A new T20 competition is being launched to try and revitalise Sunday cricket in Gloucestershire.
The Gloucestershire County Cricket League (GCCL) and Gloucestershire Cricket Board (GCB) have joined forces to create a T20 league for clubs in the north of the county.
The Greene King IPA Blast is open to all GCCL clubs, plus clubs in Cheltenham Forest and Gloucester, Stroud and Cotswolds district leagues.
Clubs need to commit to fielding a T20 team for up to eight Sundays, with half the matches at their home ground. Although the matches are expected to be competitive, it is envisaged that many clubs will field teams of mixed ability and ages.
A number of clubs have already expressed interest in being involved and the GCCL is calling on others who may want to take part to contact firstname.lastname@example.org ASAP but no later than October 12.
For the basic details please see below:
- Matches will be played on Sunday afternoons.
- Fixtures will be arranged by the league, starting in late June running through to mid-August. It is expected that each club will play 6-8 league matches.
- Teams will play in regional divisions, with the winners progressing to a finals day.
- A red ball will be used and white cricket clothing (although clubs may play in coloured kit if they wish).
For answers to FAQs about the new competition please visit https://gloucestershireccl.play-cricket.com/website/articles/21998
League organiser Ian Robson said: “It is hoped that this competition will help revitalise Sunday cricket. A number of clubs have commented that Sunday fixtures are difficult to arrange and are often cancelled. We also hope that players who cannot or will not commit to a full Saturday match might be encouraged to play a shorter game on a Sunday. We see this competition as a way of keeping players involved in club cricket as well as a means of introducing younger players to adult cricket, in addition to giving keen Saturday players more competitive games.”