THE promotion of Cheltenham back to Premier One in the West of England Premier League (WEPL) has been formally approved, along with confirmation of all ups and downs throughout the seven-division cross-county competition.
Cheltenham, who won (Tier Two) Premier Two Glos/Wilts, now prepare for trips next to summer to teams such as champions Clevedon, Bath and Bridgwater, along with Lansdown who were promoted after clinching the Premier Two Bristol/Somerset silverware on the other side of the pyramid structure.
Frocester, the 2014 and 2015 champions, drop down from Premier One to Premier Two Glos/Wilts. One of the knock-on effects of this relegation is that Frocester 2nds, the champions of the (Tier Three) Gloucestershire Division cannot be promoted into the same division, handing elevation instead to runners-up Stroud.
Lechlade, who were unable to complete their final four matches of the season in Premier Two Glos/Wilts, drop out of WEPL while Cheltenham 2nds and Kingsholm return to the Greene King IPA Gloucestershire County League to be replaced by Painswick and Corse & Staunton.
Winterbourne, the champions of the (Tier Three) Bristol & North Somerset division, go up to Premier Two Bristol/Somerset along with North Perrott, the winners of the Somerset division.
Three sides – Frenchay, Bristol West Indian Phoenix and Timsbury – are promoted to Bristol & North Somerset from the Bristol & District League.
How WEPL will look in 2019 – Premier One: Clevedon, Bath, Downend, Potterne, Bristol, Bridgwater, Bedminster, Taunton St Andrews, Cheltenham, Lansdown.
Premier Two Bristol/Somerset: Ilminster, Taunton Deane, Bishopston, Weston-super-Mare, Shapwick & Polden, Midsomer Norton, Keynsham, Taunton, North Perrott, Winterbourne.
Premier Two Glos/Wilts: Frocester, Goatacre, Thornbury, Burbage & Easton Royal, Corsham, Biddestone, Dumbleton, Trowbridge, Chippenham, Stroud.
Somerset Div: Frome, Bridgwater II, Minehead, Chard, Yeovil, Wembdon, North Petherton, Taunton Deane II, Street, Wellington.
Bristol & North Somerset: Knowle, Stapleton, Brislington, Bristol II, Twyford House, Bath II, Congresbury, Frenchay, Bristol West Indian Phoenix, Timsbury.
Gloucestershire Div: Rockhampton, Frocester II, Gloucester City Winget, Hatherley & Reddings, Tewkesbury, Cirencester, Bourton Vale, Cheltenham Civil Service, Painswick, Corse & Staunton.
Wiltshire Div: Westbury, Marshfield, Warminster, Swindon, Devizes, Royal Wootton Bassett, Purton, Corsham II, Potterne II, Hinton Charterhouse.
Relegated to Somerset League: Uphill Castle, Staplegrove.
Relegated to Bristol & District: Claverham, Chew Magna.
Relegated to Gloucestershire County League: Lechlade, Cheltenham II, Kingsholm.
Relegated to Wiltshire League: Corsham II, Marlborough.