SCC chairman Mustoe’s high hopes for t20 clash

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Scarborough Cricket Club chairman Bill Mustoe is hoping for a bumper crowd for Sunday’s Friend’s Life t20 clash between Yorkshire Vikings and Durham Dynamos at North Marine Road.

The club saw decent crowds for the first five days of competitive first-class cricket a few weeks ago as Yorkshire’s LVCC clash with Nottinghamshire went the distance, while there was a decent turnout for their YB40 tie with Leicestershire on the Sunday.

Now Mustoe is hoping that cricket fans will flock to North Marine Road on Sunday for their crunch clash with neighbouring Durham.

Mustoe said: “We’re all really looking forward to Sunday. It’s a great fixture and the forecast is good so hopefully we’ll get an excellent match and a good turnout.

“It’s good for the town with the amount of people this game will bring here, and cricket fans love coming to Scarborough too don’t they?

“There is no better place to watch cricket in the country on a nice day than here in Scarborough, and I’m going to be driving up from Cardiff on Sunday morning to be there.”

Last year’s t20 against Nottinghamshire was washed out after just 14 overs, and Mustoe is hoping that they can avoid a repeat of that this time around.

He added: “It was obviously disappointing for everyone last year, especially as Yorkshire had made a good start to the game.

“Hopefully that is behind us now and we can get a full game in this year.

“It’s definitely an attractive fixture against Durham and hopefully we can get 5,000-plus in and create a good atmosphere.”

Yorkshire CCC have advised fans planning to attend the game to arrive early to avoid congestion. Cash turnstiles open at 12.15pm with action set to start at 2.30pm.

Entry is £20 while concessions are £15.