Harlequin Logistics Floodlit T20 2016 Preview
Posted by Paul Smith on 08/08/2016 20:25
Kenilworth Wardens host their annual floodlit cricket competition for the fifth time next week, and it promises to be the highest standard and most competitive to date.
Defending champions Leamington face Warwickshire’s three highest ranked Birmingham Premier League clubs – leaders Berkswell, second-placed Knowle & Dorridge plus the sixth-placed hosts - in the highly-anticipated week-long competition.
Throw Wardens’ recent Coventry Knock Out win and K&D’s Birmingham League T20 title into the mix, and it is evident that new sponsors Harlequin Logistics can look forward to presenting the trophy to a side which is one of the country’s leading T20 exponents.
Berkswell can call on the services of as many as eight players with first-class experience, and in particular will look to the all-round talents of former Glamorgan star Nick James and South African paceman Gerry Cloete. They get the competition underway at 5.30pm on Monday against K&D who hope Aussie ace Beau Webster will inspire a first floodlit title win.
The hosts then face Leamington at 7.50pm in a local derby which sees some outstanding young talent go head to head with the likes of former Warwickshire skipper Neil Smith and Wardens’ master blaster Nick Seager.
The round-robin format continues on Tuesday and Wednesday, before the top two meet again in Friday’s final, which starts at 7pm. Entrance is £2 on foot or £5 per car, food is available and the bar is open each evening. Live score updates and daily post-match interviews can be found via the twitter feed @KWardens and our Facebook Page