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Tenbury cricketers set for promotion after Birlingham points deduction
5:30pm Wednesday 3rd October 2012 in Sport
TENBURY Cricket Club are on the verge of promotion after one of their league rivals were deducted points.
The club understand the decision to promote them into Division Two of the Worcestershire County League has already been taken with formal approval taking place at a meeting this week.
“We finished fourth in Division Three and because Birlingham, who finished third, have been deducted 20 points for fielding an ineligible player we are going to be promoted,” said press officer Tom Rawlings. “Because of that we are almost certainly going to be promoted. “I have spoken to the league administrator and he said the cricket committee met and have recommended that we get promoted. The only thing we are waiting for is the rubber stamp which was due to happen at a meeting on Tuesday evening.”
In 2011, the club were promoted as champions from Division Four and their success on the cricket field means they won't be overawed at making another step up.
“A few of us thought the standard was going to be a lot better by going up from Division Four to Division Three,” said Rawlings. “But the gulf was not as great as we thought it was going to be so we can look forward to testing ourselves next year.”
Should the promotion be rubber stamped as expected, games against Colwall and Rushwick are among the attractive fixtures for next season.