The Mid-Norfolk Sunday Cricket League has completely revamped the structure of the competition.
Chairman, Colin King, explained: “The way that promotion and relegation worked out at the end of last season meant that many clubs were facing a great deal of travelling. We were facing the fact that four clubs would have journeys in excess of 80 miles, each way. We had to act decisively”.
King then detailed the changes: “We decided to create two first divisions and then four second divisions. The only division that was left unchanged was the Shield Premier Division, which is still county wide.
“The league has been regionalised since 2002 but this move enabled us to create tighter groupings. I have received many emails welcoming the move and there have been no objections.”
Questioned about future promotion and relegation, King revealed: “This is now simpler than it has ever been for us. Throughout the entire league it will be two down/one up. The 1:2:4 structure lends itself very neatly to this.”
The season begins on Sunday, May 7, although the first round of the Challenge (League Cup) competition will be on April 30.