Club Selection Explained

Braintree enters a number of knockout competitions, for which the captain selects the teams. Competitions entered by Braintree include the following:

National Top Club

Similar in format to tennis' Davis Cup, this is a best-of-five knockout competition, with regional qualifiers competing at Leamington.  The five matches (played concurrently) are: Two Wood Singles, Four Wood Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours.

National Two Fours

A knockout competition across Essex. Two teams of four played side-by-side.  The team with the highest cumulative score wins the tie.  Qualifiers from the area compete an Leamington.

County Shield

A knockout competition across Essex. Four teams of four, two home and two away. The team with the highest cumulative score wins the tie.

County Double Fours

A knockout competition across Essex. Two teams of four, one home and one away. The team with the highest cumulative score wins the tie.

Widdop Cup

A knockout competition for unbadged bowlers across Group 2. Two teams of four, one home and one away. The team with the highest cumulative score wins the tie.

Memorial Shield

Very similar to the Widdop Cup. The only difference is that one badged bowler is allowed per rink.