The 2017 Senior & Junior County fixtures have been released and both teams face a familiar foe in Warwick and Worcester. The seniors take them on in our first game in what could be a pivotal game, but Wales and then Derbyshire won’t be easy games either. We have faced Warwick and Worcester three times in the last four years, losing each time, very narrowly in the 2014 & 2015 Semi Finals. We haven’t played Wales since 2011, when we won home and away, and Derbyshire since 2012, beating them by 43 overall. None of the three teams got out of their groups last season, Warwick and Worcester losing to Cumbria after being taken to the notorious Lindal green and then losing out on aggregate in the group, Wales won in Yorkshire but lost at home by more in their final group game, while Derbyshire finished behind North Lancs and Fylde, who we beat in the Semi Finals.
For a full list of the Senior County fixtures click here.
The Junior team open up with a clash against Potteries & District before facing Warwick and Worcester and finish off with a game against North Midlands. There’s no question that Warwick and Worcester will be the decisive clash, they finished runners up last season. It will be the first clash since the 2014 final which was remembered for all the wrong reasons, and hopefully this game will pass off without any trouble and be remembered for the on green action and not off. We play Potteries & District for the first time since 2014 when we beat them comfortably home and away, and North Midlands in 2013, having 23 winners.
For a full list of the Junior County fixtures click here.