FINES totalling £744 were handed out to clubs at last night’s Drakes League monthly meeting.
Over £300 of those punishments were for clubs breaking the three-hour rule, but the biggest single fine, £100, was incurred by Emley for not sending a second XI to their Earnshaw Cup tie at Hall Bower, £50 of the fine going to the home club.
Denby and Kirkheaton were fined £50 each for not fielding second XIs in the Fired Up Paddock Shield first round at home to Almondbury Wes and Clayton West respectively.
Those matches were still in the football season, while Emley had injury and absence problems for their double-header weekend.
On the three-hour rule, Golcar were just three overs in excess at home to Hall Bower in the Drakes Premiership, but with it being their fourth offence it cost them £56.
Shepley were caned £51 for being four overs beyond the time limit against Golcar in the top flight, because it was their third offence (the cost is multiplied by the number of offences).
Shelley are also three-time offenders, so it cost them £33 for being three overs outside the limit against Skelmanthorpe. Three clubs – Shelley, Meltham and Hoylandswaine – were fined £20 each for playing unregistered players in their second XIs and also deducted points.
Other fines were for late result sheets and not reporting results to the regular news agency straight after matches have been completed.
While Barkisland, Scholes and Skelmanthorpe are all in Heavy Woollen Cup action this coming Sunday, that is also the date for the Oddfellows (1pm) and Earnshaw Cup (1.30) first rounds, which are backed by allroundercricket.com. Clubs are reminded there are no Frank Platt Championship fixtures on Saturday.