The 2021/22 Plan B Regional Bash gets underway this weekend, with 16 men’s teams and 8 women’s teams from across regional New South Wales to compete in the annual tournament.

Eight locations across the state, along with the ACT, will host matches as part of the competition, which is played over three rounds. The winners of each of the four pools of the men’s competition, while the top 2 sides from each pool of the women’s side of the competition will then progress to the final series.

Chair of Country Cricket NSW, Paul Marjoribanks, said the tournament provided an opportunity for regional players to test themselves against the best-of-the-best from other areas.

“For our regional players to have the opportunity to compete outside of their local competition is a great addition to our annual cricket calendar,” Marjoribanks said.

“We’re excited to be able to once again provide this opportunity, and hopefully continue to unearth some of the great talent who play cricket across regional areas of the state.”

In a fantastic innovation for Country Cricket, all matches of the tournament will be livestreamed. You can access the livestream HERE.

“For fans across regional New South Wales to be able to tune in and watch their local players take to the pitch is a wonderful addition to an already strong competition,” Marjoribanks said.

Defending men’s champions, the ACT Aces, will commence their campaign against the Wagga Wagga Sloggers at Phillip Oval in Canberra, while the Aces’ women’s side will kick of its title defence against the Riverina Bullets.

The Plan B Regional Bash is made possible by the continued support of Transport for NSW. The tournament promotes the importance of those in rural and regional communities having a Plan B when drinking, as opposed to driving.

You can access the tournament draws below

Men’s Draw – CLICK HERE

Women’s Draw – CLICK HERE

Meanwhile, the best under-16s male cricketers in the state will take to the park at the weekend, for the first round of the Bradman Cup. 

The 2021/22 tournament will see an increased number of matches, with the northern pool to play its first fixtures in Sawtell on Saturday. The southern pool gets underway in Wagga Wagga.

All sides will then head to Lake Macquarie in early January for a series of 50-over matches as part of the Bradman Cup Carnival.

The winner of the tournament will play the winner of the Sydney Cricket Association’s AW Green Shield, while four combined country teams will be selected to take part in the under-16s State Challenge.

Northern Coastal are the defending champions.

You can catch all the action from the Bradman Cup via Frogbox HERE