The competition, aimed at non hardball cricketers, is played as 8 a side pairs cricket, each pair batting for 2, 4 ball overs, and every one bowling 1 over.
23 teams from across the county battled it out for the chance to become the U9 champions of Kent. Prior to the day teams had played in localised cluster groups at tournaments throughout the summer to earn their chance to play at the prestigious county ground.
The day started under the cover of some threatening dark clouds, with teams divided into 4 groups of 5 or 6 teams, playing each other once. This lead to some fantastic cricket being played and a lot of close matches, several coming down to the last over and being won by the odd run or wicket.
After a brief lunch break the cloud cover had dissipated and the sun came out for the play-off stage of the competition. The top 2 from each group played quarterfinals, semi-finals and finals