Plans in place for a revitalised Under 19 Club T20 competition in 2021

In recent week, Wiltshire clubs have been sending in their entries to the 2021 Vitality Under 19 Club T20, with a good number of entries making for an exciting competition next summer!

Competition Background

The Vitality U19 Club T20 competition was developed through player insight to combat a national trend within clubs – young players dropping out of the game after U15s.

The insight gathered from 1000 young players (current and lapsed) pointed to these key factors:

  • After U15s age group cricket, there is no specific offer for young players
  • 16–19 year olds want to play with their friends
  • Young players are keen to develop their own skills by taking more responsibility (volunteering)
  • They want short formats, with coloured kit and lively atmosphere where their friends can watch

2021 Competition in Wiltshire

Thank you to all clubs that have shown an interest in the 2021 competition. We are delighted to say that we have received expressions of interest from:

  • Burbage and Easton Royal CC
  • Chippenham CC
  • Corsham CC
  • Goatacre CC
  • Marlborough CC
  • Potterne CC
  • Purton CC
  • South Wilts CC
  • Swindon CC
  • Warminster CC 

Next stages for the competition are that in January, we will be arranging a virtual fixtures meeting to help set the structure for the 2021 competition. In the meantime, if there are any late entries from clubs, or if you'd like more information on the competition, please contact Sam Dent: