good luck to hotdealing young men (and women?)
Surrey CCC are looking for talented cricketers aged 16-24 to take part in a competition that could see them realise their dream of forging a professional career.
Trials are taking place at the Kia Oval on Thursday July 3rd to form four teams that will compete in this year’s Lord’s Taverners City Cup – a T20 tournament between teams from Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark and Wandsworth. A select XI from the four boroughs will then go onto represent south London in the national finals at Leicestershire CCC later this year.
At least one player will then be chosen from the teams participating in Finals Day – who will be handed a year-long professional contract to play for MCC Young Cricketers and work on the groundstaff at the fabled Lord’s Cricket Ground.
The Lord’s Taverners City Cup’s primary aim is to engage with young men living in inner cities throughout England, helping to retain young players who might otherwise have been lost to the game of cricket after failing to make the grade at a professional level or not being able to finance their dreams at the highest level.
The traditional pathway to become a professional cricketer is usually through County representative cricket, Independent schools or Higher Education including University Cricket. The Lord’s Taverners City Cup has been set up to provide an alternative pathway.
If you fit the criteria then please come to the Kia Oval for a trial to represent your borough in a T20 competition throughout July/August and potentially gain a professional cricket contract.
CRITERIA FOR THE LORD’S TAVERNERS CITY CUP
•You must be aged between 16 and 24 years old.
•You must not currently play in the Surrey Championship (Premier/Division1)
•You must of not of played County Age Group Cricket to Under 14’s level or older.
•You must live or play in either Croydon, Lambeth, Southwark or Wandsworth.