James Grigg Twenty20 Competition gets under way on Monday

THE second James Grigg Twenty20 Cup gets under way on Monday.

A tragic coincidence of the death in Afghanistan of 21-year-old Stradbroke player James Grigg, while serving with the Royal Anglians in March 2010, and a need for extra fixtures for the clubs of the now defunct Suffolk Premier League, conceived the idea for a Twenty20 competition.

The competition was run the express idea of raising funds for the James Grigg Youth Cricket Trust, set up at James’ request, to support youth cricket in Stradbroke and the surrounding area.

So successful was it that �800 was raised in 2011, in three preliminary rounds and a finals day. Availability of dates has forced a slimline competition in 2012, with the SPL clubs now incorporated in the Two Counties League.

Battisford are hosting Stowupland and Brantham, while Worlingworth host Stradbroke and last years winner’s Walsham-le-Willows, all on Monday. The final will be on August Bank Holiday Monday.

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For more details of the trust, contact Richard Pierce-Saunderson on rps@rdsl.com

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