2018 2nd XIs PLAY-OFFS, PLATE & BOWL
All Group Matches to be played by Friday 20th July
2018 Play Off Qualification Rules
The Play Offs Competition will involve the top 4 teams in each group.
The teams topping the four groups (seeds 1 to 4) and the four 2nd placed teams (seeds 5 to 8) will have home ties in the the first round.
Seeds 9 to 12 will be the four 3rd placed teams and seeds 13 to 16 the four 4th placed teams.
Where counties are level on points overall positions in the Group Tables will be determined as follows :
(1) Individual results between the two equal Counties with the County gaining most points from their two matches being placed first.
(2) If still equal, then
: The County with the highest number of outright wins
(3) If still equal, then
: The County with the highest number of bonus points in the matches between the two Counties
(4) If still equal, then :
The best run rate of the two Counties, based on overs that have been completed
(5) If still equal, then :
The toss of a coin by the Competition Organiser
Last 16 matches : Tuesday 31st July (Must be completed by Tuesday 7th August)
Match 1 Seed 1 v Seed 16
Match 2 Seed 8 v Seed 9
Match 3 Seed 4 v Seed13
Match 4 Seed 5 v Seed 12
Match 5 Seed 2 v Seed 15
Match 6 Seed 7 v Seed 10
Match 7 Seed 3 v Seed 14
Match 8 Seed 6 v Seed 11
Cup Quarter Finals: Tuesday 14th August (Must be completed by Tuesday 21st August)
Match 9 Winner Match 1 v Winner Match 2
Match 10 Winner Match 3 v Winner Match 4
Match 11 Winner Match 5 v Winner Match 6
Match 12 Winner Match 7 v Winner Match 8
Cup Semi Finals: Tuesday 28th August (Must be completed by Sunday 2nd September)
Match 13 Winner Match 9 v Winner Match 10
Match 14 Winner Match 11 v Winner Match 12
Cup Final Tuesday 4th September
at Poulton CC
The Cup Final will be played at a ground arranged by the Competition Organiser.
For the Final and Semi Final
independent umpires will be appointed by the Competition Organiser
Otherwise, Counties will be expected to provide suitable home grounds where necessary and provide
an umpire and scorer for each fixture except where mutually agreeable arrangements are made between the teams.