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26 May 2016

Swifty to race at Edgbaston tomorrow...

Walsall mascot Swifty will be taking part in the Drayton Manor Mascot Derby at Edgbaston cricket ground on Friday, 27th May (tomorrow). 

The race will take place during the interval of Birmingham Bears’ NatWest T20 Blast match against Worcestershire Rapids. 

Twelve mascots will be tackling an obstacle course on the Edgbaston outfield, including resident Hugh and Carmen Bear, Aston Villa’s Hercules, Birmingham City’s Beau & Belle Brummie, Walsall’s Swifty, Wolves’ Wolfie & Wendy, Sting from Wasps RFC, Worcestershire Rapids’ Nile the Crocodile and Drayton Manor’s Rory the Lion. 

Alex Perkins, T20 Project Manager at Edgbaston, said: “We’ve made the Drayton Manor Mascot Derby part of our match against Worcestershire Rapids for the last four years, with competition getting more fierce every year. 

“Playing our local rivals, in Worcestershire Rapids, is always a great occasion and it’s the first fixture that our supporters look for each year. We’re looking forward to another great night at Edgbaston and hopefully a fourth consecutive victory for the Bears.” 

The Drayton Manor Mascot Derby started in 2013 and was won by the home runner Carmen Bear. The last two contests have seen Birmingham’s football rivalry renewed with Villa’s Hercules storming to victory in 2014 and the Blues’ Belle Brummie crowned champion last year.

Birmingham Bears against Worcestershire Rapids starts at 7pm on Friday, 27 May and fans can save £4 on the match day price if purchasing before midnight on Thursday. Simply visit or call the Ticket Hotline on 0844 847 1902.

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