The first round of the U15 competition MUST be completed by Sunday, May 2nd, with the second round completed by Sunday, May 16th. The quarter-finals will be drawn and advised to all Clubs Monday, May 17th and MUST be played by Sunday, May 24th. The semi-finals MUST be played by Sunday June 13th, with the final on Sunday June 20th. The seeded sides in this competition are West Herts, (1); Berkhamsted, (2); St Margaretsbury, (3); and Wheathampstead, (4). As with the U13’s, if they get through, they will be kept apart in the quarter-finals and will have home draws.
ECB rules are 4 overs per bowler, with batsmen retiring at 50.
The winner of this competition has been drawn away to Buckinghamshire in the first round of the Nationals proper, with this game to be played on Sunday, July 4th.
The U15 draw is as follows:
1. West Herts v Bye
2. Radlett v Watford Town
3. Sawbridgeworth v Bishops Stortford
4. St Margaretsbury v Hoddesdon
5. Chorleywood v Old Albanian
6. Welwyn Garden City v Knebworth Park
7. Leverstock Green v Redbourn
8. Berkhamsted v Northchurch
West Herts v Winner Match 2
Winner Match 4 v Winner Match 3
Winner Match 6 v Winner Match 5
Winner Match 8 v Winner Match 7
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 firstname.lastname@example.org