The waiting is over for the Herts All-Stars. Judgement day has finally arrived.
Herts Baseball Club’s young superstars have some unfinished business this Saturday. After eliminating the Bracknell Broncos and the Essex RedBacks in the playoffs and the Halton Polecats in the National Under-14 Semi-Final two weeks ago on Merseyside, they were all set to face their old rivals, the London Mets, in the final, and then the rain came.
And so, this Saturday the nation will finally find out which is the best Under-14 team in Great Britain (weather permitting). This will be a repeat of the 2009 National Final which the London Mets won in an epic 1-0 win. Can Herts end London’s recent supremacy of British youth baseball and become the dominant force in the country at youth level.
Celebrities usually like to pay a visit to the ballpark in Essex. TV Presenter, Jerry Springer, was a guest of the Essex Arrows last year and even umpired their game. Who knows who might drop by this Saturday?
The game will be held at the home of Essex Baseball Club in Waltham Abbey. It has undergone extensive renovation this year and now boasts brand new dugouts, backstop and the only spectator grandstand in the country. The Herts travelling fans will be out in force once again and it will be interesting to see who will win the battle of the fans, both in terms of numbers and noise levels.
The game starts at 11am and will be followed by the Under-17 Final between the Cobham Cougars and the London Mets at 2pm.
Hot Dogs and other snacks and refreshments will be available on the day.
Venue address: Waltham Abbey Town Mead Leisure Park, Brooker Road , Waltham Abbey, Essex. EN9 1JH
Base umpire Jerry Springer making the call at first base to the sound of Jerry…Jerry…Jerry, from the stands.