City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh Youngsters set for Lord's Taverners Cricket Finals

By Editor - Posted on 07 August 2009


Youngsters from Edinburgh
will swap the city streets for the leafy greens of Arundel Castle
thanks to The Lord's Taverners, recreational cricket's official charity,
which will host the Ford Inner Cities Cup finals at the historic Castle Ground
in Arundel from Tuesday 11th to Thursday 13th August.

The long-running Ford Inner Cities Cup is now in its 14th year and continues to allow youngsters from urban areas the opportunity to play
representative cricket. The final play offs follow a series of rigorous
regional heats with 24 teams having played throughout the UK in the opening group stages.

Edinburgh beat off tough
competition from Glasgow and Durham
in the regional heats and will take on Cardiff, Coventry and Northampton
in the final play offs. The victors will go on to play the winners of the
second group of finalists (Belfast, Bradford, Southampton and Sunderland)
on Thursday 13th August at Arundel Cricket Ground, Arundel, West Sussex,
BN18 9LH. Play starts at 9.45am.

Matthew Patten,
Chief Executive of The Lord's Taverners, commented, "The
Lord's Taverners believes that sport and recreation are essential to the
development of young people. This competition allows youngsters from urban
areas, where sport and recreational opportunities aren't always readily
available, the chance to take part in a national competition. We wish all this
year's participants the very best of luck."

Bill Polson,
Edinburgh Team Manager, said, "We managed to get through the first round
of play offs and now look forward to travelling to Arundel Castle for an
exciting few days at the finals. The Inner Cities Cup is a competition which
brings youngsters together from throughout the UK and it's really great to
be a part of that."

For further information about The Lord’s Taverners please
contact James Gillson:

020 7821 2803 /