All teams are to please send the results to Dan Lewis (webmaster)
via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
or text 07725086385 asap - within 7 days of completing the
See full Willow rules
The 2017 season see the introduction of a number of new teams,
previously playing in the Full Toss League. Their willingness
to join, will promote a stronger league for all as the number
of teams has increased to 8 in the full league and an additional
team wishing to participate in the Cup and Plate competitions.
Notes from Willow League Meeting Tues 28th Feb 2017
All present happy with structure (League/then split to Shield
Glenwood queries toss time being enforced but it was noted
that this is rarely enforced, it is just an attempt to ensure
that we get the games on promptly, with whoever is present
being able to toss, rather than waiting for the captain to
Glam Centurions put forward preference for 3 over per bowler
in the cup. It was argued that the limit of 2 overs was to
try and get more team involvement and that it also differentiated
from the other competitions.
Vote taken – 5 voted to stick to 2 overs per bowler,
2 voted against, 1 absent.
Votes result - 2 overs per bowler to remain in the cup.
Glenwood & Glam Centurions both put forward proposal
to have retirements at 30 in the League. It was felt that
this was unfair on batsmen and that it again differentiated
the league from the other competitions, where retirements
were in place. It was noted that it had never presented a
problem to date as no one batsman had consistently scored
a high volume of runs which had affected the outcome of games.
It was decided to keep things as they are this season and
to review this again at the end of season meeting. A possible
retirement at 50 could be considered at that point if required.
Reiterated that anything down legside should be classed
as a wide, any full toss over waist height (irrespective of
pace of bowler) and any bouncer above shoulder height, should
be called as a no ball. Agreed that Captain’s should
reiterate this at the start of each game for the avoidance
Recommended that league fixtures aren’t rearranged
in the event of bad weather due to a full fixture list and
the need to have certainty over the Shield/Plate split at
the half way point. Although not perfect, the average points
system was the best way of dealing with rained off fixtures.
Cup games are the only fixtures that should be rearranged
in the event of bad weather. It was reiterated that it was
within the rules for Captains to have the discretion to agree
on many things in order to get cricket played, such as a reduction
of overs in the event of bad weather or an unavoidable late
start for example or for lending fielders/allowing latecomers
to bowl etc.
Winning teams have the responsibility of advising Dan of
the result of the game asap but certainly within a couple
of days of the fixture, to allow the league table to be updated.
The correct score, overs and number of wickets lost was important
for establishing bonus points.
Cup Draw/ Radyr Dad’s
Agreed to allow Radyr Dad’s to join the cup (by playing
a Prelim round) and the Plate when the League splits at the
As there would be 9 teams, it was decided that 5 teams should
compete in the Shield and 4 teams in the Plate.
Prelim round – Eclipse kindly agreed to play a Prelim
round against Radyr Dads.
Casuals v Cavaliers
Centurions v Trust
Medics v Glenwood
Eclipse/Radyr Dads v Hawks
Medics and Glenwood both requested that their home games be
played at Wenvoe, St Fagans or Cath School, depending on who
their respective opponents were.
Hawks to be asked if they want same arrangement or if not,
where they would look to play their home games.
All teams to report in to Mark Stephens with the dates for
their home games, based on the fixture template provided.
23 June 2016 - Unfortunately Rhiwbina have pulled out of
the Willow league due to insufficient numbers. All results
involving Rhiwbina this season will be removed. Hopefully
Rhiwbina will be able to regroup for next season
March 2016 - The Willow league and Full Toss League have
agreed to hold an inter-league cup
Message from Willow Chairman 2015
Welcome to the 2015 Willow League season.
It will be a season of transition with three of the stalwart
teams of recent years sadly (but hopefully only temporarily)
leaving the league at the end of the 2014 season. We have
a slightly tweaked WiSP competition for this season (to be
played as a separate entity - thanks to those of you who replied
to that effect) and also a cup competition, which with only
5 teams in the league should at least mean a semi-final place
for 80% of us!
Willow fixtures - please see the website http://www.cardiffcasualscricket.co.uk/willowleague/willow_fixtures.htm
for the latest fixtures. Thanks as ever to Dan for keeping
the website updated.
