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FAO League Administrators: Please check that your Scoring Rule Templates are up to date and showing the correct league rules before the start of the season. If you are unsure how to do this please click here.
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We are pleased to announce the latest updates to our phone and tablet scoring software, Play-Cricket Scorer and also Play-Cricket Live, our live scores app.
This includes some major changes to make scoring easier, such as our new auto-correct feature on editing of previous balls through entire innings.
For further important information and release notes, please click here 
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Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League

In 1998, the oldest Cricket League in the world, the Birmingham & District Cricket League, became the first League to be accredited as a Premier League, by the newly created England & Wales Cricket Board. After numerous meetings, plenty of soul-searching and some tough negotiating, the Management Committee agreed that BDCL should become the Premier Division of the Birmingham & District Premier Cricket League (BDPCL), with clubs from the Midland Club Cricket Championship forming Division One and clubs from the Midland Combined Counties League forming Division Two.

Further successful negotiations saw Leagues in Shropshire, South Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Worcestershire agree to become County Feeder Leagues to the Premier League and, from 2000 to 2018, the League encompassed 48 clubs, covering an area from Oswestry and Whitchurch in the North-West of the West Midlands region, to Brockhampton in the South-West and Coventry & N.W., Tamworth and Rugby in the East.

This was a very different scenario to 1888, when the Birmingham & District League was formed, and comprised the following clubs: - Aston Unity, Handsworth Wood, Kings Heath, Mitchells, Salters, Walsall and West Bromwich Dartmouth. Within a year, Kings Heath changed its name, after a merger, to Moseley, although a Kings Heath Cricket Club was, subsequently, reformed and re-entered the League, in Division One, in 1998. Walsall and West Bromwich Dartmouth have retained unbroken membership of the League, since 1888 with Walsall spending one year, only, in 2015, out of the top flight and Dartmouth playing in Division One in 2002 and 2003.

A further change to the structure of the League took place at the end of the 2018 season, when, following a decisive 32 to 14 vote by member clubs at a S.G.M., it became a two division League (Premier Division One and Premier Division Two) featuring 1st XI’s only. 24 club 1st XI’s and 48 club 2nd XI’s were placed at appropriate levels in the County Leagues and the four winners of those competitions, each year, will enter a series of play-off matches to determine the two clubs who will be promoted into the League to replace the sides that finish in 11th and 12th place in Premier Division Two.