Competition's success continues unabated
The Quarter-Finals of the 2006 Twenty20 Cup take place tonight with three county grounds already sold out while Nottinghamshire are expecting their biggest crowd in over 30 years for a domestic match.
Leicestershire CCC have reported strong ticket sales for the encounter and expect a 6,000 sell-out ahead of the game on Monday evening.
The Ford County Ground, Chelmsford, is sold out for Essex Eagles’ floodlit game against Yorkshire Phoenix, while Trent Bridge looks set to attract a large crowd for Nottinghamshire Outlaws’ home tie against Northamptonshire Steelbacks.
More than 7,500 tickets have been sold for the clash, with expectations that it could be the biggest domestic crowd Trent Bridge has seen for decades. Nottinghamshire Chief Executive Derek Brewer is thrilled with the advance sales, and said:” At the moment we’re just looking for as big a crowd as we can possibly get - certainly between 8-10,000 - and the fact that we have a home tie against Northants was a bonus.”
There are less than 1,000 tickets left at Bristol as Gloucestershire Gladiators’ look to reach their second semi-final in the history of the competition as they take on Surrey Brown Caps.
The draw for the semi-finals will then take place on Tuesday July 25 live on Sky Sports, in the interval of the televised NatWest Pro40 match between Sussex and Warwickshire, scheduled to be 7.20pm – 7.40pm.