R66T Academy T20 Cup 2024
The R66T Academy is delighted to announce the details of our T20 Cup, which will take place across the summer of 2024! We welcome applications for places from experienced U14 hardball players who are not involved with County Pathways.
Following a successful pilot event in 2023, the 2024 T20 Cup is going to be even bigger and better! The Cup will consist of several regional qualifiers, which will be held at cricket venues up and down the country. It will conclude with a Finals Day - held later in the year - where we will crown the inaugural winners of the tournament.
From £50 per player
Includes bespoke playing shirt
CUP DATES AND VENUES
The locations of the regional qualifiers are listed below along with the franchise teams. More locations will be announced soon.
BRISTOL Monday 29th and Tuesday 30th July Bishopston Cricket Club [Includes 2 x 2-hour coaching sessions with a R66T Academy Coach. One session per day. Matches will be spread across the two days] Franchise Teams: Root's Rockets, Buttler's Barbarians, Crawley's Comets, Archer's Aces
DEVON Wednesday 31st July Budleigh Salterton Cricket Club Franchise Teams: Root's Rockets, Overton's Olympians, Rashid's Raptors, Duckett's Dragons
NEWCASTLE Tuesday 13th August Tynemouth Cricket Club Franchise Teams: Root's Rockets, Stokes' Stars, Bairstow's Bears, Wood's Warriors
IPSWICH Wednesday 14th August Royal Hospital School Franchise Teams: Root's Rockets, Foakes' Flyers, Cook's Cheifs, Topley's Titans
SHEFFIELD Tuesday 20th August Sheffield Collegiate Cricket Club Franchise Teams: Root's Rockets, Brooks' Bashers, Archer's Aces, Malan's Meteors
The T20 games will be played with a red ball, and players are asked to play in white bottoms if possible. The competition rules will ensure that all players are guaranteed full involvement. Batters will retire at 25 runs, or after 25 balls. Meanwhile, every player must bowl two overs.
If all players have batted in an innings and there are overs left, the innings will continue with retired batters coming back in first until 20 overs have been bowled. 20 full overs will be bowled in each innings, regardless of wickets lost. All 12 squad members will be rotated continuously in each game and 12 players will bat.
R66T Academy coaches will be in attendance to support and advise the teams, and we will also provide local umpires. There will be a presentation at the end of the day, with prizes for the best batter, best fielder, best bowler and the 'champagne moment'.
Each regional qualifier will feature two semi-finals, a final and a 3rd/4th place play-off. The winning franchise team will be invited to a Finals Day later in the summer (date and venue TBC).
The Finals Day will follow the same format, with one of the franchise sides being crowned inugral R66T Academy T20 Cup winners! The players who progress to the Finals Day will be contacted will all relevant information in due course.
For all bookings made before Thursday 14th December, you have the option for the R66T Academy playing shirt to be posted to you to be used as a Christmas present!
If you would like the shirt to be posted to you, simply select 'UK Delivery' during the checkout. This will add a £5.95 delivery fee to the final price. Orders will be dispatched on Friday 15th December. If you do not wish for the shirt to be posted to you simply select 'Delivery Not Applicable' during the checkout.
Any bookings made after Thursday 14th December, will receive the shirt on the day of the Tournament.
Players who take part in the 2024 T20 Cup will receive a 20% discount code to use on R66T Academy Training Aids! This will be included in the information email sent to parents/guardians ahead of the respective regional qualifiers.
Registration and warm-up takes place from 9am, approximate finish of 5pm
Players must bring their own food [no nuts please] and drinks
Please indicate shirt size when completing the registration form