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17.07.2016… Warks v Leics…

Bears v Foxes

Edgbaston… Sunday July 17th…

Bears won by 28 runs

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Back to winning ways for the Birmingham Bears, on a warm and sunny afternoon at Edgbaston…

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Outside Edgbaston…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Sam Hain, *Ian Bell, +Matthew Wade, Laurie Evans, Rikki Clarke, Keith Barker, Aaron Thomason, Ateeq Javid, Jeetan Patel, Josh Poysden, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

Leicestershire Foxes; *Mark Pettini, Mark Cosgrove, Cameron Delport, Lewis Hill, Farhaan Behardien, +Niall O’Brien, Tom Wells, Rob Taylor, Ben Raine, Clint McKay, Rob Sayer

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Leicestershire Bat…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Hain (79 – c Raine b Delport), *Bell (57 – c N.O’Brien b Taylor), +Wade (5 – lbw b McKay), Evans (9 – c Raine b Delport), Clarke (24 – n.o.), BArker (4 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Thomason, Javid, Patel, Poysden, Hannon-Dalby

Extras; 0nb 6w 0b 2lb – 8

186 for 4 (20 overs)

Bowling; McKay (4 / 16 / 1), Raine (4 / 35 / 0), Taylor (3 / 37 / 1), Sayer (2 / 32 / 0), Wells (2 / 21 / 0), Behardien (2 / 22 / 0), Delport (3 / 21 / 2)

FOW; 125 – 139 – 151 – 164

Leicestershire Foxes; *Pettini (21 – c Patel b Hannon-Dalby), Cosgrove (42 – c Evans b Patel), Delport (20 – c Patel b Javid), Hill (29 – st Wade b Patel), Behardien (18 – c Evans b Clarke), +N.O’Brien (9 – c Evans b Hannon-Dalby), Wells (2 – r.o. Clarke), Taylor (8 – c Barker b Clarke), Raine (2 – n.o.), McKay (0 – r.o. Hannon-Dalby), Sayer (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 2nb 1w 0b 3lb – 6

158 for 9 (20 overs)

Bowling; Clarke (4 / 17 / 2), Hannon-Dalby (4 / 38 / 2), Barker (4 / 30 / 0), Patel (4 / 30 / 2), Poysden (2  / 25 / 0), Javid (2 / 15 / 1)

FOW; 36 – 81 – 91 – 133 – 135 – 138 – 153 – 156 – 156

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

19.06.2016… Warks v Lancs…

Bears v Lightning

Edgbaston… Sunday June 19th…

Bears won by 18 runs (D/L Method)

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

Following two abandonments in the space of a week, another win for the Bears in a rain affected game at Edgbaston…

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Outside Edgbaston…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Sam Hain, *Ian Bell, Will Porterfield, Laurie Evans, +Luke Ronchi, Chris Woakes, Rikki Clarke, Mark Adiar, Jeetan Patel, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Josh Poysden
Lancashire Lightning;
Martin Guptill, Jordan Clark, Karl Brown, Liam Livingstone, +Jos Buttler, *Steven Croft, Arron Lilley, Luke Procter, Stephen Parry, George Edwards, Nathan Buck

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Birmingham Bears Bat…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Hain (2 – c Buttler, b Buck), *Bell (18 – c Guptill b Buck), Porterfield (11 – c Guptill b Parry), Evans (24 – st Buttler, b Parry), +Ronchi (53 – c Edwards b Buck), Woakes (13 – c Procter b Lilley), Clarke (0 – B Edwards), Adair (7 – c Croft b Buck), Patel (0 – c Croft b Edwards), Hannon-Dalby (3 – n.o.), Poysden (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 4nb 6w 0b 2lb – 12

144 for 9 (20 overs)

Bowling; Buck (4 / 26 / 4), Clark (4 / 28 / 0), Edwards (3 / 24 /2), Parry (4 / 27 / 2), Lilley (4 / 29 / 1), Croft (1 / 8 / 0)

