East Ardsleys ground at Jeffrey Field will not be available for at least the first 7 weeks of the coming season. This is following a complete re-laying of the outfield after remedial work was carried out due to the clubs ongoing drainage issues. Unfortunately, the size of the task, and the unhelpful weather has led to delays in the work being completed. Club officials met with members of the leagues Executive Committee last week and the following actions were agreed:
All East Ardsleys home games up until the end of May will be played at alternative grounds, sourced by the club. Support has already been offered by clubs from the Wetherby, Bradford and Pontefract leagues who have free saturdays during this period.
East Ardsley will give a minimum of 7 days notice to opponents, umpires and the CYCL Management Board of the venue each game will be played at. This applies to all relevant First X1 Championship and Second X1 Premier Division games. No league games will be re-arranged for Sundays.
The same arrangements will apply to any cup games scheduled for Jeffrey Field during this period.
If it proves impossible to find an alternative ground on the day a league game is scheduled then 6 points will be awarded to the opponents on that day.
The situation will be reviewed on 16th May.