Valley Bar land Evening League spot

Evening League news
Evening League news

Valley Bar Nomads will take their place in the AndyHire Evening League when the new season gets underway in May.

The team, who will play at Scalby CC’s Burniston base, will take up a berth in division C after the member clubs voted them in.

That will be the bottom of the three divisions after the constitutions switched from four to three tiers.

This switch was down to the reluctant acceptance of Filey and Brompton’s resignations, though if more applications are received in the future then things could turn back to the four divisions.

In the top two divisions of eights teams each side will play every opponent twice, while in the bottom rung of the Evening League ladder the 14 teams will tackle each other once.

There was also a switch to the league’s hierarchy, as Eddie Barker stepped down as chairman, John Flinton slotting into the role.

Barker, who took up the chairmanship in 2010, said: “Having played cricket, it has been nice to be involved in a game that I can follow.

“I have really enjoyed it. I’ve enjoyed working with secretary Bernard Goulding and all of the commitee members.”

There were also a handful of changes to the league rules on the night, the highlight of which being the fact that if a club with more than one team is unable to fulfil a fixture, the senior team’s game must take precedence.

Evening League constitution for 2014.

Division A: Staxton, Flixton, Ebberston, Cloughton, Wykeham, Seamer, Forge Valley, Heslerton.

Division B: Filey, Cayton, Sherburn, Ganton, Flixton B, Scalby, Oriel, Scarborough.

Division C: Staxton B, Ebberston B, Ravenscar, Scalby B, Wykeham B, Seamer B, Forge Valley B, Cayton B, Muston, Cloughton B, Wykeham C, Snainton, Oriel B, Valley Bar Nomads.