Cricket: ECB Yorkshire Premier League reveal two division plan

Doncaster Town take on Rotherham in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League.
Doncaster Town take on Rotherham in the ECB Yorkshire Premier League.

The ECB Yorkshire Premier League want to expand from 14 teams and introduce promotion and relegation as part of huge overhaul of club cricket in the county.

A proposal to expand to two divisions was put before a meeting of member clubs in Doncaster last week.

Chairman Steve Ward said the idea - championed by Yorkshire CCC and the Yorkshire Cricket Board - met with a positive response.

But he has urged clubs across the region to shape their own future - by sending their own mandates and proposals to the league.

Ward also described the formation of a pyramid system across the county, feeding into the Premier League, as “utopia”.

“We want to hear from the clubs themselves about how they want to go forward,” said Ward.

“There’s a lot of talking still to be done but it was a successful meeting last week and clubs seem receptive to the idea of promotion and relegation.”

Contact Steve by emailing steveward62@hotmail.com.