Chew Valley to host four-way floodlit cricket tournament
FLOODLIT cricket complete with white balls and coloured clothing is coming to the Chew Valley area on July 20.
Bishop Sutton Football Club is to host a four-team 10/10 competition involving the village's cricket team plus sides from Chew Magna, Harptree and Temple Cloud later this month.
An artificial wicket will be laid at the soccer ground, which will host three matches – two semi-finals and the final.
Games will be ten overs per side, with five bowlers able to send down a maximum of two overs apiece.
The action is due to start at 6.15pm and be completed by around 11pm.
Bishop Sutton football official Steve Hillier said: "The tournament was the idea of our first-team manager Lee Lashenko who is a big supporter of the local community and local sports.
"It's going to be free to come in, and we're hoping to attract a good crowd. We're posting 2,500 leaflets through letter boxes in the four villages, and posters are going up in all the local pubs and shops.
"We know that a lot depends on the weather but we have to have at least one decent night this summer!"
The event is being sponsored by Chew Valley Estates and will also feature live music and a barbecue, and could become part of the annual calendar if successful.
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Guy Fisher (30 not out) helped the home side reach 110-2 before the visitors came up short.
Skipper Joe Hance (33 not out) guided Cleeve to a nine-wicket success at Winford, and captain Sam Iles' 20 was crucial in Nailsea's 11-run home success over Congresbury.