Saffron Walden 8: The League Committee have been notified that, with regret, Saffron Walden 8 will have to withdraw from EML 9SE, due to a shortage of players.
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Recording of Results: With just 5 days to go until the East League kick off a question you might want to ask is do my club captains know what they have to do in regard to recording results and sending their teamsheets in. If the answer is yes that's great. If the answer is no we ask all clubs to encourage their captains/vice captains/coaches/managers, in fact all players to get to know East League Rules 4.5.1, 4.5.2 and 4.5.3. This tells you simply and easily what you need to do, when and how. If you're reading this and are not sure your team's officials know what they have to do get them to swat up on these rules right away.
League Entry Fee's: Up to 17.00 this evening League Entry fees are still outstanding from the following clubs: Ashford, BBHC, Berkhamsted, Bromley and Beckenham, Cambridge University, Ely City, Haverhill, Horncastle, Ipswich, Lindum HC, MBDA, Old Southendian, Romford, Skegness, Spilsby, St Neots, University of East Anglia (Men) and Welwyn Garden City. Payment has to be received before the start of the season (19th September). East League Rule 2.3 which describes that the League Entry fee will increase 50% and all fixtures played until payment is received shall be forfeit 5-0 we hope will focus the minds of the outstanding clubs. The news item dated 16th July describes the process you need to follow to download the invoice then all you have to do is pay by the deadline. If any clubs have any doubt about what to do they should contact League Budget Officer, Andy Barlow. His contact details are displayed in the League Management Committee's Officers list, to the left of the page.
ERHUA and CHUA Pool Appointed Umpires: A reminder to all clubs with teams who are lucky enough to receive pool appointed umpires that you must ensure that the appointed umpires are contacted by 9.00 of the Tuesday prior to the game taking place to let them know the venue/time and share other important information. We realise that coming into the season some jobs/tasks take some remembering, but this is one task that clubs need to get right before the first game, as obviously you can't play a match if your umpire does not arrive at the game.
Have you sent your League Manager's your captains details: All clubs should remember that you need to send details of your teams captains and vice captains to your League Managers before the start of the season. For each team your League Manager will need the name, telephone number(s), address and email address of the captain and vice captain. The top tip is to list your club captains details on one email and send that through to each League Manager your club deals with. The contact details of all Leage Managers, which Leagues they look after and their contact details are shown on the League Management Committee tab shown on this page.
Changes to the League Managers in EWL: With the restructure of Divisions 3 and 4 in the North West quadrant we are pleased to announce that Kishor Shah will manage Divisions 3NW and 4NWS, Christina Dewing will manage Division 4NWN. Their contact details can be found on the Management Committee tab of this page. Just look to the left of the screen and you'll see the tab.
Match Start Times: We have been asked to draw clubs attention to East League Rule 4.3.2 with a reminder in Div 2 and above in both the EML and EWL matches must have a starting time 11am-4pm in Sept, Oct, Feb, Mar, and Apr and 11am-3pm in Nov, Dec, and Jan. For other divisions start times must be 10.00am-5pm. Where clubs have a particular problem with pitch availability a League Manager may allow a variation outside of these times, however for a League Manager to do so it must be demonstrated that both clubs agree to the variation, where umpires are appointed by a CHUA that umpires are available for an alternative time and adequate thought has been given to the travelling time of the opposition and that communication channels have been established so that if there is a problem on the day (like bad weather) all parties can easily be contacted to avoid unnecessary journey's being made.
Any clubs who have already scheduled times outside of these times should be putting arrangements in place as above and should not be offended if their opposing club decline a time which has not been agreed either by the club or the League Manager.
Change to League Managers for EML Div 6 and 7SE: Just a quick note to say that there has been a change in the people who will be managing Divisions 6 and 7 South-East of the East Men's League. Henry Wanchoo has agreed to manage 6SE, so in total he will manage Div 3-6SE and Chris Perry has agreed to manage 7SE, this means he will be managing 7-9SE. Chris will also continue to look after Div 9SW.