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Your News National Colts Cup news from the Midlands

The fourth round draw for this seasonís National Colts Cup has thrown up two all-Midlands ties.

The surviving Midlands clubs have gone in with the clubs for the fourth round and Derby have been given home advantage against Dudley Kingswinford and Lichfield have been drawn at Wellingborough.

Paviors, who beat Market Harborough in the third round, have been drawn away at Buckingham.

Worcester Wanderers, who won the National Colts Plate in 2006, and Luctonians are among four Midlands and North clubs who have been given byes to the fifth round.

In the National Colts Plate, the competition for sides beaten in rounds one to three of the Cup, Old Northamptonians, who were beaten Cup finalists six years ago, will host Oundle in their opening match in round 3B.

The National Colts Cup was introduced in the 1997/98 season as part of the East Midlands RU centenary celebrations and Moseley were the inaugural winners.

The Plate was introduced in 1999/2000 and past Midlands winners of that competition include Bedford Blues in 2009 between their five wins in six seasons in the Cup.

National Colts Cup

Third round results (Midlands): Paviors 13 Market Harborough 5, Leighton Buzzard 0 Derby 60, Olney 0 Buckingham 24, Northampton Casuals 14 Wellingborough 36, Worcester Wanderers 48 Burton 10, Dudley Kingswinford 69 Kidderminster Carolians 5, Shrewsbury 18 Lichfield 24, Luctonians 48 Barkersí Butts 0.

Fourth round draw (Midlands and North): Derby v Dudley Kingswinford, Buckingham v Paviors, Wharfedale v West Park Leeds, Lichfield v Wellingborough. Ties to be played on or before January 27. Byes: Billingham, Luctonians, Percy Park, Worcester Wanderers.

National Colts Plate

Round 3B draw (Midlands): Leicester Forest v Stockwood Park, Old Northamptonians v Oundle, Twickenham v Leighton Buzzard, Peterborough v Market Harborough, Scunthorpe v Northampton BBOB, Kettering v Towcestrians, Northampton Casuals v Ilkeston, Olney v Syston, Willenhall v Hereford, Stafford v Walsall, Nuneaton v Burton, Kidderminster Carolians v Shrewsbury. Ties to be played by December 23.

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