North Midlands’ scheduled opening match in this season’s Jason Leonard National Under-20 Championship against Warwickshire at Earlsdon on Sunday February 25 has been cancelled.
Warwickshire, who were beaten by East Midlands at Kettering two weeks ago have now decided to withdraw from the competition.
The withdrawal means that North Midlands’ only pool match in the competition will be against East Midlands at Dudley Kingswinford on March 18.
Warwickshire’s withdrawal means that North Midlands have been awarded five match points and have already qualified for the national quarter-finals.
The winners of next month’s match against East Midlands will be at home in the quarter-finals.