The Middleton Cup Manager will select the squad for these matches
Dress code for these matches is County coloured shirt, white trousers or white shorts. County Coloured waterproof jackets are also available. These may be obtained from Match Secretary Tony Bourne.
In 2020 the Home Counties League was to have a new format.
Hampshire have entered the league so there will be 2 divisions of 4 teams. We have been drawn with Sussex Berkshire & Oxford leaving Kent Bucks Middlesex and Hampshire in the other group. We play each other once with the winners of each division playing a final.
This means that we only have 3 matches and a possible 4th instead of 6. We have decided to select the team rather than ask players for their availability as we have done in the past.
The first Middleton & HCL trial will be in early May with a second trial later in May. Those trialists not selected for the Middleton Cup will form the basis of the Home Counties side. This will give those players a further chance to impress and give me the chance to try possible Middleton Cup rink selections.
Those who played in the HCL in 2019 will also be contacted to play if and when necessary. To those players who supported Surrey previously and who are hopeful of playing in the HCL this season I would say play in the Walter Cross competition.
I will still watch as many of these games as possible and your inclusion in this competition will make it much stronger. Even if I am not there in person I will receive reports from my advisors and I will of course be attending as many Top Club, Double Rink, Area Finals and County Comps as I can.
We will also be holding another trial on the 18th September which will be the Middleton vs a combined Areas Team. The combined Area Team will comprise of 6 players from each area nominated by the Area Managers.
Enjoy your season and I will hopefully see you on the green.
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UPDATE FOR 2021
Due to Covid restrictions HCL has followed the BE lead of having this league played, for this year only, as a knockout competition.
2021 Home Counties Match Fixtures and Results
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The squad selections below are for the next HCL match.
HCL Rules mean only 8 players from the last Middleton* game can be picked.
Jamie Houle, Andrew Orme, Aaron Harding, Eoghan Harding*. 19-17 McAlister
Alkesh Vadher, Neil Winter, Craig Baker, Russell Smith. 16-24 Briden
Gavin Pocock, Carl Chadbond, Liam Mulcahy*, Mark Jones. 22-17 West
Andrew Salvador, Keiran Kavanagh, Connor Hayes*, Callum Sharp*. 13-24 Butlin
Paul Foley, Richard Cushen, Ben Chadwick, John Graham*. 21-11 Simpson
Chris Jones, John Sinnott, Peter Staples, Joe Cable. 29-13 Roff