A major shake-up of the Hertfordshire Cricket League from next season has been agreed.
The reorganisation will see all divisions between Two and Ten split into two. Instead of playing each side once, teams will play each other twice, home and away.
It will create a raft of new divisions of ten teams, playing 18 fixtures in a season.
However, proposals to play half the games as limited over fixtures were rejected and all games will be played under the current format.
The changes were agreed after a survey of all 93 clubs in the league, which was reorganised this season to create new premier and championship divisions and to regionalise the leagues below Division Ten.
Clubs voted 53 to 33 in favour of the changes, with one abstention. It was somewhat tighter in the vote over changing the match format, with 47 wanting things left as they were, 38 up for a change and two abstentions.
Only six clubs failed to respond to the survey.
There may be some tinkering with the match rules at the league’s annual meeting in February.
At present, the First XI play in the Championship, the Seconds are in Division Five, Thirds are in Division Five, Fourths in Division Nine, Fifths in Division 11 East and Sixths are in Division 12 East.