The draw for Round 1 of The Conference Cup in 2014 was undertaken on Wednesday 18 December 2013 by Club Cricket Conference Chairman, Alf Langley, and 2013 CCC President, Stuart York.
60 clubs entered the competition, so the semi finalist from 2013, Blackheath, Brentwood, Sunbury, & Waltham, were given byes for Round 1.
Hence the 28 winners from Round 1, will join those 4, to make 32 teams in Round 2.
Round 1 is scheduled to be played on 25 May 2014 , and the full draw is (Home club first):
Hertford v Harpenden
Buckhurst Hill v Bexley
Burnham v Reigate Priory
Harold Wood v Gidea Park & Romford
North Maidenhead v Brentham
Bromley v Enfield
Teddington v Walton-on-Thames
Shenfield v Hampstead
Amersham v Ickenham
Hadleigh & Thundersley v Harlow Town
Chingford v Aston Rowant
Catford & Cyphers v Dartford
Wanstead v Godalming
Sawbridgeworth v Bickley Park
Richmond v Chesham
Colchester & East Essex v Hornchurch
Weybridge v Watford Town
Cockfosters v Sanderstead
Valley End v Oxford
Beddington v HSBC
Kempton v East Molesey
Upminster v John Fisher
South Hampstead v Stanmore
Sandwich Town v Orpington
Old Rutlishians v Acton [to be played at Acton CC]
Lordswood v Hayes (Kent)
Beaconsfield v Ealing
Fives & Heronians v Tunbridge Wells
The schedule for the subsequent Rounds is:
Round 2: Sunday 15 June
Round 3: Sunday 6 July
Quarter Finals: Sunday 27 July
Semi Finals: Sunday 10 August
Final: Monday 25 August (Bank Holiday – on neutral ground)
All draws upto the final are similar to the FA Cup, hence winners do not know their next opponents, or whether drawn home or away, until the draw for the next round is made.
The CCC will appoint umpires for all rounds, and will pay their fee from the Quarter Finals onwards. For earlier rounds umpires are paid by the clubs to whom they are allocated @ £35.00 each per match, plus mileage at 30p per mile over a total of 50 mile round journey.
Each side shall provide a scorer for their matches.
Match balls are posted to the ‘home’ club contact.
The Competition Rules & Playing Conditions are here
Office Manager, Club Cricket Conference