County T20 finals held in town

Twelve teams will be contesting the NatWest Under-19 Club T20 county final held at Weston and Uphill Castle cricket clubs.

TWELVE teams, featuring some of the region’s finest young players, will compete for the NatWest Under-19 Club T20 county final on August 16.

The format will see four groups of three teams fighting it out in the morning. The winner of each group will contest the semi-finals after lunch, with the winners of those matches making it through to the evening’s grand finale.

The initiative which has come as a result of the recent National Playing Survey, which is designed to keep young players from drifting away from the game and will take place across the four pitches at Uphill Castle and Weston, which are situated a mere 100 yards apart.

A total of 24 teams entered the competition, which has so far has seen just over 400 14-19 year olds take part. Matches have been played with coloured kits, pink balls, music, hit-me zones, barbecues, bars and dugouts among the initiatives which clubs have introduced to bring club grounds to life with crowds of over 100 people.

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The following teams have qualified for finals day and have been drawn in the following groups – group A: Castle Thunder, Perrott Monkeys, Wembdon Renegade; B: Westland Whirlwinds, The Saints (Taunton St Andrews), Nailsea Rogues; C: Glastonbury Thorns, Timsbury Miners, Crewkern Crusaders; D: Bath Swords, Deane Diamonds, Weston Super Kings.

Group games begin at 10am with the semi-finals at 3.30pm and the final at 6pm.

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As well as the exciting cricket action, there will also be all manner of other elements to the day including music, inter-active crowd competitions, cricketing activities, bars, food outlets, match-day programme, cricket shop and give-aways.

To assist with the availability of parking, there will be spaces available close by at Broadoak Mathematics and Computing College BS23 4NP, from 9am until 9pm when the facility will be locked.

Entry is free, so why not come along and enjoy the entertainment?

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