Slayers set for summer action

July 04 2016

The Chipping Sodbury Slayers are hoping to make an impact when Gloucestershire’s new T20 Cup gets underway this month.

Chipping Sodbury Slayers

The Chipping Sodbury Slayers are hoping to make an impact when  Gloucestershire’s new T20 Cup gets underway this month.
The NatWest U19 Club T20 Cup aims to encourage more teenagers to remain involved with the sport.  The competition features the use of coloured kit, pink match balls, coloured stumps and flashing bails with live music blaring out across the outfield.
The Slayers have two home ties this summer, the first against local rivals Hawkesbury Upton on Friday July 8 and the second with Bedminster Bashers on Friday July 29. Both matches will be played at The Ridings in Chipping Sodbury.  
Entry is free and it is hoped that large crowds will enjoy the action as well as the barbeque. Sodbury team manager Jake Havard said; “We can’t wait for the matches to get underway. They’re great fun to play in and the people who came along to watch us last summer really enjoyed the cricket so we’re hoping for more of the same.”
A total of 24 clubs across the county have entered this season’s competition with the hope of progressing to the knockout stages. As well as striving for wins, teams are trying to earn ‘Blast Points’ which the away side award judged on the T20 match day experience. Sodbury’s group also includes Bristol West Indians & Phoenix, Cam and Downend.

Jake Havard (left) and Callum Davidge of the Chipping Sodbury Slayers prepare for their new campaign in Gloucestershire’s NatWest U19 Club T20 Cup.