CARIBBEAN have asked the Dales Council League for permission to approach another league.

They are believed to be seeking a place in the Aire-Wharfe League for 2023, which will put them up against potential fellow movers Rodley (from the Bradford League) and Bingley Congs (Craven League).

Meanwhile, it also emerged at the Dales Council League’s pre-season meeting at Pudsey Congs that Bradford Moor have changed their name to Roundhay, but will still have the Redrow Sports Ground as their home base.

Drighlington will host the Cawthorne Cup final (for second teams) on Sunday, July 17, with Tong Park Esholt having stood down as a potential venue.

After two league trophies have gone missing, league chairman Colin White reminded clubs and players of their responsibilities for looking after those trophies.

He said: “When players and clubs win trophies, the secretary of their club will be responsible for that trophy, and he or she will sign for that trophy at the earliest opportunity once it has been presented.”

A motion was then passed making the club responsible for both the upkeep and safe return of any trophies, with financial consequences if they either go missing or are returned in an inferior condition.

White also reminded clubs of the need to provide umpires and for help in preparing grounds.

He said: “Clubs that do not have an umpire need to address this problem. Each club should buy a copy of Tom Smith’s (the umpire’s bible) and see if any member shows any interest in becoming an umpire.”

Umpires’ representative Paul Whiteley revealed: “We have 16 ‘full-time’ umpires this season, which gives us one umpire per game, although we do have supplementary umpires.”

Clubs were reminded that the last four games of the season will start at 1pm rather than 1.30pm.

A minute’s silence was held before the meeting started in memory of former umpire Alan Lee and former umpires’ tutor David Radcliffe, who both died during the winter.