Vitality Club T20
As in 2021 we are running a Cup and Plate competition for the Vitality Club T20 in 2022. The Cup competition (this one) will remain as it was run in 2021 with 32 leagues feeding into the competition with four teams at Area and Regional Finals with one team from each Regional Final progressing to the National Final. The National Final is a one off match which will played at the same venue as the Plate Final on the same day. The only small changes to the draw for 2022 is that the winners of the Plate competition from 2021 have been added to the main draw and as a result some of the groupings of four leagues at the Area Finals stages have been moved around a little.
There are now a number of leagues that run their T20 competition throughout the season and therefore are not in a position by 31st July to put forward a winner from the current season so nominate the winner from the previous year. With that in mind you can nominate your club that will participate in the Area Finals by either:
- Selecting the team that wins your league T20 competition in 2022 (if known by Sunday 31st July).
- Selecting the team that won your league T20 competition in 2021 (if your 2022 winner won’t be known by Sunday 31st July).
The host leagues for the Area Finals have been allocated based on which leagues last hosted furthest back in time. The leagues that will be hosting an Area Final in 2022 are: Birmingham; Bolton; Essex; Kent; Northamptonshire; Nottinghamshire; West of England and Yorkshire North. I am aware that there is now a local level agreement with the South West group that they will coordinate the venue for their Area Final locally to try and avoid the longest journeys.
National T20 History
|Year||Club||Reached||Area Winner||Area Finals at||Regional Winner||Reg Final at||National Winner||Nat Finals at|
|2008||St Just||Nat SF||St Just||Bovey Tracey||-||-||South Northumberland||Cardiff|
|2009||St Just||Area SF||Bridgwater||Bridgwater||Bournemouth||Bournemouth||Bournemouth||Derby|
|2010||St Just||Area SF||Frocester||Exmouth||Wimbledon||Wimbledon||Swardeston||Southampton|
|2011||St Just||Nat SF||St Just||St Just||St Just||Normandy||Ealing||Chelmsford|
|2012||St Just||Area SF||Bristol||Usk||Wimbledon||Bristol||Wimbledon||Edgbaston|
|2013||Werrington||Area Final||Frocester||Frocester||Wimbledon||Wimbledon||Wimbledon||Kia Oval|
|2014||St Just||Area SF||Exmouth||Sidmouth||Ashtead||Exmouth||Chester B H||Northampton|
|2015||St Just||Area SF||Exmouth||Grampound Rd||Exmouth||Cranleigh||Ealing||Cardiff|
|2016||St Just||Area Final||Frocester||Newport||Tunbridge Wells||Frocester||Swardeston||Derby|
|2017||Penzance||Reg Final||Penzance||Shapwick / replay Torquay||Wimbledon||Wimbledon||South Northumberland||Derby|
|2018||Penzance||Reg Final||Penzance||Exmouth||Roffey (Sussex)||Penzance||Hanging Heaton||Derby|
|2021||Penzance||Reg SF||Penzance||Port Talbot||
- 2021 - Tunbridge Wells CC (Kent)
- 2019 - Swardeston CC (Norfolk)
- 2018 - Hanging Heaton CC (Yorkshire)
- 2017 - South Northumberland CC (N'land)
- 2016 - Swardeston CC (Norfolk)
- 2015 - Ealing CC (Middlesex)
- 2014 - Chester Boughton Hall CC (Cheshire)
- 2013 - Wimbledon CC (Surrey)
- 2012 - Wimbledon CC (Surrey)
- 2011 - Ealing CC (Middlesex)
- 2010 - Swardeston CC (Norfolk)
- 2009 - Bournemouth CC (Dorset)
- 2008 - South Northumberland CC (N'land)
2021 Area Finals Day at Port Talbot on Sunday 1 August Scorecards
SF1 – Port Talbot 134-6 (D Rowe 51, C Davies 37no; B Higton 2-10) lost to Potterne 138-4 (19.1) (N Clark 46, M Ferreira 34no, G Wiseman 25; L Jones 2-25) by six wickets.
