Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Chief Executive Derek Brewer hopes to see a rise in domestic attendance and grassroots participation on the back of record crowds in the club’s Northern Division fixtures in the Twenty20 Cup.

The Outlaws were eliminated from the competition after losing to Yorkshire Carnegie but 11,741 supporters watched the game, the highest ever attendance for a Twenty20 group fixture at Trent Bridge.

“More than 100,000 people watched cricket at Trent Bridge in June which is well up on our attendances last year and shows the superb support that we have for international Test cricket and domestic Twenty20 cricket in Nottingham and the East Midlands,” said Brewer.

“We take Twenty20 cricket very seriously at Nottinghamshire and Mick Newell and the players put everything into their preparation and performance and were disappointed to lose to Yorkshire on Friday.

“There’s a lot to look forward to with a busy domestic schedule as well as the One Day International against South Africa in August and the ICC World Twenty20 in June 2009. It promises to be a thrilling tournament with some fascinating matches at Trent Bridge.”

Tickets for the ICC World Twenty20 went on sale on Monday and the tournament will go ahead as planned following the withdrawal of Zimbabwe.

“Twenty20 draws a big family audience and we want to develop the interest of young supporters to an extent where we can increase participation in grassroots cricket,” added Brewer.

“We’ll continue to raise awareness of our domestic fixtures and encourage fans of Twenty20 cricket to come and watch County Championship and Pro40 at Trent Bridge.”

Under 16’s can watch Nottinghamshire’s LV County Championship game against Surrey at Trent Bridge for £1 per day under the ECB’s kids for a quid promotion.

Tickets are available on the day for the fixture which begins on Friday 11 July.