The Team Knock-Out Semi-Finals will be played on Thursday (4 August) with four Division 1 teams left in the competition. Two from the top half of the table who meet each other and two from the bottom half.
The two top half teams meeting are Lockwood Con 'A' who are aiming for a third consecutive title (and no you don't get to keep the trophy when you win it 3 times on the bounce) but they are up against Golcar Lib 'A' who are having one of their best seasons for some years. They are no strangers to this competition either having won it twice before (2012 & 1995).
Lindley Lib 'A' have actually won this competition eight times which is more than any other team, the last time being in 2017 whereas their semi-final opponents, Longwood, are looking to claim this title for the very first time. Handicaps are based on last season's finishing positions in the League and as Lindley Lib 'A' finished in the bottom half of the Division 1 table they have a +5 handicap with the other three teams all on scratch as they all finished the 2021 season in the top half of the Division 1 table.
Whichever team wins each match it probably won't be a surprise as either match could go either way so it is very much down to who performs best on the day.
The match format is the same as it is for League matches - 4 Singles and 3 Pairs - but the tie is decided by the best Aggregate totals. The number of games won only comes into play in the event of a drawn match based on aggregate scores.
Team KO Semi-Finals - 1.30pm on Thursday 4 August
Golcar Lib 'A' (scratch) v Lockwood Con 'A' (scratch) at Moldgreen Con
Longwood (scratch) v Lindley Lib 'A' (+5) at Holmfirth
The Final will be played on Thursday 18 August at Lindley BC.
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