U19 T20

The Vitality U19 Club T20, is a vibrant competition that lets young players take ownership within their club.

The Gloucestershire U19 T20 Competition is proudly partners with internationally recognised pump and water boosting solutions provider, Stuart Turner.

In 2021 we witnessed an action packed July and August of U19 T20 cricket, with eventual winners Dumbleton Dynamite retaining their crown as Gloucestershire Champions following a thrilling Finals Day at the Bristol County Ground.  The Dynamite defeated Bedminster Bashers and Cheltenham Chiefs on the road to victory.

In addition, Kingsholm CC won the very first Development Finals Day, which was held at Cirencester CC.  KCC progress through the competition unbeaten and defeated Carsons & Mangotsfield and Knowle on their way to being crowned Development Champions.

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Vitality U19 Club T20 (Background)

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Want to follow your teams progress?  Head over to the ECB U19 Club T20 Play-Cricket Site where you will find upcoming fixtures, latest results and league tables, player and team stats and more.

What is U19 T20?

Young players compete in fast paced matches with, and against, their friends in a great social atmosphere. It offers a format of cricket to inspire and enthuse young people to stay in the game at their clubs.

With over 650 clubs taking part nationally, 20 in Gloucestershire, wearing coloured kit, playing music and smashing a pink ball around has made a huge impact and is helping to:

  • Retain young players within the game by providing them with additional opportunities to play with friends
  • Create exciting match day experiences
  • Create volunteering opportunities for young players within the club

Our competition is split into Performance and a Development Leagues and it is up to clubs to choose which they would prefer to enter.  It allows all clubs to participate in the U19 Competition regardless of the strength of their cohort year on year.

Why do players love U19 T20?

There are many reasons why players love U19 T20.

Some of the key areas are:

  • Participating with friends from their own age group
  • Competing against other peers
  • The opportunity to play cricket in front of a crowd
  • The opportunity to create their own match day experience
  • Player statistics at a county and national level

What can you expect if you enter?

We want to build upon past successes and make the competition bigger and better.

Participating clubs can expect the following:

  • Free online training for volunteers
  • Access to discounted T20 kit
  • A support package from ECB – including activation pack, player statistics package and interaction on social media
  • Additional development opportunities for the young players
  • The opportunity to fundraise for the club
  • The chance to apply for grants
  • Pink U19 T20 balls
  • 4–6 U19T20 fixtures, leading to a County Finals Day

Once clubs have entered, the Foundation will place teams into Performance and Development leagues based on geographical location in February, with fixtures to be played at convenient times for clubs from the end of May to early August.

Following the conclusion of the group stages, teams will progress to a four team Finals Day. We aim to secure the Bristol County Ground for Finals Day each year to offer our young players and their families an experience like no other.

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Dumbleton U19 T20 2019 Winners

My club are interested, but we’re not sure we have enough players?

The competition is open to any player between the age of 14-19.

Teams are made up of mixed age groups and we are happy for amalgamated teams, enabling a joint club entry, which may suit some clubs to ensure all U19 players have the opportunity to compete.

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Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager

Scott, who hails from Devon, graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a Sports Coaching degree in 2013.  He initially joined the Gloucestershire Cricket Foundation in October 2014 as a Community Coach working in schools predominately in the North of the County before becoming Growth Development Officer in 2017.  At this time, he delivered on a number of ECB priority areas including the U19 T20 Competition and launched the highly successful Women’s Soft Ball Programme here in Gloucestershire.

Now in his exciting role as Club Development Manager, he is responsible for leading the team of club development staff and working closely with cricket clubs across the county to provide direct support with the aim of creating sustainable clubs for the future.  Furthermore, Scott leads youth competitions and the ECB Clubmark Accreditation and sits on a number of GCF Development Groups and Committees.

Scott is a big Plymouth Argyle FC fan and plays his cricket at Dumbleton.

Scott Tremain / Club Development Manager