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2018 NatWest National Women’s Club T20 Knockout Cup & Plate Competition

Posted: Tue, 14 Nov 2017 11:12

2018 NatWest National Women’s Club T20 Knockout Cup & Plate Competition

2018 NatWest National Women's Club T20 Knockout Cup & Plate Competition

We are delighted to announce that in conjunction with NatWest the launch of a new national club competition, details of which I am pleased to provide below. This is an open age competition which is being held in May and June during the women's county season however if clubs are short of players we are encouraging local clubs to join together with up to 4 guest players being allowed.

The entry for next season's competition is either via the attached email entry form to sue.laister@ecb.co.uk or click on this link to make an online entry https://goo.gl/forms/H7EfGkoUnQq0YXr62

Alternatively, entries can be submitted via post to myself, England and Wales Cricket Board, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester, M16 0PX. The deadline for all entries is Sunday 10th December.

The draw will be released by 20th December and will be split regionally & as a result, some regions may be required to play more rounds than others (depending on the number of teams in each region). All first-round losers in the Cup competition will go forward to the Plate Competition to join those clubs who directly entered the Plate Competition, both competitions will be run on a similar basis.

The first named team in each round (up to and including the regional final) will host the match, the second named team will be away. For the national semi-finals and finals day the ECB will source a neutral venue, both the cup and plate finals day will be played on the same day at the same venue.

Matches should be played on the set fixture date (as outlined below). However, if both teams agree to an alternative date the match date may be amended providing that it is no later than one week before the next round of the competition. Clubs are advised that in considering alternative dates weekday evening matches are permissible.

Clubs will be required to meet the costs of umpires until the national semi-final stage, at which point ECB will assume this responsibility. The home club should contact their County ACO to arrange umpires or may use a qualified club umpire. The ECB will provide Pink Tiflex balls for all rounds of the competition.

Competition dates for 2018

RoundTo be played on (unless otherwise agreed by both teams)

First Monday 7th May

Second Sunday 20th May – Plate Competition to start

Third Sunday 27th May

Fourth Sunday 3rd June

Regional Final Sunday 17th June

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