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 the top three Staffordshire clubs in 2017. Staffordshire Cup winners Dudley Dell play 3rd placed M&B Cheslyn Hay, while Willenhall Nordley take on Meole Brace, who have lost some players since last season. The other tie involves Warwick & Worcester teams Moor Lane and Great Barr.
The second round draw sees last year’s finalists the George and Greville Arms enter the competition. The Greville play Hanwood, a team they beat in the Quarter Finals last season, while the George take on Staffordshire side Short Heath Libs, a team recently promoted back into their Premier Division. Last year’s BCGBA World Club Championship winners King George V take on Penn from Staffordshire, while the only three ended green in the competition, the Stile, take on St Georges. The only North Midlands team in the draw, Haunchwood, face Moseley CC, and there is an all Staffordshire clash between Woodfield and 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.