KitKing Trophy preview: Group stage fixtures, live stats & streams (24/25.9.22)

The KitKing Trophy moves on to the final games of the group stage this weekend.

There are 11 contests as clubs bid to claim quarter-final places and prepare to the start of the Men’s NBL Division One season, which get under way on 15 October.

Worthing Thunder will look to build on their strong start against London Lions II as their raft of new signings continue to gel, while Westminster Warriors face a double-header as they prepare for the step up to D1M and Hemel Storm have a busy weekend against the Riders programme.

About the KitKing Trophy

The competition is organised by NBL1 Men's clubs in partnership with new naming rights holder and is sanctioned by BE.  

All 14 NBL1 clubs, plus invited Division Two sides Charnwood Riders and Oaklands, compete in four regional groups of four.   

Playing each other once, the top two sides in each group will progress to the quarter-finals (1/2 October) and semi-finals (8/9 October), with the final set to take place in late December. 

Fixtures, live stats and live streams can be found below. 

This weekend's fixtures:

Group 1

24/09/2022, 4pm: Solent Kestrels v Essex Rebels LIVE STATS / LIVE STREAM
24/09/2022, 7.30pm: Worthing Thunder v London Lions II LIVE STATS

Group 2

24/09/2022, 6.30pm: Thames Valley Cavaliers v Reading Rockets LIVE STATS
24/09/2022, 7pm: Oaklands Wolves v Westminster Warriors LIVE STATS
25/09/2022, 4.30pm: Thames Valley Cavaliers v Westminster Warriors LIVE STATS 

Group 3

24/09/2022, 7pm: Hemel Storm v Charnwood Riders LIVE STATS
24/09/2022, 12pm: Nottingham Hoods v Loughborough Riders LIVE STATS
25/09/2022, 6.30pm: Loughborough Riders v Hemel Storm LIVE STATS / LIVE STREAM

Group 4

24/09/2022, 7pm: Manchester Magic v Bradford Dragons LIVE STATS/LIVE STREAM
24/09/2022, 3pm: Newcastle University v Derby Trailblazers LIVE STATS
25/09/2022, 3pm: Newcastle University v Manchester Magic LIVE STATS

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Main image credit: Joanne Charles, Hemel Storm