Congratulations to Leigh Redbacks who made it a hat-trick of competition wins in the Grand Finals on Sunday 9th July, as they beat their local rivals, Wigan Wizards, by 8 wickets.
Earlier Wigan and Leigh had been victorious in their respective semi-finals, against Orrell Redz and Spring View Vampires, to set up a repeat of this year's first group game, back at the beginning of June, when a Redmond-inspired Wizards side had claimed first blood.
Over the two games Leigh's youngsters performed consistently well with Adam Shallcross leading the batting with an unbeaten aggregate of 80 runs and fourteen year-old Zac Donohue picking up five cheap wickets.
As ever Spring View CC were the perfect hosts and the sun shone all day ... a fitting end to an excellent tournament.
Wigan Cricket Development Group enters the ninth year of its popular local T20 cricket tournament during the first week of June.
The excitement starts respectively at Bull Hey and The Gin Pit on Thursday 1st June 2017, with last year's champions, Leigh Redbacks, starting their defence away to historical rivals, Wigan Wizards, and the intriguing visit of renowned giant-killers Westleigh Lions to The Gin Pit Gladiators.
On Friday, Orrell Redz enter the fray as they play host to Norley Hall Knights.
With 23 games in total, involving 10 senior teams from the local Wigan area competing throughout June, in coloured clothing and equipment, against a back drop of music and off the field entertainment, there are sure to be many thrills and spills.
All games start at 6:15pm and each team must contain a minimum of four under 19 players for the game.
All the games promise to be hectic and fun packed, with local rivalries reignited and bragging rights once again up for grabs. For full details of the tournament fixtures and results go to www.wigan2020.play-cricket.com or contact your local club for information of their upcoming games.
The tournament culminates in the Grand Finals Day on Sunday 9th July at Spring View CC's Dover House Farm ground when the top two teams in each group battle it out for the WCDG Surridge 20/20 Cup.
GROUP A teams are:
Gin Pit Gladiators; Highfield Hawks; Leigh Redbacks; Westleigh Lions and Wigan Wizards.
GROUP B teams are:
Golborne Giants; Norley Hall Knights; Orrell Redz; Spring View Vampires and Standish Owls.
Come and join the fun and support your local side.