THE Montgomeryshire T20 Championships have been revived after an absence of five years.

Welshpool Cricket Club will host the semi finals of the revamped knockout on Sunday, starting at 11am.

The competition has been organised as part of Welshpool Cricket Club’s participation in the town’s Festival of Sport initiative. The final will take place at the same venue on August 20.

Favourites Newtown take on Montgomery at 11am on Sunday before hosts Welshpool face Alberbury at 2pm.

Welshpool Cricket Club chairman Russell Cadwallader said: “The county knockout used to be one of the highlights of the cricket season with the county cup having a long and illustrious history.

“I remember many hard fought and exciting finals and hopefully this year’s competition will produce the same.

“I am looking forward to seeing the many talented young cricketers in the coun