At last …. we’re almost ready to start another season.
It’s been a long time coming, but preparations are well underway to start the 2021/22 season. It looks like we’ll be able to run three 12 team divisions and for this season there won’t be a cup competition.
Dates. We’ll start the first half of the season on Wednesday 22nd September 2021. That means the last games before Christmas will be on Wednesday 8th December 2021, with the second half beginning on Wednesday 12th January 2022 and finishing on Wednesday 30th March 2022.
Which teams play in which divisions? We know it’ll be impossible to please everyone with the arrangements we make here, but bear in mind that there isn’t a single perfect solution. What we’ve decided to do is take the last published league tables, list all teams in order from Division A to C, then take the top 12 for Division A, the next 12 for Division B and the remainder for C.
Signing-Up. We’ll email captains with relevant details. This will be the usual sign-up form, including details of how to make a bank transfer payment. We will also have a sign-up night in the Canal Room at The Globe Inn, Sampford Peverell on Wednesday 25th August 2021 between 7pm and 9pm, where we’ll be able to receive completed forms, plus Team and Player registration fees.
Player and Team Fees. We didn’t incur all the expenses that we would have expected in the last season before the pandemic and for that reason, player fees will be just £3 per person. The Team registration fee will remain at £15.
Fixture Books. We won’t be producing a booklet with fixtures like we’ve previously done. We will be providing a single sheet showing all fixtures and venues which will be supplied to captains and will also be available for download from the website (we did this in the previous season and it proved quite popular as it saves having to lookup teams and venues against numbers).
Team Names and Alleys. Because a number of teams will be relocating, a change of alley and team name will be allowed without the need for committee approval.
AGM. We haven’t been able to hold an AGM, where we’d usually elect the committee and approve the accounts, as well as deal with any matters arising. In these unique circumstances we’ve been as practical as possible in making arrangements that mean we can continue with the league this season. We will hold an AGM at the end of the season. In the meantime we will email captains a copy of the league’s accounts and if anyone wants to join the committee, please get in touch.