Eight teams, featuring some of the region’s finest young players will compete for the NatWest Under 19 T20 Finals Day on Sunday 20th August across the four pitches at Uphill Castle CC and Weston Super Mare CC.
The Somerset competition, sponsored by Somerset County Sports, has seen 28 teams battle it out to reach finals day. Over 500 young players have taken part in the competition so far and there promises to be some serious entertainment on Finals Day with T15 Quarter Finals and Semi Finals culminating in a T20 Final.
Somerset County Cricket Club's Johann Myburgh did the Finals Day draw on the 9th August which has paired the winner of Ilminster Bears vs Bridgwater Red Sox with the winner of the Crewkerne Crusaders vs Clevedon Coast Busters in Semi Final One. Both these games will take place at Weston-Super-Mare CC from 10am.
The Saints from Taunton St Andrews who were runners up in 2015 will play Castle Thunder who have reached thier third consecutive finals day. Whoever wins this game faces either Frome Falcons or Timsbury Miners who are both making thier second appearance at Finals Day. Both these games will take place at Uphill Castle CC starting at 10am.
There will be music at both venues, hit zones, competitions, giveaways and BBQ’s to help create a great Finals Day atmosphere.
Somerset Cricket Board Club and League Development Officer Matt Counsell said: “Once again U19T20 has proved a huge hit across the county”.
“Finals Day once again promises to be a great spectacle with twelve teams and over 130 young cricketers playing fast paced matches across four pitches on the same day.
“It has been brilliant to see the competition develop this season and to see players and clubs embrace the concept by creating some amazing match day experiences.”
Entry to the Finals Day is completely free with the Quarter Finals commencing at 10am and the semi-finals starting at 12.30pm, before the final getting underway at around 3.30pm at Uphill Castle CC.