A Message from our Chairman,
Congratulations, of course, are due to our Champions for 2020:
||Kidderminster 2nd XI
||Netherton 2nd XI
||Burghill and Tillington 2nd XI
||Barnards Green 3rd XI
||Worcester Nomads 3rd XI
We must also recognise the fantastic achievement of Colwall CC to win the National Village Knock Out at Lords earlier in the month.
We would also like to offer our congratulations and thanks to all Clubs for the excellent way in which you have conducted yourselves in a very difficult season for us all. Many have commented how much they have enjoyed their matches which have been played in a great spirit of competitiveness, tolerance and enjoyment. With very few exceptions, our clubs have embraced the restrictions which have been forced upon us and supported each other brilliantly.
There have been several positive comments regarding the regional format which was hastily put together when we realised that we would only have half a “normal” season and the likely reluctance to travel given the circumstances. The shorter 40 over matches were also popular for the same reasons. We will be distributing our usual questionnaire to find out what you thought and how we might be able to use some of the positives to shape our League in future seasons. It is therefore really important that your club gives full consideration to your responses.
I was fortunate to be present at the Cup Final at Kidderminster on Saturday to witness a great game between two of our top clubs, Pershore and Stourport. It was a high scoring match played in a competitive but respectful manner with the result decided in the 40 th over of the second innings. An excellent advert for all that is good about our League. What was equally rewarding was the large crowd who gathered, socially distanced of course, to support their own clubs. Perhaps even more rewarding were the large number of “independents” from a variety of clubs who turned up to watch a good game and to support our League.
Thank you all for your help this season. Look after yourselves (and your Clubs) through the winter and let's hope for a more “normal” season in 2021.