The 2021-22 Wilson Homes CTPL season commences this weekend, with the Men’s 1st Grade competition Men kicking off their One Day competition on Saturday, followed by the Women’s 1st Grade Women’s starting with their Twenty20 competition on Sunday.

Once again, nine teams will content the Men’s 1st Grade competition across two-day, one-day and Twenty20 formats, whilst Women’s 1st Grade women will be comprised by four teams contesting both one-day and Twenty20 cricket.

The remaining Wilson Homes CTPL grades will commence on the weekend of Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 October.

The Wilson Homes CTPL has been somewhat of a destination Premier League competition over recent seasons.  From being in a geographically-blessed location that has been largely unaffected by the global pandemic, to being the League that has produced stories such as the now legendary rise of Nathan Ellis, both factors have arguably contributed to the competition attracting increased interest from mainland-based players.

This season alone, the Wilson Homes CTPL competition has seen 17 new players join the competition across the Men’s and Women’s 1st Grade teams.  Aside from the newly contracted Tigers players, new recruits to the Wilson Homes CTPL for season 2021-22 include the likes of current Sydney Sixers contracted player, Ben Manenti (New Town), and former South Australian and Adelaide Strikers batsman, Cameron Valente (South Hobart-Sandy Bay).

Cricket Tasmania’s CEO, Dominic Baker, said it was fantastic to see the state’s premier club competition go from strength-to-strength.

“The Wilson Homes CTPL is such a crucial part of our Tasmanian cricket pathway, and despite all the challenges that have faced our sport over the past couple of years, it’s fantastic to see this competition continuing to go from strength-to-strength.

“My sincere thanks goes to the competition’s premier partner, Wilson Homes, without who’s support we simply would not be able to go ahead, as well as the countless club personnel and volunteers who work year-round to ensure the CTPL remains one of the top Premier League competitions in the country.”

Wilson Homes CEO, Tim Ribbons, added that the first year of the sponsorship delivered fantastic exposure for the brand, and was looking forward to supporting Tasmanian cricket again this year.

“Cricket Tasmania is a professional and well-run organisation, and we are delighted to be involved with their Premier League competition.

“As Tasmania’s largest builder we know there are plenty of backyard cricket matches played in Tassie every summer and we feel this partnership is a great way to encourage sporting participation and giving back to the community.”

Wilson Homes CTPL Match Centre: https://matchcentre.premier.crickettas.com.au/matches/?entity=1904&grade=641&season=155