FOW; 10 – 23 – 47 – 63 – 110 – 111 – 137 – 140 – 141

Lancashire Lightning; Guptill (6 – c Bell b Hannon-Dalby) , Clark (6 – c&b Clarke), Brown (10 – c Patel b Woakes), Livingstone (8 – n.o.), +Buttler (0 – c&b Clarke), *Croft (1 – n.o)

Extras; 6nb 2w 0b 0lb – 8

Did Not Bat; Lilley, Procter,Parry, Edwards, Buck

39 for 4  (6.3 overs)

Bowling; Clarke (3.3 / 25 / 2), Hannon-Dalby (2 / 10 / 1), Woakes (1 / 4 / 1)

FOW; 7 – 12 -32 – 38

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

03.06.2016… Warks v Durham…

Bears v Jets

Edgbaston… Friday June 3rd…

Bears won by 9 wickets

Ticket: £11 (Season Pass)

The Bears won their first home T20 game at the second attempt against Durham Jets…

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Durham Batting First…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; Varun Chopra, *Ian Bell, Will Porterfield, Laurie Evans, +Luke Ronchi, Chris Woakes, Rikki Clarke, Ateeq Javid, Jeetan Patel, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Josh Poysden

Durham Jets; *Mark Stoneman, +Phil Mustard, Graham Clark, Michael Richardson, Ryan Pringle, Keaton Jennings, Paul Collingwood, Paul Coughlin, Scott Borthwick, Usman Arshad, Barry Mcarthy

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Warwickshire Reply…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Chopra (97 – n.o.), Bell (35 – b Borthwick), Porterfield (18 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Evans, Ronchi, Woakes, Clarke, Javid, Patel, Hannon-Dalby, Poysden

Extras; 0nb 2w 0b 3lb – 5

155 for 1 (17.4 overs)

Bowling; Arshad (2.4 / 22 / 0), Coughlin (3 / 21 / 0), McCarthy (4 / 34 / 0), Collingwood (1 / 11 / 0), Borthwick (4 / 25 / 1), Pringle (1 / 19 / 0), Jennings (2 / 20 / 0)

FOW; 94

Durham Jets; Stoneman (10 – c Ronchi b Hannon-Dalby), Mustard (22 – c Poysden b Woakes), Clark (1 – c Poysden b Clarke), Richardson (5 – c Hannon-Dalby b Clarke), Pringle (33 – b Javid), Jennings (17 – c Porterfield b Patel), Collingwood (40 – n.o.), Coughlin (10 – c Clarke b Woakes), Borthwick (0 – c Clarke b Woakes), Arshad (5 – r.o. Javid), Mcarthy (2 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 2nb 1w 4b 2lb – 9

154 for 9  (20 overs)

Bowling; Clarke (4 / 25 / 2), Hannon-Dalby (4 / 41 / 1), Woakes (4 / 15 / 3), Poysden (2 / 17 / 0), Patel (4 / 28 / 1), Javid (2 / 12 / 1)

FOW; 11 – 22 – 29 – 49 – 91 – 97 – 117 – 118 – 136

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

29.08.2015… Warks v Nhants…

Bears v Steelbacks

Edgbaston… Saturday August 29th…

Steelbacks won by 5 wickets

Ticket: £55 – Programme: £6

The Bears lost the first Semi Final of T20 Blast Finals day at Edgbaston, failing to recover from the loss of four wickets in the first four overs…

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Birmingham v Northamptonshire: Pre Match…

Teams…

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Richard Levi, David Willey, Josh Cobb, +Ben Duckett, *Alex Wakely, Steven Crook, Shahid Afridi, Rory Kleinveldt, Graeme White, Olly Stone, Muhammad Azhar Ullah

Birmingham Bears; *Varun Chopra, Ian Bell, Will Porterfield, +Tim Ambrose, Rikki Clarke, Laurie Evans, Chris Woakes, Ateeq Javid, Jeetan Patel, Boyd Rankin, Oliver Hannon-Dalby

