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Champions Copmanthorpe ready to quit York Vale Cricket League
Cop, who won the Vale division one crown for the first time last year, have been Vale members for 36 years.
The club were founded in the mid-1950s and had an initial eight-year spell in the Vale League before folding, but were revived in 1976 and have been members ever since.
It follows Hemingbrough’s bid to rejoin the Senior League. They were controversially voted out in 2006.
Welton & Brough, another Vale side, have applied to join the Conference League which has a catchment area based in the East Riding.
In contrast, South Cave & Brantingham want to leave the Conference and join the Vale League, which this year will operate with a record 54 teams in six divisions.
There will be a two new innovations in the Vale League this season – an Under-16 Sixes competition at Selby on Sunday, June 24, and a new club of the year award.
Winners of the club of the year award will receive £400 and a trophy to keep from Malton-based Scothern Construction. It will be presented at the annual dinner at the Royal York Hotel’s events centre on September 22.
Clubs are reminded to get in their player registration forms in before the start of the season.
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