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A copy of the proposal Can be downloaded here   New Sunday League Proposal 

Can you please complete the form below to help us ensure all interested parties are kept up to day. You can also complete the form by clicking on the following link

We are planning to get all interested club for a get together to answer any final questions and discuss the format etc with final commit by clubs required by November 2018

New Sunday Cricket League Proposal


Derwent Sunday League – DSL#19


A high percentage of the teams are the 2nd, 3rd and 4th teams which serve as the entry point to the adult league for so many of our juniors, and fathers, sons and daughters often play side by side.

A lot of junior players don’t have the concentration span to play a full 40/45 over game – we need to make the game shorter. If they are going to play they want to participate fully. They want a chance to bat or bowl and to field somewhere that keeps them actively involved in the game: they want the game to be exciting, and they want to go home having enjoyed the game and the social before, during and afterwards. They want the game to finish in good time: they have plans for the evening. They are the League’s next generation of players and we have got to make their transition from junior to adult cricket as smooth as possible and ensure that it is an enjoyable learning experience, to keep them in the game.

The older players in the league also want the game to finish a bit earlier. They enjoy having younger players in the team – the youngsters are fitter and faster in the field – and they enjoy acting as coaches and advisers, teaching the younger players about the skills, rules and traditions of the game. The older players are more traditional in outlook, having grown up with the 45 over version of the game and we would love some of them to embrace the concept of the Development League because it is a critical stepping stone that will encourage more junior players to follow in their footsteps and enjoy the adult game. Its success is absolutely crucial for the future of our League and this will be a great way for them to have some fun and give something back to the game that they love.

League Aims

  • To ensure player retention and seek recruitment within the Scarborough & Ryedale Areas
  • Aim to develop and nurture youngsters and ease pathway from junior to senior level
  • Reintegrate and encourage ‘lost’ players back to the sport
  • Involvement and participation for all ages and abilities
  • Flexible registration process, sides can be made up from multiple clubs
  • Enjoyment, social interaction and encourage sporting behaviour
  • Run separately from the main Saturday league
  • Franchise names (i.e. Scarborough Colts, Scalby Vikings – no 2nd, 3rd or 4th XI in name)

League Format

  • League to be called Derwent Sunday League - #DSL19
  • Split into regions depending on number of sides, with possible end of season play offs
  • Games played during season but avoiding August holiday period
  • Teas optional.   

Proposed Playing Regulations

  • ·         Games to be played on a Sunday, sides agree start time.
  • ·         30 overs per side
  • ·         Pink Ball or Red Ball
  • ·         Colour Kit or Coloured shirts
  • ·         Names and Numbers on Shirts are allowed
  • ·         Fielding circle
  • ·         Batters retire at 50, can return at end of innings
  • ·         6 overs maximum per bowler
  • ·         Leg Side Wides – 2 runs no extra ball
  • ·         Free hit for Front foot no ball
  • ·         Basic points syste
  • Duckworth Lewis to be used
  • Games to be recorded electronically where possible
  • ·         Each club to provide their own umpire or panel umpires can be used if available and scorer – Players cannot be used
  • ·         Players regularly playing for teams within YPLN or Premier & 1st Division of York Senior League and Premier Division of the Scarborough Beckett League would not be eligible for selection for these fixtures or a maximum of 2 players in the match day 11 with limitations