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Stand Up For Friends Life t20

One of the nation’s favourite comedians and impressionists Rory Bremner is teaming up with the ECB and fronting a comedy festival campaign which will see a host of comedians visiting Friends Life t20 games across the country – Rory Bremner’s ‘Stand Up for Friends Life t20′ tour.

The tour kicked off on Friday June 22 and culminates with a special performance from Bremner on Finals Day at the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff on August 25.

He’s already well into his stride and having got David Lloyd down to a tee, he’s now perfected his Geoffrey Boycott impression. Check out the video below to see his impersonation of Boycs.

The comedy tour spearheads a wider marketing campaign by the ECB entitled ‘Something Completely Different’ which sees the Friends Life t20 competition being promoted in a fun, fresh and exciting way to bring even more fans to the competition – which celebrates its 10th anniversary this year.

Taking place from June 22 to July 8, the ‘Stand Up for Friends Life t20’ tour will bring together two of the nation’s favourite pastimes – cricket and comedy – with every first-class county receiving a visit from a comedian at a t20 match.

Comedians Jimmy McGhie, Paul Sinha, Rob Beckett, Stu Goldsmith and Chris Martin will each attend a Friends Life t20 game over the two-week period where they will interact with the crowd via the tannoy, pose for pictures with fans and help to inject fun and laughter into the match-day experience.

The ‘Stand Up for Friends Life t20’ tour will culminate in Cardiff on August 25 when keen cricket fan Rory Bremner will attend t20 Finals Day and perform a selection of his legendary impressions of some of the nation’s best loved cricketing names.

“Cricket and comedy go well together, as anyone who has seen me play will testify!” says Bremner. “Twenty20 cricket has has been one of the game’s great success stories in the last few years and I hope this campaign will continue the great work of bringing cricket to a wider audience. The comedians will bring yet more entertainment to the games and I can’t wait for the campaign to get underway.”

Going to any one of the 18 counties for a Friends Life t20 game can be a fun, sociable and exciting experience and for two weeks there’s going to be even more of a spectacle on your doorstep. Make sure you don’t miss it and ‘Stand Up for Friends Life t20’.

Click here to see which team the experts think will win this year’s Friends Life t20

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