The Vitality U19 Club T20, a vibrant competition that lets young players take ownership within their club is coming back to Somerset in 2018 after another fantastic summer of action in 2017!
What is U19T20?
Young players compete in fast paced matches with and against their friends in a great social atmosphere. It offers a format of cricket to inspire and enthuse young people to stay in the game at their clubs.
With over 650 clubs taking part nationally and 30 in Somerset, wearing coloured kit, playing music and smashing a pink ball around, the impact was huge:
• 97% of ‘at risk’ players said they were now more likely to continue playing next year.
• 2 in 3 clubs saw players returning to play.
• 75% of players also became ‘volunteers’ to help set up matches.
What can we expect if we enter?
We want to build upon this success and make 2018 bigger and better. Participating clubs can expect the following:
• Free online training for volunteers.
• Access to discounted T20 kit both locally & nationally
• Support package from ECB & SCB – including activation pack, player statistics package and interaction on social media.
• Pink U19T20 balls.
• 4 – 6 U19T20 fixtures, leading to a county finals day
Once clubs have entered, the Somerset Cricket Board will place teams into leagues based on geographical location by Monday 5th March with fixtures to be played at convenient times for clubs between mid June and early August. A decision on the format of County Finals Day & any possible rounds after the group stages will be made once we know the number of teams who have entered.
Your U19 team will be invited to a launch meeting before the competition begins to help them take ownership of the competition and organise their own match day experience which has seen clubs do some awesome things over the three years it has run.
My club are interested but not sure we have enough players?
The competition is open to players between the age of 14-19 which many teams were made up of. Also we are happy for amalgamated teams, enabling a joint club entry which may suit smaller clubs to ensure your U19s have the opportunity to compete.This was done successfully in the Chew Valley with a number of clubs merging to enter one area team.
How do we enter?
So if your club would benefit from more players and more volunteers by being a part of the Vitality U19 Club T20 competition in 2018, then Somerset Clubs are now able to formally enter the 2018 competition by clicking here (Online) or by clicking here (Form & Cheque)
The cost of entry to affiliated clubs is £45.00, which includes the provision of pink match balls for every game.
All entries should be completed and returned by Sunday 25th February 2018.
Still not sure?
If you are still not ready for “Blast Off” then click here to watch this short video on what you could be involved in this summer.
Current List of Entries
|Bath Swords||Frome Falcons||Taunton Tornadoes|
|Beckington (U19T20 Name TBC)||Glastonbury Young Thorns||The Saints|
|Blagdon Blades||Hampset Scorpions||Timsbury Miners|
|Bridgwater Red Sox||Hinton Hornets||Wembdon Renegades|
|Brompton Stags||Ilminster Bears||Weston Super Kings|
|Castle Thunder||Kilmington Eagles||Yeovil Whirlwinds|
|Claverham Knights||Midsomer Norton Green Caps|
|Clevedon Coast Busters||Perrott Monkeys|
|Congresbury Cobras||Shapwick & Polden Scorchers|
|Deane Diamonds||Street Spitfires|
Correct as of 10am on 28th February