OPINION by Scoop: Am I the only person who is sitting here incredulous?
No, it’s not the sheer scale of the Kevin Pietersen fallout, but the amazing situation where two local cricket leagues are totally ignoring each other when both are after the same, massive change.
The CLL is looking to expand, in its usual, low-key, ‘We’re still the best league in Lancashire’ fashion. Two divisions of 12 teams, meaning we need eight more.
The Lancashire County League is also looking to expand to two divisions of 12, although they are far more pro-active and far more efficicient than the stone age crew running the CLL.
Now, the CLL has 16 clubs and therefore needs eight more.
The LCL has 14 clubs and wants another 10.
So that’s 18 clubs needed to form two leagues with two divisions of 12 teams.
Where are those 18 clubs going to come from? The Saddleworth League? Bamford (NO)? The Bolton Association? Where?
Now it’s quite obvious I am beating about the bush here, and it’s quite obvious what I am leading to.
It doesn’t take much rethinking, it wouldn’t take much compromising, and it wouldn’t take too much effort.
So do us all a favour, kill two birds with one stone and MERGE!
Get on with it!
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