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Somerset come out worst as Cup Draws are made

5th December 2016

Somerset come out worst as Cup Draws are made

Somerset were handed difficult quarter finals in both national level cup competitions when the draws for all of 2017’s cup competitions were made after the BCEW AGM.

Somerset will host Metro in the BBS Cup Quarter Finals with the winner facing an away trip to Sussex or Yorkshire. 2016 finalists Warwickshire Bears will entertain Regional League Gloucestershire Growlers with the winners to host one of Lancashire, Northants or Nottinghamshire in the semi finals.

In the Twenty20 Cup the highlight of the quarter finals is a repeat of the 2014 final between Warwickshire & Somerset. Sussex have the best draw on paper as they have a home quarter final against the winners of the qualifying competition. Metro will host Northants, which we believe is the first ever cup match between the sides apart from the abandoned third place play off in the same competition in 2014. The last quarter final sees a local derby between Lancashire & Yorkshire.

In the other cups, Nottinghamshire, Cheshire, Surrey & Gloucestershire will battle it out for a place in the Twenty20 Cup via the qualifying competition, whilst Dorset Dolphins have received a bye in the South & West Regional Twenty20 Cup straight into the semi finals. Last season’s finalists, Surrey & Gloucestershire, have been drawn in opposite sides of the competition so could again meet in the final if both win through.

The 2016 Twenty20 Final

Full Cup Draws

British Blind Sport Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup

First Round
Northants Steelbacks v Nottinghamshire Knights

Quarter Finals
Game A: Sussex Sharks v Yorkshire Vikings
Game B: Somerset VICC v London Metro
Game C: Warwickshire Bears v Gloucestershire Growlers
Game D: Lancashire Lions v Northants or Nottinghamshire

Semi Finals
Winner of Game A v Winner of Game B
Winner of Game C v Winner of Game D

BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup

Quarter Finals
Lancashire Lions v Yorkshire Vikings
Sussex Sharks v Winner of the Qualifying Competition
London Metro v Northants Steelbacks
Warwickshire Bears v Somerset VICC

Semi Finals to be drawn at finals day.

BCEW David Townley Memorial Twenty20 Cup Qualifying Competition

Northern Qualifier
Nottinghamshire Knights v Cheshire Cobras

Southern Qualifier
Surrey VICC v Gloucestershire Growlers

North v South Final to be played at a neutral venue.

BCEW South & West Regional Twenty20 Cup

Quarter Finals
Kent Spitfires v Hampshire VICC
Metro Devils v Surrey VICC
Gloucestershire Growlers v Berkshire Stags
Dorset receive a bye to the semi finals

Semi Finals

Kent or Hampshire v Metro Devils or Surrey
Gloucestershire or Berkshire v Dorset Dolphins

Final to be played at a neutral venue