Promotion / Relegation Rules

1. Where fixtures and constitution permit promotion and relegation shall be automatic on a two up, two down basis, between all five 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.

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. Rule 2 and 3 to apply except where this would result in a senior XI and junior XI of the same club being in the same division. Where this would happen the following will apply.

4. i) Where a senior XI finishes in a relegation position and would ordinarily be demoted to the same division as their junior XI, the junior XI should be demoted to the division below and their place in the higher division being taken by the next available team from the division in which the junior XI were in, in accordance with rule 2.

4. ii) Where a junior XI finishes in a promotion position and would ordinarily be promoted to the same division as their senior XI, the junior XI should not be promoted, their place in the higher division being taken by the next available team from the division in which the junior XI were in, in accordance with rule 2.

4. iii) Where a senior XI finishes in a relegation position and a junior XI finishes in a promotion position that would ordinarily result in both teams playing in the same division, the junior XI should not be promoted, their place in the higher division being taken by the next available team from the division in which the junior XI were in, in accordance with rule 2.

4. iv). Where a senior XI finishes in a relegation position and would ordinarily be demoted to the same division as their junior XI and where the junior XI is in the lowest division or where the club has another junior XI in the lowest division, then the senior XI will not be relegated.