2020 cricket proving a big hit locally

PUBLISHED: 12:18 16 July 2007 | UPDATED: 11:17 24 May 2010

THE North Gear 2020 Premier League which was kicked off at the end of June in Bristol has already received rave reviews from players and club officials. Clubs have followed the first-class format by wearing coloured clothing and providing a feast of famil

THE North Gear 2020 Premier League which was kicked off at the end of June in Bristol has already received rave reviews from players and club officials.Clubs have followed the first-class format by wearing coloured clothing and providing a feast of family entertainment at each match. They have seen a promising increase in club income and on the numbers of spectators attending each match. New fans are finding their way to their local grounds to support their home club whether it be their town or even city club. They are taking advantage of watching some great 2020 cricket at free entry and with the bar open and food to hand they are lapping up the entertainment.The competition, which is the first amateur cricket competition ever to be televised, will have eight hours Sky Sport coverage on its grand finals day on September 30. Throughout September three nationwide knockout stages will be played at Cheltenham, Bedminster and St Andrew's, Taunton.Kim Williams, CEO North Gear commented: "It's our clear aim to build the North Gear 2020 Premier League competition to become the second division in 2020 cricket in the UK. We have designed a kit-range consisting of 16 exciting colour combinations using technical fabrics which we also supply to the professional game. "We want to give Premier League clubs the best possible platform to showcase their club within their area and on the wider sporting-map. We believe that Premier League 2020 cricket can compete with other sports and that a whole new audience can be reached by playing within the heart of each community. "Matches are being played until end of September which keeps the format alive alongside the professional competition building a much anticipated grand final day in September. In three years we wish to see many more clubs from around the country participating and competing for the trophy and prize monies. This year 30 clubs are participating."The North Gear 2020 Premier League is supported by the ECB and Frank Kemp, ECB head of operations for non first-class cricket, has given early support to the new competition.The competition brings out the enthusiasm in every player and delivers a game played at a high tempo and is all-action, a real crowd pleaser.Fixtures and results can be obtained on www.northgear.co.uk click to North Gear 2020 Premier League.

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