Following on from our partnership with Haymarket Publishing who produce fantastic programmes for many official sporting events and teams (including the FA Cup programme), we are very pleased to announce we will be receiving stock of the programme for the coming Natwest T20 Blast finals at Edgbaston.
We now know the four semi-finalists who will duke it out on Finals Day;
The Notts Outlaws booked their place with a crushing win over the Essex Eagles, while the Northants Steelbacks dominated Middlesex to book their place at Edgbaston.
There was an upset as Durham Jets turned over Gloucestershire, who topped the South Group, while Yorkshire Vikings being the last team to progress after defeating Glamorgan, to make it an all North Group Finals Day.
Finals Day takes place on the August 20th, in front of a sold out Edgbaston crowd.
If you cannot make the day, we are the only official suppliers of the programme, and you can order your copy from us now! We will be posting them out after the finals weekend, due to them only being printed just before the event!
Here is the semi-final draw:
Notts Outlaws v Northants Steelbacks 1100 BST
Durham Jets v Yorkshire Vikings 1430 BST
Notts Outlaws v Northants Steelbacks
Notts Outlaws have never lost a game to Northants Steelbacks and they are currently 4 from 4 in the form book. This is the third time the Notts Outlaws have qualified for Finals Day, although they have lost out in both previous attempts to Leicestershire Foxes and Somerset.
The Steelbacks have now qualified for the Finals Day three times in the last four seasons. Previously, they qualified in 2013 and 2015.
The Steelbacks won their last two semi-finals in the NatWest T20 Blast and both times they did so chasing. Notts Outlaws have nine wins on the trot ahead of the semi-final. On the other hand, Northants have seen defeat in four out of their last six games.
Durham Jets v Yorkshire Vikings
In the matches between Durham Jets and Yorkshire Vikings, each team has won an alternate fixture in the last six games. The most recent encounter was won by Yorkshire Vikings. Between 2005 and 2007, Yorkshire Vikings won five games in a row against Durham Jets. However, since then they have failed to record back-to-back wins.
Durham Jets have reached Finals Day for the second time. Previously, in 2008, they lost to Middlesex in the semi-final. Similarly, Yorkshire Vikings have also reached the semi-finals for the second time. The last time, they lost to Hampshire in the final. Ten out of the last 11 games involving Yorkshire has seen the side batting first win.
Out of these games, Yorkshire Vikings have won eight games. At Edgbaston, Yorkshire have lost both of their T20 matches. Similarly, Durham have seen defeat in three out of their four games at this venue.