U16s and u19s cup competition

The Somerset Cricket Foundation will be running two exciting cup competitions for U19s and U16s. The Vitality U19 Club T20, a vibrant competition that lets young players take ownership within their club, is back in 2022, whilst we’re launching the u16s Somerset Smash competition designed to keep young players to bridge the gap between youth and senior cricket which has been eroded with the loss of u17s cricket across the youth leagues.

U19 fixtures

If you’d like to know more about our Somerset Cricket Foundation’s Junior Cups, or information on how to enter a club side, please contact us.

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Vitality u19 Club T20

We are pleased to confirm that the u19s fixtures have now been published on play-cricket. You will notice that the dates have all been set to 1st April, it is now up to you and your captains to liaise with the opposition to agree convenient dates, you can change the dates on play-cricket once you have confirmed them.

  • Sunday 24th July: the last date to play the group fixtures
  • Sunday 7th August: Quarter Finals and Semi Finals Day to be held at Timsbury CC and Ilminster CC
  • Monday 22nd August: Final to be played at the CA County Ground

This year, there won’t be any play-offs, the top two teams from each group will progress straight into the Quarter Finals.  We will be holding two Quarter Finals and Semi Finals days, with the North fixtures being played at Timsbury CC, and the South fixtures being played at Ilminster CC on Sunday 7th August.

Rules apply as per previous years and are available here: U19 Rules U19 T20.

Young players compete in fast paced matches with, and against, their friends in a great atmosphere. It offers a format of cricket to inspire and enthuse young people to stay in the game. In 2021, over 450 clubs took part nationally, wearing coloured kit, playing music and smashing a pink ball around. U19 Club T20 has had a positive impact on the game and helps 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

There are many reasons why players love U19T20. 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 good crowd
  • The opportunity to create their own match day experience
  • Player statistics at a county and national level

Participating clubs can expect the following:

  • Access to discounted T20 kit both locally & nationally
  • Pink U19T20 balls.
  • 4 – 6 U19T20 fixtures, leading to a County Finals Day

Once clubs have entered, the Somerset Cricket Foundation will place teams into leagues based on geography, with fixtures to be played at convenient times for clubs between mid June and early August. Once again, the format of County Finals Day & any possible rounds after the group stages will be decided with a vote by the teams who have entered the competition.

Your U19 team will be invited to a launch meeting before the competition begins to help you take ownership of the competition and organise your own match day experience, which has seen clubs do some awesome things over the four years it has run.

U16s Somerset Smash

Based on the Hundred, this quick fire game is ideal to keep players interested and offer more playing opportunities in a fun but competitive environment. We are pleased to confirm that the u116s fixtures have now been published on play-cricket

Clubs are divided into geographical groups to reduce travelling, and can organise fixtures at their own convenience, provided all group fixtures are completed by Sunday 31st July. Teams will play each other once. 

The top two teams from each division will automatically qualify for an 8 teams finals day which will be held jointly at Weston-super-Mare Cricket Club and Uphill Castle Cricket Club on Sunday 14th August.

Rules are available here: U16 Somerset Smash Rules

Get in touch

If you’d like to speak to us about our clubs and competitions, please contact us using the short online form below.