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Birmingham v Northamptonshire: Steelbacks Bat…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Chopra (2 – lbw Willey), Bell (4 – c Duckett b Willey), Porterfield (0 -b Willey), Ambrose (5 – c&b Kleinveldt), Clarke (41 – b Kleinveldt), Javid (51 – n.o.), Evans (18 – r.o. White)

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

Extras; 0nb 3w 4b 3lb – 10

131 for 6 (20 overs)

Bowling; Kleinveldt (4 / 16 / 2), Willey (4 / 30 / 3), Stone (4 / 26 / 0), Afridi (4 / 21  / 0), Ullah (2 / 19 / 0), White (2 / 12 / 0)

FOW; 5 – 6 – 12 – 14 – 107 – 131

Northamptonshire Steelbacks; Levi (63 – n.o.), Willey (12 – c Bell b Hannon-Dalby), Cobb (15 – b Patel), Duckett (6 – c Ambrose b Rankin), Wakely (0 – c Ambrose b Patel), Crook (11 – c Bell b Rankin), Afridi (19 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Kleinveldt, White, Stone, Ullah

Extras; 0nb 4w 0b 5lb – 9

135 for 5 (18.0 overs)

Bowling; Clarke (2 / 13 / 0), Woakes (3 / 25 / 0), Hannon-Dalby (3 / 30 / 1), Patel (4 / 31 / 2), Rankin (4 / 20 / 2), Javid (2 / 11 / 0)

FOW; 27 – 67 – 74 – 80 – 95

As usual, more pictures on flickr…

13.08.2015… Warks v Essex…

Bears v Eagles

Edgbaston… Thursday August 13th…

Bears won by 24 runs

Ticket: £18

The Bears booked their place at T20 Blast Finals Day with victory over the Essex Eagles at a damp Edgbaston…

The weather forecast had suggested that there would be little or no play but with the exception of a ten minute delay at the start, the rain stayed away…

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The Bears Bat…

Teams…

Birmingham Bears; *Varun Chopra, Ian Bell, Will Porterfield, Rikki Clarke, Laurie Evans, Ateeq Javid, +Tim Ambrose, Chris Woakes, Jeetan Patel, Oliver Hannon-Dalby, Boyd Rankin

Essex Eagles; Mark Pettini, Jesse Ryder, Tom Westley, Ravi Bopara, *Ryan ten Doeschate, Nick Browne, +James Foster, Graham Napier, Reece Topley, David Masters, Shaun Tait

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The Bears Bowl…

Stats…

Birmingham Bears; Chopra (18 – c Westley b Bopara), Bell (7 – c Ryan ten Doeschate b Topley), Porterfield (23 c Napier b Tait), Clarke (18 – c Topley b Ryan ten Doeschate), Evans (50 – c Bopara b Topley), Javid (28 – b McKay), Woakes (48 – n.o.), Javid (4 – n.o.)

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

Extras; 2nb 7w 4b 8lb – 21

189 for 5 (20.0 overs)

Bowling; Topley (4 / 36 / 2), Masters (4 / 24 / 0), Bopara (4 / 28 / 1), Tait (3 / 37  / 1), ten Doeschate (2.5 / 22 / 1) Napier (1.1 / 12 / 0), Westley (1 / 18 / 0)

FOW; 20 – 50 – 60 – 88 – 157

Essex Eagles; Pettini (6 – c Patel b Clarke), Ryder 26 (c Clarke b Rankin), Westley (33 – c Clarke b Woakes), Bopara (32 – b Patel), ten Doeschate (13 – c Clarke b Hannon-Dalby), Browne (13 – r.o. Porterfield), Foster (25 – n.o), Masters (1 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Napier, Topley,Tait

Extras; 0nb 9w 0b 7lb – 16

165 for 6 (20 overs)

Bowling; Woakes (4 / 22 / 1), Clarke (4 / 29 / 1), Hannon-Dalby (4 / 38 / 1), Rankin (4 / 30 / 1), Patel (4 / 39 / 1)

FOW; 17 – 47 – 103 – 114 – 130 – 163

As usual, more pictures on flickr…