Brompton’s resignation another blow to local cricket leagues

Brompton CC have resigned from the AndyHire Evening League
Brompton CC have resigned from the AndyHire Evening League

Brompton CC have resigned from the AndyHire Evening League after struggling to raise a side this season.

This means there will now be seven teams in Division B of the league and all points gained by clubs against Brompton so far this season will now be deleted.

There will only now be one team relegated from the B and C divisions of the league at the end of the season.

Players won’t be able to join other teams until Brompton’s fine for mid-season relegation is paid. Once the fine is paid, players may join other clubs without transfers for evening league cricket.

The news of Brompton’s withdrawal comes as another hammer blow to the various local cricket league committees, who have had to deal with three other teams quitting their leagues so far this season.

Snainton were the latest team to quit, following Flamborough out of the Beckett League, while Thornton Dale 3rds were forced to leave the Derwent Valley Leagues.

With Duncombe Park set to leave the Beckett League at the end of the season, the number of clubs operating in the three different leagues will be reduced dramatically.

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