Gees, one forfeit and the CSB trolls come running out. I had been enjoying the peace and quiet that followed Whale and co nearly losing their gigs at the CV AGM. How many forfeits in CSB this season? How many clubs have at least 4 teams? And before the trolls trundle out the old travel furphy, your comp runs from Port Melbourne to Bonbeach so pop that old chestnut in the bin where it belongs. If CV were serious about reducing travel, they wouldn't have 15 year olds in Premier 4th XI's travelling from Frankston to Geelong to Greenvale to Greensborough to Ringwood to Cranbourne.
BTW, in relation to VSDCA 4th XI's, some clubs remunerate or incentivise their Coach in part on the performance of XI's below the firsts, not a bad strategy I reckon.
I totally agree with your comments regarding the travel required in PREMIER 3rds & 4ths.
Putting premier cricket aside - I just think we could make the Subbies lower elevens function better for strong clubs and weaker clubs, which would keep everyone more engaged in the competition and cricket in general.
Happy to drive from Croydon to Moorabbin if there is a good game of cricket involved.