SF2 – Bradninch 70 (G Chappell 17; Ali Usman 3-3, G Lawrence 3-19, C Purchase 2-13, T Dinnis 2-15) lost to Penzance 71-9 (16.4) (D Lello 26; M Pugh 4-11, G Chappell 3-11) by one wicket.
Final – Penzance 120-9 (A Usman 31; J De Souza 2-9, R John 2-24, G Wiseman 2-31) beat Potterne 107 (J Goodwin 37, J De Souza 24; T Wells 3-8, G Lawrence 3-16, A Usman 3-16) by 13 runs.
Regional Finals Day at Basingstoke & North Hants CC on Sunday 15 August
Alton (Southern PL) or Tunbridge Wells (Kent PL) (rained off to 8 August) v Slough (Home Counties PL)
Brentwood (Essex PL) v Penzance (Cornwall PL)
Scorecard Penzance 134-9, Brentwood 139-2 (15.3)
2020 No Competition (Covid)
2019 Area Finals Day at Penzance on Sunday 28 July
Penzance 206-4 (T Sturgess 71, D Blignaut 43, A Angove 32, T Wells 25no; J Drew 3-40) beat Heathcoat 174-7 (D Pyle 66, P Randerson 18, M Cloete 16; A Angove 2-28) by 32 runs.
Bath 177-7 (S Mount 42, G Hay 36, P Muchall 35no, L Brown 31; J Menheneott 2-23, T Barrett 2-27, J Thompson 2-27) beat Heathcoat 132-9 (M Cloete 40no, J Drew 24; P Muchall 5-21, L Brown 2-26) by 45 runs.
Bath 153-5 (T Hankins 60, B Wells 31no, J Scrivens 22; T Wells 2-20) lost to Penzance 156-4 (G Smith 53no, T Wells 41, D Blignaut 30; H Rouse 2-19) by six wickets with six balls to spare.
After a round-robin Penzance qualify for the Regional Final away to the Surrey Champions Cranleigh on Sunday 18th August. Welsh side Ammanford withdrew in the lead up due to player unavailability with the distance involved (271 miles)
Cranleigh v Penzance on Sunday 18 August
Cranleigh 169-6 (T Sturgess 2-25) beat Penzance 58
Swardeston 200-6 beat Cranleigh 153-8 & Sheffield Collegiate 118-6 lost to Toft 119-4.
Swardeston 178-7 beat Toft 157.
2018 Area Finals Day at Exmouth on Sunday 5 August
Semi-Finals – Exmouth 123-5 (R Dawson 39, A Buzza 36no; G Furnival 3-13) lost to Penzance 124-3 (14overs) (T Sturgess 66, G Smith 35no) by seven wickets.
Port Talbot 148-5 lost to Bristol 149-7 off the final ball.
Final – Penzance 168-8 (J Paull 39, G Smith 31, T Sturgess 27; A Joyner 3-31) beat Bristol 89 (L Shaw 39; G Smith 4-17, N Pobega 3-9) by 79 runs and host Roffey CC (Sussex) in the Regional Final (date tbc).
Vitality Club T20 Regional Final
Penzance v Roffey (Sussex) on Sunday 26 August (3 pm)
Rain and drizzle all day delayed the start to 17.15 with a 15 over game played
Penzance – Penzance 134-3 (B Wadlan 59, G Smith 56no; Rohit Jagota 2-14) lost to
Roffey 136-4 (13.5 overs) (Rohit Jagota 63no, P Harrison 38; T Sturgess 2-22)
by six wickets in a match reduced to 15 overs.
Swardeston 212-4 beat Nantwich 165-5 & Roffey 99-9 lost to Hanging Heaton 102-3
Swardeston 164-8 lost to hanging Heaton 165-5.
2017 Area Finals Day at Shapwick & Polden CC on Sunday 30 July
Semi-finals : Shapwick & Polden 94 lost to Torquay 95-4.
Newport 127-5 G Burland 66no; J Sykes 3-14) lost to
Penzance 118-5 (17.4 overs) B Wadlan 35, R Edwards 28no, J Paull 16no;
Mohammed Aqdas 3-9) by five wickets with two balls remaining.
