Grimsby Knock Out: Caistor CC draw Cleethorpes

Grimsby Town supporter Josh Farrell holds the trophy at the draw with, from left, First XI captain Lee Charlton, secretary David Taylor, umpire Steve Boulton and Sean Campbell (Grimsby Second XI) EMN-160331-102910002
Grimsby Town supporter Josh Farrell holds the trophy at the draw with, from left, First XI captain Lee Charlton, secretary David Taylor, umpire Steve Boulton and Sean Campbell (Grimsby Second XI) EMN-160331-102910002
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Caistor have discovered their fate as the draw was made for the 79th annual Grimsby Town Knock Out.

The villagers have been drawn against Cleethorpes in the quarter-final round on Monday, June 27.

Increasing interest in the competition has meant the addition of another game as nine teams compete for the trophy in 2016.

The loss of their ground forced Hull team Fenner to disband, making room for the welcome return of Yorkshire League side Appleby Frodingham after several years’ absence.

And with an application from Woodhall Spa, this has brought the numbers up to nine, resulting in the need for a preliminary round.

The draw, which took place at Augusta Street, saw Appleby Frodingham pitted against Messingham in this opening match on Monday, June 6.

Louth will meet the winners of this tie in the quarter-finals on June 20, while holders Lincs Cavaliers play the Lincolnshire Development XI.

In the final first round match, hosts Grimsby Town face newcomers Woodhall in an all-Lincolnshire ECB Premier League clash.

Matches will again be played with pink balls and teams will be encouraged to wear coloured clothing.

Entry will be free for Grimsby Town CC members, with a charge for non-members.

Knock Out Draw: June 6: Appleby Frodingham v Messingham; June 13 Lincs Cavaliers v Lincs Development XI; June 20 Louth v Appleby Frodingham or Messingham; June 27 Cleethorpes v Caistor; July 4 Grimsby Town v Woodhall Spa. First semi-final July 11; Second semi-final July 18. Final July 25.