Published by brian.horrocks1954@btinternet.com, Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Nothing new to report but it would be useful to clarify the stance we explained yesterday. Clubs are no longer obligated to fulfil fixtures. There will be no penalty or expectation to replay. We are effectively declaring the season complete, although the league exec cannot insist you do not play. It is a club choice whether to carry on playing whilst sports centres remain open. In the same way, if two clubs with a scheduled fixture wished to carry on that is a decision between them but the result will have no relevance as the season is complete.

At the time of writing we do not know what the decisions will be regarding championships, promotion, relegation etc. We now have to decide how to conduct the business of the league electronically including our approach to AGM, and setting up the new season in mid summer. Much can happen between now and then. Please keep yourselves posted on the web site.