The Halifax Junior Cricket League is launching its franchised U19 20/20 competition in 2018. The competition will take the form of a 6 week round robin tournament of 4 sides, followed by a Grand Final of the top 2 sides, to be played at 7 different grounds on a Friday evening, across late June and July. The matches will be played in coloured clothing with a pink ball and will involve music, fireworks and replicate the T20 competition of the IPL. The players will be drawn from the HCL and HJCL sides from the 2018 season and players must be 17,18 or 19yrs old on the 1st September 2017 to compete.

The following franchises are available for sponsorship in 2018. Northern Knights Southern Spartans Eastern Eagles Western Wolves For each franchise we are looking for the following sponsors: A main franchise owner who will have the sponsorship on the team kit, 2 smaller sponsors who will have shirt sponsorship and programme advert sponsors. The main franchise owner and shirt sponsors will be invited to the games their teams are playing in and will have some free drinks vouchers on the day/night of the match. The sponsorship will contribute to the cost of the clothing for the season and the running of the event.

Sponsorships can be arranged through the HJCL Secretary, Kirstin Smith and cost the following: Franchise Owner - £300 Shirt Sponsor - £100 Programme Advert Sponsor - £25 (max 8 per programme) This is an innovative attempt by the HJCL to keep young players involved in the game and provide an aspirational target. It is also an effort to try and generate new interest from small businesses to become involved in supporting our local game and League. If you are interested in supporting this fantastic project and opportunity or would like to know more please e-mail mailto:info@halifaxjuniorcricketleague.co.uk