Message from Paul Eastham:
Hi all, The fixtures committee met tonight to form the league for next season. It was a very tough meeting and with the prospect of our league dropping a division, which we all agreed, we would never get back again, so we should fight to save our 6 divisions, as it has huge implications on both the cup & tournament competitions.
The committee voted overwhelmingly to keep 6 divisions, but then faced the tough challenge of trying to ‘even’ out all of the divisions to keep it fair throughout. Therefore the biggest decision the committee made, was not to promote Team 2000 A from div 2 into 1 and St Andrews E from 6 into 5.
Both options, including other ideas were discussed at great length, and trust me, it was not taken lightly!
I have inform you, like I did last year, if lose anymore teams and don’t get any new teams coming in, then we will have no further option, but drop a division and extreme promotion and relegation rules will be applied.
Please find attached the sheet confirming the divisions for next season. Paul.
|Division 1||Division 2||Division 3|
|Carlton A||Carlton B||Clayton Crusaders A|
|Hawks A||Hawks C||Clitheroe A|
|Hawks B||MGS C||Clitheroe B|
|MGS A||Garstang||Evergreens A|
|MGS B||Springfields A||Flight|
|David Lloyd A||Springfields B||Hawks D|
|David Lloyd B||St Andrews B||MGS D|
|St Andrews A||Team 2000 A||Springfields C|
|Y.M.C.A.||Team 2000 B||St Andrews C|
|Division 3||Division 5||Division 6|
|Battledore||Brindle||Clayton Crusaders C|
|Hawks E||Clayton Crusaders B||Clayton Crusaders D|
|Hawks F||Evergreens B||Evergreens C|
|MGS E||Penwortham B||Hawks G|
|Penwortham A||Preston College A||Preston College B|
|Springfields D||Springfields E||St Andrews E|
|St Andrews D||Team 2000 C||St Peters|
|Whittle A||Whittle B||Whittle C|