Calling all young cricket fans and budding sports journalists!
We have teamed up with the Somerset County Gazette to give young cricket fans and budding sports journalists the chance to become a match day reporter at a one of our NatWest T20 Blast fixtures.
The prize will include:
• A pair of tickets for the winner to one of six Somerset home games in the NatWest T20 Blast competition.
• Access to the post-match press conference
Spencer Bishop, the Club’s Media Manager said: “We are delighted to be running this competition again. “It was a real success last year and I look forward to reading the entries this time around. It’s vital that we continue to attract young people to the game both on and off the field and hopefully this could be the first step on someone’s journey to the top of the journalism world!”
HOW TO ENTER
Write a preview of our NatWest T20 Blast season, as if for publication in the Somerset County Gazette, of no more than 250 words.
Include your name, date of birth, address, email address, and a contact phone number.
The deadline for entries is midnight on Sunday, May 17.
Entries by under-18s must also include the full name and signature of their parent/guardian.
Entries can be sent to Match Day Reporter competition, Somerset County Gazette, St James Street, Taunton, TA1 1JR.
Anyone under the age of 19 who lives in the UK is welcome to enter.
Representatives of the County Gazette and Somerset County Cricket Club will judge the entries to choose the six winners.
Terms and conditions – Special Rules
1. Competition open to anyone in the UK aged 18 or under subject to parental consent.
2. Competition closes May 17.
3. Send your 250-word preview and personal details information as specified to the above address. No entries will be returned.
4. Prize excludes extras such as transport, parking or any accommodation.
5. Winners are recommended to attend an hour before the start of the match
6. If a Prize Match is not played for any reason beyond Somerset County Cricket Club’s control, including bad weather, no alternative be given.
7. Normal Somerset County Cricket Club ground access restrictions apply – see www.somersetcountycc.co.uk
8. Winners will be invited to an interview with a Somerset County Cricket Club player (nominated by the Club after the match) and write a match report (which may be edited) to be published in the Somerset County Gazette and on-line at www.somersetcountygazette.
9. The County Gazette reserves the right to verify the eligibility and identity of any entrant, including by means of a passport as identification.
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