One of the top games among the 9 playoff encounters scheduled for this Sunday is the AAA clash between the Cambridge Royals and the Bristol Badgers. Both teams just missed out on an automatic place for the AAA NBC finishing in second place in their respective divisions, agonisingly close to the division winners, Oxford Kings and Essex Redbacks. The Royals finished just 1 game back on the Redbacks while the Badgers finished with the same record as the Kings, 19 wins 7 losses, but missed out on top spot after applying the leagues tie-break rules.
Cambridge approached Herts Baseball Club with a view to playing this eagerly anticipated elimination game at Herts, as a neutral ground. This has now been confirmed and the game has been added to the games schedule at Grovehill Ballpark in Hemel Hempstead. It will be played on the old diamond while the NBL pennant-deciding doubleheader between the Herts Falcons and the Harlow Nationals will be played at the new diamond. It is set to be an fascinating day of baseball at Grovehill Ballpark. Admission is free. Both games are scheduled to start at 12pm.