THE make-up of the Arrow Huddersfield Central League will remain unchanged for 2007.
Club representatives were told at the League's annual meeting that all 36 clubs (69 teams in total) will be competing again next year, when the season gets under way on Sunday, April 22.
The Premier and Sections A and B will comprise 12 teams, with 11 in Sections C, D and E.
The only significant change to rules sees the Central League adopt two points for matches rained off, instead of the one point which has applied in recent years.
Although reporting a slight loss on the balance sheet, treasurer Jim Bostwick said that because he was still waiting for a number of fines to come in, plus an amount of sponsorship cash, the League would actually show a small profit on the year.
The League are planning to hold a pre-season get-together for club captains and vice-captains to address a number of points, including discipline procedures and match results.
Meanwhile, champions Cumberworth and runners-up Hoylandswaine have both been invited to compete in the Drakes Huddersfield League's Romida Sykes Cup and the Paddock Shield competitions next season.
* Following the closure of Painthorpe Country Club, the venue for the Central League dinner and presentation evening, the event, which celebrates the 2006 season, will be staged at Brooklands Restaurant, Dodworth, in March.
* Yorkshire batsman Andew Gale is hosting a series of coaching courses for young players later this month and in the New Year.
Gale has set up his own business called Pro-coach which has already benefited more than 150 youngsters from Bradford to Bridlington.
The first course will be staged on December 21 and 22 at Leeds Metropolitan Sports Hall, from 10am to 2pm, and is aimed at children between the ages of seven and 13.
Gale, who is a qualified Level 3 ECB coach, will be running the course himself, which will cover all the key disciplines involved in playing cricket, while also playing games and having nets.
The cost is £40, and there are just 10 places left.
The second session will be held at Woodlands on January 4 and 5, from 10am to 3pm, for children aged seven to 13.
The cost is the same (£40) and there are still eight places available. To book a place on either course, telephone 07922 009120 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org