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HERSCHELLE GIBBS LIVE FROM QTV SPORTSMatch Reports
The Last Man Stands Exhibition Match at Titwood on Friday 21 April, between South African Test legend Herschelle Gibbs and a team of former Scotland players and Fulton's Flyers, the Scottish LMS Champions, will be televised by Glasgow-based QTV Sports live online.The last-minute decision means that the event, demonstrating how entertaining this 'instant' form of cricket can be, will be watched by many more spectators than are likely to be at the Clydesdale ground in Pollokshields, Glasgow 41 4LB. Entry to the ground is free.
The eight-a-side match starts at 5pm and last no more than two hours, thanks to some strange special rules that are designed to speed up the game. Each team has 20 5-ball overs from which to score as many runs as possible, before all eight batsmen are dismissed.
A minimum of five bowlers have to be used, none bowling more than four overs each. And it is possible for the fielding side to take two wickets from one ball, with the non-striking batsman in danger of being run out in the immediate aftermatch of the striker being caught.
The coverage is expected to be transmitted through FaceBook Live on the Last Man Stands FaceBook and Twitter platforms (details to be confirmed), and will be in full High Definition, with accompanying commentary.
Among those playing in the Gibbs team are former captains Ryan Watson and Gordon Drummond, Fraser Watts and Ross Lyons - and the current Scotland women's captain Abi Aitken.
The Fulton's Flyers team is led by Arun Krishna, who last year scored exactly 100 in an LMS West League game. His team also includes Mo Awais, Andrew Scobie, Zain Ashraf and Loughborough cricket student Calum Drummond from the Clydesdale first team squad, along with Sheryar Awan, Gordon Munro and Billy Pirzada.
As Scottish champions in 2016, Fulton's Flyers will now be taking part in the LMS World Championships in Cape Town in December this year. Herschelle Gibbs is the global ambassador for this event, and is currently doing a promotional tour of the UK.
Further information from Mike Stanger on 07976 800638