The competition will continue the Union's drive to improve youth cricket and raise awareness, focus and attention on local cricket. All profits from the competition will be invested in youth cricket within the NCU.
Last Wicket Standing is based around the 'Last Man Standing' football model. Entrants will have to select a team within the current NCU senior leagues who are playing on a nominated Saturday. The concept is simple – pick a winning team and you go through, pick a losing team and you are out!
The competition will cost £10 per entry and for every five entries received from an individual club, the club will receive one free entry to the competition. If five entries are received from a club, the club will receive one free entry to the competition. The competition starts on the 4th May.
To register for the competition please email firstname.lastname@example.org your name, email address and affiliated cricket club if you have one.
The winner of the competition will receive 2 tickets for Ireland -v- England plus accommodation.If there is more than one player 'still standing' at the end of the competition on the 16th August and they are tied on points, a draw will take place to decide the winner.
Brian Walsh, NCU Chairman, said of the competition; ‘’this competition has been devised by Ally Mccalmont for the NCU in order to raise funds to invest in our youth cricketers. All profits will be invested in youth cricketers who, after all, are the future of our game’’
The complete competition rules (including what happens for rain affected games!) can be found on the NCU website.