North East Durham and Durham league merger



robkitchuk

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DCL voted for Division 3 to win/lose/draw which I think seems sensible. The rest of the divisions as mentioned above.

Hopefully all parties can ensure this goes through, there’s got to be give and take, not all take take take
Think the votes from both leagues are added together to decide the final format. NEDCL was 11 - 0 for division 3 being 45 win/lose. Wasnt sure of DCL results.

Wat will make up leagues 3,4,5 and 6?
3 will be top half dcl 3 and top half nedcl 1
4 will bottom half dcl 3 and bottom half nedcl 1
5 will be top dcl 4 and top nedcl 2
6 will be bottom dcl 4 and bottom nedcl 2
 
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Think the votes from both leagues are added together to decide the final format. NEDCL was 11 - 0 for division 3 being 45 win/lose. Wasnt sure of DCL results.


3 will be top half dcl 3 and top half nedcl 1
4 will bottom half dcl 3 and bottom half nedcl 1
5 will be top dcl 4 and top nedcl 2
6 will be bottom dcl 4 and bottom nedcl 2
Sounds like a good development.

I sent in a Rule suggestion that Div 1 clubs should need a junior set up a few years down the line, to stop sides just buying their way up the system.
 

robkitchuk

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Things are starting to move on.
Divisions 1 & 2 win/lose/draw
Divisions 3, 4 & 5 win/lose 45 overs
Division 6 win/lose 40 overs

Each division will have a cup, first teams and second teams will have a cup. Potentially a NEDCL invitational trophy.

Fines and payments all now set I've heard.

Now just the rulebook to combine, so guessing it'll happen in 2025.
 

Greavsie

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Things are starting to move on.
Divisions 1 & 2 win/lose/draw
Divisions 3, 4 & 5 win/lose 45 overs
Division 6 win/lose 40 overs

Each division will have a cup, first teams and second teams will have a cup. Potentially a NEDCL invitational trophy.

Fines and payments all now set I've heard.

Now just the rulebook to combine, so guessing it'll happen in 2025.
Is this happening next year?
 

robkitchuk

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Latest Merger Update Cliff Jones has drafted the following summary; With the working party nearing their final meetings and the go ahead for season 2020 almost certain, here is what has been achieved so far; ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼ League structure 6 leagues consisting of; - Divisions 1 & 2 – 12 teams each - Divisions 3 to 5 – 11 teams each - Division 6 - 10 teams Divisions 1 & 2 - Consisting of DCL existing Divisions 1 & 2 teams (based upon final league standings of this season meaning promotion and relegation stands for both dictions this season and the bottom club of Division 2 will be replaced in new structure by Champions of the NEDCL) Division 3 - consisting of Top 6 DCL 1st Division 2nd teams and Top 5 NEDCL 1st division teams (Note: As detailed above NEDCL Chamopions will start in new Div 2, team finishing bottom of Div 2 DCL will start in new proposed Div 3) Division 4 - consisting of Bottom 6 DCL 1st Division 2nd teams and Bottom 5 NEDCL 1st division teams Division 5 - consisting of Top 6 DCL 2nd Division 2nd teams and Top 5 NEDCL 2nd division teams Division 6 - consisting of Bottom 6 DCL 2nd XI 2nd teams and Bottom 4 NEDCL 2nd division ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼ Proposed League Playing format Divisions 1 & 2- 95 overs (Win, Lose, Draw - as per DCL) Division 3 - 45 overs (Win, Lose) - This format was decaides by a majority of votes from clubs from current leagues. Divisions 4&5 - 45 overs (Win / Lose) Division 6 - 40 overs (Win / Lose) Thursday 3rds Division - as is now , remaining voluntary with possible 2 divisions Championship trophies for all 6 divisions plus pennants and medals - 2 up and 2 down throughout all divisions ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼ League Fees / Fines Fines / Fees etc – already on a separate prepared paper issued to both leagues and agreed unanimously. ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼ League Cups Divisions 1 to 6 to have own “named” league cups. Frank Lees Trophy retained for all 1st teams R H West Trophy retained for all 2nd teams Lumley Cup retained for Thursday 3rds All above cup fixtures to be on a “Week commencing” basis , rather than setting specific dates Finals (xcept Lumley) to be played on a Sunday with a minimum of 30 overs (Lumley to remain a 20 over evening final) Divisions 1 to 5 league cups and Frank Lees, R.H.West - a minimum of 5 bowlers Division 6 a minimum of 4 bowlers . 15 /15 Cup as per existing format. At the start of season clubs will be asked to volunteer to host a cup final – if the selected club reaches its’ final that’s OK. ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼ Umpires The 2 Umpires Secretaries have met and decided: Jonathan Wells - will look after Divisions 1 to 4 George Shaw - will look after Divisions 5 and 6 ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼ Proposed Merger Names As this is a complete merger we believe that their should be a new name for the league. To date; two proposed names for the new league have been put forward, more proposals will be considered and votes upon: ✅ Durham Cricket Alliance League and ✅ Durham & North East Cricket League ◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼◼ NEXT STEPS The next stage is to look at league rules. Once these have been drawn up and sanctioned at the next Merger meeting, then voted on by both leagues, the go ahead for 2020 may then be given. #dclnedclproposedmerger
 

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