With the 2017 season is now drawing closer for the blue and golds and the Yorkshire Mens League have revealed the structures of the competition.
Beverley ARLC will again as expected compete in the Premier Division.
They will be joined by: Batley Boys, Bentley, Doncaster Toll Bar, East Hull, North Hull Knights, Queensbury, Sharlston Rovers, Siddal Academy and for the first time a side will compete from outside the county boundaries in the shape of Nottingham Outlaws.
There have been a number of changes from last season. West Bowling have been promoted to National Conference Division 3.
Mirfield Stags, Norland Sharks and York Acorn have dropped down to Division 1 and Hull Wyke have dropped down to Division 2. Batley Boys, Bentley and Queensbury were promoted from Division 1 and North Hull Knights and East Hull have left the Hull & District League Winter league.
The Yorkshire Mens League has attracted a record entry of 76 teams. They will be spread across Premier division,1,2,3,4,5 and for the first time there will be NCL alliance divisions 1 an 2 made up entirely of National Conference ‘A’ teams. There is also an entry league of which sides compete less formerly.
Beverley ‘A’ are entered alongside Eastmoor ‘A’, Greetland, Heworth ‘A’,Molgreen, New Earswick ‘A’, Sherburn and Stainland Stags. Applications are still being accepted for the entry league up until March 31st.
Meanwhile the 40/20 cup, of which Beverley were last years beaten finalists, has attracted a record entry of 24 sides. The group stages will take place on the weekends of March 4,11,18 and 25 with the semi-finals taking place on April 15th. The final will again take place at Heworth ARLFC, York on Friday 26th May. Beverley’s fixtures are as follows:
March 4th Skirlaugh Bulls(away)
March 11th North Hull Knights (home)
March 18th Doncaster Toll Bar (home)
March 25th Heworth (away)
The regular league fixtures will commence on April 1st and will be released after the pre-season meeting of all clubs at Shaw Cross on February 22nd.