We are delighted to announce that following the completion of the recent Middlesex Championship AGM at the end of October, all Saturday adult cricket will now be played under the auspices of the Middlesex County Cricket League (MCCL).
From the 2021 season, all clubs within the Middlesex Championship will join a restructured MCCL – creating a competitive structure where over 200 teams will now play in more than twenty separate divisions.
This latest unification follows another significant merger of recreational cricket in the county, when in 2019 the former 1987 League merged with the MCCL.
This latest amalgamation of recreational cricket in Middlesex will now see all clubs playing under the same MCCL league rules, with six divisions of first eleven teams, six divisions of second eleven teams, and seven further regionalised divisions of third, fourth and fifth eleven teams.
The Committees of both Leagues have worked tirelessly to make this merger possible and whilst playing conditions across both leagues were already similar, clubs will need to adopt changes to registrations and reporting under the new structure that adhere to the existing MCCL rules.
Chairman of the Middlesex County Cricket League, Bob Baxter, commented:
“I am delighted to welcome the Championship clubs to the MCCL and look forward to meeting the officials and players during the coming year.
“Middlesex Cricket and the League will try and help these clubs with advice regarding grounds and facilities, with them adopting the changes to the new regulations and reporting, and we are sure that whilst this may take some time to get used to, all clubs will enjoy being part of a League system that includes all clubs in Middlesex.
“Let’s all hope that by May we are able to play a full season of cricket with promotion and relegation back on the table.”