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ECB National U13 Competition - Hertfordshire knockout rounds

March 6th, 2021

The 1st round of the U13 competition MUST be completed by Friday, May 7th, and the 2nd round by Friday May 21st. We will send an email confirming the 1st round winners, (so in effect the draw for the second round), on Sunday, May 9th. There will then be a random, (i.e. NOT be regional), draw for the 3rd round, in effect the quarter finals, circulated Sunday May 23rd. These games MUST be completed by June 11th.

The 4 “seeded” teams in this competition are Radlett, (1), West Herts, (2), Broxbourne, (3) and Harpenden, (4). If these sides make it through to the quarter finals, they will be kept apart and will have home draws. The semi-final draw will be made and advised to the Clubs on Sunday June 13th. The semi-finals MUST be played by Sunday June, 20th with the final on Sunday June 27th.

Please see the rule about arranging the dates for these games below. 

Please note these knock out games are to be played under ECB rules, so 4 overs per bowler, with batsmen retiring at 30. 

The Hertfordshire U13 representatives have a bye in the first round proper of the Nationals this year, with the second round scheduled to be played on Sunday, July 11th, Hertfordshire has a home draw with the representatives of Essex or Suffolk. 

The 1st and 2nd round draws of the U13 competition is:

1. Radlett v Bye
2. Shenley Village v Chorleywood
3. Bishop Stortford v Reed
4. Wheathampstead v Bye
5. Knebworth Park v Bye
6. Datchworth v Welwyn Garden City
7. Redbourn v Old Albanian
8. Harpenden v Bye
9. Broxbourne v Bye
10. St Margaretsbury v Hertford
11. Letchworth Garden City v Bye
12. Ickleford v Bye
13. Berkhamsted v Bye
14. Tring Park v Bye
15. Watford Town v Leverstock Green
16. West Herts v Bye

Second Round
1. Radlett v Winner Match 2
2. Winner Match 3 v Winner Match 6
3. Wheathampstead v Knebworth Park
4. Harpenden v Winner Match 7
5. Broxbourne v Winner Match 10
6. Letchworth Garden City v Ickleford
7. Berkhamsted v Tring Park
8. West Herts v Winner Match 15

The full results, (both scores in order of the team batting first), for all games MUST be sent by text to George White on 07968 349933 the evening the game is played, and must include the name of the sender AND their email address, (the latter being required so that they may be informed of the draw for the subsequent round. All texts will be acknowledged – if you do NOT receive an acknowledgement by lunchtime of the day following the game, please re-send the text message. 

Given the VERY tight timescales, there is one VERY important rule for both competitions. The HOME team in each round of both competitions must offer the away team 2 dates on which to play the game. The away team must accept one of the dates offered or forfeits the game. Please allow for weather as these deadline dates CANNOT be extended, and will be decided by the toss of a coin if necessary. Any disputes between clubs MUST be referred to George at the earliest possible date and his decision will be final. A new ball may be used in each innings, with the team drawn at home providing the match balls. Any questions about the competition itself, or any of the above, please email George at whiteg27@hotmail.com

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