We are aware of the interest surrounding the progress of the England football team in the Euros, and the fact that the next match takes place on Saturday 3rd July with an 8pm kick off.
We would not expect this to have a significant impact on any Huddersfield Cricket League cricket matches this Saturday other than perhaps some of the ones in the Premiership, who are from now onwards scheduled to play 50 overs per innings games.
We have had suggestions that the start times in all Premiership matches for this Saturday could be altered in order to help teams both play their scheduled fixture and also allow all concerned to watch the England v Ukraine match from the beginning. However, we feel that by doing this we could potentially create other problems for both clubs and officials, and instead of this option The Executive have agreed to offer the option of shortening this Saturday's Premiership matches to 40 overs per innings under RL 6.2.2, without the usual stipulation that prevailing weather conditions have to be a prerequisite for any reduction.
This possible reduction in overs is of course provided that both captains (or clubs) agree to do so before the start of play.
Obviously, should weather conditions prove to be a significant issue this coming Saturday, then Rule RL6.2 will still apply in its entirety for all matches during the current period where we are implementing the Restricted League Rules.
We hope that this the above may be of assistance to some clubs.