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West Penwith Evening League

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President: B.G. Richards MBE,   Chairman:  C. Williams,  Vice-Chairman:  D Phillips

Life Members: Mrs A.M. George, MBE, J.P.;   Mr P. George;    

Joint Hon. SecsMr & Mrs P. George, Logan Rock Inn, Treen, St Levan, Penzance  Tel. 01736 810495

Asst Sec: C. Williams    07760 388703

    Results Secretary: D. Leek       Hon. Auditor :  C.D. South

Hon. Treasurer: Mrs. A.M. George MBE, J.P., Logan Rock Inn, Treen, St Levan, Penzance  Tel. 01736 810495

  2017 Season

          Fixtures     Results       Table        WPEL Facebook page           Runciman Cup
League Winner plays Mining Division League Winner in a Challenge Match in August
 2016 Champions St Ives
2016 Play Offs: Semi-Finals - Goldsithney 151-2 beat Paul 110-7  click
St Ives 110-9 lost to Penzance 111-3 click
2016 Play Off Final  on Thur 4 August  Penzance 122 lost to Goldsithney 124-2 click


Fixtures 2017   (10 Teams playing each other once)

wk1       9-May   Leedstown          St Just

wk1       9-May   St Buryan            St Ives

wk1       9-May   Goldsithney         Rosudgeon

wk1       9-May   Gulval                  Penzance

wk1       9-May   Hayle                   Paul

wk2     16-May   St Ives                 Leedstown

wk2     16-May   Rosudgeon         St Buryan

wk2     16-May   Penzance            Goldsithney

wk2     16-May   Paul                     Gulval

wk2     16-May   St Just                 Hayle

wk3     23-May   Leedstown          Rosudgeon

wk3     23-May   St Buryan            Penzance

wk3     23-May   Goldsithney         Paul

wk3     23-May   Gulval                  Hayle

wk3     23-May   St Ives                 St Just

wk4     30-May   Penzance            Leedstown

wk4     30-May   Paul                     St Buryan

wk4     30-May   Hayle                   Goldsithney

wk4     30-May   Rosudgeon         St Ives

wk4     30-May   St Just                 Gulval

wk5      06-Jun   Leedstown          Paul

wk5      06-Jun   St Buryan            Hayle

wk5      06-Jun   Goldsithney         Gulval

wk5      06-Jun   St Ives                 Penzance

wk5      06-Jun   Rosudgeon         St Just

13-Jun   Runciman R2      Runciman R2

13-Jun   Runciman R2      Runciman R2

13-Jun   Runciman R2      Runciman R2

13-Jun   Runciman R2      Runciman R2

20-Jun   Hayle                   Leedstown

wk6      20-Jun   Gulval                  St Buryan

wk6      20-Jun   Penzance            Rosudgeon

wk6      20-Jun   Paul                     St Ives

wk6      20-Jun   St Just                 Goldsithney

wk6      27-Jun   Leedstown          Gulval

wk 7      27-Jun   St Buryan            Goldsithney

wk 7      27-Jun   Rosudgeon         Paul

wk 7      27-Jun   St Ives                 Hayle

wk 7      27-Jun   Penzance            St Just

wk7       04-Jul   Goldsithney         Leedstown

wk8       04-Jul   St Just                 St Buryan

wk8       04-Jul   Paul                     Penzance

wk8       04-Jul   Hayle                   Rosudgeon

wk8       04-Jul   Gulval                  St Ives

wk8       11-Jul   Leedstown          St Buryan

wk9       11-Jul   St Ives                 Goldsithney

wk9       11-Jul   Rosudgeon         Gulval

wk9       11-Jul   Penzance            Hayle 





1. That this amalgamation of clubs be called the West Penwith Cricket League




2. That an Annual General Meeting [AGM] be held during February each year to make all necessary elections, receive reports, alterations to rules and fixture arrangements. Notice of any proposed alterations of rules must be sent to the League Hon Secretary by 31 December each year, who shall give notice of such proposed alterations to clubs with the notice convening the AGM.




3. The business of the AGM and other League Meetings shall be transacted by the President, Vice Presidents, Chairman, Vice Chairman, Hon Secretary, Assistant Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer and one voting member from each league club. All clubs not represented at meetings be fined £1.00 for non attendance unless satisfactory explanation is given to the Management Committee.




4. A Management Committee shall be appointed at the AGM to consist of Chairman, Hon Secretary, Assistant Hon Secretary, Hon Treasurer and three nominees from clubs in the league to deal with all matters that may arise affecting the league. The decision of this committee shall be final and binding.




5. That clubs in membership of the evening league shall pay at the AGM an annual subscription to be determined by the AGM.




6. That the league be strictly an amateur league and no player who is being paid for playing cricket exclusively shall be allowed to play in any evening league or Runciman Cup matches.




