LUDLOW Hockey Club skipper Sam Pratt believes the season should end now – and he’s ambivalent about what it means for his side’s promotion destiny.

England Hockey’s decision last week to suspend all action nationwide in the face of the coronavirus outbreak came with just two games remaining in some Midlands leagues.

It leaves Ludlow men’s first XI in third place in West Midlands One, unsure what next season will hold and Pratt admitted: “I think we are resigned to the fact that the season is done.

“I think they are just going to ‘call it’ and to be honest that’s what I hope they are doing – there’s no real point going back and playing in July, say. This (the outbreak) is only going to get worse.

“There’s only two games left, we might as well call it quits. If that means we go up, happy days, if not, no problem.”

While in most seasons, only the top two would go up, the impending withdrawal of Cannock from the West Midlands Premier means three teams could be promoted from Ludlow’s division.

Pratt says he has heard whispers to that effect, about using positions as they stand to determine promotion and relegation, but is uncertain about whether it would be a good thing.

He added: “I think we are going to go up but if we don’t I’m not really that bothered.

“Throughout the season, we have struggled to get 11 players out which is no good if you’re going up – it would be nice to be promoted but it’s going to be harder.”

Tenbury Ladies captain Rachel Croxton-Broome, meanwhile, hopes her side can complete their Worcestershire Women’s League Division One season but understands it may not happen.

Tenbury are fifth in the table but have only played 12 of their 16 scheduled games.

Croxton-Broome said: “The flooding scuppered us a bit and we always want to play hockey but in the current circumstances, there’s no way that can happen so the logical thing is to call it a day.

“But if, come the May half-term or June, they start to reinstate things, we would definitely want to play our remaining games."