D/L Target 118 off 18 overs. 14 had been needed off the final over.
Final: Penzance 202-5 G Smith 81, J Fletcher 43, B Wadlan 31, A Angove 15; K Szymanski 2-17 beat Torquay 61 J Thompson 18; P Kent 6-5 by 141 runs.
It was ruled Penzance fielded an ineligible player, Jamie Sykes, despite having twice had permission to play him. ECB ruled a replay at Torquay on Sunday 5 August. Torquay requested a postponement, to which the ECB were sympathetic, but the notification not been seen on a busy Saturday evening hence Penzance made wasted trip to South Devon. The clubs therefore made the trek to Wimbledon for an 11am start on the following Sunday.
Area Final Replay at Wimbledon CC on Sunday 13 August
Torquay 86-8 B Francis 23, K Szymanski 15no; N Pobega 4-8, G Furnival 2-18 lost to
Penzance 89-2 (9.3 overs) J Paull 51no, B Wadlan 20, G Smith 14 by eight wickets.
Nathan Pobega (4-8) ripped into the Torquay top order to reduce them to 18-6. They did recover to 86-8 but Jack Paull fired 51 not out to see the Penwith club to an eight wicket win, inside ten overs.
It was a step up in the Regional Final that followed at Church Road however as Penzance only managed a modest 127-9 against the host club. Christian Purchase made 28 before being run out and Greg Smith and Jonny Ludlam got 19 each. The first five wickets had fallen for 60. Wimbledon had 37 on the board in just four overs and 71 in seven, for the loss of James Johnson, lbw to Glyn Furnival. Nick Welch (54no) and Ollie Swann (62no) hit his second fifty of weekend to hasten the end.
Regional Final at Wimbledon CC on Sunday 13 August
Penzance 127-9 C Purchase 28, G Smith 19, J Ludlam 19, B Wadlan 15 lost to
Wimbledon 130-1 (15.2 overs) O Swann 62no, N Welch 54no by nine wickets.
S Northumberand 139-4 beat C&R Hawks 122-9 & Clifton (Lancs) 94-7 lost to Wimbledon 98-2
Final Wimbledon 117 lost to S Northumberland 123-3
2016 Area Finals Day at Newport CC on Sunday 7 August
St Just lost to Frocester in the Area Final of the NatWest Club T20 competition at Newport on Sunday. They collapsed from a promising 44 -1 in the sixth over to 83 -7 after 14 overs. Neil Curnow was dismissed off the penultimate ball for 71 which included eight boundaries. Frocester were 72-4 at the half way mark but went on to win by six wickets with 22 balls to spare. In the semi-final against Torquay Gareth May (42), Gary Thomas (31no) and Callum Donnelly (29) batted well to post 182-5. May then took three wickets as the Devon side were restricted to 160-7.
Semi-Finals: Frocester 164-6 (P Muchall 49, S Bracey 43) beat Newport 159-6 (M Clayden 28) by five runs.
St Just 182-5 (G May 42, G Thomas 31no, C Donnelly 29; M Petherbridge 2-26) beat Torquay 160-7 (G Allen 54, M Pugh 31, J Yau 31; G May 3-34) by 22 runs.
Final: St Just 126-9 (N Curnow 71, D Mitchell 15; N Trainor 3-20) lost to Frocester 127-4 (16.2 overs) (P Muchall 37no, T Wand 27no; G May 2-20) by six wickets.
Regional Final Frocester 128-9 lost to Tunbridge Wells 131-5
National Finals day at the County Ground, Derby on Tuesday 6 September
Bramhall 156-4 lost to Sandiacre 160-2
Swardeston 167-9 beat Tunbridge Wells 144
Final SWARDESTON (Norfolk) 148-5 beat Sandiacre 83
2015 Area Finals Day at Grampound Road CC on Sunday 2 August
Exmouth 121-8 (S Allen 34no, J Evenett 26, D Lye 18; G Thomas 2-11, J Semmens 2-18, G May 2-19), St Just 102 (J Semmens 23, L May 15; G Chappell 5-15, T Anning 3-15). Exmouth beat St Just by 19 runs.
