T20 Cricket for Talented Young Cricketers
Bristol’s city-wide T20 talent search for the next future professional is back again with some new and exciting changes. Do you have ambitions to become a professional cricketer? Want to experience playing in a T20 cricket atmosphere with coloured clothing, music and pink cricket balls? Or maybe you just want to enjoy playing cricket with your mates again.
What is the ECB City Cup?
The ECB City Cup has been set up to provide an alternative pathway to the professional game. It gives promising league and district cricketers aged between 15 and 18 years old a platform to showcase their skills on the big stage, an opportunity to play alongside and against many of their friends. Each year we aim to improve and expand the competition. This year is no different and could even see you have your first taste of professional cricket. The match days will be great events with food, music, pink cricket balls and coloured clothing all to replicate the International T20 stage. These matches are completely FREE for all participants. From free Vitality Blast T20 tickets as well as life-changing and memorable opportunities with Gloucestershire Cricket, this year’s ECB City Cup 2019 is not one to be missed! #PlayCricket by joining this year’s ECB City Cup.
How it works
1. Register with the ECB City Cup 2019
Register yourself for the ECB City Cup 2019 launch night by clicking below and fill out all your details. Each player that registers will automatically be entered into a draw to win TWO tickets to watch Gloucestershire v Somerset on Friday 23rd August in the Vitality Blast T20 at The County Ground.
2. Registrations Close
At midnight on June 24th, registrations for the ECB City Cup 2019 will close. Be sure to register your details before the deadline to not miss out. Once registrations close, all team coaches will receive a full list and details of each player who has registered, to begin their preparation for launch night.
3. Launch Night
The competition kicks-off with a launch night where all registered players will take part in various skilled challenges such as range hitting, testing bowling speeds as well as fielding exercises before receiving a presentation outlining further details about the competition and announcement of the squads.
4. Game Day
This is your chance to showcase your skills on the big stage! The winning team will progress to the national part of the competition and represent Bristol in the national ECB City Cup competition. For the lucky few, an eye catching performance could land you an academy position and a future career in cricket.
5. Finals Day
If your team makes it to the national final they will get to experience life as a professional cricketer. Arrive at The ECB National Performance Centre in Loughborough the day before Finals Day and get treated like a professional. Competition will be fierce but an amazing experience you will never forget. Bring your A-game to win and be crowned ECB City Cup Champions 2019. Good luck!
6. Free Tickets
Each player that registers will be entered into a draw to win TWO tickets to watch Gloucestershire v Somerset on Friday 23rd August in the Vitality Blast T20 at The County Ground. Each player that attends launch night will also receive a FREE ticket to watch Gloucestershire in Vitality Blast T20 action at The Brightside Ground on Tuesday 13th August.