BRADLEY, found guilty two seasons ago of fielding an ineligible junior player, have had their punishment rescinded.

Their first team were docked three points and their second team six points, and the penalties were due to be imposed at the start of the 2020 campaign.

However, due to a normal league season not being played due to Covid-19, the punishments were never imposed.

The issue was discussed at the Craven League’s February executive committee meeting, which was held over Zoom, and it was taken into account that the club imposed their own sanctions at the time and that the second-team captain involved is no longer in the post.

The minutes of the league’s executive meeting stated: “The issue of Bradley CC’s points deduction that was handed down two years ago was mentioned and the request of the “deduction” being classed as “time served” was debated and voted on.

“It was taken into account that the club had imposed their own sanctions on the guilty parties and those parties are no longer in the same positions that they occupied at the time of the “infringement”.

“It was a unanimous vote to declare Bradley’s points deduction be classed as time served, allowing them to compete on a level playing field going forward.”

Meanwhile, long-serving former league secretary Ann Coe has accepted the league’s offer of life membership of the league.

Embsay have asked the Craven League for permission to approach another league with a view to joining them for the 2022 season. Permission was granted.