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Northants to play winners of Qualifying Competition in the Twenty20 Cup

20th November 2015

Ian Morris receives Total Player of T20 finals day 2015 from Dave Gavrilovic

The draw for the 2016 BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup included a qualifying competition for the first time as six development clubs battle to join the seven National League teams in the quarter-finals.

Cheshire Cobras will make their competitive debut in the first round when they host Nottinghamshire Knights, whilst Durham Vipers will welcome Derbyshire Owls. The second round includes Surrey VICC’s home fixture against Gloucestershire Growlers, with the eventual qualifier drawn away to 2015’s last-place finishers in the National League, Northants Steelbacks.

The other quarter-finals look extremely even too as Warwickshire Bears host Lancashire Lions in a repeat of their 2015 T20 semi final, London Metro face Yorkshire VICC as they did in the 2015 BBS Cup Semi Final, and 2014’s BBS Cup finalists Sussex Sharks and Somerset VICC will clash again.

The draw was also made for the BCEW South & West Development Twenty20 Cup with Dorset Dolphins being the lucky team to get a bye to the semi-finals. Two-time defending champions Metro Devils will host Gloucestershire Growlers with the winner to play at home against Dorset in that semi-final.

The other half of the draw sees Kent Spitfires host Berkshire Stags, while Surrey VICC are at home against Hampshire VICC.

Full Draws

BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup
Qualifying Competition
Round One
Durham Vipers v Derbyshire Owls
Cheshire Cobras v Nottinghamshire Knights

Round Two
Durham or Derbyshire v Cheshire or Nottinghamshire
Surrey VICC v Gloucestershire Growlers

Round Three
Northern Winner v Southern Winner

Quarter-Finals
Lancashire Lions v Warwickshire Bears
London Metro v Yorkshire VICC
Sussex Sharks v Somerset VICC
Northants Steelbacks v Winner of the Qualifying CompetitionBCEW South & West Development Twenty20 Cup

Quarter-Finals
Kent Spitfires v Berkshire Stags
Surrey VICC v Hampshire VICC
Metro Devils v Gloucestershire Growlers
Dorset Dolphins get a bye

Semi-Finals
Kent or Berkshire v Surrey or Hampshire
Metro Devils or Gloucestershire v Dorset Dolphins

Si Ledwith & Andy Dalby-Welsh receive the Twenty20 Cup Trophy from Dave Gavrilovic
Sussex Sharks with the 2015 Twenty20 Cup Winners Trophy