Neil Graham wrote:I guess the Warwickshire Under 100 default would reflect the death of David Rowe reported elsewhere. David was the U-100 captain.
Yes, that's correct. Essex offered to postpone the match, but in the sad circumstances Warwickshire were unable to field a team even on the new date.
Mick Norris wrote:
David Sedgwick wrote:Speaking as a member of the SCCU Executive Committee. I'm extremely concerned about the spate of defaults from our area. We'll be reviewing the matter at our Annual Council Meeting in July.
Glad to hear that, would be good to know if there is something structurally wrong (as the rest of the country seems to think)
Sean Hewitt wrote:
Dragoljub Sudar wrote:Maybe it would help if we reverted to the 25 points gap rather than the 20 points we have now.
There's a thought
I understand that the 25 point v 20 point band issue is likely to be raised again at either the October 2012 or the April 2013 ECF Council Meeting, with any change taking effect in the 2013-14 season.
In effect that will be four years since the issue was last decided, so it's perfectly reasonable to consider the subject again.
However, I haven't changed my own views. Any change would result in there being several fewer teams in the SCCU Counties Championships and I've yet to see any real evidence that there would be a corresponding increase in the number of teams from other Unions.
My impression is that the defaults from within the SCCU area have arisen because the counties concerned didn't consider carefully enough whether they would be able to field teams in the National Stages in all the Divisions for which they'd qualified. That's a management issue rather than a structural one.