WRENTHORPE have been relegated from the Gordon Rigg Bradford Premier League’s Premier Division after fielding an ineligible player.

The error happened in eight of their top-fight matches in the 2021 season, and for that they have lost all of the 84 points they gained in those fixtures.

They have also been penalised by a further 80 points – 10 points for each of the occasions that the ineligible player turned out, meaning a total loss of 164 points.

Their opponents in those matches have been awarded the maximum 20 points, giving Batley an additional 17 points, Cleckheaton 16, Bradford & Bingley 12 and Hanging Heaton one.

The upshot of all this is that Wrenthorpe have been relegated with just two points to their name, while Morley also go down with 159 points. Batley, initially demoted, now survive on 163 points.

Wrenthorpe have also lost their Clubmark status for failure to achieve compliance when registering for a new Safe Hands management system.

They will not be able to play in an ECB Premier League until they are re-accredited.

Meanwhile, Pudsey Congs’ second team have had an appeal rejected against a 28-point deduction for fielding an ineligible player against Farsley on August 21. The 18 points that Congs gained in that match have been lost and they have been penalised an additional 10 points for playing an ineligible player.

Farsley, meanwhile, have had their points tally increased by 14. This means that Congs will not be promoted from Second Teams’ Division One as the deduction leaves them on 265 points, behind Jer Lane (323) and Bradford & Bingley (283).