Murgitroyd T20 Finals 2013
This weekend will see Poloc CC host the annual Murgitroyd T20 Finals Day with three matches to taking place this Sunday to decide the 2013 T20 Champions.
The fast-paced format will see Grange take on Dumfries in the initial encounter of the day starting at 11am, followed by Aberdeenshire v Drumpellier. The showpiece final will then take place at 4:30pm.
This year saw Grange defeat Heriot's in the final of the Murgitroyd Masterton competition (East region) while Dumfries progressed from the borders.
Aberdeenshire beat Arbroath and Falkland in their caledonian competition and Drumpellier (Murgitroyd Rowan Cup) defeated Uddingston to reach the big day at Shawholm.
It will be difficult to pick a potential winner in what promises to be fantastic occasion with coloured clothing and big hitting on show.
Murgitoyd sponsor Keith Young said ahead of the finals day, "2008 saw the inaugural playing of the Murgitroyd national club T20 competition and the reasons that, as a business, we first partnered with Cricket Scotland in this way six years ago remain good six years on. These were that, as a business with a presence across Scotland - with offices in the three main centres of population, Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow - sponsoring a competition that had strong regional components was consistent with Murgitroyd's own footprint.
In addition, the condition that sponsorship moneys are directed to the four regional cricket associations where they can be used for grass-roots cricket is also something that remains an important facet of Murgitroy'ds sponsorship of the competition, again consistent with the group's wider aspirations in the area of corporate social responsibility in the areas in which its people live and work.
And, finally, the profile that sponsoring the national club T20 competition has accrued for the group continues to be good, and we are grateful to both Cricket Scotland and cricket journalists for the national, as well as regional, coverage that our association with the competition bring us.
Looking forward to Sunday's Finals Day, we very much hope the weather is kinder than the current forecast suggests, and wish each of the four competing sides the best of luck."
Roddy Smith, Cricket Scotland Chief executive commented, ‘As always the Murgitroyd T20 finals day is an exciting one for Scottish cricket and the four clubs involved. Teams have played a lot of cricket regionally for the right to make finals days and I am sure we will see some hard fought and very competitive cricket’
|Semi Final 1: Barclays Grange v Dumfries
|Semi Final 2: Aberdeenshire v Drumpellier