Wiltshire Wallop - Background Info
What is the Wiltshire Wallop?
The Wiltshire Wallop began in 2013 and its aim is to become the premier 20 over competition in the county. With clubs in Wiltshire playing in different league structures and pyramids when it comes to Saturday Cricket, the Wiltshire Wallop offers the opportunity for all clubs in the county to compete in the same competition and play for the honour of being the top 20 over team in the county!
In 2013, 8 teams competed in the competition but we are very keen to see this number grow. The idea behind the competition is that it is easy to enter with little bureaucracy. Entrants are put in to groups on a local basis with freedom to arrange fixtures for the best suited time within a given time frame. Winners from the group stages will then progress to a finals day which in 2014 will take place on Sunday 17th August
Who runs the Wiltshire Wallop?
Earlier this week Wiltshire Cricket released its Action Plan for 2014 and contained within this was a Player retention strategy which identified the Wiltshire Wallop as a priority competition for Wiltshire Cricket in 2014. As a result, we will be fully supporting the competition in 2014 with regular coverage and prizes at the end of the competition. However, the main support for the competition comes from Ben White of Marshfield CC who administers the competition and organises the finals day. Wiltshire Cricket is very grateful to Ben for the time he commits to running the Wiltshire Wallop.
Changes for 2014
The main changes for 2014 will see more focus on individual performances. Whilst only 4 teams can qualify for finals day we are keen to keep the interest of all teams by awarding individuals with prizes for things such as most sixes, highest individual score, best bowling figures etc.