New format for Corrie Cup as qualifying goes into pools

Seaton skipper Ben Morgan and his Corrie Cup winning team

HOLDERS Seaton face a re-run of last season’s semi-final in the 2018 edition of the new-look Ivor Dewdney’s Corinthian Cup.

Seaton defeated Ipplepen by 10 wickets on the way to a showdown with Cullompton on finals day at Shaldon.

The competition has been facelifted for 2018 and will open with a series of three-team festivals.

Seaton have been put in pool one, which is being hosted by Ipplepen. Feniton make up the pool.

Cullompton, last season’s defeated finalists, are grouped with Woodbuy & Newton St Cyres and Shaldon

The full list of entrants (host club first) is:

Pool One: Ipplepen, Seaton, Feniton.

Pool Two: Shobrooke Park, Alphington, Babbacombe.

Pool Three: Honiton, Ottery, Uplyme.

Pool Four: Plymstock, Brixham. Dartington & Totnes.

Pool Five: Woodbury, Cullompton, Shaldon.

Pool Six: Topsham, Barton, Lustleigh.

Pool Seven: Upottery, Kentisbeare, Whitchurch.

The quarter-finals will be played on August 5. The seven pool winners will be joined by a wild-card best runner-up, selected points then net run rate.

The semi-finals and finals will be held at North Devon CC on Sunday, August 26. A reserve date of September 8 has been agreed in case of bad weather.