By Laura Taylor, Sep 13 2019 07:46AM
A new national schools cricket competition for girls has been launched.
Following on from the success of the School Sport Magazine U15 T20 Girls Cricket Cup over the last six years, a new T20 U18 competition will be introduced in 2020.
Entries have opened for both competitions with the U15 cup aimed at girls in years 10 and below and the U18 event for years 11-13, although younger girls may play in both competitions.
The tournaments are in England and Wales. Entries close at the end of February each year or when the competition entry limits have been reached.
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.
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]