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13th July 2012
The structure and development of league cricket in the South West of England looks set for major changes in the near future.
After discussions between the cricket boards of Wiltshire, Somerset and Gloucestershire, it has been agreed a review of league cricket in the area should take place.
Committee members of the West of England Premier Cricket League (WEPL) were also present at the talks which will see all feeder leagues in the three counties facing potential changes to their current respective formats.
Any changes that will be made will not be rushed into action according to a statement on the Wiltshire Cricket Board website: “The format enjoyed by the WEPL pyramid will remain unchanged for at least the 2013 season, so no changes will made to the layout of the pyramid at the conclusion of the 2012 season, apart from the normal promotions and relegations.”
The Wiltshire Cricket Board have said they will engage with local leagues that feed into the WEPL, to gauge more of an understanding of where the future of club cricket lies for all clubs in the area.
The 3 cricket boards are also hopeful the developments will create a strong future as a partnership: “These talks represent the beginning of a close working relationship between all bodies that have a responsibility for the development of clubs and club cricket.”