New clubs (and new teams from existing clubs) are always welcome to join the league. There are three options for new teams who want to join the league.
Teams who want to join the league in the lowest division must apply by 30th September. If accepted, then they will be allowed to join the league immediately (i.e. a team applying by 30th September 2017 can play in the league in 2018).
Teams who want to join the league in a higher division should apply by 31st January. Their application should include details of their current cricket situation, and may also state the division in which they think they should be placed. The league committee will then consider their application, and decide in which division they will be placed. However, they will not be able to join the league until the following year (i.e. a team which applies by 31st January 2018 can play in the league from the 2019 season). All teams in the division in which they are being placed, and the divisions below, will be informed of their joining the league, as it will affect their promotion and relegation at the end of the current season.
Teams who want to join the league in a higher division but miss the 31st January deadline may still apply up to 30th September. However, they will only be placed into a division for the following season if this can be done without causing less than two teams to be promoted, or more than two teams to be relegated from any division.
Teams considering joining by the 30th September deadline should consider that they will also need to have a website account created, and then fill in a season entry form, by 30th September, so please don't leave it to the last minute to apply!
Clubs who wish to join the league should contact the league administration officer, admin (at) wccl.org.uk.