Winning captain Charlie Mitchell after last season's Brockman Cup final

HOLDERS Abbotskerswell start their defence of the Brockman Cup with a derby date against Ipplepen.

Abbots, who crushed Stokeinteignhead in last season’s final make the short trip to Moor Road on May 9 in the first round in a re-run of one of last season’s semi-finals.

Stokeinteignhead – conquerors of South Devon in the semis - have a bye in the first round. Waiting for them in round two are… Abbotskerswell or Ipplepen.

South Devon are away to Harberton, a side they have never met before in any competition.

Entrance fees have risen to £25 this season to cover the costs of running the competition.

The cost of umpires has also risen to £15.


First round: Barton v Babbacombe, Abbotskerswell v Ipplepen, Harberton v South Devon, Chelston & Kingskerswell v Dartington & Totnes (all May 9). Shaldon v Lustleigh, Paignton v Stoke Gabriel, Torquay v Brixham (all May 16). Bye: Stokeinteignhead.

First round results and reports

Second round: Dartington & Totnes v Shaldon or Lustleigh; South Devon v Torquay v Brixham (both May 30). Paignton or Stoke Gabriel v Barton; Stokeinteignhead v v Ipplepen (tbc).

Semi-finals at Torquay CC: June 9, June 12. Reserve date: June 16.

Final: June 30. Reserve date July 3.

Dick Lear Cup game: Aaron Printers XI v Brockman XI at Torquay CC on Thursday, July 13.