TWO stars of Australia’s popular Big Bash event take centre stage closer to home next week when the Carrick Travel Floodlit T20 Cup returns to the home of Kenilworth Wardens.
Dan Worrall and Alex Keath have both featured for Melbourne Stars in recent seasons, alongside high-profile teammates including Shane Warne, Kevin Pietersen and David Hussey.
And the two Aussies are set to cross paths once again at Glasshouse Park next Monday (August 10) when their respective English clubs Knowle & Dorridge and Berkswell cross swords on the competition’s opening evening.
All-rounder Keath goes into the contest with a psychological edge, after thrashing a Birmingham Premier League record 246 from Berkswell’s attack last month.
However, Worrall’s club currently sit second in the League and enter the fourth Carrick Travel Cup having recently reached the prestigious Birmingham League T20 Knock Out finals day.
Looking ahead to the Floodlit Week, Worrall said: “We are playing some decent cricket at the moment, especially in the 20/20 format, so we are quietly confident and very much looking forward to the tournament.”
Hosts Kenilworth Wardens have claimed the trophy for the last two years and are hoping to make it a hat-trick to give long-standing professional Sitanshu Kotak the perfect send off.
Leamington lifted the cup three years ago and are currently riding high in the Birmingham League Division One.
Round-robin matches take place on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5.30-7.50pm and the final is scheduled for 7pm on Friday.
Entry is £5 per car or £2 on foot.