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Planning for the Shires League 2019-20 needs to start now

So your county is ready for your requirements next season, I should be very grateful if you would discuss at your meetings which age groups you would like to enter into the Shires League 2019-20 out of U12, U14, U16, U18 and U20 and whether you may enter 2nd teams also. You need to make your choice by 21/05/19. This may mean bringing forward events used to assess the breadth and depth of ability at the age groups and ascertain whether it is feasible to run a team (or teams) at each of the age groups.

As indicated at the SL AGM In 2018, I have enlisted the help of Graham Hall who will be seeding the counties, collating the travelling preferences and creating the fixture grids for the Shires League 2019-20.

A timetable of actions is listed below. We must keep to this schedule to ensure that we are ready for the fixtures meeting at AGM on 06/07/19.

Date letter sent out Closing date for information Information required
20/04/19-01/05/19 Send out application form for counties to enter SL 2019-20
15/05/19 21/05/19 Complete the application form stating the age groups you intend to enter during 2019-20
22/05/19 28/05/19 Ranking 8 counties of least travelling distance to you. You must complete one list for each age group you enter.
29/05/19 20/06/19 SL officials will sort out who plays who at each age group.

They will also make suggestions for One-Day-Fixtures.

21/06/19 30/06/19 You may make “One-Day-Event” fixtures only


Or at AGM on 06/07/19

30/09/19 Arrange fixtures, venues and start times, sending the League Secretary a copy of any fixtures made as early as possible.