East Men's and Women's League News
Post Match Hospitality: Following a couple of recent incidents the League Committee would like to remind all clubs of Rule 4.10. It states that where clubs are not intending to stay for teas they must notify the home club at least 48 hours prior to the game.
No club likes to waste money and we would like to think that clubs would work together to ensure that home clubs are not placed in a position where they have to. We ask all clubs to look inside their own procedures so that teams think about whether they will be staying for teas well in advance of a game taking place, and if not let the home club know!
Start times and venues for the 2nd half of the season: This is a reminder to all clubs that venues and times for all games in the 2nd half of the season should be input onto the venues and times page by the end of November. This deadline is set to allow all clubs time to notify their team players where they need to be available and when and allow both the ERHUA and CHUA's to start to allocate their umpiring appointments for the remainder of the season.
Re-arranged games: With a smallnumber of games either abandoned or postponed last weekend due to the wind and rain, this post is just a reminder to all clubs that the administrative process of getting games re-arranged should take place within 14 days of the originally postponed game, this means that both clubs must agree a date, time and venue.
Also for games postponed in the first half of the season a reminder that all games should be played by the 2nd Sunday after the start of the 2nd half of the season (which the League Management Committe view as the 17th January). obviously we would prefer all games to be played as soon as possible using either the next free Saturday or, if necessary Sunday, to get the games played.
Bishop Stortford 5th X1 and 6th X1: Due to a migration of players away from the club Bishop Stortford have had to withdraw their Men's 5th X1 from Division 6SW of the EML. As a result, under League Rules they have also had to withdraw their 6th X1 (who are their development team) from Div 8SW. Bishop Stortford will be contacting the teams in 8SW so that the existing scheduled games can be re-arranged as friendlies and the League Management committee encourage the teams and clubs involved to do so.
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