Sidebottom looking for Twenty20 Cup backing
Featured News | 17th June 2009
Ryan Sidebottom has called on the Nottinghamshire public to come out in force and get behind the Outlaws for the Twenty20 Cup next week.
Trent Bridge saw more than 100,000 fans come through the gates for the ICC World Twenty20 and Sidebottom hopes many of those supporters will return for the domestic competition, with four home games next week.
He said: “The crowds for the ICC World Twenty20 have been absolutely amazing and it would be great to see them back at Trent Bridge when Notts are playing.
“If fans could recreate anything like the atmosphere and backing that England were getting, it would give the team a real boost.
“They were making a noise for every ball and you want to play in those games. We have four home matches left and if we win all four then we could claim third place in the group and that might get us into the quarter-finals.
“Lancashire are leading the group after a run of home games and we’ve done that before ourselves. The supporters could make all the difference.”
Sidebottom asked for permission from the ECB to play for Notts in the Friends Provident Trophy less than 24 hours after England went out of the ICC World Twenty20.
And the 31-year-old hopes to be allowed to play in some, if not all, of the crucial Notts fixtures next week.
He added: “I want to play in the Ashes and there’s no substitute for playing matches to maintain fitness. If I got the chance to play in a couple of the Twenty20 Cup games I would snap it up.”
Notts play Yorkshire Carnegie on Monday June 22, Leicestershire Foxes on Wednesday June 24, Derbyshire Phantoms on Friday June 26 and Lancashire Lightning on Sunday June 28.
Advance tickets are available online here and cost £12 for adults and £7 for juniors and senior citizens, while a family of two adults and two children can get in for just £31.
Advance tickets must be purchased by 4pm the day before each match takes place, while seats for the games on Monday and Sunday must be bought by 1pm the Saturday before.
Alternatively you can buy a special week pass directly from the Trent Bridge Ticket Office on 0870 168 8888 before 1pm on Saturday June 20, which entitles you to entry for all four games.
The week passes cannot be bought online and cost £40 for adults, £24 for juniors and senior citizens and £106 for a family of two adults and two children.
Ryan Sidebottom looked back to his best in the ICC World Twenty20