Just a few general reminders of issues raised at the AGM.
1. It is the home team's responsibility to provide the match
ball (either one of last years Willow pink ones or a previous
issue Willow red ball) even when you are playing at the away
2. Cancelling matches other than due to bad weather - as
agreed by all the teams any side cancelling a match at short
notice will be required to pay towards the costs of the pitch
hire where the hosting team is charged for it.
3. With the costs of the pitch hire now being shared it is
important that each team has the necessary funds available
on the night of the game irrespective of the number of players
who actually end up playing.
4. The start time for games is 6pm, so the toss needs to
be done by 5.55pm at the latest (as per the rules) and everyone
ready on the field of play, including umpires, for the first
ball to be bowled at 6pm.
All that remains is for me to wish you all an enjoyable season.
Chairman, Willow League
Minutes of the Willow League Annual General Meeting 2015
DATE: Thursday 26 Feb
VENUE: Bar 33, 33 Windsor
Place, Cardiff CF10 3BZ
Chair: Simon Wallis (Uni
Vice Chair: Alistair Collyer
‘without portfolio’: Jeremy Sparkes
Casuals: Dan Lewis, Ed Cheeseman
Cavaliers: Ross Bowen, Glenn Chapman, Glyn Poulsom
Char Trust: Dale Owen, Philip Dooley
CBBs: Andy Rees
Rhiwbina: Gareth Davies
Eclipse: Luke Bonelle
Uni Staff; Consmen (both had previously given word that they
were not able to participate in forthcoming season)
Minutes of Previous Meeting
Agreed as correct record. No matters arising.
Report not really applicable as no longer fees paid in or
reimbursing for pitches. Last year’s balance £873.75
reduced by approx £90 after paying for Cup Final at
St Fagans and trophy engraving. Agreed to keep fund but no
League fees would be charged to current member teams for 2015;
teams invited to play on probation would pay £25 fee.
Vote of Thanks to Officers
The outgoing Officers were warmly thanked for their work during
Appointment of Officers for
Chairman: Eclipse Print (Alistair Collyer)
Vice Chairman: Casuals (Mark Stephens)
Treasurers: Cavaliers (Jonathan Thomas) with Chris Stork (Eclipse)
as second signatory
1) Confirm existing 5 remaining teams and Glamorgan Centurions
to be invited on probation. GP will also invite to play in
the Cup only 2 teams who had expressed interest to him (if
can’t play, then that tie will be a bye).
2) Grounds/hire costs (where known): Eclipse & Chartered
Trust planning to use St Fagans, pitch cost c.£70. Cavaliers
using Cathedral School, pitch cost £72. Casuals using
Wenvoe, pitch cost not known. Rhiwbina using Cardiff Council
pitches, cost not yet known. Centurions based at Llantwit
Fadre, pitch cost not known. Pitch cost to be shared equally
& paid on the night.
3) Playing rules: amendment to rules circulated is batsman
retire 30 runs in Shield/Plate. All other rules agreed.
4) Match balls: each team to provide new ball of suitable
quality for every game where they are designated home team.
The ball may be red or pink. White may be used but by mutual
agreement between the captains.
Any Other Business
1) Contact list: circulated for teams to update/revise accordingly.
2) JS: was bade a fond farewell and thanked for his efforts
on behalf of the Willow over the years.
3) AR: ifCBBs able to sort themselves out and ask to be re-admitted
in a future season if £25 fee could be waived. JS: wary
of the present representatives making a binding financial
commitment that might not be appropriate so far in the future.
AC: of similar view as financial situation may be different
by then but suggested that returning teams be treated in the
same way as current teams, ie. if all teams had to contribute
something then so would returnees.
4) GP: hoped the 3 ‘leavers’ would be able to
strengthen and rejoin soon. Reminded the ‘stayers’
that with several Willow stalwarts retiring then important
that everyone helped Chair and Vice Chair when needed.
Meeting closed at 7.16pm and was followed by the Fixture
The 2014 honours board for the Willow League
is as follows:
League Winners: Cardiff Uni Staff
Sheild Winners: Cardiff Uni Staff
Plate Winners: Eclipse
Cup Winners: Chartered Trust