7. Every player shall be registered by his club with the league Secretary by May 1 each year. No player can play for more than one club in one season unless permission is first obtained by the league Management Committee, following consultation with the respective clubs involved.




8. For the purpose of registration a player having first played for a club in that season shall be so attached to that particular club.




9. That every player debarred from playing for his own league team shall be debarred from playing for any other league team.




10. No re-instatements at all in league or cup.




11. All league and cup games to commence not later than 6.30 pm, duration 20 overs each team. No player shall bowl more than 4 overs in the match. (Rule 11 amended Feb 2017)




12. No player shall play for more than one club in Runciman Cup games. In Runciman Cup games if the match ends in a tie, the winners shall be the team with the least number of wickets down at the end.




13. In league matches no more than two County Senior players can play, no age limit, they must not bowl at all or bat higher than number six. No senior players at all in Runciman Cup.




14. For definition a County Senior Player is one who plays in the Premier 50/50 Cup, Premier League or County Division One. A County Senior player is one who has played three senior matches in that season, (see new rule 23 - 2004) (Rule 14 amended March 2008, March 2009, March 2012 & March






15. Points in league matches as follows :-Win 2 points; Tie 1 point; Draw (through rain interfering only) 1 point.




16. Home club to send results to results Secretary within 2 days following completion of the match. A fine of £1.00 will be imposed on any club failing to comply with this rule.




17. If rain prevents play being started in Runciman Cup matches the game will be played the following day if possible.




18. A team not ready to start at 6.30 pm in league or cup matches forfeits the right to toss. All games shall be played to a finish, unless rain interferes. There shall be no light appeals.




19. If a team is incomplete, they may play unregistered players providing such are acceptable to the opposing side. The result of the game stands




20. If any club desires to enter a protest against another club it must be in writing to the league Hon Secretary, by the Secretary of the protesting club not later than seven clear days after the cause for the protest arose. The protesting club must send a copy of the letter of protest to the club concerned.




21. No professional or match professional to play in league or cup matches.




22. As at the start of the season, any Player Under 19 years old or under 19 is not classed as a Senior


Player. No Bowling or batting Restrictions . (amended March 2011)




23. Only teams that compete in both the WPEL and the Runciman Cup have a vote on matters relating to League Rules.




24. 1. The winner of the West Penwith Evening League shall be the team with the most points at the end of the League season.




24.2. In the event of 2 clubs being tied at the top of the League Table at the end of the season, the winning team shall be the winner of the game played between the teams jointly topping the League table. In the event of the game being tied or drawn, the winning team shall be the team losing least wickets.




24.3. In the event of a winner not being achieved from Rules 25.1 or 25.2, the League winner shall be deemed to be the team with most wins.




24.4. In the event that a winner has still not been determined from Rule 25.1, 25.2 or 25.3, the winner shall be deemed to be the team with most wins gained from completed fixtures.




24.5. In the event of more than 2 Clubs being tied at the top of the League table at the end of the season, the winner will be the club with most wins against its rivals. If there is still no outright winner, follow Rules 25.2, 25.3 & 25.4 until a winner is determined.




25.1 There shall be no re-arrangements of WPEL games other than for Vinter Cup matches which take precedence. No match may be cancelled due to weather before 4pm on the match day. In the event of a game being cancelled the following shall apply:-


•           game cancelled due to weather conditions, the match points shall be shared equally between


the teams.


•           in the event of a club being unable to raise a team to fulfil the fixture, the game shall be deemed to have been conceded by the defaulting team, and the points awarded to the opposition






•           in the event of a pitch being unfit to be played on, other than due to weather conditions, the home club shall forfeit the fixture and points. (Rule 25.1 amended Feb 2017)




25.2 Any match needing to be re-arranged because of a Vinter Cup game, must be re-arranged and played on a mutually agreed date within two weeks of the original date.  If the re-arranged game cannot be played for any reason, Rule 1 above shall apply.




 25.3Any player who has not played in a match prior to the WPEL play-off matches, is deemed ineligible to play in a play-off fixture or resulting final.




[February 2001 Revision - Rule 14. - March 2004 Revision New rule 22 – March 2008 Revision Rule


14 – March 2009 Revision Rule 14 & 22 and new rule 23, March 2010 – Revision rule 22, March 2013


– Revision Rule 14 and New Rule 24.1 to 24.5, Feb 2014 New Rule 25.1 to 25.3, Feb 2017 – Rule 11 amended, Rule 25.1 amended]












1.       League games commence at 6.30 pm.(unless otherwise stated)




2.       Duration 20 overs in League and Cup matches.




3.       Home Club to inform Result’s Secretary within 2 days of the match being played.




4.       No player shall bowl more than 4 overs in any 20 over match, including Runciman Cup matches.




5.       All registrations of players to league Hon Secretary by May 1.




6.       Except in Semi-Finals, games to be played on the ground of the first named club.




7.       No player shall assist more than one club in Cup Games.




8.       Reserve dates for Runciman Cup Final are notified annually.


9.       Dates set for the Runciman Cup Semi Finals, the Final and the League Play-offs may change and are subject to the availability of Penzance Cricket Club’s ground.




