The Central Yorkshire League will revert to separate first XI and second XI competitions next season, with 12 clubs at Premiership level, eight in the newly-named Championship and the remaining eight in Division One. Places have been allocated on the basis of last season’s finishing positions.
Since 2002, there has been a mix of first and second XIs in all divisions outside the top flight and it is only two years since clubs voted to stick to that format.
This time, however, in response to an official proposal for change submitted by Altofts CC, the League’s management committee was required by constitution rules to discuss and decide on the issue.
As in recent seasons, Premiership clubs will meet home and away for a total of 22 fixtures, but teams in the other sections will play each other three times for a total of 21 matches.
Promotion and relegation will be two-up, two-down, with the bottom two clubs in Division One required to seek re-election.
First XI competition
Premiership Townville, Methley, Wakefield Thornes, Carlton, Wrenthorpe, Birstall, Hunslet Nelson, Mirfield Parish Cavaliers, Ossett, Altofts, Hopton Mills, Scholes.
Championship Batley, Northowram Fields, Wakefield St Michael’s, Oulton, Liversedge, East Ardsley, East Leeds, Buttershaw St Paul’s.
Division One Azaad, Mirfield, Thornhill, Caribbean, WestwoodPark, Rodley, Gildersome, Adwalton.
Second XI competition
Premiership Wakefield Thornes, Methley, Mirfield Parish Cavaliers, Ossett, Carlton, Birstall, Altofts, Wrenthorpe, Batley, Buttershaw St Paul’s, East Ardsley, Townville.
Championship Wakefield St Michael’s, Northowram Fields, Scholes, Oulton,Westwood Park, Liversedge, Hunslet Nelson, Caribbean.
Division One Azaad, Thornhill, Rodley, East Leeds, Hopton Mills, Mirfield, Gildersome, Adwalton.
Over the next few weeks refurbishment work is to be carried out at the Club.
This should be completed early in January. On a Saturday in January there will be a Grand Opening Party.
It will be a special occasion strictly for PAID UP MEMBERS ONLY who also have a valid discount card.
Paid members only. Not for families and friends !. 1 ticket per paid member obtained from Dennis.
Ticket only entrance on the night.
Select Beers, Lager and Spirits at £1.00
Watch this space for the opening date.