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National Village Knockout Cup: Dates allocated for 2020 competition

The dates for the 2020 Village Cup have now been confirmed, with the exception of the Lord’s final which will be confirmed in due course.

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Round One will take place on May 3, though clubs will be welcome to complete their first fixture before this date if both agree. The same is true of those regions who begin their road to Lord’s in Round Two.

With 2019 champions Reed being promoted to the Hertfordshire Premier League, it leaves the southern half of the draw much more open, with the potential for a new finalist to make it to Lord’s. In the north however, two-time winners Sessay will be fielding their 1st XI once again following their relegation from the Yorkshire Premier League North. It will put them among contenders such as Yorkshire’s Folkton & Flixton and Houghton Main.

The full fixture dates are:

  • Round 1 –  May 3
  • Round 2 –  May 17
  • Round 3 –  May 31
  • Round 4 –  June 14
  • Round 5 –  June 28
  • Round 6 –  July 12
  • Quarter-finals –  July 26
  • Semi-finals –  August 9
  • Final – TBC

HCPCL,D1: Town set date to hold 149th AGM

Buckingham Town have set the date for their 149th annual general meeting.

The Bourton Road-based outfit will hold annual meeting on Friday 22nd November 2019 at their clubhouse.

HCPCL: Great Brickhill CC & Wargrave CC join the Home Counties for 2020 season

Great Brickhill CC, Cherwell League Champions, and Wargrave CC, Thames Valley League Champions have both accepted invitations to join the Home Counties Premier Cricket League.

Great Brickhill return after two seasons away and 2020 will be Wargrave’s first campaign in the league’s Division 2.

CRICKET REVIEW 2019 – Starting Wednesday!

On Wednesday 13th November we start a series of articles where we look back at the 2019 cricket season.

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We will also be casting one eye over the 2020 campaign with an update of the news we have available.

B&B Senior Trophy, 3R: Ath tie called off just before kick off

Buckingham Athletic saw their Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy, 3rd Round tie called off just 40 minutes before kick off.

The game against Wallingford could take place next Saturday.

B&B Senior Trophy, 3R: Late Spence penalty sends Robins into the quarter finals of the county cup

Mason Spence’s 89th minute penalty gave MK Robins passage into the quarter finals of the Berks & Bucks, Senior Trophy.

Mason Spence

Spence calmly tucked away the late spot kick to secure victory over Winslow United at Manor Fields in this third round tie.

After the penalty was awarded, Kieron Schmidt saw red for the visitors.

Northamptonshire County League: Three South Northants clubs, six teams, make switch

Three South Northants Cricket League clubs, MK Air CC, Braunston Paddox CC and Dunchurch CC, have switched their two sides to play in the Northamptonshire County League for the 2020 season.

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The six sides were confirmed as part of the league structure for the 2020 campaign at the Northamptonshire County League’s annual general meeting on Wednesday evening.

MK Air won the 2019 Premier Division title and move with their second team, who were in Division 1.

Braunston Paddox had their two sides in Division 3 and 4 respectively, while Dunchurch competed in Division 2 and 4.

 

ACL,ND: Ath U18’s game against Burnham postponed

Buckingham Athletic’s U18’s game with Burnham in the Allied Counties League, North Division has been postponed due to an unfit pitch.

SSMFL, D1C, 2R: First half goals take Winslow into the last eight

Three first half goals helped Winslow United go into the draw for the last eight of the Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 Cup.

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United defeated MK Robins 3-1 at Elmfields Gate on Tuesday (5th November) evening.

Simon King fired Winslow in front before Sean Coles doubled the home side’s advantage.

King was again on target as he took United in three goals ahead at the break.

Vinny Shrieves pulled a goal back for the MK Robins as he scored against his old club.

MK Robins were reduced to ten men when goalkeeper Andrew McIntosh received a straight red.

The two sides go head-to-head again this Saturday when they face each other in the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy at the MK Irish Centre, Manor Fields.

THANKS to Pud Rowe for the updates.

SSMFL, D1C: Ath Cruse into the quarter final of the league’s divisional cup

Buckingham Athletic are in the quarter final draw of the 2019-20 Spartan South Midlands League, Division 1 Cup.

Matt Cruse

Neil Griffiths saw his side produce an outstanding first half display which effectively put their tie against Rayners Lane out of reach.

Matt Cruse gave the home side an 11th minute lead but the visitors were level on 24 minutes courtesy of an own goal.

A six-minute spell before the break saw the Athletic score three goals. Jason Crawley (39) restored the lead before Matt Cruse converted a spot kick on 44 minutes.

CREDIT: Ian Lissimore

There was still time for Crawley to bag his second goal to take the home side in 4-1 ahead at the interval.

In the 59th minute, Enoch Sare bagged the Athletic’s fifth.

The Stratford Fields-based outfit now go into the hat for the last eight of the competition.

THANKS: Go to Colin Howkins for his updates and Ian Lissimore for his Video.