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Wiltshire Wallop 2018 - Wiltshire's Premier 20 over competition - Enter your team now!

Wiltshire Wallop 2018 - Introduction and Entry Letter

It gives us great pleasure to release details of the 2018 Wiltshire Wallop competition, and to invite clubs to now formally enter the competition for the 2018 season….

What is the Wiltshire Wallop?

The Wiltshire Wallop began in 2013 and its aim is to be 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!

Since 2013, the competitions has grown from 8 entries to 15 entries, with the honours board looking as follows:

2013 – Burbage and Easton Royal CC

2014 – Potterne CC

2015 – Potterne CC

2016 – Corsham CC

2017 – Corsham CC

2017 also saw us run our inaugural plate finals day! This was a great addition to the competition and something that will continue in 2018.

Building on 2017

After each year of the Wallop we always seek feedback from clubs to ensure we can improve the competition year on year. Based on feedback following last year’s competition, we can confirm:

Play-Cricket – We will use play-cricket for the 2nd year in 2018, after running the competition through it for the first time in 2017

Pink balls and coloured clothing – This was not mandatory last year and nor will it be this year. However, the feedback from clubs that used it was positive and so we encourage clubs to try ideas such as coloured clothing and pink balls so as to make the competition as appealing and eye catching as possible

Plate finals day – This was a great way of involving all teams in the group stages and giving them something to play for if they lost early matches. This will continue in 2018

Competition and Discipline rules for finals day – As we always stress, the aim of the competition is to be as unbureaucratic as possible, and as such we will continue to encourage games to be played in that spirit, particularly in the group stages where there will not be centrally appointed umpires. However, based on feedback we will be introducing slightly more formalised competition rules and frameworks for the finals day stage at which point appointed umpires will be in place.

How to enter

Attached at the top of this page is an invite letter from Ben White, who is our Wiltshire Wallop organiser. All affiliated clubs are able to enter so if you would like to get involved for 2018 please read the invite letter and contact Ben White at ben@benwhite.uk.com by the competition entry deadline of 23rd February.

Following the entry deadline, Ben will confirm the format for the competition based on numbers of entries received.