Online Counties Championships update as group stage draws to a close

There are just 4 days to go for players to qualify for the knockout Championships stage by playing in the final round of Group Matches on 1st August, as county teams vie for qualifying place. If you have not signed up for your county team, you can find details on the competition web page.
With a game in hand, some of the Championships semi-finalists are known. Lincolnshire and Northumberland qualify as top of the group seeds for the Open. It’s a ‘double double’ with Northumberland topping the group in the U1825 too, whilst Middlesex rule Division 2 and the U1825. That should fire up Middlesex A, as they seek to stay ahead of  Devon for the final Open qualifying spot from Group A.
In Group B Norfolk has the lead over Greater Manchester. Both of those leaders are looking favourites to take on the Division 1 top finishers. Division 2 is very tight for the 3 qualifying places at stake. Elsewhere there are some critical head-to-head encounters, where the winner takes all. Follow the games on Saturday through the interactive ECF LMS – commentary from the Controller.