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04.08.2017… Warks v Worcs…

Bears v Rapids

Edgbaston… Friday August 4th…

Rapids won by 5 runs

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Attendance: 15,113

The largest home attendance of the season to witness the derby game with Worcestershire Rapids. Unfortunately, it ended with a 5 run defeat, in a game that the Bears were always chasing…

It was the Rapids Powerplay that did most of the damage. Colin de Grandehomme was hit for thirty runs in the fourth (his solitary over), and 83/1 had been reached by the end of the sixth. From such a position, the Bears did well to limit the Rapids to 190/7, Jeetan Patel taking 2/26 and Dom Sibley 1/20 from their four overs…

In response debutant Sibley made 49, and there were decent knocks from Ellioot and Thomason but the Bears were always just off the pace…

warks v worcs...

Warwickshire Bowl…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Dom Sibley, Ian Bell, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Grant Elliott, Colin de Grandehomme, Aaron Thomason, Keith Barker, Alex Mellor, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin

Worcestershire Rapids; John Hastings, Joe Clarke, Ben Cox, Mitchell Santner, Ross Whiteley, Brett D’Oliveira, Daryl Mitchell, Ed Barnard, Joe Leach, Josh Tongue, Patrick Brown

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Warwickshire Begin Their Chase…

Stats…

Worcestershire Rapids; Hastings (51 – c Thomsaon b Patel), Clarke (34 – c Thomason b Rankin), Cox (22 – c Hain b Elliott), Santner (12 – c Patel b Sibley), Whiteley (4 c de Grandehomme b Patel), D’Oliviera (35  – n.o.), Mitchell (16 – c Mellor b Barker), Barnard (2 – r.o. Mellor), Leach (0 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Tongue, Brown

Extras; 0nb 3w 4b 2lb 5pen – 14

190 for 7 (20 overs)

Bowling; Barker (4 / 29 / 1), Rankin (2 / 26 / 1), de Grandehomme (1 / 30 / 0), Thomason (2 / 24 / 0), Patel (4 / 26 /2), Sibley (4 / 20 / 1), Elliott (3 / 24 / 1)

FOW; 75 – 89 – 113 – 128 – 136 – 186 – 187

Birmingham Bears; Sibley (49 – c Santner b Mitchell), Bell (15 – c Brown b Santner), Hain (6 – st. Cox b Santner), Hose (1 – c&b D’Oliveira), Elliott (38 – c Leach b Santner), de Grandehomme (23 – c Barnard b Leach), Thomason (33 – n.o.), Barker (2 – cf&b Leach), Mellor (7 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Patel, Rankin

Extras; 2nb 6w 5b 0lb – 13

185 for 7 (20 overs)

Bowling; Tongue (1 / 12 / 0), Hastings (4 / 44 / 0), Santner (4 / 16 / 3), Leachh (3 /33 / 2), D’Oliveira (2 / 14 / 1), Mitchell (4 / 41 / 1), Brown (2 / 20 / 0)

FOW; 43 – 61 – 64 – 95 – 122 – 149 – 150

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

30.07.2017… Warks v Lancs…

Bears v Lightning

Edgbaston… Sunday July 30th…

Bears won by 5 wickets

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Attendance: 8,891

Another win for the Bears as they continued their progress towards the top end of the table…

Lancashire set a target of 175, Jos Buttler weighing in with 80 not out. In response, debutant Adam Hose top scored with 76, even managing to land a first ever six in the Skyline Terrace. Not even Brendon McCullum, in hi short stint as a Bear, had achieved that particulat feat…

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Lancashire Bat: Keith Barker Dismisses Liam Livingstone…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Ed Pollock, Ian Bell, Sam Hain, Adam Hose, Grant Elliott, Colin de Grandehomme, Aaron Thomason, Keith Barker, Alex Mellor, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin

Lancashire Lightning; Karl Brown, Liam Livingstone, Arron Lilley, Jos Buttler, Dane Vilas, Steven Croft, Ryan McLaren, Tom Bailey, Stephen Parry, Matthew Parkinson, Junaid Khan

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Warwickshire Bat: Adam Hose on his way to 76 Runs…

Stats…

Lancashire Lightning; Brown (16 – c Thomason b Elliott), Livingstone (12 – b Barker), Lilley (18 – c Elliott b Thomason), Buttler (80 – n.o.), Vilas (14 – r.o. de Grandehomme), Croft (15 – c Mellor b de Grandehomme), McLaren (3 – b de Grandehomme), Bailey (10 – c Bell b Barker), Parry (0 – r.o. Thomason), Parkinson (0 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Khan

Extras; 0nb 4w 0b 2lb – 6

174 for 8 (20 overs)

Bowling; Barker (3 / 25 / 2), Rankin (3 / 40 / 0), Patel (4 / 25 / 0), Thomason (3 / 28 / 1), Elliott (3 / 25 / 1), de Grandehomme (4 / 29 / 2)

FOW; 17 – 46 – 51 – 79 – 113 – 121 – 155 – 162

Birmingham Bears; Pollock (10 – c Croft b Bailey), Bell (6 – c Buttler b McLaren), Hain (22 – lbw Parkinson), Hose (76 – st Buttler b Parkinson), Elliott (45 – n.o.), de Grandehomme (8 – c Buttler b Bailey), Thomason (7 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Barker, Mellor, Patel, Rankin

