16.07.2017… Warks v Leics…

Bears v Foxes

Edgbaston… Sunday July 16th…

Foxes won by 9 runs

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Attendance: 8,708

A second home defeat of the weekend for the Birmingham Bears, in a low scoring game at Edgbaston…

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Leicestershire Bat…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Sam Hain, Ian Bell, William Porterfield, Tim Ambrose, Grant Elliott, Aaron Thomason, Colin de Grandhomme, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin, Josh Poysden, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

Leicestershire Foxes; Luke Ronchi, Cameron Delport, Mark Cosgrove, Colin Ackerman, Ned Eckersley, Lewis Hill, Tom Wells, Mathew Pillans, Clint McKay, Callum Parkinson, Gavin Griffiths

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Warwickshire Chase in Vain..

Stats…

Leicestershire Foxes; Ronchi (46 – c Hain b Rankin), Delport (37 – c Poysden b Elliott), Cosgrove (3 – c Ambrose b Elliott), Ackerman (2 – lbw Patel), Eckersley (12 – c Porterfield b Rankin), Hill (1 – lbw Poysden), Wells (17 – c de Grandehomme b Rankin), Pillans (15 – n.o.), McKay (2 – b Hannon-Dalby), Parkinson (0 – r.o. Porterfield)

Did Not Bat; Griffiths

Extras; 0nb 2w 0b 10lb – 12

147/9 (20 overs)

Bowling; Hannon-Dalby (4 / 31 / 1), Patel (4 / 35 / 1), Rankin (4 / 26 / 3), Poysden (4 / 28 / 1), Elliott (3 / 10 / 2), de Grandehomme (1 / 7 / 0)

FOW; 59 – 72 – 83 – 98 – 100 – 123 – 137 – 143 – 147

Birmingham Bears; Hain (15 – c Hill b Ackerman), Bell (10 – c Griffiths b Ackerman), Porterfield (30 – b Parkinson), Ambrose (15 – c Ronchi b Delport), Elliott (18 – b Ackerman), Thomason (4 – c Hill b McKay), de Grandehomme (24 – c Ronchi b Pillans), Patel (10 – c Ackerman b McKay), Rankin (0 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Poysden, Hannon-Dalby

Extras; 0nb 8w 1b 3lb – 12

138/8 (20 overs)

Bowling; McKay (4 / 35 / 2), Parkinson (4 / 32 / 1), Pillans (4 / 23 / 1), Ackerman (4 / 21 / 3), Delport (3 / 14 / 1), Griffiths (1 / 9 / 0)

FOW; 25 – 34 – 64 – 96 – 98 – 127 – 136 – 138

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

14.07.2017… Warks v Nhants…

Bears v Steelbacks

Edgbaston… Friday July 14th…

Steelbacks won by 5 wickets

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Attendance: 9,784

A month without any live sport, and it felt like longer…

Anyway, a win for the Northamptonshire Steelbacks, coming at 9.52, with the scores tied, from the very last ball of their 20 overs…

The Bears paid the price for failing to capitalise on an early 50 from Ian Bell, stumbling towards 156 from their 20 overs after being 102-2 after 12…

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Warwickshire Bat…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Sam Hain, Ian Bell, Will Porterfield, Colin de Grandhomme, Grant Elliott, Rikki Clarke, Aaron Thomason, Tim Ambrose, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Ben Duckett, Adam Rossington, JJ Cobb, Alex Wakely, Rob Keogh, Steven Crook, Rory Kleinveldt, Graeme White, Ben Sanderson, Tabraiz Shamsi, Richard Gleeson

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Northamptonshire Chase…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Hain (30 – c Kleinveldt b White), Bell (50 – c Duckett b Shamsi), Porterfield (21 – c Crook b White), de Grandhomme (1 – c Wakely b Shamsi), Elliott (21 – n.o.), Clarke (10 – retired hurt), Thomason (20 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Ambrose, Patel, Rankin, Hannon-Dalby

Extras; 0nb 2w 0b 1lb – 3

156/4 (20 overs)

