Registration for the 2020/21 season is now open. We sincerely hope that our current member clubs will continue to support us with their renewed participation, whilst we would also welcome any new clubs who wish to join. With the ongoing lack of outdoor cricket, we are anticipating a high level of demand for indoor cricket during the winter; and would recommend registering early to avoid disappointment.
The closing date for applications is Friday 31st July.
Firstly, we hope everyone connected with the League remains safe and well. Whilst we're in the unprecedented situation that the current pandemic has presented us with, the League is trying to operate as close to normality as it can; and this includes holding the AGM in June as has been done in previous seasons. Obviously, restrictions on mass gatherings have required us to explore alternative options and as a result, this years AGM shall be held using the Zoom meeting platform. Should using Zoom prove to be a success, this may be an option we continue to use when normality is restored. The details for the AGM are as follows:
Attendance remains mandatory for all clubs. Should multiple representatives of a club wish to attend, this would be welcomed by the League; but each club shall receive only one vote. A copy of the 2019 Minutes and 2020 Agenda can be found below:
Please find some elaboration on one of the more crucial items below:
Conclusion of the 2019/20 Season:
It's no secret to anyone that all forms of cricket have been severely disrupted by COVID-19 and unfortunately, the League has been no exception. At the time of the initial lockdown, we were forced to postpone the final two weeks of the 2019/20 season. Since then, the SHICL committee has closely monitored the situation and reviewed our options.
Should the situation allow, it is our intention to finish the 2019/20 league season (the cup competitions have had to be abandoned), provided we can remain within the Government and Hampshire Cricket Board guidelines at the time. There are 12 league matches outstanding, which we aim to play on a single evening on Sunday 6th September; with a view to commencing the 2020/21 season on Sunday 20th September.
This continues to be a challenging time for everyone, and our plan depends on multiple (still) unknown factors, including the "Places Leisure" facilities being available to us.
The South Hampshire Indoor Cricket League was inaugurated in 1976 as the Farley's Indoor League. All the matches are played throughout the autumn and winter at Places Leisure Eastleigh (formerly Fleming Park Leisure Centre). The league consists of three Men's Divisions, a Ladies Division and either one or two Juniors Divisions.