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ORBL 2018/2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The league AGM is coming up and as a committee we have come up with a few new rules/rule amendments we are going to propose to the league.

The committee’s proposals are as follows:

1) That a maximum of 2 players only can be registered on the night of a match.

2) To bring forward the last date for player registrations to the end of January(unless brought to the attention of the committee due to extenuating circumstances).

3) Any clubs that have more than one team will have to play all of their inter club matches before the end of December. If this is not adhered to the outstanding fixture/s will be null and void.

The league AGM will take place at the Fairview inn, Broad lane, Rochdale, OL16 4QQ on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at 7:30pm.

Annual Presentation

Please could you inform all of your club members that the presentation evening is on Friday 26th April at Middleton cricket club, 7:45pm start. This is £6 per head with a pie super included. Please can you let Janet Beardmore know of your attendance ASAP. Also if anyone has any trophies can you get these back to Janet Beardmore within the next few days so we have time to get them engraved for the next winners.

Many thanks Shelley


Rules and Regulations-“The Serve”

Following on from Gary’s e-mail, the Committee discussed this issue once again last night.  In relation the illegal serving, I have been personally witness to this in recent matches and without exception they are back handed serves. 1Z0-061 dumps I am sure everyone knows the rules but I have looked up a link to a useful You Tube video which very clearly demonstrates what a legal and illegal back hand serve looks like.
Could all club secretaries please bring this to the attention of their players that serve back hand in particular as it appears to be a growing number of people who serve this way and consistently do not adhere to the rules.
At club level we do not have umpires watching the game so it is important that team members understand the rules and help to ensure that we all play fairly. 70-779 dumps This may from time to time lead to challenges between players who are on court and in the heat of a game, but I would expect the watching players to take a reasonable position on advising their team mates as to whether or not they are serving illegally.


ORBL Advanced Notification of Tournaments and League Awards Night

The Leagues Open tournament takes place on Monday 25th March with Mixed doubles and Mens and Ladies Singles.

   On Wednesday 27th March, the Mens Doubles and Ladies Doubles open       tournament takes place.

  All events will be at Falinge Park High School starting at 8:00pm on Monday and 7:30pm on Wednesday. Entry fee is £5.00 per person per event and only players currently registered with ORBL are eligible except in the case of ladies where registration in any other league is acceptable.

Anyone wishing to enter must let Kath Davison know either by email or by telephone before Wednesday 20th March (details under Committee section ).

The format of the tournament will be dependent on the number of entries and the League will determine whether or not to go ahead with any event dependent on the number of entries.

This year the awards evening is being held slightly earlier than usual on Friday 26th April 2019. Please can trophy holders ensure that the trolphies are now returned to Janet Beardmore by the absolute deadline of end of March 2019. Trophies can be dropped off at Shawclough on Wednesday evenings or at Alpha on a Monday night or by arranging with Janet to drop off somewhere else.