The NEWBL Challenge Cup first round was completed last week with a mixed bag of results. Denbigh v Llanferres A and Prestatyn A vs Flint Phoenix were pretty close matches overall. In other matches there were some really close, high scoring games which weren’t reflected in the final scores.  Results below.
The NEWBL Cup Committee have confirmed their offer to review handicaps after the first round. It’s the first full season after the long break, there has been a large migration of players from one club to another, some clubs have lost key players, others have gained. They’ve contacted all clubs to request updates of ranked players and those out through injury.
The draw for the next round w/c 5 December is:
Llanferres A v Llanferres B
Eros v Denbigh
Hawarden v Holywell
Flint Phoenix v Connah’s Quay
Llanferres C v Rossett
Llanferres D v Buckley
Prestatyn B v Prestatyn A

CUP/PLATE FIRST ROUND RESULTS for cup committee 2022-23

7/11/22 Buckley              5 (224) Connah’s Quay    11 (308)
8/11/22 Llanferres D      3 (188) Holywell                13 (321)
8/11/22 Llanferres B     15 (335) Prestatyn B             1 (233)
9/11/22 Prestatyn A       7 (282) Flint Phoenix          9 (307)
9/11/22 Hawarden       12 (326) Llanferres C            4 (252)
11/11/22 Eros                  12 (332) Rossett                    4 (227)
11/11/22 Denbigh             8 (269) Llanferres A            8 (291)


(Photo Eros v Rossett at Deeside LC)