Bowling; Sanderson (3 / 19 / 0), Gleeson (4 / 20 / 0), Kleinveldt (3 / 41 / 0), Shamsi (4 / 24 / 2), White (4 / 30 / 2), Crook (2 / 21 / 0)

FOW; 55 – 103 – 105 – 106

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Duckett (13 – c Bell b Patel), Rossington (24 – lbw Patel), Cobb (48 – c de Grandhomme b Hannon-Dalby), Wakely (13 – c Bell b Hannon-Dalby), Keogh (41 – n.o.), Crook (4 – c Porterfield b Elliott), Kleinveldt (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; White, Sanderson, Shamsi, Gleeson

Extras; 2nb 4w 0b 0lb – 6

160/5 (20 overs)

Bowling; de Grandhomme (2 / 35 / 0), Patel (4 / 25 / 2), Rankin (4 / 16 / 0), Elliott (4 / 37 / 1), Hannon-Dalby (4 / 29 / 2), Thomason (2 / 18 / 0)

FOW; 42 – 50 – 98 – 141 – 152

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

15.06.2017… Ban v Ind…

Bangladesh v India

Edgbaston… Thursday June 15th

India win by 9 wickets

Attendance: 24,340

Ticket: £60 – Programme £5

A straightforward win for India in the second semi-final of the ICC Champions Trophy, in front of a full house at Edgbaston…

India go on to meet Pakistan (who shocked England in the first semi-final), in the final at Lord’s on Sunday…

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India Take An Early Wicket…

Bangladesh; Tamim Iqbal, Soumya Sarkar, Sabir Rahman, Mushfiqur Rahim, Shakib Al Hasan, Mahmudullah, Mosaddek Hossain, Mashrafe Mortaza, Taskin Ahmed, Rubel Hossain, Mustafizur Rahman

India; Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhwan, Virat Kohli, Yuvraj Singh, MS Dhoni, Kedar Jadhav, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuveneshwar Kumar, Jasprit Bumrah

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India Race Towards Victory…

Stats…

Bangladesh; Iqbal (70 – b Jadhav), Sarkar (0 – b Kumar), Rahman (19 – c Jadeja b Kumar), Rahim (61 – c Kohli b Jadhav), Al Hasan (15 – c Dhoni b Jadeja), Mahmudullah (21 – b Bumrah), M Hossain (15 – c&b Bumrah), Mortaza (30 – n.o.), Ahmed (10 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; R Hossain, Rahman

Extras; 2nb 7w 0b 9lb 5pen– 23

264 for 7 (50 overs)

Bowling; Kumar (10 / 53 / 2), Bumrah (10 / 39 / 2), Ashwin (10 / 54 / 0), Pandya (4 / 34 / 0), Jadeja (10 / 48 / 1), Jadhav (6 / 22 / 2)

FOW; 1 – 31 – 154 – 177 – 179 – 218 – 229

India; Sharma (123 – n.o.), Dhawan (46 – c Hossain b Mortaza), Kohli (96 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Singh, Dhoni, Jadhav, Pandya, Jadeja, Ashwin, Kumar, Bumrah

Extras; 0nb 0w 0b 0lb – 0

265 for 1 (40.1 overs)

Bowling; Mortaza (8 / 29 / 1), Rahman (6 / 53 / 0), Ahmed (7 / 49 / 0), R Hossain (6 / 46 / 0), Al Hasan (9 / 54 / 0), M Hossain (2 / 13 / 0), Mahmudullah (1 / 10 / 0), Rahman (1.1 / 11 / 0)

FOW; 87

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

11.06.2017… Leics v Sussex…

Leicestershire v Sussex

Grace Road… Sunday June 11th

Leicetershire 340 & 175 / Sussex 284 & 100/2 

Ticket: £12

Sussex took control of the game on Day Three, limiting Leicestershire to 175 in their second innings leaving a target of 232 for victory…

Thet reached 100/2 by close of play, needing a further 132 runs for victory. A victory that was wrapped up on the final day with 5 wickets to spare…

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Jofra Archer: Took 6/70 as Leicesterhire Slumped to 175 All Out…

