The Free Press Cup Draw has been made and 19 clubs take part in the competition this season. There are 3 1st round ties involving five of our clubs, four of which are from our top division. Dudley Dell play recently promoted M&B Cheslyn Hay, while Willenhall Nordley take on Meole Brace of Shropshire, who nearly entered our league a few seasons ago. The other tie involves Warwick & Worcester teams Moor Lane of the Premier Division and Great Barr of Division One.
The second round draw sees last year’s finalists the George and Greville Arms enter the competition. Summit League champions the Greville play Hanwood, a team they beat in the Quarter Finals last season, while the George of the Premier Division take on Division 2 side Short Heath Libs. Last year’s BCGBA World Club Championship winners King George V take on Penn from the Division below, while the only three ended green in the competition, the Stile, who would like to enter the league if a rule change is taken, take on former League champions St Georges. Division One side Moseley CC take on the only North Midlands team in the competition, Haunchwood and there is an all Staffordshire clash between Woodfield of Division 2 and Division 1’s Windmill. The winners of M&B Cheslyn Hay and Dudley Dell play the victors in the Moor Lane versus Great Barr game, while Newport await the winners of Willenhall Nordley and Meole Brace.
FREE PRESS CUP 2018 DRAW
1st round (to be played by 3rd June)
- M&B CHESLYN HAY v DUDLEY DELL
- MOOR LANE v GREAT BARR
- WILLENHALL NORDLEY v MEOLE BRACE
2nd round (to be played by 1st July)
- M&B CHESLYN HAY/DUDLEY DELL v MOOR LANE/GREAT BARR
- WILLENHALL NORDLEY/MEOLE BRACE v NEWPORT
- WINDMILL v WOODFIELD
- HAUNCHWOOD v MOSELEY CC
- THE STILE v ST GEORGES
- THE GEORGE v SHORT HEATH LIBS
- GREVILLE ARMS v HANWOOD
- KING GEORGE V v PENN
The competition plays straight through as the above draw.
Please contact your opponents asap. Don’t wait for the other club to make contact.
The organiser is Martin McGuinness who you can contact on firstname.lastname@example.org or 07969 461178.