Cricket league numbers up for 2012

2/7/11- Battle vs Rye cricket action.   Ben Ridgeway.  Photo by Steve Hunnisett.
2/7/11- Battle vs Rye cricket action. Ben Ridgeway. Photo by Steve Hunnisett.

The East Sussex Cricket League has revealed its constitution for the 2012 season.

There will again be 13 divisions next year, although the total number of teams has risen by five to 129 with 10 in each tier apart from the bottom rung.

St Peters and Buxted Park have been promoted into the top flight, with Chiddingly and Newick moving in the opposite direction. Last season’s Division One winners Willingdon will be back to defend their title.

Uckfield Anderida I and II have returned from the Sussex League, with the front side going into Division Three.

Matches will be played on a home and away basis between early May and September.

Battle, pictured batting, and Rye, fielding, will again go head-to-head in Division Two. See tomorrow’s Observers for the full line-up.