Behind The Scenes With The RAF Inter-Services T20 Cricket Team

Get to know the RAF team before the big day at Lord's on Thursday...

British forces cricketers may be of an impressive standard - only last week the Royal Navy tested themselves against a side containing an England international - but that doesn't mean they can't have a laugh too.

That's certainly the case with the RAF team, who spent most of the time giggling like schoolboys when we went to have a chat with them before Thursday's Inter-Services Triangular T20 Tournament at Lord's - mostly at each other's expense!

Corporal Ash Watson revealed that he tries to "hide" one team-mate in the field to no avail - "the ball manages to follow him everywhere!"

It wasn't long before he had his comeuppance, however, when Cpl Andy McGeorge told us Cpl Watson is among the vainest members of the team: "[He's] the biggest clown until the camera comes out and then the biggest poser!"

RAF pre-Inter-Services T20 dressing room chat

Cpl McGeorge, meanwhile, told us his biggest fear (and it's a pretty relatable one), "Getting hit in the box", noting that he's "been hit there far too many times" - although it's swiftly pointed out to him that "getting hit without a box is even worse!".

The Air Force men also told Forces Network their favourite cricketers, with Chris Gayle, Ben Stokes and Graeme Swann all in the mix, while they also revealed who they'd choose to hit a six to save them and who 'looks like a giraffe under a high ball'! Just click above to watch...

Gates will open for this Thursday's IST20 at 09:00, with the first match starting an hour later.

Former Cpl Gam Gurung, who lost his arm while serving with the Royal Gurkha Rifles, will be performing the coin toss.

Play is expected to last until around 19:15. Tickets can be bought online at or by calling 020 7432 1000 and are £17 for adults, £8.50 for over-65s and £5 for under-16s.

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