CBL Elite Eights recap, Final Fours preview

Just as quickly as the playoffs began, four teams are already looking at a long off-season as the knockout field has reduced for eight to four.

A quartet of ties took place last week in the opening round of the playoffs, with the top four seeds all moving on to the next round.

#1 seeds Shenley Brook End have continued their unbeaten run in 2022/23, tacking a 74-62 victory over #8 Carmel College, a team they’ve now beaten three times this year, to their 12-0 regular season record.

2019/20 champs Haringey have also progressed as the #4 seeds. They’ll be able to look forward to a trip to Shenley Brook End following an 80-69 win against #5 New City College.

#2 seeds Bracknell & Wokingham College are also safely through after navigating a tricky 86-76 win over #7 Holy Trinity School, whilst The Crest Academy will continue as the #3 seeds following their W against #6 Nottingham Academy Wildcats, with a 91-71 final score.

Fina Fours Preview

The CBL’s final fours will now take place this coming Wednesday, with a pair of exciting match ups.

Shenley Brook End will put their unbeaten streak for the season to the test as they welcome former winners Haringey Sixth Form College. As former winners of this competition, Haringey know how to come through the big games, making for what is sure to be a much-anticipated clash against the #1 seeds.

#2 seeds Bracknell and Wokingham College have another home tie as they welcome #3 The Crest Academy.

Both teams have a chance to seal a place at their first ever CBL final, adding an extra level of motivation in that one.

Both those games will take place on Wednesday 22 March 2023, with the eventual CBL final taking place on Wednesday 29 March 2023 at Manchester’s National Basketball Performance Centre.

Tickets to attend the final are free, but still need to be purchased for capacity reasons.

To secure your ticket, please head to the Basketball England shop by clicking here.