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Bath Cricket Club to host rearranged Cup Final

21st April 2017

The rearranged 2016 British Blind Sport Primary Club Heindrich Swanepoel Memorial Cup Final will be held at Bath Cricket Club on Sunday 30th April.

Warwickshire Bears will take on Somerset VICC to conclude the 38th edition of the world’s longest running annual disability cricket competition.

Defending champions Warwickshire will be hoping to claim the cup for the fifth time, whilst Somerset are hoping to capture only their second major trophy, following their Twenty20 Cup success in 2014 when they beat Warwickshire in the final.

Bath CC was founded in 1859, and they are an ECB Premier League club. Their historic North Parade Ground has hosted international cricket in recent years, with an England Women v India Women one day international in 2008 as well as two Twenty20 matches between England Women & New Zealand Women in 2007.

Vice Chairman of British Blind Sport & Competitions Secretary of the BBS Cricket section Dave Gavrilovic stated: “We are very grateful to Bath Cricket Club for offering to host this final, they have an excellent ground and a great reputation. I’m sure the two teams will enjoy playing at the venue and it’s great to be able to bring visually impaired cricket to a new city. After Warwickshire beat Somerset by just 14 runs in their National League fixture last season I’m anticipating a close and competitive match that I’m sure will be played in an excellent spirit.”