DETAILS of the 2018 Wiltshire Wallop competition have been released, with clubs now formally invited enter the competition.

The Wiltshire Wallop began in 2013 and its aim is to be the premier 20-over competition in the county.

With clubs in Wiltshire playing in different league structures and pyramids when it comes to Saturday cricket, the Wallop offers the opportunity for all clubs in the county to compete in the same competition.

Since 2013, the competitions has grown from eight entries to 15.

Burbage & Easton Royal won the inaugural competition, with Potterne triumphant in the following two years. They were succeeded by Corsham, who won the competition in 2016 and 2017.

2017 also saw Wiltshire Cricket run an inaugural plate finals day, a great addition to the competition and something that will continue in 2018.

Based on feedback following last year’s competition, we can confirm we will use play-cricket for the second year in 2018, after running the competition through it for the first time in 2017.

Pink balls and coloured clothing were not mandatory last year and nor will they be this year. However, we encourage clubs to try ideas such as coloured clothing and pink balls so as to make the competition as appealing and eye-catching as possible.

Plate finals day was a great way of involving all teams in the group stages and giving them something to play for if they lost early matches. This will continue in 2018.

The aim of the competition is to be as non-bureaucratic as possible, particularly in the group stages where there will not be centrally-appointed umpires. More formalised competition rules and frameworks will be in place for finals day where appointed umpires will be in place.

More information on the Wallop can be found at Contact Ben White at by the deadline of February 23.