THE Mid Cheshire Sunday League will kick off with just 37 clubs in September.
But the League, which once boasted 48 teams, is sticking by its four-division format. There will be only seven in Division Three, including two newcomers. Premier: Oaklands, St Joseph's, Rifleman, White Swan (formerly Denbigh), Thatched Tavern, Cranford Rangers (ex-Cross Keys), Rudheath Social, Gate, Weaverham Wheatsheaf, Hanging Gate. Division One: Pockets, Saxons, Prince's Feathers, Boar's Head, Coachman, Plough, Cuddington, Middlewich Town Supporters, Townsend, Broadhurst. Division Two: Freemasons, Gladstone, Holmes Chapel, Egerton, Red Lion Supporters, Stanley Arms, Lion, Goostrey, Castle Pte, Winsford CC.
Division Three: Bull's Head, Bowling Green, George & Dragon, Greenbank, Old Star and newcomers Barn Owl and Wharf.
Rifleman were presented with the Club Linesman of the Year Award and Bull's Head won the trophy for the club with the best disciplinary record. Secretary of the year was Bill Hemmings (Middlewich Town SC).
Long-service awards were made to Gordon Bennett (10 years), Terry Harrop (21) and Terry Riley (30).