Thanks to all those who came along to the Ball & Handbook Distribution Meeting. For those clubs that couldn't make it, any balls ordered will be taken to the Saracens Herts Cricket League Captain's Meeting to be collected.
The Red Incrediballs, which have been delayed in delivery, will also be distributed at the Captain's meeting.
I'd like to thank Hatfield Hyde for hosting the evening.
Following on from the discussion at the Club Forum and AGM we have decided to revert to last year's pitch length recommendations and will not be reducing the length to 16 yards.
Consultation with both Chris Wood (Pitches Consultant ECB) and Paul Bedford (National Participation Manager ECB) led to them commenting: "The matter you raise is undergoing some serious consideration & research within a new Safety in Cricket study so hopefully you can advise the Herts Junior Leagues coaches / admin accordingly until the eventual outcome is published and released."
A new Match Sheet has been introduced for 2017.
The completion of Match sheets at each game is mandatory and it should be retained by the home side. The League will make spot checks in 2017 and a penalty will be applied if sheets cannot be produced (A 5 points deduction per missing sheet is under consideration).
The 2016 HJL Presentation Evening took place on Friday 16th September 2016 at Radlett CC.
Trophies were presented by theGuest of Honour, former England, Middlesex & Surrey player Mark Ramprakash.
Pictures from the evening can be viewed here: 2016 Gallery
U11 Summer League - West Herts
U13 Summer League - Shenley Village
U15 Summer League - Old Albanian
U17 - Hoddesdon
This Sunday (4th September) sees Finals Day (part 2) take place with the U11 Summer semi finals and final at Stevenage CC and the U13 & U15 Summer finals at Broxbourne CC together with the U17 Final.
U9 - Radlett
U10 Incrediball - Hitchin
U10 Hard ball - West Herts
U11 8-a-side - Bishop’s Stortford
U11 11-a-side - St Albans
U11 Girls - Harpenden
U12A - Shenley Village
U12B - Watford Town
U13A - Harpenden
U13B - Hoddesdon
U13 Girls - Abbots Langley
U14A - Hertford
U14B - West Herts
U15A - Kings Langley
U15B - Old Albanian
U17 Girls - Abbots Langley
Sunday 17th July is the first of two Finals Days for the Herts Junior Leagues competitions. On this day semi finals and finals for 16 competitions will take place at venues across the county.
From Stevenage to Rickmansworth, Tring to Bishop's Stortford - the season finales for competitions for boys and girls from Under 9 to Under 17 will take place.
The B League restrictions remain the same as in previous seasons - batsmen retire at 25 and no bowler can bowl more than 3 overs.
This was, unfortunately, omitted from the 2016 Handbook but is still on the Rules on the website - Competition Rules for B Leagues
Following a number of requests, I have constructed a page on this site with instructions on how to enter a basic match result into the system.
The rules require home teams to enter the result of a match by the end of Saturday in the week in which the fixture was played.
There are three ways to enter results:
1. Enter the match result only with scores, wickets and overs.
2. Enter a full scorecard for the match
3. Download the match to a tablet/phone and "live score" it.
The instructions in this article deal with the first option.