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FLt20 quarter-final schedule unveiled

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The ECB today confirmed the following times and dates for the 2012 Friends Life t20 quarter-finals:

Tuesday 24 July, 4:15pm: Somerset vs Essex, Taunton

Tuesday 24 July, 7:10pm: Sussex vs Gloucestershire, The PROBIZ County Ground

Wednesday 25 July, 4:15pm: Yorkshire vs Worcestershire, Headingley Carnegie

Wednesday 25 July, 7:10pm: Nottinghamshire vs Hampshire, Trent Bridge

The Friends Life t20 quarter-finals begin on Tuesday July 24 at Taunton, with Midlands/Wales/West Group winners Somerset taking on Essex.

Sussex won the South Group and will face Gloucestershire at Hove in their last-eight match, which will be played on the same day but under floodlights.

Yorkshire beat Derbyshire by 21 runs to top the North Group and ensure a home quarter-final on July 25. The draw has pitted Jason Gillespie’s men against Worcestershire - another of the three sides never to make it to finals day before.

Nottinghamshire and Hampshire will then round off the quarter-finals with a floodlit fixture at Trent Bridge. The Outlaws finished behind Yorkshire in second place in the North Group but their record over the 10 qualifying matches ensured they would earn a home tie in the last eight.

This year Twenty20 cricket is celebrating its 10th anniversary via the 'Something Completely Different' campaign which has seen the Friends Life t20 competition launched in an exciting way with a comedy tour spearheaded by one of the nation's favourite comedians and impressionists Rory Bremner.

Sixteen first-class counties received a visit from a talented comedian at a Friends Life t20 match and, following the quarter-final matches, the 'Stand Up for Friends Life t20' tour will culminate in Cardiff on August 25.

Rory Bremner will attend Friends Life t20 finals day and perform a selection of his legendary impressions of some of the nation's best-loved cricketing names. For a sneak preview of some of his great impressions keep an eye on the ECB YouTube channel next week.

For further details about fixtures, including ticket information, please visit the relevant county website or www.ecb.co.uk/tickets.

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