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ESMBA announce 2019/20 I.C.C details

The ESMBA have issued the fixture list for the 2019/2020 Inter-County Championship season. Norfolk Premier will play in Group One with Essex, Northants & Kent their opposition once again. Dorset, Cornwall, Devon & Somerset again stay together and play in Group Two. It’s all change for current I.C.C Premier Champions West Mids who will travel to Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire & Avon in a Group Three that comprises of five teams. West Sussex, East Sussex, Surrey & Hampshire will again be in the same group that will be named Group Four. That means that just seventeen teams, instead of this year’s nineteen, will contest the I.C.C Premier competition with North Yorkshire and Cheshire now playing in the “A” section. Norfolk “A” will play in Group One of the “A” section and face Kent “A”, Essex “A” and Suffolk. Cambridgeshire have for several years played in the same group as Norfolk but this time have been moved into Group Five where they will play Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire & London. Group Two is made up of Somerset, Cornwall, Dorset & Devon. Group Three is made up of Oxfordshire, Avon, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire who make a return to I.C.C action. Group Four will be contested by West Sussex, East Sussex, Hampshire & Surrey. Group Six is made up of Herefordshire, Northants, Worcestershire & Shropshire while Group Seven consists of just three teams Cheshire, North Yorkshire & West Midlands. This gives a total of twenty-seven teams playing in the “A” section, up three from this season’s twenty-four teams. The dates for all Norfolk County team fixtures can be found on the County Team Fixture List page of the NCSMBA website and the dates of all County Championships and National Qualifiers for the 2019/2020 season can be found on the County/National Dates page.