Three down, one to go in the KO Trophy, Group 3...
With Shropshire beating Cambridgeshire on Sunday, our game against them next week is a straightforward shoot out.
As it stands, Suffolk head the group with 6 points (having completed all their games) and have a net run rate of 0.59. Cheshire are second with 4 points at 0.09 with Shropshire third, also on 4 points at -0.1.
The top two teams go through to the quarter final knock out stages against Group 1 winners/runners-up (Northumberland and Cumbria). Cumbria host Lincolnshire in their final game on Sunday, Northumberland have completed their four games:
- A win for Cheshire and overhauling Suffolk's net run rate would see a home tie at Chester Boughton Hall on Sunday 2 July;
- A win but finishing second means qualification and an away trip
- Defeat sees Cheshire's interest end in the competition.
How does Net Run Rate work?
A team’s net run rate is calculated by deducting from the average runs per over scored by that team, the average runs per over scored against that team. In the event of a team being all out in less than its full allocation of overs, the calculation of the net run rate of both teams shall be based on the full quota of overs to which the batting team would have been entitled and not on the number of overs in which the team was dismissed. Only those matches where results are achieved will count for the purpose of net run rate calculations.
Where a match is abandoned, but a result is achieved under DLS, for net run rate purposes team 1 will be accredited with team 2’s Par Score on abandonment off the same number of overs faced by team 2.
Where a match is concluded but with DLS having been applied at an earlier point in the match, team 1 will be accredited with 1 run less than the final target score for team 2 off the total number of overs allocated to team 2 to reach the target.