Hovingham Adults Leagues 2019 - Malton teams results & league rules
Ladies Doubles Results
|2/5||Kirkbymoorside B||A||W 8-0|
|16/5||Kirkbymoorside A||H||L 3-5|
Malton A came 2nd in the league only 2 points (1 win) behind leaders Kirkbymoorside A
|2/5||Kirkbymoorside A||H||L 0-8|
|9/5||Kirkbymoorside B||A||L 3-5|
|16/5||Ryedale A||A||W 4-4 (on games)|
|23/5||Crayke||A||W 4-4 (on games)|
|6/6||Terrington||A||W 4-4 (on games)|
Malton B came joint 3rd place in the league equal with Kirkbymoorside B on 12 points.
Hovingham Ladies Doubles League Rules
1. Teams. The teams to consist of 2 couples. Each couple to play 2 short sets against both opposing couples, making a total of 8 sets.
2. Scoring. Matches to be decided on number of sets won, if sets are drawn then the games are added up and the winner is the team with the most games. If sets and games are equal the match is a draw. Teams get 2 points for a win, 1 point for a draw and 0 for a loss.
3. Start times. Matches to start at 6.30pm unless both captains agree to a different time
4. Balls & refreshments. The home team to provide 8 new balls and refreshments for their matches.
5. Cancelled Matches. Matches may be cancelled due to rain. Any other change to the fixture list must be by prior agreement by both captains.
6. Results. Results to be emailed (if possible) to the League Secretary. See proposed result card.
7. Disputes. Any dispute should be settled by the League Secretary.
Mixed Doubles Results Divisions 1, 2 and 3
|22/4||Helmsley A||H||W 51-30|
|29/4||Kirkby A||A||L 31-50|
|6/5||Raskelf A||H||L 27-54|
|20/5||Alne A||H||L 32-49|
|27/5||Wigginton A||A||D (rain)|
Malton A Cup matches
17/5 vs Hovingham (H), W 7-1
14/6 vs Wigginton (H), W/O
5/7 vs Alne (H) (semi-final), W/O
18/8 vs Kirkbymoorside (final at Terrington), L1-7
|22/4||Helmsley B||A||W 65-16|
|29/4||Wigginton B||H||W 62-19|
|6/5||Raskelf B||A||W 51-30|
|13/5||Pickering A||A||L 40-41|
|20/5||Hovingham B||A||W 53-28|
|27/5||Alne B||H||D (rain)|
|3/6||Kirkbymoorside B||H||W 52-29|
|10/6||Ryedale A||H||W 47-34|
Malton B won Division 2 and promotion to Division 1 next season
Malton B Cup matches
17/5 vs Kirkbymoorside (A), L 1-7
|29/4||Sheriff Hutton||A||L 36-45|
|13/5||Ryedale B||A||W 42-39|
|20/5||Coxwold C||H||W 57-24|
|10/6||Raskelf C||A||W 61-20|
Malton C came 3rd in Division 3 on the same points as the second-placed team but with a lower net games difference. A great result for their first season in the league.
- The first-named team is at home and is responsible for emailing in the scorecard within 24 hours..
- Raskelf C play home matches at Crayke.
- Wigginton B home matches start at 7:00pm.
- Coxwold B play home matches at Ampleforth
- The second half is not necessarily a mirror-image of the first half because of the Bank Holidays.
- 2-court clubs should start at least one pair at 6:00 pm in April and August
HOVINGHAM MIXED DOUBLES LEAGUE RULES
1. Matches will consist of 9 rubbers of 9 games each (changing ends after 5 games), and will start at 6:30pm. A home team with three courts has the discretion to start at 7:00pm but must so advise their opponents at least one week in advance of the fixture. The home team will provide good-condition tennis balls (four per court) and light refreshments.
The winner of the match will receive two points, the loser nil. There will be no drawn matches. All scorecards are to be sent by email to the Secretary by the Home team within 24 hours of the match. The home team is responsible for retaining the hard-copy signed scorecard until the end of the season.
3. Promotion and Relegation
To be resolved firstly by points and then by overall games difference. If still equal, then by the games difference from the fixtures between the equally-placed teams.
In the event of an eligible team not wishing to stay in or be promoted to Division 1, that team will start in Division 3 the following season.
