THE Committee of Heywood Cricket Club have called an Extraordinary General Meeting of all members in the Crimble clubhouse on Thursday, August 1 (7.45pm).
The sole item for discussion will be: ‘That this Club should consider an application to join the Lancashire Cricket League for the 2021 season’.
Heywood were founder members of the Central Lancashire League until leaving at the end of the 2015 season to join the newly-created Greater Manchester Cricket League (GMCL).
Since then the Club has suffered relegation twice from the Premier League but are currently riding high in Division 1A as they bid to regain their top flight spot.
But there has been an undercurrent of feeling amongst some members that Heywood should apply to join the recently restructured Lancashire League, which now operates a two division system.
Chairman John Rhodes said: “The Committee has been made aware of this feeling and believe that, as happened in 2015, all members should be given their chance to voice their opinions over a switch of leagues.
“There are several points to consider, including the possible playing and financial benefits.”
The deadline for an application to join the Lancashire League for the 2020 season has passed, and, if this new proposal was carried by the membership, it would mean an approach would be made for a switch in 2021 and to leave the GMCL at the end of the 2020 campaign.
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