Promotion / Relegation Rules

1. Where fixtures and constitution permit promotion and relegation shall be automatic on a two up, two down basis, between all divisions. A clubs second team is not allowed to play in a higher division than their first team. Likewise a third team is not allowed to play in a higher division than their first team or second team, with the exception of division four.

2. The divisional champions shall be the side scoring the most points. In the event of a tie the following procedure shall be adopted.

2 a) The side winning most matches shall be the champions, if still a tie then

2. b) The side losing least matches shall be champions, if still a tie situation then

2 c) The Champions will be decided by dividing their average runs per wicket for, by their average runs per wicket against.

3. Relegation sides shall be the two sides scoring the least number of points. In the event of a tie the following procedure shall be adopted.

3. a) The side winning least matches shall be relegated, if still a tie then

3. b) The side losing the most matches shall be relegated, if still s tie situation then

3 c) The side to be relegated shall be decided by dividing their average runs per wicket for, by their average runs per wickets against.

4. Rules 2 and 3 apply, except where this would result in two teams from the same club playing in the same division, with the exception of division four. Where two teams would end up in the same division, the following will apply:

4. a) Where a first team finishes in a relegation position and would be demoted to the same division as their second team, the second team will be demoted to the division below. The second teams place in the higher division will be taken by the next available team from the lower division, in accordance with rule 2.

4. b) Where a second team finishes in a relegation position and would be demoted to the same division as their third team, the third team will be demoted to the division below. The third teams place in the higher division will be taken by the next available team from the lower division, in accordance with rule 2.

4. c) Where a first or second team finishes in a relegation position in division three and their second or third team is already in division four, the first team or second team will be demoted to division four.

4. d) Where a second team finishes in a promotion position and would be promoted to the same division as their first team, the second team will not be promoted. The second teams place in the higher division being taken by the next available team from the division in which the second team were in, in accordance with rule 2.

4. e) Where a third team finishes in a promotion position and would be promoted to the same division as their second team, the third team will not be promoted. The third teams place in the higher division being taken by the next available team from the division in which the second team were in, in accordance with rule 2.