The Gloucestershire U16 T20 Competition is proudly sponsored by award winning Insurance Brokers, Marsh Commercial. In 2019, Charlton Kings were crowned Gloucestershire Champions, beating French Flames in the Final.
What is U15 Girls Blast?
The competition is a Gloucestershire Cricket Board initiative, based on the Women’s International T20s, which sees young players compete in fast paced matches with, and against, their friends in a great social atmosphere. In 2017, the GCB revamped competition, which caused a surge in the number of teams taking part from four to eleven. The innovative 9-a-side, 16 overs per inning format inspires and enthuses young people to stay in the game at their clubs.
15 clubs 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
- Encourage more girls to transition from youth to adult cricket
- Create exciting match day experiences
- Create volunteering opportunities for young players within the club
Why do players love U15 Girls Blast?
There are many reasons why players love U15 Girls Blast. Some of the key areas are…
- Participating with friends
- Competing against other peers
- The opportunity to play cricket in coloured kit
- Music played at key moments of the game (boundaries, wickets etc.)
- Player statistics
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:
- 4–6 U15 Girls Blast fixtures, leading to a County Finals Day and County Plate Competition
- Access to discounted T20 kit
- Additional development opportunities for young players
- The opportunity to fundraise for the club
Once clubs have entered, the GCB will place teams into leagues based on geographical location in February, with fixtures to be played at convenient times for clubs from May to the end of June. Following the conclusion of the group stages, teams will progress to either a four team Finals Day (top place teams) or the County Plate Final.
My club are interested, but we’re not sure we have enough players?
The competition is open to any player between the age of 11-15. 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 U15 players have the opportunity to compete.
In 2019, Charlton Kings were crowned U15 Girls Blast Champions after they beat Frenchay Flames in the final. On the way to the final, Frenchay Flames beat Dumbleton and eventual champions overcame Bristol Phoenix.
For more information or to get involved, please contact:
Club Development Manager
Mobile – 07958 271414