The Birmingham Bears, who are sponsored by Elonex, overcame Essex Eagles in an enthralling quarter-final shoot out to book their place at cricket’s Natwest T20 Blast Finals Day.
The Bears travelled to Essex as underdogs in many people’s eyes, but an unbroken third wicket partnership of 134 in only ten overs from Varun Chopra and Rikki Clarke ensured that they would have a demanding total to defend as they reached 197 for 2 by the close of their innings. A tremendous bowling display then followed from the Bears which restricted Essex from reaching their target with the Bears winning the match by a narrow 19 runs.
The Natwest T20 Blast Finals Day takes place at Edgbaston on 23rd August, when the Bears will be joined at their home ground by Hampshire, Lancashire and Surrey to fight it out for the title. Finals Day is already a major fixture on the cricket calendar, and with the likes of Ian Bell, Kevin Pieterson and Andrew Flintoff all expected to take part, this year’s event promises to be unforgettable. Proud sponsors Elonex are set to run a client hospitality event at Finals Day, and our team will be on location with the latest high-tech outdoor LED equipment to enhance the viewing experience for spectators at the ground.
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