One League Statement – 30.03.2021

30th March 2021

Following the One League Vote, Keir Hounsome (Board Chair) has written the below letter on behalf of the Board which confirms that the 65% threshold was met in both leagues and therefore the Working Group will now progress with the setting up of the new league to start in 2022.

ONE LEAGUE STATEMENT – MARCH 2021

I am writing to give the result of the voting on the One League proposal.

Thank you to every club who took the time to submit a vote on behalf of their cricket club over the last week. We received votes from 95.2% of clubs.

Of the 39 NCA clubs, 33 voted Yes and 6 voted No. There were therefore 84.62% in favour.

Of the 45 NCL clubs, 41 voted in favour and 4 did not vote. There were therefore 91.11% in favour.

The threshold of 65% in each league is therefore met, and the Board will now progress with the setting up of the new League to start in 2022.

The Board have advocated one Saturday league for a number of years and are therefore pleased with this outcome. The next step is that the Interim Committee will now get on with putting in place the administrative arrangements to start from the 2022 season, including the holding of an AGM and the election of the first Executive Committee in the Autumn.  

Prior to the start of the 2021 league season we will confirm how the finishing places at the end of the season will affect where teams will fit into the new structure next year.

I also want to take this opportunity to acknowledge publicly the Working Group for all they have done over the last several months and in particular John Chilvers and Dave Reeder.

Lastly, it is important to stress that getting to this point is not the end of the process. Working with the new League Committee, we will work to ensure that the new league is the best it can possibly be.

Keir Hounsome
Norfolk Cricket Board, Chair