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Poll Update - massive swing to a NO vote

Updated: Sep 23, 2021

Veterans League

Early responses to the poll has shown a strong level of support against the proposal to change team numbers from 10 bowlers to 8. The voting after 12 hours showed a big vote against the proposed change with only 3 votes in favour of reducing team numbers from the 38 votes registered at that time.

Talking with some League Officials last week they believed that there is growing support to make this change. That view is not borne out by the early poll results. Any change to League Rules has to receive a majority of two-thirds of the votes cast. That looks like a big ask at present if the poll findings are replicated at the decision time.

This is a proposed change to the Veterans League Rules that will be voted on at the Half-Year Meeting on 12 October. This proposal is to reduce the number of bowlers in all the 10-man teams to 8 for the start of the 2022 season.

Knowing that not all club representatives will consult with their members before voting at the meeting we thought it would be of interest to learn what you bowlers think of that proposed change. Do you think it is inevitable, unnecessary or premature? This quick poll is to capture bowler's thinking at present. All votes are completely anonymous and we are keeping it simple with YES or NO or UNDECIDED as the only 3 answers. The voting form is on the homepage

Cast your vote on the homepage and then use the form below to add any comments on the proposal. A selection of the comments received to date is below and we will be providing more content over the next 5 days before we close the poll at 5pm on Friday. The poll will only allow you to vote once.

There are several references among the Comments received to the Half-Year Meeting being on 10 October. This is incorrect, the meeting is on Tuesday 12 October.

The form at the foot of this posting allows you to add a comment on the proposal if you wish and here are some of the submitted early responses. Add yours using the form below. All submitted responses will be published after the poll closes on Friday.

The poll on the home page does not allow comments but any views you wish to share with other bowlers can be entered on the form below. Any problems with that please use the contact form here.

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