Places in the 2020 School Sport Magazine U15 T20 Girls Cricket Cup and new U18 competition are filling up rapidly.
A host of new and returning sides will be battling it out over the two competitions as the growth in girls’ cricket continues.
This means that, with a cap on the number teams in the tournaments, deadlines for entering will be brought forward – so schools need to act quickly to guarantee their places.
In the biggest-ever seventh U15 cup this year, Sussex’ Bede’s School made their debut season a memorable one with victory at Felsted School earlier this month.
First time schools to have signed up for 2020 include Cheshire’s Cheadle Hulme School, King’s School Worcester, Clifton College, Forest School, Gloucester’s Denmark Road HS, Sevenoaks School, Cumbria’s Ullswater Community College, Oakham School and St Ivo Academy.
Returning teams include the likes of Alleyn’s School, Beaumont School, Bede’s, Berkhamsted, Bradfield, Bromsgrove, Somerset’s Castle School, Colfe’s, Ellesmere College, Felsted, Framlingham, Godolphin & Latymer, Haileybury, Hurstpierpoint, Ibstock Place, Ipswich, Kimbolton, King’s Canterbury, King’s College Taunton, Kingston Grammar, Leicester Grammar, Leys, Mayfield, Millfield, Moreton Hall, Oundle, Perse, Reigate Grammar, Ripon Grammar, Rugby, Shenfield, Sherborne, Shrewsbury High School, St Joseph’s, St Lawrence College, St Peter’s Catholic HS Wigan, St Swithun’s, Stamford High School, Sutton Valence, Taunton, Wakefield, Wellingborough, Wellington, Wycombe High and Wymondham.
The 11-a-side hardball competitions, open to both state and independent schools in England and Wales, will be run on a local, county and regional basis in the early rounds to avoid excess travel and will be played mainly in midweek but weekends if preferred.
Both competitions will be played in group stages before the summer half term with the group winners qualifying for the knockout stages. U15 girls may play in both competitions if good enough.
The U15 finals day (semi-finals and final) will take place in early September. The U18 competition will have its finals day at the end of the summer term.
Further details and an entry form are available on the website or by emailing [email protected]