4. Forfeited Matches
If a team fails to fulfil a fixture, the result shall be a win by the other team while the conceding team shall have a point deducted from its total. The match score will be determined in accordance with the most favourable (for the non-conceding team) of (i) 41 games (ii) the average number of games it has won in fully-completed matches over the whole season or (iii) the games won in the equivalent fixture, if played that season.
5. Postponed Matches
A match may only be postponed in the event of bad weather and for no other reason.
For 7-team or 8-team divisions, the rearranged match is to be played on the first Monday in August that has not already been designated as a league match or a postponement day for either team. If both teams agree to an earlier date, this is also acceptable. No games will be played after Monday 20 August and any games that have been impossible to rearrange after that date will result in one point for each team. For 9-team or 10-team divisions, no rearrangements will take place and each team in a rained-off match will receive one point and zero games difference.
Matches rearranged for non-weather reasons will result in a one-point penalty for both teams.
In the event of a match being brought to a premature conclusion because of adverse weather, the result will be decided:
a) If one team has scored 41 or more games when the match is abandoned, the team with more games will win and the score at the time of abandonment will stand.
b) If neither team has scored 41 or more games but a total of 41 games or more have been played, the score at the point of abandonment can stand if both captains so agree.
c) In any other eventuality, the match must be re-arranged.
The home captain is responsible for players’ safety and will normally have the final say if there is a dispute about the suitability of the conditions.
6. Teams are to consist of three men and three ladies wherever possible but:
a) A lady (or ladies) may replace a man (or men), but no more than three men may play.
b) Teams in Divisions 2 and 3 may replace one lady with a boy aged 14 or under in a match. A team may only do this a maximum of three times in a season.
c) (i) If a team in Division 2 or 3 (or a B-team in Division 1) can raise five players but not six, the 3rd pair can be played by a single person who will operate in the doubles court. The three players will each serve three times in rotation.
(ii) A person can only play once as a singles player per season. If a team wants to play five players on a second (or later) occasion, they must choose a singles player who has not already played as a singles player for this or any other team.
(iii) A singles player can only record a maximum score of 5-4 on the scorecard regardless of the actual playing score.
d) The minimum requirement for any team is two pairs.
All such variations must be clearly marked on the scorecard.
7. Nominated Players. A-teams in Division 1 are to nominate four regular players (two men and two ladies) to the Secretary before the start of the season. These four will not be able to play for their second or third teams that season and, if they do, the nominated players will not count any games they score in the relevant lower-team match.
[‘Regular’ means that the player will play in at least 50% of the league fixtures this season. Breaches of this rule will incur sanctions as determined by the Committee].
8. Injuries. In the event of a player being injured during a match and being unable to continue, no other player may be substituted. Any games already played by the injured party will stand and the remaining games not played will be scored to the opposing team.
9. Queries and disputes will be referred to the Committee who may seek advice from independent clubs. All sides have the right to be heard.
10. Spirit of the League
These rules are not exhaustive and it is up to clubs and captains to ensure that there is a spirit of fair play. Clubs should remember that this is a social league. In particular:
a) Teams should play players of an appropriate standard in all matches;
b) Teams are responsible for applying Rules 6, 7, 10 and 11 fairly.
Breaches of the Spirit of the League will be considered by the Committee who have the power to apply sanctions in accordance with Rule 9.
11. The Brotherton Cup: All members of Hovingham League Clubs are eligible to play, provided that they have played at least four matches in the Hovingham League that season. There are firm rules (as laid out in italics below) which must be adhered to.
Cut-off date for entries is as promulgated. Don’t turn up on the day without registering.
Don’t register and then fail to turn up.
Maximum entries: 16 couples.
Turn up for the start 6:30pm – 6:45pm or don’t play.
Follow rules on food.
12. Advice, not Rules:
a) In April and August, 2-court clubs should start at least one pair at 6:00pm.
b) Bearing in mind that the weather is local and fickle and weather forecasts are notoriously pessimistic, cancellations before 4:00pm on the day of the match should be frowned upon.
c) The courtesies re teas are normally that teams either reciprocate home/away or pay for their away tea if they are not reciprocating at home.
d) It is a courtesy to be ready to play at the appointed start time or be prepared to forfeit games.
e) Clean and polish all cups before returning them.
Mens Doubles Results
|7/8||Coxwold A||H||W8-0 (semi-final)|
With their win in the final against Helmsley, Malton were unbeaten and won the league in its first season.