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Preview: Cheshire Phoenix v Bristol Flyers

Cheshire Phoenix v Bristol Flyers
BBL Championship
Cheshire Oaks Arena
Sunday, December 18th (5.30pm)
Watch LIVE on LiveBasketball.TV

Bristol Flyers face Cheshire Phoenix in the final game of 2016 at the Cheshire Oaks Arena.

All the key info on Cheshire Phoenix can be found below.

CHESHIRE PHOENIX
Last season proved to be a landmark one as the club moved into its brand new Cheshire Oaks Arena and while wins were not as forthcoming as the home fans had hoped, they did make a noise on the road. The 2016/17 season signalled the arrival of another new chapter with the club attracting some big signings - including renowned playmaker Josh Wilcher, and ex-Riders forward, Jamell Anderson.

HEAD COACH
Colin O’Reilly - O’reilly previously played for the Nix between 2009 and 2012 before spending a further season at BBL rivals, Plymouth Raiders. Whilst away from the BBL, O'Reilly returned to his home town of Cork and joined UCC Demons in the Irish Basketball Superleague as player-coach, where he won numerous trophies including player and coach of the year.

ONE TO WATCH
Josh Wilcher - A former team-mate of Mike Vigor at Plymouth Raiders, the Australian playmaker is currently averaging 14.8 points and 6.5 assists per game.

OFFICIALS
Taking charge of Sunday’s game will be Gavin Williams, Haydn Jones and Steve Ferris.

WATCH LIVE
Fans can tune in live via the league's official subscription partner, LiveBasketball.TV

DID YOU KNOW?
Bristol Flyers faced the Cheshire Phoenix back when they were still a division one club in 2013. The Flyers drew the Nix in the second round of the BBL Trophy, where they lost 85-56 after beating Surrey United in the first round.

 

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