ECB 40 League draw/ Suggest a name

October 20, 2009 at 11:01 am Leave a comment


The draw for the new 40 over format was made on Monday. The new format sees 17 teams paired in 3 groups of 7. The 18 first class counties are joined by Scotland, Holland and an ECB Recreational XI. That team compromises of domestic players without first class contracts, with the venue to be confirmed.

The Recreational XI have been drawn in group A, which is arguably the strongest group. Pro 40 champions, Twenty20 winners and friends provident runners up, Sussex are joined by Twenty20 finalists Somerst, as well as Worcestershire, Glamorgan, Lancashire and Surrey. 2008 Friends Provident winners, Essex, have recieved a favourable draw, with Northamptonshire most likely to trouble. The Netherlands will feel pretty pleased with their draw in group B. Group C, gives Scotland a difficult route to the next stage. Kent, Hampshire and Durham will be the favourites to go through in a difficult group.

GROUP A

ECB Recreational XI, Glamorgan, Lancashire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Worcestershire

GROUP B

Derbyshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Middlesex, Netherlands, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire

GROUP C

Durham, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Scotland, Warwickshire

Recreational XI

The ECB has opened it up to the public to suggest some names for the Recreational XI side. The ECB are not too good on the naming side, with the ECB 40 League a poor name for the competition. If you want to suggest a name follow the link below. Put up some of your suggestions in the comment field below as well.

http://www.ecb.co.uk/news/domestic/ecb-40-league/ecb-40-league-competition,2048,BP.html

The draw for the new 40 over format was made on Monday. The new format sees 17 teams paired in  3 groups of 7. The 18 first class counties are joined by Scotland, Holland and an ECB Recreational XI. That team compromises of domestic players without first class contracts, with the venue to be confirmed.

The Recreational XI have been drawn in group A, which is arguably the strongest group. Pro 40 champions, Twenty20 winners and friends provident runners up, Sussex are joined by Twenty20 finalists Somerst, as well as Worcestershire, Glamorgan, Lancashire and Surrey. 2008 Friends Provident winners, Essex, have recieved a favourable draw, with Northamptonshire most likely to trouble. The Netherlands will feel pretty pleased with their draw in group B. Group C, gives Scotland a difficult route to the next stage. Kent, Hampshire and Durham will be the favourites to go through in a difficult group.

GROUP A

ECB Recreational XI, Glamorgan, Lancashire, Somerset, Surrey, Sussex, Worcestershire

GROUP B

Derbyshire, Essex, Gloucestershire, Middlesex, Netherlands, Northamptonshire, Yorkshire

GROUP C

Durham, Hampshire, Kent, Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Scotland, Warwickshire

Recreational XI

The ECB has opened it up to the public to suggest some names for the Recreational XI side. The ECB are not too good on the naming side, with the ECB 40 League a poor name for the competition. If you want to suggest a name follow the link below. Put up some of your suggestions in the comment field below as well.

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