Premier team pulls out of this years ICC

This decision has been brought about as a result of our failure at last years NESMBA AGM to get agreement to move the date of the Barnard Castle Championship weekend.  It will therefore clash with this years ICC Semi Finals meaning fielding a sub-standard team should we qualify or even having to pull out at the last minute. In fairness to the ESMBA the decision to drop out has been taken early so they can re-organise their arrangements as required.

Please direct any queries regarding this to Captain Francis.

(Note – this decision does not affect the Rinks Finals on Feb 2nd)