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T20? IT’S A


It appears the days of Twenty20 being cricket’s rife, upstart

format are coming to an end. Hit & giggle it may once have

been, but the game’s shortest competition has shown an

increasing influence in the 21st century sporting landscape.

It’s something that Michael Lumb

has witnessed first hand, a player who

has seen all aspects of 20 over cricket,

from his time at the top of the order

with Notts Outlaws to representing

the Sydney Sixers in the KFC Big

Bash League, as well as sharing in

stunning stands with Alex Hales for

England in tournaments around the


With that wealth of experience in

his gloves, it’s pleasing to hear that

despite the lure of some of the world’s

biggest stadia, there’s no place like

home for Michael Lumb.

“I love the T20 at Trent Bridge.When

the sun is out and the crowds are

in, it’s a great atmosphere and the

occasions are unbelievable,” he says.

“It’s great to see families in particular

coming down to get behind us and,

especially when we are winning, it’s a

great night out.

“When it’s busy down at Trent Bridge

every Friday night fixture is like a


While Lumb has cut his teeth in front

of the cameras and at the forefront of

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