ANOTHER club have been admitted to the Dales Council League.

Two - West Bowling and Green Hammerton seconds - were given the go ahead at the league’s annual meeting in November at Pudsey Congs.

However, the future of Desimate was left in abeyance while the league’s executive committee ran the rule over them.

That due diligence has now been completed, and Desimate, now known as Old Monk Mavericks, have become the third newcomers.

Dales Council League secretary Ron Mackenzie said: “I met Vivek Singh, who I think is going to be their chairman, about a fortnight after the annual meeting, after he came back from India, and we went through the application and got lots of information.

“He gave reasonable answers to all of my questions and they have put a ball order in, though they may have to increase that as balls do go missing beyond the beck.

“About a week after contact after the AGM he came back to me and said that they were going to change their name to Old Monk Mavericks, and they are going to share a ground with Woodhouse.”

Mackenzie added: “Old Monk Mavericks and West Bowling have gone into Division D, and Green Hammerton II, who will be using some ex-Shipley Providence first teamers, have gone into Division C, although some of the Shipley Prov players have gone to Brighouse in the Bradford Premier League.

“Green Hammerton have argued that they will be stronger than last season, but new clubs normally go into the bottom division (Division D), so we have granted them some benefit by putting them in Division C.

“They have some players who played Sunday cricket for Desimate, plus the Shipley Prov players.”