Gloucestershire are confident of attracting many more new fans when the Twenty20 Cup begins next month.
Gloucestershire are confident of attracting many more new fans when the Twenty20
Cup begins next month. Following the success of last year’s inaugural tournament,
this year’s action begins on July 2 and the County Ground hosts its first
match on Derby Day when Gloucestershire Gladiators face local rivals Somerset
Sabres on Friday, July 9.
The Gladiators are also at home to Warwickshire Bears six days later and the
county are hopeful of surpassing last year’s crowds. Chief executive Tom
Richardson said: "We were getting about 5,000 people attending games last
season. We were particularly pleased with the amount of female supporters and
children who attended the cricket and we are hoping to attract many new fans
this year, especially because of the convenient time the matches are played."
“The action is non stop, the intensity is high – in short, twice
the action in half the time.”
The Twenty20 games start at 5.30pm and finish at 8.15pm and Richardson added:
"People can come straight from work and families can attend without worrying
about late nights for their children." The Gladiators are represented in
the Mid/Wales/West Zone and will also be away against Worcestershire Royals
(July 2), Northamptonshire Steelbacks (July 8) and Glamorgan Dragons (July 14).
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