Update 3rd December 2021
 
The Season has started - yippee - and the results for the first 3 weeks have been uploaded and the Averages have also been uploaded to 26/11/21.
 
 
 
Update 7th November 2021
 
Unfortunately The Harrow has had to pull out of the 2021-2022 Season, their matches will become a 'Bye' and the amended sheets are being sent to all Team Secretaries. The amended Calendar is published on the relevant page.
 
 
Update @ Thursday 4th November 2021
 
Following the meeting of Thursday 14th October it was with much regret that the committee reluctantly accepted the resignation of the League's Match Secretary, Mick Reed.
 
On behalf of myself as Chairman, the members of the committee and the League playing membership itself, I wish to place on record our sincere thanks and recognition for Mick's exemplary contribution to the running of the League during his tenure as Match Secretary.
 
As part of the successful line-up in the most recent seasons Division One title winning side at the Horse & Groom, Rearsby, we hope to see Mick continue his long association with the League which, through his father, stretches back over fifty years.
Once again, Mick, thank you for your dedication and commitment.
With the new season now just over a week away, all team secretaries should have received the full fixture list by now ... it is hoped that the "six player, four leg" format will prove an acceptable compromise and allow us all to get back to enjoying our Friday nights out.
 
It should be noted that one or two sides are still indicating that they may have problems fielding the minimum six players on a regular basis ... via this forum, can I throw it out to any of the teams which have been unable to register a side this coming season that if you have any players that wish to continue to play then please get in touch with me or any member of the committee and we will endeavour to put you in touch with one of the teams that would be pleased to welcome your participation.
 
The fixture list has proved quite challenging with the number of shared alleys across a reduced number of teams ... the fact that we've produced this list much later than usual has unsurprisingly created clashes at some venues, particularly in regard to Christmas functions ... please let us know asap if this is a problem for your team and we will assess the options open to us in respect of either reversing fixtures where possible or offering an alternative home venue for the same date.
 
The role of Match Secretary will now be undertaken by myself for the forthcoming season ... Val & the Committee will be sending new stocks of Match Result Scorecards with my name and address on them to each team secretary ... this should enable you to dispose of the old stock and avoid accidental posting of result cards to Mick.
 
A final word on expectations around Covid protocol ... please respect the individual requirements of each establishment and/or opposition as we visit venues for the first time in almost two years ... take into consideration that you may be requested to wear masks before and during the game and use hand sanitiser where possible ... Covid is still among us and should not be taken lightly ... I am currently isolating myself after testing positive last weekend and there is generally no way of knowing where you contracted the virus ... let's do what we can to take care of ourselves and each other.
 
Thank you for your time, enjoy your season,
Regards, Chris Buxton, Chairman.

 

 

 

UPDATE following Committee Meeting on 26th October 2021

 

We have 13 Teams and have prepared a Match Season for 2021-2022 based on there being 1 Division and 26 weeks playing matches, there will be a break for Christmas and the New Year and 1 Team will have a Bye each week.

Fixture lists have been compiled and are being sent out to all Team Secretaries.

A basic Fixtures Book will be produced for each player and will contain the list of matches and rules - these will be distributed as as possible.

 

 

UPDATE following Committee Meeting on 14th October 2021

The emphasis and priority for the season ahead is to try and guarantee the continuation of the League as well as rekindle our enthusiasm for the game. Season 2021/22 is therefore planned to commence with Matchday #1 on Friday 12th November 2021.

 

Teams will consist of no more than six players per side and the match will be played over 4 legs.

 

As the season progresses, the committee will gauge the level of enthusiasm for scheduling in either team or individual competitions into the back end of the season.

 

Note that the one Division, 6 player, 4 leg format is seen as a temporary measure to get us used to playing again and is not necessarily a blueprint for future seasons.

 

Fixture lists will be compiled as soon as possible with all team secretaries informed upon completion.

 

Further temporary rule changes will be advised at the point of the fixture list circulation to cover the eventuality of any team not being able to field a full team of six players.

 

Guidance on following Covid protocols will also accompany the published fixture list.

 

We, as a committee, are fully aware that these proposals will not necessarily meet with everyone's approval but I will reiterate that these are hopefully seen as temporary measures to enable the league to get up and running once more.

 

Please feel free to get in touch with any positive comments.

Regards, Chris Buxton, Chairman