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Eight teams set for U19 T20 Finals Day

Eight teams, featuring some of the region’s finest young players will compete for the NatWest Under 19 T20 title at Finals Day tomorrow (Sunday).

The event will be staged 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 Sunday with T15 Quarter Finals and Semi Finals culminating in a T20 Final.

Somerset County Cricket Club’s Johann Myburgh conducted the Finals Day draw on the 9th August which will see the winner of the quarter-final between Ilminster Bears vs Bridgwater Red Sox meet the winner of the Crewkerne Crusaders vs Clevedon Coast Busters in the first semi-final. 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 their third consecutive Finals Day. Whoever wins this game will face either Frome Falcons or Timsbury Miners who are both making thier second appearance at Finals Day. Both these quarter-finals 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 atmosphere.

Somerset Cricket Board Club and League Development Officer Matt Counsell said: “Once again U19 T20 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’s 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 approximately 3.30pm at Uphill Castle CC.

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