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NBF CUP DRAWS

THE draws for the 2020 Northants Bowling Federation county cup competitions – Dan Duffy Trophy and Adams Cup – were made at the January meeting of the management committee.

In the Dan Duffy Trophy – the county team championship – holders Blackstones face a trip to West Ward in the opening round, while old rivals Parkway and Whittlesey Manor have been paired together. Incidentally, Blackstones will be at home to Norfolk champions Acle in the Durham Centenary Trophy.

Peterborough & District will begin the defence of the Adams Cup at home to the winners of the preliminary round clash between Parkway and Whittlesey Manor A.

DAN DUFFY TROPHY

Quarter-finals (Thursday, June 25): West Ward v Blackstones; Peterborough & District v City of Peterborough; Parkway v Whittlesey Manor; Crowland v Ketton.

Semi-finals (Thursday, July 9): Peterborough & District or City of Peterborough v West Ward or Blackstones; Parkway or Whittlesey Manor v Crowland or Ketton.

Final (Thursday, July 23 – neutral venue to be decided).

ADAMS CUP

Preliminary round (Thursday, June 18): Crowland A v Ketton; Parkway v Whittlesey Manor A; Crowland B v Yaxley; Langtoft Pearl v Stamford; Whittlesey Manor B v City of Peterborough A.

Quarter-finals (Thursday, July 2): 1 Peterborough & District v Parkway or Whittlesey Manor A; 2 Crowland B or Yaxley v Crowland A or Ketton; 3 West Ward v Langtoft Pearl or Stamford; 4 City of Peterborough B v Whittlesey Manor B or City of Peterborough B.

Semi-finals (Thursday, July 16): Winners of 2 v Winners of 1; Winners of 3 v Winners of 4.

Final (Thursday, July 30 – neutral venue to be decided).