The Central Coast Rush cricket team has kicked off its campaign to defend their 2018/19 Plan B Regional Bash Championship title with a win in their 2019/20 competition opener.
Made up of elite players from cricket clubs across the Coast, the Rush proved why they were last year’s champions when they secured a comfortable 27 run win over the Hunter Hitmen.
Now in its fifth season, the Championship has a whole new feel this year, with new team pools set to spice up the seeding matches as 16 teams from around the state gear up to claim their regional title for a shot at the overall title come the finals in January.
The Rush are a part of the newly formed Central Coast/Newcastle Pool, and despite its name, are the only team representing the Coast with the rest of the pool hailing from further north.
Cricket NSW General Manager Community Cricket, Ivan Spyrdz, said “To claim the Plan B Regional Bash title is becoming more important to those regions,” he added.
If the Rush can obtain a second title, they’ll be the first team in the history of the Championships to do so as well as the first to do it back to back.
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David Gavin, Cricket NSW
Garry Burkinshaw, Central Coast Cricket Association