New clubs wishing to join the league for 2022 season should contact the league secretary Colin Godsmark deadline for entries December 1st.
Following the untimely dead of Mill Green’s Ed Argent all teams are asked to observe a minutes silence before Wednesdays nights games.(April 28th). Ed was a leading member of the team as captain and team Secretary, our thought’s are with his family and his team mates at this very difficult time.
Please note that Cambridge will be playing home games at Caldecote recreation ground.
Newmarket Cricket Club have joined the league and will play in division three.
Cambridge, Wratting Lions, Horseheath, Abington 1, Abington 2, Haverhill, Cambridge Warriors, Wenden 1, Wenden 2, Sawston & Babraham 1, Sawston & Babraham 2, Hundon, Ickleton 1, Ickleton 2, Linton 1, Linton 2, Rickling Ramblers, Chesterfords, Fulbourn, Dullingham, Saffron Walden, Mill Green, Helions Bumpstead, Ashdon, Sewards End, and Newmarket have registered so far, if your not a current member of the league and wish to join please contact the League Secretary Colin Godsmark.
The mini league will consist of two groups of eight.
Group A is Cambridge, Cambridge Warriors, Helions Bumpstead, Horseheath, Linton 1, Sawston & Babraham 2, Wenden and Wratting Lions.
Group B is Abington 2, Dullingham, Haverhill, Linton 2, Mill Green, Rickling Ramblers, Sawston & Babraham 2 and Sewards End.
Please note the following changes for this “mini season”.
Start times and overs:
July 6.30 start and 20 overs which can be reduced to 16 as per the normal rules.
August 5th and 12th 6.00pm start 16 overs which can be reduced to 12 overs.
August 19th and 26th 6.00pm start 12 overs which can be reduced to 8 overs.
Points for wins and ties as per normal
Bonus Points system.
1 points for every 2 wickets as per normal
20 overs as per normal 1 point per 25 runs up to 125
16 overs as per normal 1 point per 20 runs as per normal up to 100
12 overs 1 point per 15 runs up to 75 runs this will also stand if a game only has 8 overs.
Bowlers 5 overs if 20 over game, 4 overs if 16 over game, 3 overs if 12 over game and 2 for 8 over game.
Please make every effort to play the game as you have all lost so much already.
For this competition only NO REGISTRATION OF PLAYERS will be required.
All I will require is both teams to send in the result and it would be nice to know if anyone had a good night with bat / ball for the website.
For this season only as it’s likely that the sections will be a mixture of divisions as I will regionalise as much as I can no fielding restrictions as the lower leagues are not used to this concept.
The League endorses all social distancing and ECB and Government regulations to get the game on and played in a safe environment. It will be each club’s responsibility to ensure that’s its players and supporters adhere to these rules.
Fixtures will be sent to club secretaries by next weekend and will be published on here shortly after.
The league intends to restart on Wednesday July 15th should enough sides wish to play. This will be a one off competition with games in a league formula for July and August. This will not reflect on League positions for the 2021 season. All teams must confirm by Wednesday 8th if they wish to participate in this.
Following the Government’s latest advice around social distancing, it is with sadness and reluctance that we recommend that all forms of recreational cricket are for now suspended.
This extends to training, pre-season friendlies and any associated cricket activity.
Sport plays an absolutely vital role in the nation’s mental and physical wellbeing, and it helps people find meaning where there is fear and uncertainty, so one of our goals in the coming weeks will be to explore ways that we can support some levels of physical activity in communities – particularly at junior levels.
Using our cricket community to support others could be one of the most important services we can offer during the difficult next few months.
It will be critical that any decisions we do make are medically-led. And we will continue to work with Government and their advisors to ensure we are informed by science in our decision making.
Over the coming weeks we will work with the game to understand what support is required across the cricket community, particularly local clubs and leagues.
We understand that countless hours of work from thousands of volunteers have already gone into getting ready for the 2020 season and we know how disappointing this will be. We are thankful for the huge role that volunteers play in local cricket, to ensure the game remains at the heart of communities.
We know that you and your clubs can play an important role in bringing your community together once we get past this period of time.
As you can see from the above Directive from the ECB The Adams Harrison Midweek Cricket League will follow above advice. We will keep you updated on any further developments as we get them . If we can and are allowed to get some cricket in we will do our upmost to do this in what form we cannot say at this time.
Best wishes and stay safe.