Warwickshire have defended their decision to re-brand the county as the Birmingham Bears for next season’s Twenty20 competition, itself spruced up and re-named the NatWest Twenty20 Blast.
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Tuesday 24 January 2012
Captain desperately needs runs as England aim to turn three-match series on its head
Friday 20 January 2012
It is clear England are not the finished article but don't panic
Monday 26 December 2011
Australia 277-6 v India
Friday 16 December 2011
Although a relative latecomer to the professional game, Roy Tattersall enjoyed conspicuous cricketing success with Lancashire between 1948 and 1960. In 1950, amid a first full season bowling off spin, his haul of 171 wickets helped propel the county to a richly deserved share of the championship title. The following year he won the first of his 16 England caps.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Durham were conceding defeat in the chase for the Championship after they lost at Nottinghamshire last week and with only two matches left against their key rivals' three they are clearly at a disadvantage.
Tuesday 23 August 2011
There is nothing quite like blasting the opposition into submission with more than a day to spare – and England have done a fair bit of that on their journey to the top of the Test mountain. But patience can be a useful tool to have in the kitbag, too.
Monday 22 August 2011
Tom Smith took four wickets for just seven runs as Lancashire's bowlers needed only 55 minutes to wrap up their vital 98-run victory over Worcestershire in the County Championship at Blackpool on Saturday.
Friday 19 August 2011
Corporate folk have a thing about rebranding, even when it seems quite unnecessary. Just as Marathon once inexplicably became Snickers, so the City End at Edgbaston is now the Birmingham End. Perhaps it is so spectators still taking in the unfamiliar view from the top of the enormous new pavilion don't forget where they are.
Thursday 18 August 2011
England finished a drastically truncated first day of the fourth npower Test at The Oval with a useful initial advantage over India.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
James Anderson bowled for half-an-hour during England's net session this morning without apparent discomfort from his "minor" thigh injury.
Wednesday 17 August 2011
The term county stalwart might have been invented for Neal Abberley who, for almost 50 years, served Warwickshire County Cricket Club with unswerving devotion. As a player he enjoyed considerable success, winning the Gillette Cup in 1966 and 1968 and bringing the County Championship back to Edgbaston in 1972. Later he proved an inspirational coach, successfully nurturing generations of aspiring young cricketers.
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