Over 40s Finals Day
|Published: 23rd August 2010 18:10|
At Warrington sports club on Bank Holiday Monday, AUGUST 30th, 2010
11 a.m. Players report; coffee and biscuits
12 noon - 2.40 p.m. Semi-final 1 using main ground and dressing-rooms
NESTON (winners of Western group) v TOFT (winners of Central group
Umpires: Barrie Burns & Jeff Plumpton
12 noon - 2.40 p.m. Semi-final 2 using top ground and dressing-rooms:
SALE SILVERBACKS (winners of North-East group) v MARPLE (winners of South-East group)
Umpires: Don Speakman & Steve Walton
2.45 p.m. to 3.15 p.m.: Tea for all players, umpires, club and league officials
3.20 p.m. - 6 p.m. Final on main ground:
NESTON or TOFT v SALE SILVERBACKS or MARPLE
Umpires to be decided
6.10 p.m. Presentation of Play-off Trophy and Man of Match award.
Coloured clothing may be worn
The League wish to thank the following:
O Warrington Sports Club for the kind use of their two splendid grounds and facilities
O The catering staff for providing tea for 60 people simultaneously
O The League Umpires & Scorers Association for nominating their four very best men to cover the three matches.
O The 28 Over 40s member clubs for their co-operation throughout the 2010 season, which has been a very successful, cheerful - and dry.
PREVIOUS PLAY-OFF WINNERS: Irby (at Upton, 2008); Neston (at Neston, 2009).
In the event of rain, bowl-outs will decide the winners
2010 OVER 40s FINAL TABLES
2010 SUMMARY: Of 168 scheduled fixtures, only 24 (14 pc) were cancelled or abandoned due to rain. Just five games were conceded. These are the best figures in recent seasons
THE 2011 SEASON: A special meeting of Over 40s club representatives is to be held at Warrington Sports Club on Thursday, October 14th (8 p.m.). At that meeting, clubs should confirm whether they intend to continue and any new clubs wishing to enter should signify their intentions, although the present number (28) is ideal. Clubs should also be prepared to propose any amendments to rule and format for the 2011 season, which is expected to start on Wednesday, May 4th and end on Wednesday, August 3rd. Bank Holiday Monday is on August 29th.