10.     Neutral Umpires will be appointed in Semi-Finals and Finals




11.      In Runciman Cup Matches, if the match ends in a tie, the winner shall be the team with the least number of wickets down at the end.




12.     No reinstatements at all in League or Cup.




13.     League and Cup Matches that are postponed must be played within 14 days. Home Club to give opponents 2 dates. Defaulting Clubs to forfeit points.




14.     In League Matches 2 senior players can play, no age limit.




They must not bowl at all or bat higher than number 6. No senior players in Runciman Cup. Any


Player under 19 years old at the start of the season is not classed as a Senior Player.




15.     Points in league Matches as follows:- Win 2 points; Tie or Draw 1 point.






The West Penwith League was formed in 1902 to formalise the many friendly games that were played in the area between local village teams. Many of the clubs have sadly disappeared since then, including previous winners of this competition Sennen, Sancreed, Townshend, Carnhell, St Hilary, JHB/Holmans, Madron and more recently Long Rock and Halsetown.

In 1966  the likes of St Buryan, Paul, Sancreed, St Levan and Zennor joined the Cornwall Cricket League and the  West Penwith League then evolved into the West Penwith Evening League (WPEL) and became a mid-week competition.

In 1934 the Rt. Hon. Walter Runciman MP, 1st Viscount of Doxford, presented a trophy to Penzance Cricket Club which became 'The Runciman Cup' for which clubs now compete.  This magnificent trophy is engraved 'Penzance Cricket Club Sportsmans Cup, Presented by Rt Hon Walter Runciman MP'.  The trophy then became the WPEL mid-week cup competition, with the final an important event in the local sporting calender.  The trophy has been played for annually since then, with the exception of the bulk of the War year period from 1940 to 1945.  Walter Runciman was MP for St Ives between 1929 and 1937.


Previous winners of the West Penwith Cricket (Evening) League


1902    St Just                         1946    Trenhayle                    1988    St Just            

1903    Trewellard                  1947    Carnhell                      1989    Madron                      

1904    St Just                         1948    Madron                       1990    Madron          

1905    Madron                       1949    Halsetown                   1991    Ludgvan         

1906    Trewellard                  1950    St Ives                         1992    Goldsithney   

1907    Trewellard                  1951    Madron                       1993    Paul    

1908    Penzance                     1952    Carnhell                      1994    Halsetown      

1909    Exiles                          1953    Kenneggy                    1995    Madron                      

1910    Penzance                     1954    Kenneggy                    1996    Halsetown      

1911    Penzance                     1955    Halsetown                   1997    Paul                

1912    Penzance                     1956    Goldsithney                1998    Scandals

1913    St Just                         1957    St Hilary                     1999    The Sloop

1914    War Year                     1958    Goldsithney                2000    Halsetown      

1915    War Year                     1959    Goldsithney                2001    Paul    

1916    War Year                     1960    Paul                             2002    Rosudgeon     

1917    War Year                     1961    Carnhell                      2003    Halsetown

1918    War Year                     1962    Sancreed                     2004    Halsetown

1919    Post War Year             1963    Zennor                        2005    Halsetown & Rosudgeon - shared

1920    Sennen                        1964    Goldsithney                2006    Kenneggy

1921    Townshend                  1965    St Buryan                    2007    Halsetown & St Just - shared

1922    St Just                         1966    Penlee                         2008    Halsetown

1923    St Just                         1967    Holmans                     2009    Halsetown

1924    St Just                         1968    Holmans                     2010    Halsetown

1925    St Just                         1969    Holmans                     2011    Halsetown

1928    St Buryan                    1970    Homans                       2012    Halsetown & Hayle - shared

1929    St Buryan                    1971    Paul                             2013    Halsetown

1930    St Buryan                    1972    St Buryan                    2014    St Ives

1931    Townshend                  1973    Goldsithney                2015    Rosudgeon

1932    Trewellard                  1974    Penzance                     2016    St Ives

1933    Lelant                          1975    Penzance

1934    Hayle                          1976    Holmans

1935    Sancreed                     1977    Les Erbs

1936    Goldsithney                1978    Ludgvan

1937    St Ives                         1979    Ludgvan

1938    Paul                             1980    Penzance

1939    War Year                     1981    Geevor           

1940    War Year                     1982    Exiles

1941    War Year                     1983    Exiles

1942    War Year                     1984    Unigate

1943    War Year                     1985    Gulval

1944    War Year                     1986    Unigate

1945    War Year                     1987    Exiles



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