[lead]The Bristol & District League is to run a new 30-over division in 2017. Eight teams will be taking part in the stand-alone Saturday competition which is aimed at attracting back or retaining players who do not have time for 40 or 45-over games, as well as youngsters experiencing senior cricket for the first time.[/lead]
There will be no promotion or relegation from the new division which will offer 14 matches, from May 20 through to August 19.
Matches will start at 1pm and conclude by 4.45pm with bowlers allowed a maximum of six overs and batsmen retiring at 50.
Two runs will result from a wide, with no extra ball, to ensure prompt finishes.
The withdrawal of teams to join this new competition has led to further changes in the main league structure which has now been announced.
The B&D league, meanwhile, is hosting an open forum at the County Ground on November 8 (7.30pm) to look at other proposals for the 2017 season.
2017 line-up – Senior Division: Twyford House, Frenchay, Portishead, Bristol West Indians & Phoenix, Shirehampton, Timsbury, Congresbury, Bristol Asians, Nailsea, Hambrook.
Division I: Downend II, Keynsham II, Almondsbury, Bradley Stoke, Dyrham & Hinton, Winterbourne II, Bristol YMCA, Lansdown II, Coalpit Heath, Clevedon II.
Division II: Frampton Cotterell, OB Westbury II, Old Down, Brislington II, Whitchurch, Knowle II, Blagdon, Hanham, Bitton, Bristol Pakistanis.
Division III: Bishopston II, Cleeve, Bedminster II, West United, Bohemians, Hampset, Long Ashton, St Mary Redcliffe, Midsomer Norton II, Twyford House II.
Division IV: Lodway, Barrow Gurney, Claverham II, Stapleton II, Chew Magna II, Frenchay II, Bristol YMCA II, Shirehampton II, Bath III, Failand & Portbury.
Division V: Bristol West Indians & Phoenix III, Congresbury II, Portishead II, Backwell Flax Bourton, Pakistani Express, Abbots Leigh, Bristol Lions, Woodpeckers,
Bristol III, Bradley Stoke II.
Division VI: Bristol Civil Service, Pucklechurch, University Staff, Winterbourne III, Chilcompton, Bristol Sri Lankans, PR Royals, Pak Bristolians II, Patchway,
Division VII: Taveners, Carsons Mangotsfield, Bedminster III, Brislington III, Gordano Valley, Bishopston III, United Banks, Chipping Sodbury III, Wrington, St George.
Division VIII: Bristol Asians II, Almondsbury II, BAC, Coalpit Heath II, Alveston, Bristol Pakistanis II, Cleve II, Bristol Malayalee, Whitchurch II, Hambrook II.
Division IX: Briska, Bishop Sutton, Hanham II, Timsbury II, Thornbury III, Hampset II, Nailsea II, Hallen, Bedminster IV, OB Westbury III.
Division X: Bristol YMCA III, University Staff II, Churchways, Frampton Cotterell II, Downend III, Frys, Stothert & Pitt, Blagdon II, Keynsham III, Bohemians II.
Division XI: Old Down II, Frenchay III, Bitton II, Failand & Portbury II, Winterbourne IV, Chipping Sodbury IV, Bradley Stoke III, Long Ashton II, Stanton Drew, Saltford.
Division XII: Pucklechurch II, Winford Old Caths, Midsomer Norton Methodists, Easton Cowboys, Grendel, Bath Exiles, Knowle III, Chilcompton II, Lodway II, Abbots Leigh II.
Division XIII: Old Park, St Mary Redcliffe II, Hambrook III, Bedminster V, Coalpit Heath III, Dyrham & Hinton II, Patchway II, Barrow Gurney II, Bristol YMCA IV, Clevedon III.
Division XIV: Bristol West Indians & Phoenix III, Bristol Civil Service II, United Banks II, OB Westbury IV, Carsons Mangotsfield II, Mells, Whitchurch III, Oldfield Park, Timsbury III, Midsomer Norton III.
Division XV: Hampset III, Bradley Stoke IV, Portishead III, Nailsea III, Bohemians III, Twyford House III, Frampton Cotterell III, Thornbury IV, St Mary Redcliffe III, Chipping Sodbury V, Hanham III, Hallen II, Winterbourne V, Bitton III, Pucklechurch III, Alveston II, Carsons Mangotsfield III, Bristol YMCA V.
30-over Division: Bishopston IV, Brislington IV, Downend IV, Hanham IV, Lansdown III, Stapleton III, Stoke Gifford, Twyford House IV.