FINES totalling £298 were handed out to Drakes League clubs for various playing and administration offences.

While some were for failing to bowl 50 overs inside three hours – the biggest of £42 to Honley for a third such offence – most were for late score sheets and failure to report results.

Match secretary Yvonne Collins has also appealed to all clubs and scorers to ensure they fill in full names for batsmen and correctly identify bowlers and fielders when two have the same surname.

She also appealed for sheets to be filled more neatly.

Meanwhile, the Drakes League Executive are to decide on whether to grant an amnesty to 12 clubs after it was found a total of 25 young players have been involved in matches when not registered.

All players over the age of 13 now have to be registered with the league, but clubs have been fielding juniors – mostly in second XI matches – without following the rule.

Broad Oak will host the Drakes League White Rose side against the Aire-Wharfe League on Sunday, July 24 (1.30).

Coach Norman Clee has a squad in mind, but any further nominations of top-quality Under 21 players are welcomed.

Two of the league’s most promising teenagers, Holmfirth’s Max Morley and Scholes’ Tom Brook, are playing next week for Yorkshire Schools’ Under 19s.