Leicestershire; Paul Horton, Harry Dearden, Colin Ackermann, Mark Cosgrove, Neil Eckersley, Mark Pettini, Tom Wells, Ben Raine, Zak Chappell, Clint McKay, Dieter Klein

Sussex; Chris Nash, Harry Finch, Luke Wells, Stiaan van Zyl, Luke Wright, Michael Burgess, Chris Jordan, David Wiese, Vernon Philander, Jofra Archer, Danny Briggs

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Bad Light Stops Play: Sussex Returned to Finish on 100/2…

Stats…

Leicestershire (2nd Innings); Horton (16 – c Burgess b Archer), Dearden (36 – c Burgess b Archer), Ackermann (3 – c Burgess b Jordan), Cosgrove (16 – lbw Briggs), Eckersley (1 – lbw Archer), Pettini (4 – b Archer), Wells (24 – c Archer b Briggs), Raine (9 – c Jordan b Briggs), Chappell (27 – n.o.), McKay (10 – c Finch b Archer), Klein (21 – b Archer)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 0nb 1w 0b 7lb – 8

175 all out (59.4 overs)

Bowling; Jordan (14 / 29 / 1), Archer (19.4 / 70 / 6), Wiese (6 / 29 / 0), Briggs (20 / 40 / 3)

FOW; 30 – 46 – 69 – 72 – 78 – 87 – 107 – 130 – 147 – 175

Sussex (2nd Innings); Finch (14 – b Raine), Nash (23 – c Eckersley b Raine), Wells (** – n.o.), Briggs (** – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; van Zyl, Wright, Burgess, Jordan, Wiese, Philander, Archer

Extras; nb w b lb –

100 for 2 (* overs)

Bowling; 

FOW; 25 – 79

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

10.06.2017… Aus v Eng…

Australia v England

Edgbaston… Saturday June 10th

England win by 40 runs (D/L Method)

Attendance: 24,227

Ticket: £50 – Programme £5

In the end, a comfortable win for England…

Australia started well but four wickets each for Mark Wood and Adil Rashid restricted them to 277/9 from 50 overs…

England started their reply poorly, spluttering to 35/3. But following a rain delay, Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes made a 159 partnership that took England almsot home, and culminated in a century for Stokes jsut before the rain descended…

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First Innings: England Field, Mark Wood Looks On…

Australia; David Warner, Aaron Finch, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Wade, Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood

England; Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Jake Ball

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Second Innings: England Bat, Morgan and Stokes at the Crease…

Stats…

Australia; Warner (21 – c Buttler b Wood), Finch (68 – c Morgan b Stokes), Smith (56 – c Plunkett b Wood), Henriques (17 – c Plunkett b Rashid), Head (71 – n.o.), Maxwell (20 – c Roy b Wood), Wade (2 – c&b Rashid), Starc (0 – c Root b Rashid), Cummins (4 – c&b Rashid, Zampa (0 – b Wood), Hazelwood (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 1nb 8w 0b 8lb – 17

277 for 9 (50 overs)

Bowling; Ball (9 / 61 / 0), Wood (10 / 33 / 4), Plunkett (8 / 49 / 0),  Stokes (8 / 61 / 1), Rashid (10 / 41 / 4), Ali (5 / 24 / 0)

FOW; 40 – 136 – 161 – 181 – 239 – 245 – 245 – 253 – 254

England; Roy (4 – lbw Starc), Hales (0 – c Finch b Hazlwood), Root (15 – c Wade b Hazlewood), Morgan (87 – r.o. Zampa), Stokes (102 – n.o.), Buttler (29 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Ali, Eashid, Plunkett, Wood, Ball

Extras; 1nb 0w 0b 2lb – 3

240 for 4 (40.2 overs)

Bowling; Starc (10 / 52 / 1), Hazlewood (9 / 50 / 2), Cummins (8 / 55 / 0), Head (2 / 9 / 0), Henriques (1 / 6 / 0), Zampa (8.2 / 52 / 0), Maxwell (2 / 14 / 0)

FOW; 4 – 6 – 35 – 194

As usual, more pictures on flickr…