Tuesday 28 May 2013 

Bears star takes on #CrickShots Clay Pigeon challenge in new video promo

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced that tickets are now on sale for the 2013 Friends Life t20 competition, including five Warwickshire Bears home matches.

To mark the launch, Warwickshire star Laurie Evans joined Friends Life t20 players from the other 17 counties to undertake a unique challenge for an entertaining new video released today. Illustrating the fast-paced, unpredictable and fun nature of the tournament, the players are shown being tasked with the ultimate test of their power and accuracy – a Clay Pigeon shoot with a cricketing twist.

Filmed at The Kia Oval and Edgbaston, the 18 players including Laurie attempt to knock a flying clay out of the sky, first with ball in hand and then with bat. After a succession of near and not so near misses, Glamorgan’s Chris Cooke sends the group into raptures with not one, but two incredible efforts.

ECB Chief Executive David Collier commented: “The Friends Life t20 competition is all about expecting the unexpected. With 90 group matches around the country, the #CrickShots video is designed to remind fans that they can experience great-value, explosive and entertaining cricket at a ground near them this summer. ”

The Bears begin their 2013 campaign at Rugby School on Saturday 6th July, before returning to Edgbaston for their four other group games, including the local derby against Worcestershire on Friday 26th July.

Warwickshire are one of six teams in the Midlands, West & Wales group, playing each team home and away. The top two teams from each group and the two best third-placed teams battle it out in the quarter-finals, and four teams then proceed to the showpiece Finals Day, which is being staged in Birmingham on Saturday 17 August at Edgbaston.

To purchase Warwickshire Bears tickets for the 2013 Friends Life t20, go to www.edgbaston.com  or http://www.ecb.co.uk/tickets/county-tickets.  Supporter can take advantage of a ‘Double Whammy’ two games for £25 deal simply by selecting the match against Worcestershire and one other.

To watch the #CrickShots Clay Pigeon video, visit http://youtu.be/Yzj1Kvl7sTs

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