Champs Triangle are made to sweat

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Triangle’s status as Foster’s Halifax League second team champions could be under threat due to a disciplinary investigation.

John Moore’s side had already clinched the title prior to their last match, at SBCI on Saturday, September 14.

That game was abandoned with SBCI 169 for seven in reply to the visitors’ 220 all out.

Triangle wicketkeeper Ashley Colclough has subsequently been banned until the start of the 2015 season for repeatedly distracting the home batsman.

The league must now decided on how to award the match points and whether to take any further action againstTriangle.

The abandonment has meant the league hasn’t yet produced final league tables with Triangle and SBCI initially awarded one point each plus bonus points before the investigation began.

League secretary Neil Myers said league chiefs would be examining the result on Tuesday and if they decided that Triangle were responsible for the abandonment could take further action against the club.

That could include a sizeable points deduction for this season or the start of the 2014 campaign.

Myers said Colclough had failed to curb his talking.

“Triangle had several warnings and were told that if it happened again that the umpires would take the bails off and abandon the game.

“It did, leaving the umpires no option,” he said.

Myers said Triangle had come up with their own punishment for the player, which had been judged appropriate by a four-man league panel.

Myers said the outcome of Tuesday’s meeting was also of importance to SBCI, who could finish runners-up.

Meanwhile, a “serious incident” in a Sunday Section Division Two match between Warley and Illingworth is also being investigated.

Myers said the executive of the main league had found out and started to ask questions.

However, enquiries had been hold up due to holidays with one of the umpires in Canada for eight weeks.