14. LEAGUE AWARDS
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14. LEAGUE AWARDS
(1) All League Trophies shall be vested in the League Management Committee and it shall be their duty to get guarantees duly executed and to take whatever steps they may deem necessary for the safe custody and return to them of the trophies. They shall be empowered to act for the League in all matters concerning trophies and shall cause the names of the winning Clubs to be inscribed upon the trophies each year.
(2) The Senior League Club having the highest number of points and the Junior League Clubs having the highest number of points in their respective divisions at the end of the season shall be considered the Champions for that year and shall be entitled to hold for twelve months the League Championship Trophies.
(3) All League trophies (duly cleaned), including individual awards, shall be returned to the Hon.Sec. at the management meeting in August, with the exception of the Ramsbottom and Lawrenson Cups which must be returned at the July meeting, failure to do so shall render Clubs to a fine not exceeding £10.
(4) The Officers or representatives of each winning Club shall give a guarantee for the return of their trophy in good condition to the League Management Committee.
(5) An allowance for the purchase of souvenirs shall be presented to each winning team, such allowance and the League Championship Trophies to be presented not later than the last Saturday in October.
(6) In the event of two or more Clubs at the head of any division being equal on points at the end of the season, they shall be placed in order in the League Table according to the ratio between runs scored and wickets lost (the ratio to be determined by dividing runs scored by wickets lost in all League matches).
(7) Where there is a tie on points for promotion or relegation between Divisions One and Two,Clubs shall be placed in order in the League Table according to the ratio between runs scored and wickets lost, as defined above.
(8) For the purpose of Final League Tables, where two or more Clubs have equal points they shall be placed in order according to the ratio between runs scored and wickets lost, as defined above.
(9) The two Clubs which shall have scored the least number of points in Division 2 at the end of the season shall be eligible for re-election. (a) In the event that two Clubs apply for re-election to Division 2 and one of them is not re-elected, it must be the bottom team.
(10) The minimum qualification for individual awards shall be as follows: Senior League, Divisions 1 and 2 – a minimum of 12 innings, average over 20 and a minimum of 300 runs scored. Bowling average to be a minimum of 20 wickets.
Division 3 – 8 innings and 200 runs and minimum of 15 wickets.
(11) The Structure of the League
Will be decided upon at the AGM until further notice.
(12) – N/A Rule Omitted
(13) - N/A Rule Omitted
(14) Lancashire Cup Representation
The number of teams that will represent the League in the Lancashire Cup will be determined by the LCB, the highest placed teams the previous season plus the Ramsbottom Cup Winners will make up this number unless the Ramsbottom Cup winner have already qualified in which case the Ramsbottom Cup Runners Up will qualify.
(15) Promotion and Relegation
In seasons where the Senior League has 2 Divisions.
At the end of the season there will be promotion and relegation from Division A and B, the top two teams from Division B being promoted to Division A and the bottom two teams from Division A relegated to Division B.
The bottom two teams in Division B will apply for re-election in the normal way.
(16) Any teams joining the senior structure in the league will join the league in Division B and consideration will be given at the Annual General Meeting prior to the next season as to the make-up of each division if new teams join, to ensure that each division has equal number of teams or at most,Division A has one more team than Division B.
(17) Junior League
The structure of the Junior League will be decided upon at the AGM until further notice. The remaining 11 teams,i.e.the two relegated teams from Division 1 of the Junior League and teams finishing in positions 3–11 in Division 2 in 2013 will form Division 2 of the Junior League.
The bottom two teams in Division 1 of the Junior League in 2014 and subsequent seasons will be relegated into Division 2 and be replaced by the top two teams in Division 2.
The bottom two teams in Division 2 each season shall apply for re-election in writing to the League Secretary as per Rule 4(8).