After 133 years, coloured clothing comes to Birmingham League

"The league programme is starting on time on April 17.

"We are playing Premier One and Premier Two with no regionalisation because there are no travel restrictions.

"The one thing we are making a change to is the Williamson Trophy. The first round was due to be played on the April 10 but we are not playing that on the 10th because you are not allowed to have spectators into ground until the 12th.

"We don't feel it's fair for clubs to have to stop their members coming in for a competitive match.

"It's hard to con

We have put the whole comp back a round. First round will now take place on Sunday, April 18.

Second round on date of semo-ffin, semi on date of final and final on May 9 - four consecutive Sundays where Will Trophy will be played,

We are back to where we were in 2019 which is 11 50 over win or lose games and 11 55 over win, lose or draw games.

start with five 50 over then 11 then 6 50 overs.

"White ball and coloured clothing for the first time in the 50 overs, which should have happened in 2020 but it was ob delayed due to the pandemic.

White ball and coloured clothing in the Williamson Trophy as well, 40 overs.

The T20 competition, first round completed by Monday, May 3. that's coloured clothing and pink ball.

col clothing that;s the way most of the prem lges are going.

Bit controversila biggest issue clubs providing black sidecreens.

"We are planning for promotion and relegation.

"Fingers crossed there are no interruptions.

"We have had to put plans in place in case we get interrupted or single games get affected by Covid.

"We are still working on a strategy and that will be confirmed and in place before the season starts.

"Hopefully it wont happen at all but it is best to be prepared.

"Clubs can't serve people with food and drinks indoors at the start of the season, so we have taken the decision to continue from last year.

"Players, umpires and scorers will have to provide their own food and we have taken the decision to make that a policy for the whole season and then review it for next year.

two down from prem 1

two up from prem 2

two down from prem 2

two clubs up via play-offs from four feeder leagues.

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