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Amendments to 1st and 2nd XI Restart Knockouts
Thursday 3rd September 2020

As has been pointed out by a number of individuals it is not possible for the 2nd XI Competition to successfully mirror the 1st XI week's match activity in relation to home and away venues in weeks 7 and 8.

We therefore move to Plan B which is to extend the competition from 6 to 8 weeks with two additional league fixtures to be played under the same points system.

 1st XI RESTART KNOCKOUT 

Week 7:

The two semi finals: 1st place team v 4th place team and 2nd place team v 3rd place team.

Wigan Group: as above with 1st v 4th and 2nd v 3rd with 5th v 6th playing off as their final game.

Week 8:

The final will be the winners of the two semi finals with the home team being the highest placed team at the end of week 6. The remaining two teams will play off for 3rd place with the home team being the highest placed of the two teams at the end of week 6.

Wigan Group G: as above with the four teams, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th from week 7.

The winner of the final will receive a Love Lane package.

 2nd XI RESTART KNOCKOUT 

These fixtures are now extended to become eight week League competitions with each 2nd team having two extra league fixtures.

These fixtures are determined by the finishing positions of their 1st teams in Week 7 and the results of their 1st teams in week 8 and a new fixture list for each week will be published on Monday 7th and Monday 14th September.

Week 7:

2nd XI of the 4th placed 1st XI at home to 2nd XI of the 1st placed 1st XI.

2nd XI of the 3rd placed 1st XI at home to the 2nd XI of the 2nd placed 1st XI.

Wigan Group G: Week 7 gives one extra league game for Wigan 2nd XIs with the league finishing after that week.

The winners will be the team with the most points after seven weeks.

Proceed as above with 2nd XIs of the 5th and 6th teams playing as a reverse of their 1st XIs as their final game.

Week 8:

(a) Involving 2nd XI of teams involved in 1st XI Final

2nd XI of the away team in the 1st XI final at home to the 2nd X1 of the home team in the 1st XI final.

(b) Involving 2nd XI of teams involved in the 1st XI 3rd/4th place play off.

2nd XI of the away team in the 1st XI 3rd/4th play off at home to the 2nd XI of the home team in the 3rd/4th play off.

The team finishing top after eight weeks will receive a Love Lane package.