L Lynch Trophy Final 2021

L Lynch Trophy 2021 – Saturday 20th March 6pm

Following the completion of the semi-finals, the excitement now builds towards the inaugural L Lynch Trophy final between Solent Kestrels and Thames Valley Cavaliers, a contest that promises to be a thrilling encounter between two of the best teams in the National basketball League. The L Lynch Trophy has been a welcome new addition to the National Basketball league schedule with the format being a perfect fit for the 16 teams who entered the group stages back in October.

Russell Levenston Representative of NBL Division 1 Clubs added “ It’s been great to work with NBL Division 1 clubs, Basketball England, L Lynch Plant hire and Five Star trophies to create a basketball tournament that has seen over 80,000 views on livestream. Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported in the success of this competition.”

The final event has now been confirm this Saturday and will be held in Leicester, we can now share and reveal the design of the fantastic new trophy that the participants will be presented with on final day. The trophy and the medals have been donated by our trophy sponsor Five Star Trophies who, like L Lynch Plant Hire, are based in Hemel Hempstead.

Ross Kemp a Partner at Five Star Trophies added ” We are delighted to sponsor the new Trophy and provide all the medals for players and officials and of course the winner’s trophy for the final. Being a national provider to just about all kinds of clubs and sports, including Premiership and National League football teams, we look forward to meeting everybody connected with this exciting new event”.

Max Rossi, Marketing Manager at L Lynch Plant Hire & Haulage said “we are really excited about Kestrels and Cavaliers coming head-to-head at the Morningside Arena this weekend for the Final. Players have been working hard to get to where they are and we are proud to be cheering them to win. It means a lot to us to be involved in the sport. So much time and effort has gone in to make this Final a reality – it will be an awesome game to stream LIVE. Let’s see who’s going to be taking the L Lynch Trophy home!”

The L Lynch Trophy final will be hosted at the Morningside Arena in Leicester on Saturday at 6pm and the game will be live streamed on the Basketball England youtube page. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gtmQn_IlIpw&feature=youtu.be)

Thunder vs Essex Rebels, L Lynch Trophy

Sunday finally saw the Worthing Thunder have their first competitive action of the 2020/2021 season as they took on last season’s Division Two champions Essex Rebels in the new L Lynch Trophy.
Played under strict Covid19 rules in a central hub at Solent Kestrels Complex in front of no spectators it was an eerie sensation to watch the game! Both teams were understandably a bit rusty as neither had played for over seven months, but they provided a good game for the watching supporters on live stream.
The first half was end to end ball with Thunder generally in control but unable to gain any big leads. As the half way break approached only a Tom Ward put back on the buzzer kept Thunder in front at 42-41! In the second half Thunder applied the pressure as their two star youngsters ( Cameron Hildreth @ Max Richardson ) upped the pace of the game. They possess such talent along with the others in the squad that it looks to be an exciting ( if unusual ) season.
Thunder pulled away as the fourth period saw the game head for closure and but for a late run of trey’s by Essex could have won easier! Cameron finished with 37 points,10 rebounds and 5 assists and Max 26 points and 10 rebounds to round off a good days work! Thunders captain Zaire Taylor ended with 8 points and 8 assists showing his experience will be very important to the team in the future. Returning senior pro Tom Ward also hit double figures with 10 points.
Thunder are in action again next Sunday when they take on BA London Lions in the Trophy tipping at 12.00 noon. The game once again will be live streamed on Basketball England’s You Tube Channel.