T20 Cricket for Talented Young Cricketers
Bristol’s city-wide T20 talent search for the next professional is back again with a new menu of exciting cricket to offer. 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 it?
The ECB City Cup, locally rebranded as The Nando’s Big Bash, has been set up to provide an alternative pathway to the professional game. It gives promising league cricketers 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 Nando’s giveaways, free Vitality Blast T20 tickets as well as life-changing and memorable opportunities with Gloucestershire Cricket, this year’s Nando’s Big Bash 2018 is not one to be missed! #PlayCricket by joining this year’s Nando’s Big Bash
How it works
1. Register with The Nando’s Big Bash
To #PlayCricket in 2018, register yourself for the Nando’s Big Bash launch night by visiting tinyurl.com/NBBRegister and fill out all your details. Each player that registers will be entered into a draw to win TWO tickets to watch Gloucestershire v Somerset on Friday 13th July in the Vitality Blast T20 at The Brightside Ground.
2. Registrations Close
At midnight on June 30th, registrations for the 2018 edition of Nando’s Big Bash will close. Be sure to register your details before the deadline to #PlayCricket. 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 with both bath and ball such as range hitting, testing bowling speeds as well as a number of fun fielding exercises before receiving a presentation outlining further details about the competition, experiences and announcement of the squads. Each player that attends launch night will also receive a free Nando’s half chicken voucher and a ticket to watch Gloucestershire in Vitality Blast T20 action at The Brightside Ground.
4. Game Day
This is your chance to showcase your skills on the big stage! The winning team will not only get a FREE meal at Nando’s but also progress to the national part of the competition and represent Bristol in the #ECBCityCup against Cardiff. For the lucky few, an eye catching performance could land you a professional contract and a 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 Fischer County Ground, home of Leicestershire CCC, the day before Finals Day and get treated like a professional. Competition will be fierce but it will be an amazing experience and one you will never forget. Bring your A-game to win and be crowned ECB City Cup Champions 2018. Good luck!