Sky coverage for Cockspur Club Twenty20
Four cricket teams have battled through to take part in the finals day of the 2009 Cockspur Club Twenty20, which takes place on Monday September 28 at the County Ground, Derby, and will be televised live on Sky Sports 3 from 12.30pm.
Semi-final 1, 12.35pm: Bournemouth (Southern) v Reigate Priory (Surrey)
Semi-final 2, 3.25pm: Ockbrook & Borrowash (Derbyshire) v Cuckney (Nottinghamshire)
National final, 6.45pm
In only its second year the competition featured 541 clubs from each of the 25 ECB Premier Leagues and their official feeder leagues.
Each of these four teams have won their own Premier League competition and have beaten two or more league champions to get to this stage.
Bournemouth scraped through their regional final with a last ball win at Bridgwater CC, Somerset.
They will be looking to Simon Watkins to produce the goods with both bat and ball, as leading wicket-taker and run-scorer for the club this year with 619 runs and 28 wickets respectively.
Reigate Priory’s man of the moment is Jason Roy after he scored 138 not out from 60 balls, included 13 fours and nine sixes, in their regional final against Henley.
Roy is a product of the Reigate Priory Academy and has played for Surrey 2nd XI this season.
With 186 runs and four wickets in the competition so far Matthew Lineker has been this year’s Twenty20 star at Ockbrook & Borrowash.
Originally from league rivals Alfreton, the 24-year-old Lineker is now in his second year with O&B having scored nearly 3,000 runs in that time at 48.4 and taken 34 wickets at 24.2.
Homegrown star Tom Ullyott has been at the club since he was 10 years old. Now 19 and a regular in the first XI, he has thrived in this competition scoring over 200 runs and taking 16 wickets so far.
Mike Gatting, ECB managing director of cricket partnerships, said: "We’d like to thank all of the ECB Premier Leagues for their hard work in assisting us to deliver this flagship recreational cricket competition.
“The inward investment that this generates is in the region of £50,000, thanks mainly to our title sponsor Cockspur Rum.”
David Smith, global brand director of Cockspur Rum, said: "We are anticipating a great day's play at Derby in front of Sky cameras next week and we look forward to welcoming the winning team to the 2009 Barbados Pro Am which starts on October 31.”