County teams for 2020/21

The decision to withdraw our Premier team from the 2020/21 ESMBA ICC competition was taken at the ManCom meeting in January (see minutes). Subsequently all county team players were canvassed (on February 2nd) as to whether they wished the NYSMBA to integrate all players into the ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams or whether we should apply to enter a 3rd team into the NESMBA league. The result of this canvass was an overwhelming majorirty (75%) in favour of the latter and a formal application was made to the NESMBA on February 4th. We have today learned that our application has been approved. The new team will be known as the ‘C’ team and will compete next season in Division 2 alongside the ‘A’ team. The ‘B’ team will play in Division 1 having gained promotion after a very successful year.