As the 2012 semi-finals approach – away teams St George’s and Nottingham will be on the road by now, while Duffield and Surrey will be setting everything up at the venues – here’s a few semi-final facts from Howard …
Duffield – it’s their 19th season in a row in the league ; they’re three-time winners (1998, 2006 & 2007) and two-time runners-up (1995 & 2009)
St George’s Hill – relative newcomers, but it ‘s still their sixth successive season; they were runners-up in 2011
Surrey Health – semi-finalists for the sixth year in a row, and three-time winners (2008, 2010, & 2011)
Nottingham – 21st season since competing in the inaugural 84/85 season; winners back in 1989; runners-up in 2003
Going for four: If it turns out to be a Duffield v Surrey Health final, both will be bidding to become the first four-time winners of the title.