Cricketers Get Fired Up For T20 Defence

Army cricketers have been in action as they prepare to defend their T20 title at Lord's.

Member of the Army cricket squad have been continuing with their preparations ahead of this season's Inter Services T20 Championship at Lord's on June 8.

The defending champions enjoyed their first win of the season against the UK Fire Service in a three-team T20 tournament at Aldershot that also featured the Army development side. 

The result will help boost confidence but it's not just form that plays a part in the day at Lord's - the occassion can get to teams, too, and so controlling emotions can be a factor.

Captain James Hudson, of the Army, said: 

"You hope the boys enjoy the day but don't get too caught up in the atmosphere of what Lord's is but just go out and do their best  - and hopefully let the Army win six out of six!"

Despite edging past the fire service the Army senior side did slip up against their own development team in this T20 warm-up tournament. Competition for places in the Lord's matchday squad will be as fierce as ever.

The Army face county opposition in Hampshire and Gloucestershire in the coming days as they conclude their preparations.