[lead]The window is now open for clubs to enter the 2017 Gloucestershire Under 19 and Under 16 T20 competitions.[/lead]
To register your team please fill in the from below by December 18.
The competitions – which seek to recreate the razzamatazz of professional T20 tournaments – feature coloured kit, pink balls, music and award points for match experience.
The NatWest U19 competition – which was run in association with Pegler Yorkshire – saw 24 teams enter last year.
19 teams entered the inaugural Under 16 Jelf Insurance Cup.
Now entering its third year, the first two U19 tournaments were won by the Bristol Buccaneers (Bristol Cricket Club) and featured semi-finals at the Brightside Ground, Bristol.
For a flavour of the action check out this amazing catch from Cirencester Centurion’s Jamie Jamieson-Black in last year’s semi-final.
Gloucestershire Cricket Board community coach and competition organiser Scott Tremain says he hopes to see the tournament continue to grow.
He said: “
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The first two seasons of the Under 19 T20 have been fantastic with clubs really embracing a vibrant competition that seeks to emulate the success of professional T20 tournaments.
“As well as seeing some terrific cricket being played, clubs have reported that they have seen players returning to the game and youngsters becoming more involved in the running of their clubs.”
The 2017 tournament is set to include a secondary “plate” competition alongside the main one. This is likely to run after the group stages and is aimed at increasing the competitive cricket on offer.
The Jelf Insurance U16 T20 was introduced in 2016 following the success of the U19 cup.
The Bedminster Bashers were crowned champions after beating Cheltenham Chiefs in the final.
For more information including statistics from last year’s competitions please see links below.