Saturday, August 23rd, 2014

Cricket Board Stage Inaugral County Cup T20 Final At New Road On Sunday

The Worcestershire Cricket Board Limited are staging their inaugral County Cup T20 Finals Day at New Road and the King's School Ground tomorrow (Sunday).

A competition which got underway on April 28 is now down to the last four teams comprising Barnards Green, Ombersley, Bromsgrove and Stourbridge.

The two semi-finals, Barnards Green v Ombersley and Bromsgrove v Stourbridge, will take place on the King's School ground followed by the final at New Road which will have a 4.30pm start.

The incentive for the winners is that they will host a T20 game with Worcestershire CCC during the 2015 season.

The plate final between Old Hill CC and Old Elizabethans CC will take place ahead of the main final, also at New Road (12 noon start).

WCBL chairman Graham Blomfield said: "In the autumn of 2013, the WCBL board of directors had the vision of creating a unique event open to all their 104 member clubs with finals being played at this beautiful ground.

"There was also the idea of the winners of the County Cup hosting Worcestershire CCC at their home ground for a T20 game in the 2015 season and I would like to thank David Leatherdale (chief executive) and Steve Rhodes (Director of Cricket) for agreeing with our proposal.

"Twenty eight of our member clubs competed against each other for the honour and privilege of being able to play on this famous ground on finals day."