St Just 205-5 (G Edwards 92no, N Curnow 50, G Thomas 24; T Rouse 2-21), Bath 181 (J McCulloch 59, W Jenkins 37; G Thomas 7-22). St Just beat Bath by 24 runs.
Exmouth 142-7 (S Allen 43no, R Dawson 41; T Rouse 3-20), Bath 103 (D Lye 3-20, G Chappell 3-23). Exmouth beat Bath by 39 runs.
The South Wales representatives Ynysygerwn withdrew after being required to fulfil a postponed Welsh Cup Quarter Final fixture against Ynystawe. The three remaining teams played a round robin competition.
16 August Regional Final: Wimbledon 157 – 6 lost to Exmouth 158 – 7
National Finals Day at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff on Tuesday 1 September
Semi-finals: Pudsey Congs 152 – 7 lost to Exmouth 154 – 5 Chester Boughton Hall 82 lost to Ealing 86 – 0
Final: Exmouth 174 – 7 lost to EALING 177 – 2
2014 Area Finals Day at Sidmouth C C on Sunday 17 August
Semi-finals: Exmouth 130-9 R Dawson 37, R Baggs 26; M George 5-21, G May 2-24,
St Just 119-8 G Edwards 49, J Stephens 26, J Semmens 15;D Lye 4-20, I Bishop 2-16
Port Talbot 88 lost to Taunton St Andrews 91-2
Area Final : Exmouth 177-5 S Allen 58, S Benton 46, D Lye 21; L Poole 2-29,
Taunton St Andrews 136 Kev Parsons 28, L Poole 31; G Chappell 3-11, J Tapper 2-40.
24 August Regional Final: Ashtead 128-8 beat Exmouth 115
National Finals Day at Northamptonshire CCC on Tuesday 9 September
Semi-finals: Ashtead 121-9 beat Peterborough 112
Chester Boughton Hall 134-8 beat Great Ayton 92
Final: CHESTER BOUGHTON HALL 178-7 beat Ashtead 80
2013 Area Finals Day at Frocester C C on Sunday 11 August
Semi-finals: Sully 124 – 9 R Sylvester 47; P Smith 3-20, A Smeeth 2-18,
Werrington 128 – 7 A Hodgson 38, P Smith 31
Frocester 162 – 4 beat Sidmouth 77
Area Final : Frocester 149 – 8 U Quereshi 37, N Trainor 33; P Smith 4-31, A Smeeth 2-22
Werrington 123 A Hodgson 35, I Worsnip 24no; M Lewis 3-16
25 August Regional Final: Wimbledon (h) 176-8 beat Frocester 134-8
National Finals Day at the Kia Oval on Friday 13 September
Semi-finals: Banbury 27-5 (5.2 ovs) lost to Wimbledon on a bowl out 3-1
Ormskirk beat Chester Le Street on a bowl out 3-2
Final: Ormskirk lost to WIMBLEDON on a bowl out 5-1
2012 Area Finals Day at Usk C C on Sunday 12 August
Semi-finals: St Just 126-6 M George 38no, G Edwards 32, N Curnow 24, Plymouth 129-8
Bristol 123 beat Sully Centurions
Area Final : Bristol beat Plymouth
19 August Regional Final: Bristol (h) 131-6 lost to Wimbledon 133-4
National Finals Day at Edgbaston on Thursday 6 September
Semi-finals: Northern 157-4 beat Chester Le Street 146-8
Wimbledon 161-4 beat Cuckney 144
Final: Northern 90 lost to WIMBLEDON 91-3
2011 Area Finals Day at St Just C C on Sunday 21 August
Semi-finals: St Just 169-7 D Roberts 49, N Curnow 45, R Cook 24; H Jones 3-30,
Ammanford 85 A Evans 26; M George 3-9, S Morris 2-3, R Clackworthy 2-21
Exmouth 51 lost to Bridgwater 52-1
Final St Just 150-5 G Edwards 46, D Roberts 33, G May 27,
Bridgwater 126-9 M Coles 27; G Thomas 3-17, G May 2-22, S Morris 2-23
Regional Final at Normandy CC, Surrey on Sunday 28 August
Valley End 148-7 L Durandt 33; A Newbery 28; G May 2-18, M George 2-28, N George 2-43
St Just 149-5 N Curnow 66, D Roberts 52no, N George 13no; T Nevin 3-31, A McQueen 2-15
St Just won by five wickets with two balls remaining.
