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Somerset and Sussex to Contest Rearranged BBS Cup Final

5th September 2014

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The rearranged BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup Final will take place on Saturday 6th September at East Tytherley CC in Hampshire.

Somerset are set to feature in their first ever Cup final and will start as underdogs against 2010 winners Sussex Sharks, who are in their second successive final after losing to Warwickshire last year.

This is the second time that the final of the world’s longest running annual disability cricket competition will be hosted in Hampshire, with the 2010 final also taking place at The Rose Bowl in Southampton.

British Blind Sport Board member Dave Gavrilovic said: “This competition remains the most prestigious trophy in blind cricket and it was a great shame that the original final was postponed.

“I’d like to thank everyone who has helped get the match rearranged, especially Ian 'Tiny' Morris who managed to find this ground which is a relatively easy journey for both clubs. I would also of course like to thank the Primary Club as their funding is essential to the continued success of this competition.

“Lastly I’d like to wish both teams and all of our match officials the best of luck for what I’m sure will be a terrific and very competitive match.”

BBS Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup Final
Date: Saturday 6th September 2014
Venue: East Tytherley Cricket Ground, Romsey, Hampshire
Start Time: 1pm
Umpires: Bob Southward & Stephen Trull
Scorers: Steve Field & Mike Smith
Match Referee: Dave Gavrilovic

Anyone is welcome to come and watch the game, there is no need for a ticket and no need to let us know you’ll be attending.

Ground address:

East Tytherley Cricket Ground,
East Tytherley,
SO51 0LW.