Following a meeting of interested parties , clubs are being invited to nominate a team that is suitable to participate in a Development League for the 2017 season. Details on the purpose and structure of the league are being forwarded to the Hon Secretary and Youth Contact of each club . Clubs are required to make a definite decision by the 7th of December at the latest.
In brief , the league will be a 30 over competition , the majority of players will be youth players and the league will be separate to existing league structures. Coloured clothing and a pink ball are to be used. Games to be played on suitable grounds to encourage ground strokes and fielding skills. Fixtures to be made as normal , avoiding exam periods.
When participating number of clubs are known , league/leagues will be drawn up. Teams can expect to play approx 10 games , preferably on a regional home and away basis , depending on numbers.
David Drane of Greystones CC has volunteered to act as Coordinator of the competition.
Expressions of interest should be forwarded to Guysatchwell@hotmail.com urgently.