National Televised Finals Day at the Ford County Ground, Chelmsford on Monday 19 September
Semi-finals: St Just 108-6 G Thomas 22, M George 18; Tahir Afridi 2-19
Ealing 109-3 C Peploe 36, P Fallis 28no; G Thomas 2-24, M George 1-16
Chester–le-Street 114-7 beat Hyde (Cheshire) 109-8
Final: Chester-le-Street 120-4 lost to EALING 123-0
2010 Area Finals Day at Exmouth C C on 22 August
Semi-finals: Sidmouth 125-9 (N Hancock 25; G May 3-19, N George 2-17, G Thomas 2-25, M George 2-29 ),
St Just 105-1 off 14 overs rsp (N Curnow 60, D Roberts 37no). St Just won by D/L Method
Frocester 124-5 (10ovs) beat Welwyn Garden City 90-6
Final (15 ovs): St Just 103-8 (N Curnow 36) Frocester 35-0 off 3 ovs RSP Abandoned – NO RESULT
Replay at Frocester (nr Stroud) on Sun 5 Sept (10.45am) with winners then playing Wimbledon in the Regional Final
St Just 86 off 14.1 overs (Thomas 16, Semmens 16) Frocester 91-2 (10.5 overs)
Regional Final: Wimbledon 185-4 beat Frocester 123
National Televised Finals at the Rose Bowl, Southampton on 23 September
Semi-finals: Swardeston (East Anglian PL) 129-8 bt Wimbledon 118-6, Sth Northumberland 107-8 bt Bootle 88-5
Final: SWARDESTON 103-9 bt South Northumberland 94-9
2009 Area Finals Day at Bridgwater C C on 7 September
North Devon C C 90, Bridgwater 91-4. Bridgwater beat North Devon by six wickets.
North Devon 145-6 (D Bowser 43; GMay 2-26, M George 2-27), St Just 82 (G Thomas 26, extras 23; M Westaway 3-9 inc hat trick). North Devon beat St Just by 63 runs
St Just 142-8 (J Semmens 30, D Roberts 29; M Coles 3-16, S Davis 2-25, C Skidmore 2-31), Bridgwater 130-8 (A Skidmore 42no; M George 3-18, G May 2-23). St Just beat Bridgwater by 12 runs. Bridgwater qualify for regional final at home to Bournemouth on Sunday 13 September on net run rate. (Bridgwater 1.10, North Devon 0.86, St Just 0.81).
Bournemouth overcame Sully Centurions (South Wales) and Mochdre (North Wales) in the Area Final played at Usk on Sun 30 August
Televised National finals day at The County Ground Derby on Mon 28 September.
Bournemouth beat Cuckney. SFs Bournemouth beat Reigate Priory and Cuckney beat Ockbrook & Borrowash cards
2008 Cockspur Club Twenty/20 Regional play-offs at Bovey Tracey CC
Semi-final – St Just 150-6 (G May 44, G Edwards 35no, D Roberts 35),
North Devon 71 ( G Thomas 3-14, M George 3-19). St Just beat North Devon by 79 runs.
Final – Sudbrook (Wales) 78-8 ( G Thomas 2-8, G May 2-16, R Clackworthy 2-20, N George 2-20),
St Just 82-3 (16.4 overs) (N Curnow 26). St Just beat Sudbrook by seven wickets
Inaugural National Televised Finals at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff on 27 September
Bracebridge Heath (Lincolnshire) 109 (19.3overs)
lost to South Northumberland 111-4 (16.1overs) by six wickets
Stanmore 162-4 beat St Just 113-7 (M George 24, N Curnow 22
Final – South Northumberland 142-6 beat Stanmore 88 by 54 runs.