The draws for the early rounds of the 1st & 2nd XI cups were made at the 2019 AGM this morning and the link to the full draw is below.
There are improvements to our 2019 cup competitions as follows
- The Derek Kay Cup is now a 45 over, coloured clothing, pink ball competition in 2019. More details of the changes including the No Ball Free Hit rule will follow.
- To ensure there are sufficient umpires scross all our cup competitions the match dates will be staggered with the cup rounds in each competition played on different dates to the other competitions where necessary.
- Club first teams and second teams that play in the Sunday competition will no longer play in the Sunday Comp (which will become 3rd XI Cup), they will play in the lower 1st and 2nd XI competitions as appropriate (all played on Sundays).
- The Derek Kay Round of 32 will be played early to avoid the Lancs KO dates
- The 2nd XI cup is separated this year into 2nd XI Premier and Championship Cups which gives another club a chance of a trophy in 2019
- The 2nd XI cups will not start until June 2nd which will ensure players taking part must have played several games at 2nd XI level in 2019 before the first game, which will eliminate all eligibility issues that arose in 2018.
IF ANY CLUBS HAVE BEEN DRAWN IN THE CUP COMPETITIONS BUT DO NOT WISH TO COMPETE PLEASE E-MAIL GtrMcrCricket@mail.com IMMEDIATELY.