Glenrothes CC have confirmed their first XI will be switching from the ESCA to the SPCU for the 2019 season.

The club suffered relegation last season following their decision not to hire the services of an overseas professional or recruit any overseas amateurs.

Following their relegation, the club suffered a mini exodus of first team players which prompted their desire to switch leagues.

It wasn't all doom and gloom though with the club almost completing their super new pavilion facility, as well as having a thriving junior section with upwards of 50 players attending.

A statement on the club website said:

"Following discussions, initially with ESCA and latterly with the SPCU; we are now pleased to confirm that Glenrothes 1XI will take up a place in the SPCU Division 1 for the 2019, with our 2XI in ESCA Division 6, and our Sunday XI in the SPCU R&D league.

"After many years, prior to our Premier League adventure; playing in the ESCA structure, moving Glenrothes 1XI to the SPCU was not a decision taken lightly and we canvassed a wide range of opinions before reaching this decision.

"Our conclusion was that the SPCU offered an appropriate competitive standard of play plus many games against local clubs (friends/rivals), whilst hopefully reducing some of the travelling requirement.

"Wed like to place on record our thanks to both ESCA and SPCU for their willingness to discuss the situation and resolve the matter in the best interests of the club and cricket locally."