NatWest U19 Club T20 and Jelf U16 T20
The summer of 2017 will see 40 teams compete in Gloucestershire’s NatWest U19 Club T20 (22) and Jelf U16 T20 Competitions (18).
The vibrant competitions which are played in coloured clothing seek to recreate the razzamatazz of the NatWest T20 Blast with points awarded for match day atmosphere including music, barbecues and off-field events.
The leagues are designed to keep more young people in the game.
For U19 results and stats go to http://ecbu19clubt20.play-cricket.com
For U16 results and stats visit http://gcbu16t20.play-cricket.com
Club Support and Resources
The ECB’s Online Activation Pack provides clubs with a one stop toolkit to ensure that both players and spectators alike receive the best cricketing experience this season. Anything from Creating the Blast Atmosphere and U19 Ownership to The Competition, Play-Cricket Guidance and Club Recognition can be found here. Although the content is U19 T20 branded, it remains a useful resource for U16 Clubs as the competition concepts are identical.
For U16 Rules and Regulations, these can be found on the U16 T20 Play-Cricket Site.
E-Learning Activators Course
The E-Learning Activators Course will equip clubs and young volunteers with the skills and ideas to create a perfect T20 Environment for home fixtures. The course is accessible online and is a certified Cricket Board Qualification.
The course will cover the following areas:
- Leadership what makes a good leader? How can you develop your kills to improve leadership? What tasks need to be addressed to make cricket happen?
- Decision Making understanding the principles of the competition to make sure all players are valued and feel included.
- Covering the competition admin introduction to Play-Cricket.com and Blast Points.
- Creating an inspirational T20 Atmosphere research, marketing and event management.
Match Day Experience
We encourage clubs to allow their young players to take ownership and embrace the responsibility of organising the two home match day fixtures as an event for the whole club. Match days will be bursting with colour and excitement and could include:
- Coloured Playing Kits
- BBQ and Refreshments
- Pink Match Balls
- Coloured Stumps and Flashing Bails
- T20 Dugouts
- Banners and Bunting
- Music and Announcers
- U11s Guard of Honour
The Play-Cricket Sites are the homes of the both competitions. On which you will find, fixtures, leagues, results, statistics, match reports, latest news, photos and more.
22 teams split into four league groups based on geographical location, two in the north and two in the south of the county, creates highly competitive yet localised fixtures.
Like the U19 Competition the Jelf U16s consists of four league groups based on geographical location, two in the north and two in the south of the county.