The LWC Drinks Cornwall Cricket League have issued a statement regarding the 2018 season.
The formation of the divisions have been deferred until after 31st October 2017 in compliance with League Rule 42.
The 2018 season will start on Saturday 21st April and regular season end on Saturday 8 September.
CCL League Rule 42
42.1 The ECB Premier League Assessment of Facilities Criteria will be available to view at www.cornwallcricket.co.uk
42.2 (From the start of the Cricket Season 1 January 2018)
All clubs competing in the Premier League and County Division 1 must have previously achieved and currently hold the ECB Clubmark Accreditation or its equivalent replacement.
42.2.1 No club will be promoted to County Division 1 unless they already hold ECB Clubmark Accreditation or its equivalent replacement.
42.2.2 (From 31 October 2017) Any Premier League or County Division 1 club not holding Clubmark Accreditation or its equivalent replacement will be relegated with immediate effect.
42.2.3 Any club whose Clubmark or equivalent replacement expires in 2018 or during any subsequent season must achieve re-accreditation by 31 October that year. Failure to do so will result in relegation of the club for the next season.
42.2.4 A club relegated from the Premier League to Division 1 as a consequence 42.2.2 or 42.2.3 must achieve accreditation in Clubmark or equivalent replacement by 31 December that year or be relegated to Division 2 for the following season.
42.2.5 Any Club relegated in accordance with rule 42.2 will not be eligible for any promotions or prize monies for any of its lower teams for the current season.
42.3 Youth Cricket
(From the start of the Cricket Season 1 January 2017)
42.3.1 Any Premier League club that did not have an identifiable youth section, with at least three teams (U17 or below, boys or girls), playing inter-club competitive matches* in the previous season should be identified and an action plan put into place to correct this.
42.3.2 Any County Division 1 club that did not have an identifiable youth section, with at least one team (U17 or below, boys or girls), playing inter-club competitive matches* in the previous season should be identified and an action plan put into place to correct this.
42.3.3 Failure to comply with 42.3.1 or 42.3.2 above for a second successive season shall result in that club being relegated with immediate effect.
42.3.4 A club shall not be precluded from gaining promotion into County Division 1 through 42.3.2 above, but the requirement must be met during the following season.
* Qualification: All age-groups to count (i.e. U9 through to U17), boys or girls. Any organised, competitive (including ‘friendly’) matches or festivals to count. 1 day = 1 fixture, i.e. a festival day counts as just one game. The team must have played (i.e. started), or received by concession, a minimum of FOUR fixtures.