It has been confirmed that the structure of the new Saracens Hertfordshire Premier Cricket League divisions for 2014 will be based on the positions in which teams finished at the end of the 2013 season.
The new Premier Division will consist of 10 teams and will be made up of the teams who finished in Division One of the Home Counties Premier League in 2013, as well as the top seven teams within Division Two East of the HCPL.
The Championship will also contain 10 teams – the remainder of the HCPL sides and the top teams from last season’s Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division One.
The new Herts Premier Cricket League Division One will then be made up of the 10 sides next in line, while all divisions below that will consist of 20 teams with the exception of the last four divisions which will contain 18 teams each.
The new league structure signals a dramatic shake-up of cricket in Herts, but the majority of clubs involved in the change – including Kings Langley CC – have spoken out in support of the decision.
Next season, the KLCC first team will be playing in a very strong Division One, with only the Championship and Premiership divisions above them.
Their fixtures look set to be highly competitive, played home and away against sides including Dunstable, Luton, Ampthill, Hitchin and St Albans.
Commenting on the changes, head of cricket Kevin Rolfe said: “This is a hugely exciting opportunity for KLCC.
“Having come very close to promotion to the old Division One during the last two years, we will certainly grasp the opportunity to perform at this higher level and beyond.
“We are a very ambitious club and want to push on further at both senior and junior levels.
“We are always looking for additional, high quality players who can play a key role in our progress”
To find out more about the cricket plans at KLCC, please email Kevin at firstname.lastname@example.org