THEO THE WYVERN is once again flying back from his summer holiday to represent the O’s in this year’s London Mascot Derby – to be run at the Kia Oval on Friday July 6 during Surrey’s FLt20 match against the Middlesex Panthers.
Aside from the Mascot Derby, the game itself should make for a memorable evening out. Surrey will be boasting superstar batsman Kevin Pietersen and Ashes winning fast bowler Chris Tremlett as well as future stars Jade Dernbach, Stuart Meaker and Jason Roy.
Their North London opposition are unlikely to be intimidated though, potentially boasting a side including the England trio of skipper Andrew Strauss, inventive Irishman Eoin Morgan and young speed king Steven Finn.
And Orient fans can come along to enjoy the game and support their plucky little Wyvern at a discounted rate thanks to our friends at Surrey. All you need to do to get a ticket for £15 instead of £20 is to enter the code MASCOT when buying at kiaoval.com.
Other competitors are likely to include Stamford the Lion, fresh from his Champions League triumph in Munich; Billy the Badger from Fulham; Spark the QPR Cat; Zampa the Lion from Millwall; Harley or Charley Bear from Aviva Premiership winners Harlequins; Sarrie the Camel from their fierce rivals Saracens as well as a host of other mascot titans from the capital’s crowded sporting scene!
The game is due to start at 6.30pm with the Mascot Derby revving up at around 7.45pm!