Surrey County Cricket Club launched their 2009 Twenty20 Cup campaign at Mercedes-Benz World in Weybridge, Surrey, with a high velocity experience raising the curtain for five more Turbo Charged matches at the Brit Oval this summer.
Surrey players Andre Nel, Grant Elliott and Stuart Meaker were all at the Mercedes-Benz World handling circuits to see how their performance on the field could compare to that of the high performance Mercedes SL 63 AMG. The players were then given a chance to have a driving experience in the car on the circuits and challenging Wet Skid Circle.
Tickets for the five Twenty20 matches at the Brit Oval over May and June are currently on sale through the Club’s new look website www.surreycricket.com or by phoning 08712 461 100.
When they walk out at the Brit Oval against the Sussex Sharks on Tuesday May 26th, Chris Adams’ Surrey side will be a force to be reckoned with, boasting the likes of Mark Ramprakash, Matthew Spriegel and Jade Dernbach in their ranks.
They will then host the Hampshire Hawks on Wednesday May 27th, with the first phase of the competition also seeing away days at Middlesex, Essex and Hampshire.
After taking a break as England hosts the ICC World Twenty20, the competition kicks back into gear on Wednesday June 24th, with the Kent Spitfires coming to the Brit Oval. They are followed by the Essex Eagles on Thursday June 25th and the final home game of the group phase will be a high stakes London derby against the Middlesex Panthers on the afternoon of Saturday June 27th. The Brown Caps will also visit Sussex and Kent during this part of the tournament.
If they are successful in getting out of the tough Southern group, Surrey will face a quarter final at the end of July before potentially advancing to the finals day on Saturday August 15th at Edgbaston in Birmingham.
Surrey fast bowler Stuart Meaker said: “The Twenty20 format is quickest and hardest hitting in the game. It provides unique challenges for cricketers and a fantastic spectacle for crowds.
“All of the squad are really looking forward to playing in front of big crowds at the Brit Oval and showing what we are capable of. The Surrey Brown Caps are a young, attacking side and will provide a great spectacle for fans of all sides.”
Zac Toumazi, Group Commercial Director at Surrey County Cricket Club, said: “We have always enjoyed welcoming large crowds to the Brit Oval for Brown Caps matches and 2009 will be no exception.
“The Twenty20 Cup is a brand of cricket that has spiced up the domestic season and we want to give the public every opportunity of getting their tickets in good time for what promises to be another fantastic competition.
“As well as the dynamic on field action, we will be providing great entertainment around the ground, once again making Twenty20 at the Brit Oval a crucial part of London’s sporting summer.”