Hi crawley how yee lookin fur 4pin this summer, got 1 maybe 2 teams ready an Willin Regs cs
Some good news for you, Gandalf:
All the founding member teams have shown an interest again, though two of last years venues have gone: the Mill House have moved to the Windmill Crawley and the Malt Shovel team wish to play from Ye Old Stout House. The Dun Horse A are staying put.
And on speaking to the other founder members last night, a switch to Tuesday nights has been approved.
So a provisional yes to a second team from the Bull, but this will be dependent on getting one more team on top of that to form a second division, as the general view is we need the season to be for no more than 6 weeks' of fixtures, to fit around Billingshurst's Jubilee Team Knockout.
The fixture list when issued will have the following dates: Tues 24th June Tues 1st July Tues 8th July Tues 29th July Tues 5th August Tues 19th August
Tues 26th August will be used either for a return Interleague challenge - OR - for a seventh week if a second division is formed. How this will work is on the basis of 2 divisions of 3 teams, with teams playing the others in their own division Home and Away, but those in the other division once only.
Were we to get a total of 7 or 8 teams, then we can revert back to six weeks and have the Interleague match again. But I don't think that this will happen, although this time around we would be willing to include Mid Sussex as within the Crawley catchment area.
Hi Gandalf, If it helps, a map of the boundary of Mid Sussex is given here: www.mid-sussexbbl.co.uk/page3.html The A23 forms a boundary to the west. The Bull was/is a great venue, but as you can see, if you wanted to you could now come back slightly eastwards.
Just to confirm exactly what we mean by "teams within the Mid Sussex boundary welcome"....... The following towns and/or villages are acceptable: Haywards Heath; Burgess Hill; Hurstpierpoint; Hassocks; Keymer.
Sorry, nothing east of the B2112 - as too far for the Horsham teams.
.......in other words, you've absconded to Hastings again !
A change is as good as a rest Tommo but 1 won't be leaving Hastings or Lewes any time soon in 3 pin and I'm not leaving Eastbourne playing 4 pin either... unless Horsham wants to take the Bull by the horns or thrash around with a red cape during a full moon and a following wind
The Big Bulls sound like something out of Hylda Baker's pickle factory !