Extras; 0nb 1w 1b 0lb – 2

176 for 5 (19.4 overs)

Bowling; Croft (1 / 8 / 0), Bailey (3 / 28 / 2), McLaren (3.4 / 34 / 1), Khan (4 / 40 / 0), Parry (3 / 31 / 0), Parkinson (4 / 24 / 2), Lilley (1 / 10 / 0)

FOW; 12 – 17 – 69 – 138 – 158

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

25.07.2017… Leics v Warks…

Foxes v Bears

Grace Road… Tuesday July 25th…

Bears won by 30 runs

Ticket: £10Teamsheet: £1

Nine days on from a loss to the Foxes at Edgbaston, a little bit of revenge for the Bears came via a comfortable win at Grace Road…

Sam Hain top scored with 57, whilst Keith Barker and Alex Mellor created a difficult chase for Leicestershire with a few sixes towards the end. As for the bowlers, Boyd Rankin and Aaron Thomason each took 3 wickets, and Jeetan Patel kept the runs in check with (1/17) from his four overs…

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Warwickshire Bat…

Teams…

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

Birmingham Bears; Ed Pollock, Ian Bell, Sam Hain, William Porterfield, Colin de Grandehomme, Grant Elliott, Aaron Thomason, Keith Barker, Alex Mellor, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin\

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Warwickshire Field…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Pollock (5 – c Ronchi b Parkinson), Bell (7 – c Wells b McKay), Hain (57 – b Pillans), Porterfield (35 – c Wells b Parkinson), de Grandehomme (15 – c Wells b Griffiths), Elliott (16 – c Cosgrove b Wells), Thomason (4 – c McKay b Pillans), Barker (23 – n.o.), Mellor (18 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Patel, Rankin

Extras; 2nb 2w 1b 2lb – 7

187/7 (20 overs)

Bowling; McKay (4 / 34 / 1), Parkinson (4 / 25 /2), Pillans (4 / 41 / 2), Ackermann (1 / 13 / 0), Griffiths (4 / 42 / 1), Delport (2 / 24 / 0), Wells (1 / 5 / 1)

FOW; 7 – 13 – 76 – 106 -28 – 140 – 144

Leicestershire Foxes; Ronchi (27 – b Thomason), Delport (2 – c de Grandehomme b Rankin), Cosgrove (22 – c Bell b Thomason), Ackerman (13 – b Patel), Pettini (5 – c Elliott b Thomason), Hill (17 – c Porterfield b Elliott), Wells (29 – c Pollock b Rankin), Pillans (34 – n.o.), McKay (0 – c de Grandhomme b Rankin), Griffiths (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Parkinson

Extras; 2nb 2w 0b 3lb – 7

157/8 (20 overs)

Bowling; Barker (4 / 57 / 0), Rankin (4 / 26 / 3), Thomason (4 / 33 / 3), Patel (4 / 17 / 1), Elliott (3 / 15 / 1), de Grandehomme (1 / 6 / 0)

FOW; 18 – 44 – 59 – 71 – 72 – 94 – 147 – 148

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

23.07.2017… Warks v Derbs…

Bears v Falcons

Edgbaston… Sunday July 23rd…

Bears won by 20 runs

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Attendance: 9,904

A comfortable win for the Bears ahead of Tuesday night’s trip to Grace Road…

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Warwickshire Bat…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Ed Pollock, Sam Hain, Colin de Grandhomme, Ian Bell, William Porterfield, Grant Elliott, Aaron Thomason, Alex Mellor, Keith Barker, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin

Derbyshire Falcons; Billy Godleman, Matthew Critchley, Luis Reece, Wayne Madsen, Gary Wilson, Alex Hughes, Calum Brodrick, Matt Henry, Daryn Smit, Hardus Viljoen, Imran Tahir

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Derbyshire Chase…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Pollock (66 – c Henry b Viljoen), Hain (34 – c Tahir b Madsen), de Grandehomme (65 – n.o.), Bell (8 – c Henry b Viljoen), Porterfield (20 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Elliott, Thomason, Mellor, Barker, Patel, Rankin

Extras; 0nb 2w 0b 2lb – 4

197/4 (20 overs)

Bowling; Madsen (4 / 38 / 1), Hughes (1 / 6 / 0), Henry (4 / 43 / 0), Viljoen (4 / 48 / 2), Tahir (4 / 34 / 0), Critchley (3 / 26 / 0)

FOW; 100 – 107 – 137 – 197

Derbyshire Falcons; Godleman (8 – c Mellor b Barker), Critchley (17 – c de Grandehomme b Barker), Reece (33 – b Patel), Madsen (16 – c Hain b Elliott), Wilson (2 – c Pollock b Elliott), Hughes (25 – c Mellor b Elliott), Brodrick (14 – r.o. Hain), Henry (9 – c Thomason b Elliott), Smit (18 – n.o.), Viljoen (20 – b Barker), Tahir (8 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 0nb 5w 0b 1lb – 6

176/9 (20 overs)

Bowling; Rankin (4 / 31 / 0), Barker (4 / 33 / 3), Patel (4 / 26 / 1), de Grandehomme (3 / 38 / 0), Thomason (1 / 10 / 0), Elliott (4 / 37 / 4)

FOW; 12 – 45 – 74 – 77 – 87 – 116 – 123 – 131 – 166

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

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…