The 2022 fixtures are now live on this site – and they show that two years hit by the pandemic has not done the League any favours.
New fixture secretary John Palmer reports: “We’ve lost five teams from Friday nights, two from Mondays and two from Thursdays, which is somewhat offset by two new teams on a Monday and two on a Thursday.
“Promotion/Relegation has been dependent on where we’ve lost teams – but, generally, 1 or 2 teams have been promoted and similarly relegated.
“Two clubs requested that their teams play in a lower division due to loss of players. (Albrighton & Donnington Wood).
“Consequently there will be 12 teams in Divisions 1 & 2, 11 in Divisions 3 and also 4, 5 & 6 and a full house of 14 in the Dennis Lewis Thursday Division.
“Friday leagues will start 2 weeks after the Premier League on 22nd April (missing Easter the week before) and finish one week before the Premier on 23rd September.
“This is because I’ve taken the opportunity to move the Queen’s Jubilee fixtures (Friday 3rd June) en bloc to 23rd September rather than play them on Wednesday 1st June.
“Thanks to Mike Beckett, we’ve been able to match the existing Premier fixtures almost exactly. There is one exception – the division 1 fixture between Wrockwardine Wood A and Newport A – which has to be rearranged.
“Monday Leagues will start on 11th April and finish on 26th September, missing Easter Monday, May Day and the August Bank Holiday.
“The Thursday league will be the first to start on 7th April and finish on 29th September.”