We are pleased to inform you that the round-robin draws for the 2023 and 2024 Middleton Cup and Johns Trophy draws are now available to view online.
Click on these links to access the draws:
Following the decision at the AGM in February 2022, the Middleton Cup and Johns Trophy have reverted to the round robin format in the early stages utilising the previously agreed regions, and therefore these are a two-year draw.
These events should be played on a home and away basis across the two years, or played at a neutral venue both years if the return mileage – county centre to venue – exceeds 160 miles round trip. Counties may mutually agree to home and away fixtures both years regardless of mileage, but the default is neutral if the mileage is exceeded.
In finalising the draws, we wish to make you aware that due to a reduced number of entries in both the Johns Trophy and Amy Rose Bowl there is a discrepancy in the number of teams in each region.
For example, one of the groups in the North Region has just two teams who will in effect play ‘knockout’ from the outset, whilst counties in other regions will have three or four fixtures in the group stages.
It is very disappointing to see this decline in female county representation at a time when the female sporting landscape has arguably never been stronger. We are keen to explore the reasons behind this and work collaboratively with you to seek solutions.
This will be an item for wider discussion during the review of competitions and wider participation, and your input to this will be valued.
For all other inter-county competitions click below to view the draws for 2023: