The third qualifier round games will be as follows (home team first) Ark Raiders v Bird In Hand Craufurd Crusaders v Ark Angels Ivy A vs Belgian Arms Cookham Social vs New Inn Desborough B vs Ivy B Bourne End vs Barley Mow North Star vs Waggon Thatched Cottage vs Craufurd Buccaneers Desborough A have the Bye and are awarded a draw result. Thatched Cottage were fined and deducted three points for missing their second league meeting.
The draw for the second round of cup qualifier games is (home team first):- Cookham Social v Bird In Hand Ivy B v Waggon Thatched Cottage v Ivy A Desborough B v Barley Mow North Star v Bourne End New Inn v Craufurd Buccaneers Craufurd Crusaders v Desborough A Ark Angels v Belgian Arms The Ark Raiders have a bye. It was agreed between the teams concerned to modify the 11-5 result recorded for Barley Mow's win over Craufurd Crusaders in week 4 to 10-6. This will show up in next week's tables (and already missed the deadline for the tables in this week's Advertiser)
Here is the draw for the first cup qualifying round. The home team is first in each case Ivy A Cookham Social Bourne End Ivy B (Bye) Ark Angels Barley Mow Thatched Cottage Belgian Arms Desborough B Desborough A North Star Waggon New Inn Bird In Hand Craufurd Crusaders Craufurd Buccaneers Ark Raiders
In the Team Trophy Ivy B will play Cookham Social, Waggon A will play Rose, Barley Mow will play North Star and Bourne End will play Waggon B (the home team is listed first each time). In the Richard Pither Cup Desborough B will play Ivy Leaf A, Bird In Hand will play Thatched Cottage, Belgian Arms will play Desborough A and Ark Raiders will play Ark Angels (again, the home team is first each time).
Desborough B missed their second meeting of this season without advance notice/apologies and are therefore fined again and this time have 3 points deducted. The draw for the final round of cup qualifiers is as follows:- Home Away Ark Angels Rose Waggon B Desborough B Cookham Social Ark Raiders Bourne End (bye) Craufurd Arms Waggon A Ivy Leaf A North Star Desborough A Belgian Arms Thatched Cottage Bird In Hand Barley Mow Ivy Leaf B
The first team is at home for each game. All home teams will be away for the second round of qualifiers. Note: The Rose/Ivy Leaf B fixture has been swapped around to avoid both Ivy Leaf teams at home in round 2. Home Away Waggon A North Star Ark Raiders Belgian Arms Bourne End Cookham Social Barley Mow Bird In Hand Craufurd Arms Ivy Leaf A Ivy Leaf B Rose Desborough A Waggon B Bye Desborough B Thatched Cottage Ark Angels
A question I've been asked a number of times now is why not reschedule Division One now that it has eight actual teams taking part yet the schedule is still built on ten slots. It seems like some people think this has never occurred to me while the truth of it is that there are some strong reasons why I considered and quickly rejected the idea as soon as it became clear we would have two Bye slots in Division 1. There are a number of reasons:- * Even if Division 1 were rescheduled, reducing its duration by four weeks, the season would still last the same time overall because Division 2 has nine teams and therefore has to stay built on a ten team schedule. There would still be…
I've just been advised that the New Inn are unfortunately unable to raise a full team for the Winter League and therefore are forced to withdraw. As a consequence there will be two Bye teams in Division 1 for this season. If any of you are short of players in your teams you might want to get in touch with the New Inn captain to see if any of their remaining players would like to join up. Regards Alan
The fixtures for Summer 2014 are now published on the website. Paper copies, along with contact details for each team, will be available at the meeting on June 17th with games beginning on the following Monday, June 23rd. Please make sure to refer to the contact details sheet when you get it - some teams have a different contact person for the summer season. There are eight teams formed into a single division so there are 14 games to play. All teams are reminded that registration for the Winter season 2014/5 takes place on July 21st with the AGM on August 18th.