Secretary Goulding calls for more loyalty

DVL secretary Bernard Goulding
DVL secretary Bernard Goulding

Derwent Valley League secretary Bernard Goulding is calling for more loyalty and commitment in local cricket.

The league were stung by a number of resignations throughout the campaign and only six games took place on the final weekend of the season in all three divisions.

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Goulding, pictured in his playing days, said: “It was another poor day for clubs unable to raise sides.

“I wonder where we’re going with local cricket, with the lack of commitment and loyalty from players.

“It is time for clubs to get commitment from their players and find new players in the coming weeks to enable them to fulfil fixtures next season or drop teams out of the leagues before the deadline for applications to join or resign from the league on November 30.

“I as secretary of the league would rather run one division of committed teams in the league instead of two or three divisions of teams of players that don’t really care.

“Having teams drop out once the fixtures are compiled and clubs that cannot raise teams for their games makes the other teams in that division lose interest when having blank Saturdays on a regular basis as this season has been.

“I really do hope that 2015, my 38th season as league secretary, turns out to be a much better season with full commitment and loyalty of players to play regular cricket for their clubs.”