SportLockerTV: Friends Life t20 players take on Clay Pigeon challenge with a cricketing twist!

To mark the launch of the 2013 Friends Life t20 competition stars from each county have taken on a unique challenge which tests their power and accuracy – a Clay Pigeon shoot with a cricketing twist!

And thinks it is ruddy marvellous…

Filmed at The Oval and Edgbaston, players including Lancashire’s Kabir Ali, Somerset’s Peter Trego and Middlesex’s Dawid Malan attempt to knock a flying clay out of the sky, first with ball in hand and then with bat.

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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.

This season’s competition gets underway when reigning champions Hampshire host Surrey at the Ageas Bowl on Wednesday 26 June. The 18 counties are split into three regional groups of six, playing each other home and away, with the top two teams from each group and the two best third-placed teams battling it out in the quarter-finals.

Group Celebration

Four teams then proceed to the showpiece Finals Day, which will this year be held on Saturday 17 August at Edgbaston.

Tickets are now on sale across all 18 First Class Counties for the 2013 Friends Life t20 competition, which begins on 26 June. To purchase tickets for the 2013 Friends Life t20, go to   

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