The Graham Napier Sixes Trail


As part of our celebrations of the 20th anniversary of T20 cricket, we have created the Graham Napier Sixes Trail to honour one of the greatest individual feats in T20 cricket history.

When Graham Napier hit 16 sixes on his way to an unbeaten 152 from just 58 balls against Sussex Sharks on June 24 2008, he broke Brendon McCullum’s record for most sixes hit in an individual T20 innings. It was a record he held for the next five years until Chris Gayle went one better for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL.

To mark one of Essex’s most memorable records, we have created a trail which takes you on a tour of The Cloud County Ground via each of Napier’s 16 sixes, giving you a chance to take in the remarkable numbers behind his knock, watch each six back and win a ‘Napier 152’ poster.

To take the Graham Napier Sixes Trail, collect a handout from one of the ground entry points and search the perimeter of the ground looking for signs which mark the trajectory of each of his 16 sixes.

When you find a sign, you’ll be able to see all of the key stats about his innings, watch the six by scanning a QR code and enter the unique code into your handout.

Once you’ve located all of his sixes and filled in each unique code, you’ll not only have unlocked the story of his innings but you’ll also be able to head to the Essex Cricket Club Store to pick up a free poster.

Alternatively, you can forgo the handout and just enjoy the memories of his swashbuckling innings as you make your way around the ground.

There are a very limited number of tickets still available for tomorrow night’s Vitality Blast fixture against Hampshire Hawks. In order to be one of the first to cheer the Eagles on from the Cloud County Ground and to have a chance to take the Graham Napier Sixes Trail, purchase tickets via the button below.