The Derwent Valley Cricket League have been rocked by yet another resignation, division A side Brompton 2nds the latest side to quit due to a lack of players.
After the exit of Oriel, also from division A, along with division B sides Seamer 3rds and Sewerby 4ths, and division C side Hunmanby, this now means five clubs have left the league over the past few weeks.
League secretary Bernard Goulding said: “Sadly I have received the resignation of Brompton CC 2nd team from the Derwent Valley Cricket League with immediate effect. They have been struggling to get enough players to run two teams for some time and the club had a meeting this week and reluctantly decided to drop their 2nds.
“They played in the A Division of the DVCL, and with Oriel’s resignation before the season started now leaves just eight teams in this division who will now all play just 14 games.
“The points clubs gained against Brompton in the A Division will be deleted in this week’s league tables.”
With Brompton resigning Great Habton now go straight into the semi-final of the Atlas Ward Cup and play Muston at Great Habton on Wednesday June 11 - 6.30pm start.
As Brompton are continuing with their first team in the Scarborough Beckett Cricket League all Brompton’s registered players stay registered with the club and anyone wanting to join another club will have to obtain the usual transfer using the official YCB transfer form, although Brompton hope not to lose any of their registered players to other clubs.
Goulding added: “Yet another sad blow for cricket in the Scarborough, Bridlington, Whitby and Ryedale area - fingers crossed that this is the last for 2014 and future years.”