Yorkshire Bank News Update: It’s a Welsh/English Final for YB40
Yorkshire Bank news update: The final of the first year of the Yorkshire Bank’s sponsorship of the limited overs cricket competition is set to be feisty.
Established in 2010, the Clydesdale Bank was granted the inaugural sponsorship season signing a contract for three years and in 2012 it was passed on to their child company – the Yorkshire Bank and 2013 has been their first season.
Now that both semi-finals have been played – Hampshire vs Glamorgan and Nottinghamshire vs Somerset – the final teams have been announced and the competition is set to take place at Lord’s Cricket Ground on the 21st September. While the Yorkshire Bank have been the only participant in the competition with a guaranteed place at Lord’s, the hype is still building and now finds itself reaching a peak as the final will be an England vs Wales final.
Glamorgan triumphed over reigning champions Hampshire while Nottinghamshire made sure Somerset weren’t even given a sniff of the hallowed turf at Lord’s. This means the two teams, one from Wales and one from England will face each other towards the end of September this year. The match will be broadcast live on Sky Sports and with a ground capacity of 28000 Yorkshire Bank are set to get plenty of eyes noticing their brand.
Yorkshire Bank News Update
The two teams’ performances through the competition are nigh on carbon copies of each other as they essentially strolled their through the Yorkshire Bank sponsored series to secure themselves a place at Lord’s with the ambition of being crowned YB40 champions. The competition is still new but Glamorgan have been waiting to reach a final for 13 years.
The semi-finals were guided by two of the greatest players these teams will have playing for them – Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire) and Jim Allenby (Glamorgan). Both performed exceptionally with the bat to push their teams over the line, Allenby finished on 74* and Lumb fell just four short of another half century for his county as he struck 46 from 38 including 10 fours.
As the teams meet to fight it out for the title Yorkshire Bank representatives will be present around the ground so as to promote their brand as well as soak up the atmosphere. What has to be remembered is that in terms of advertising for the bank, their name will appear alongside the winner for as long as cricket is a sport and people celebrate the various formats in which it has been played.
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