Many thanks to over 600 players and supporters who completed the 2021 Palace Shield Survey.
Attached are charts showing the results of the survey. More details will be sent out later but
618 responses with over 500 current PS players. Wide range of ages and current divisions.
Conclusions Vast preference for earlier start – most favouring 12.30
Small majority preferring a return to teas
Small preference for 45 overs but reasonable number for 40 overs – slight increase lower down the divisions
Split on bowlers having 1/5 of the innings – maybe need a compromise reducing overs but not as far
Split on whether to implement 1/5 in lower divisions
Vast majority for DLS in all divisions
Split on minimum game of 10 overs