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Promotion & Relegation

Promotion & Relegation for 2022 Season

posted 19 April 2022

Following the rule change for 2021 where clubs wishing to join the league in future years had to confirm their application before the preceeding season begins we are now able to confirm that, following their application within the required time limits and subsequent vetting of the club by the board, Little Hulton CC will become full members of the league in the 2023 season. 

This means we can now confirm the promotion and relegation places for the end of the 2022 season assuming no clubs give notice to leave the league by the in-season July deadline.

We had already planned to separate the 5th Tier divisions 2A and 2B to move to a new Division 2 and a Division 3 as announced 2 years ago. This is the final stage in creating a linear system for our Premiership and Championship divisions and all divisions below this will remain regionalised. Going forward we will only add to the linear divisions if there is an influx of clubs from other leagues.

For 2023 the saturday structure will be
Premiership
Tier 1 - GMCL Premier League
Tier 2 - GMCL Premier League 2
Championship
Tier 3 - GMCL Championship
Tier 4 - GMCL Division 1
Tier 5 - GMCL Division 2
Tier 6 - GMCL Division 3
GMCL Regional 
Tier 7 - GMCL Division 4A
Tier 7 - GMCL Division 4B
Tier 8 - GMCL Division 5A
Tier 8 - GMCL Division 5B
Tier 8 - GMCL Division 5C

At the end of 2022 the promotion and relegation will be as follows:
Premiership
Tier 1 - GMCL Premier League - 3 relegated, 3 promoted in
Tier 2 - GMCL Premier League 2 - 3 promoted out, 3 relegated in, 3 promoted in, 3 relegated out


Championship
Tier 3 - GMCL Championship - 3 promoted out, 3 relegated in, 3 promoted in, 3 relegated out
Tier 4 - GMCL Division 1 - 3 promoted out, 3 relegated in, 3 promoted in, 3 relegated out

The 3 promoted from Tier 5 into Tier 4 GMCL Division 1- 
The top team in each of GMCL Division 2A (2022) and GMCL Division 2B (2022) will be promoted to GMCL Division 1 for 2023
The next best team from 2A (2022) or 2B (2022) (points then run rate) will be promoted to GMCL Division 1

New Division 2 (2023) will be formed as follows:
Tier 5 - GMCL Division 2A (2022) - top 6 less the 1 or 2 promoted will move to new GMCL Division 2 (2023)
Tier 5 - GMCL Division 2B (2022) - top 6 less the 1 or 2 promoted will move to new GMCL Division 2 (2023)
plus the 3 relegated in from Division 1 (2022) will form the 12 for the new GMCL Division 2 (2023)

New Division 3 (2023) will be formed as follows:
Tier 5 - GMCL Division 2A (2022) - next 4 places (7th to 10th) will move to GMCL Division 3 (2023) 
Tier 5 - GMCL Division 2B (2022) - next 4 places (7th to 10th) will move to GMCL Division 3 (2023) 
Little Hulton 1st XI will join the new GMCL Division 3
the top placed team in each of 3E (2022) and 3W (2022) will join the new GMCL Division 3 (2023)
The next best team (points then run rate) in 3E (2022) or 3W (2022) will be promoted to GMCL Division 3 (2023)

Regional Divisions
New Division 4A and 4B will be formed as follows:
Tier 5 - GMCL Division 2A (2022) - bottom 2 will be relegated in
Tier 5 - GMCL Division 2B (2022) - bottom 2 will be relegated in
of the 21 teams remaining from 3E (2022) & 3W (2022) the lowest 7 will be relegated into the new 5A,5B,5C
this is the bottom 3 from each plus the next lowest place (points then run rate)
the top 2 from each of 4E (2022), 4N (2022) and 4S&W (2022) will be promoted in
this gives 24 teams for new 4A (2023) and 4B (2023)

New Division 5A, 5B and 5C will be formed as follows:
4E (2022), 4N (2022) and 4S&W (2022) have 37 teams
6 will be promoted out, 2 from each, and 7 will be relegated in
plus Little Hulton 2nd XI makes 39 and therefore three Divisions of 13 for 2023