Kibworth final in August

Ecb U15 National Club Championship

Kibworth CC will stage the National Finals Day of the NatWest U15 National Club Championship on August 24.

This is set to be another record year as around 1,800 clubs enter the competition and 27,000 junior cricketers share the dream of being in the team crowned Champions later in the summer at the Leicestershire venue.

Mike Gatting, ECB Managing Director of Cricket Partnerships, said “It is testament to the heritage and quality of the NatWest U15 National Club Championship that it has produced so many world class performers over the years.

“The story of Andrew Flintoff’s heroics in the 1993 competition – when he scored 234 not out in 20 overs including 22 sixes – is just one fine example.”

Giles Clarke, ECB chairman, is looking forward to another exciting year of competition and said: “England stars such as Andrew Flintoff, Stephen Harmison, Monty Panesar and James Anderson have all taken part in the NatWest U15 National Club Championship as have former England players such as Nasser Hussain and Marcus Trescothick.

“I think that shows the importance of the competition on the path from the playground to the Test arena and why it has established itself in the last 30 years as an essential part of the cricketing calendar.”

The Championship is played on a county basis with each of the 40 county winners progressing to a National Knock-out Competition.

The National Finals Day will be played at Kibworth Cricket Club, Leicestershire on Tuesday August 24 – play will begin at 10.30am.

Further info:

NatWest U15 National Club Championship - Draw and Rules 2010 (605 KB)

ECB is inviting applications for the 2010 NatWest Merit Award Scheme. Individuals scoring 50 or more runs, taking 4 wickets or more or three or more dismissals as a fielder in any NatWest U15 National Club Championship match will be eligible to receive a certificate. These certificates will be distributed at the end of the 2010 season.

To claim – please complete and return this application form: NatWest U15 National Club Championship - Merit Form 2010 (523 KB)