester, Goatacre. In: Lansdown, Cheltenham.

Yorkshire North: Defending champions: York (two years running). Out: Driffield Town, Acomb. In: Dunnington, Beverley Town (for the first time).

Yorkshire South: Defending champions: Wakefield Thornes (have won the league in all three years of its existence). Out: Appleby Frodingham, Whiston Parish Church. In: Tickhill, Elsecar (for the first time).


AndyE
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And so to the non-ECB leagues.

Bedfordshire: Lutonian defend the title they have won for the last two years. Potton Town and Cople replace Eversholt and Ampthill Town. All matches are played on Sundays.

Cumbria: Thirteen years after its last Lancashire club departed, the Cumbria League has now dropped "North Lancs and" from its name. Cockermouth defend the title, while Egremont replace Cleator.

Dorset: Wimborne and Colehill defend the title, while Christchurch replace Swanage.

Lancashire: Walkden defend the Bolton League, which is advertising for new clubs so that it can have 2 x 12 team divisions instead of 2 x 10. Little Lever and Adlington replace Atherton and Daisy Hill.

Flixton defend the Greater Manchester League, which seems to have given up on seeking ECB Premier status. Greenfield, Royton, Stand, and Monton replace Heywood, Greenmount, Edgworth, and Denton West.

After running as a 24 team league last year, the Lancashire League has split into 2 x 12 team divisions. Walsden defend the title which they won at the first attempt, and only six of the traditional 14 clubs have made the top section.

Salesbury defend the Ribblesdale League, which still runs an incomprehensible 14 team, 21 game season top division.

Yorkshire: Otley defend the Airedale and Wharfedale League. Collingham and Linton and Addingham replace Guiseley and Beckwithshaw.
Hoylandswaine have now won the Huddersfield League two years running. Barkisland and Almondbury Wesleyans replace Cawthorne (who have switched into the Yorkshire South pyramid) and Mirfield Parish Cavaliers.


Merrion (Dublin), Belfast CIYMS, and Bready (near Derry Londonderry) won the three Premier Leagues in ireland, while Grange (Edinburgh) beat Ferguslie (Paisley) in the Scottish Grand Final. VOC (Rotterdam) won Topklasse in the Netherlands.

An updated version of the League Cricket Spreadsheet is now available:
For the Microsoft Office version (.xls, 2.8 MB): here
For the LibreOffice version (.ods, 896 KB): here


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Thanks for all your good work :)

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