T20 Blast Mascot Race: Alfred the Gorilla won for Gloucester in 2016
Last Updated: 06/07/17 10:53pm
Agony followed quickly upon disappointment for Nottinghamshire on NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day in 2016 as Nuts the Squirrel narrowly missed out on victory in a thrilling Mascot Race.
The Outlaws were already licking their wounds after suffering an eight-run defeat to eventual champions Northamptonshire in the semi-finals, losing to the Steelbacks for the first time in domestic T20 cricket.
It looked as though the blow of that defeat might be softened when Nuts stormed into an early lead in the Mascot Race - master of ceremonies David 'Bumble' Lloyd struggling to keep pace with the racy rodent.
But Alfred the Gorilla, representing Gloucestershire - arguably the most famous of Bristol Zoo's long line of prestigious residents - gradually closed the gap before launching himself at the finish line to claim victory.
Click on the video above to watch the 2016 Mascot Race in all its glory - the 2017 NatWest T20 Blast gets underway on Friday night as Essex Eagles host Surrey at Chelmsford, live on Sky Sports 2 at 6.45pm.