Schools’ Cup and Plate 2023 Draws Announced

Mar 6, 2023 | General News

It is an exciting day in the cricket calendar, as the 1st and 2nd round draws for The Ferguson Grainger Cup for Boys have been released. Last year’s winners Campbell College have received a bye in the 1st round and will play away to the winners of Royal School Armagh v Belfast High School. Last year’s Schools’ Plate winners Wallace High School have been drawn a 2nd round home fixture against the winners of Strabane Academy v Down High School.

First Round by Friday 5th May
A   Belfast Royal Academy v Antrim Grammar School
B   Strabane Academy v Down High School
C   Royal School Armagh v Belfast High School
D   RBAI 2nd XI v Grosvenor Grammar School
E   Limavady Grammar School v Ballyclare High School
F   Friends’ School Lisburn v Campbell College 2nd XI
G   Ballymena Academy v Lurgan College

Second Round by Friday 12th May
H  A v Methodist College Belfast
I   Wallace High School v B
J   C v Campbell College
K   Regent House School v D
L   E v RBAI
M  Coleraine Grammar School v F
N  G v Sullivan Upper School
O  Bangor Grammar School v Foyle College

Third round (by Saturday 27th May) and Semi-Finals (by Saturday 10th June) will be drawn after the preceding rounds.

Final to be played on Friday 16th June at a venue to be announced.

Plate: A team losing its first match in the Cup will play the appropriate fellow-loser by the date of the next round in accordance with the Cup draw.
This does not apply to a team that fails to fulfil its first fixture.