county championship

11.09.2018… Leics v Warks (D2)…

Leicestershire v Warwickshire

Grace Road… Tuesday September 11th…

Warks win by an Innings & 104 runs

Ticket: £12Scorecard: £1

Part one of a double header; Grace Road first, followed by the King Power…

A cool, damp morning gave way to a warmer, drier afternoon. As a result, play didn’t get underway until 2pm. When it did, Warwickshire batted through to the close…

Bad light brought play to an end at just before 6pm, with Warwickshire sitting at 384/9 from 108 overs…

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Warwickshire Bat… Chris Woakes on Strike…

Teams…

Leicestershire; Harrry Dearden, Paul Horton (cpt), Colin Ackermann, Mark Cosgrove, Neil Dexter, Ateeq Javid, Ned Eckersley (wkt), Ben Mike, Usman Arshad, David Sayer, Mohammad Abbas

Warwickshire; Will Rhodes, Dom Sibley, Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Sam Hain, Tim Ambrose (wkt), Chris Woakes, Keith Barker, Chris Wright, Oli Stone, Jeetan Patel (cpt)

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6pm… Bad Light Stopped Play…

Stats…

Leicestershire; Dearden (3 – c Ambrose b Barker), Horton (19 – b Woakes), Ackermann (12 – lbw Barker), Cosgrove (4 – r.o. Woakes), Dexter (1 – c Ambrose b Woakes), Javid (0 – b Barker), Eckersley (13 – b Stone), Mike (23 – c Wright b Stone), Arshad (9 – c Woakes b Stone), Sayle (6 – b Wright), Abbas (0 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 2nb 0w 4b 4lb – 10

100 all out (32.1 overs)

Bowling; Barker (11 / 23 /3), Woakes (9 / 27 / 2), Stone (7 / 24 /3), Wright (5.1 / 18 / 1)

FOW; 10 -26 – 42 – 42 – 43 – 45 – 76 – 84 – 95 – 100

Warwickshire; Rhodes (37 – lbw Dexter), Sibley (106 – lbw Mike), Bell (1 – lbw Abbas), Trott (42 – c Eckersley b Mike), Hain (72 – lbw Mike), Ambrose (28 – c Eckersley b Ackermann), Woakes (64 – n.o.), Barker (9 – c Sayer b Ackermann), Wright (0 – c Sayer b Abbas), Stone (0 – b Abbas), Patel (2 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; None

Extras; 8nb 9w 3b 3lb – 23

384 for 9 (108 overs)

Bowling; Abbas (25 / 63 / 3), Sayer (5 / 28 / 0), Arshad (16 / 81 / 0), Mike (25 / 112 / 3), Dexter (26 / 72 / 1), Ackermann (11 / 31 / 2)

FOW; 123 – 126 – 184 – 214 – 269 – 344 – 376 – 380 -380

Day 3 – Warks 400 for 9 dec (1st Innings) / Leics 196 all out (2nd Innings)

Warwickshire scored the 16 runs required for 5 maximum batting points with two deliveries to spare (109.4 overs)  and immediately declared. Chris Woakes (73) and Jeetan Patel (9) finishing not out…

In their second innings, Leicestershire were dismissed for 196. Warwickshire therefore winning by an innings and 104 runs, thus extending their lead over Kent at the top of Division Two of the County Championship to * points.

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05.09.2018… Warks v Dur (D2)…

Warwickshire v Durham

Edgbaston… Wednesday September 5th

Match Drawn

Ticket: £15

September… The T20 Blast over for another year, Finals Day excepted. So it must be time for the return of the County Championship…

Twelve overs had been lost on the first day to a mixture of rain and bad light. Warwickshire finished on 184-6, Jonathan Trott top scoring on 67 not out…

Day Two, and although scoring quickly, the Bears lost Trott and Patel early, leaving them on 224-8. However, a partnership of 86 (121 balls) between Chris Wright (54 n.o.) and Olly Stone (38) pushed them past 300, and on to a final total of 310 all out…

A shaky start for Durham left them on 114-5 in reply, but Paul Collingwood (32 n.o) steadied the ship. At the close they were 224-7, 86 runs behind Warwickshire’s first innings total, Olly Stone having taken 5/34…

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Warwickshire Bat: Chris Wright on Strike..

Teams…

Warwickshire; Will Rhodes, Dominic Sibley, Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Sam Hain, Tim Ambrose (wkt), Keith Barker, Jeetan Patel (cpt), Chris Wright, Olly Stone, Ryan Sidebottom

Durham; Cameron Steel, Alex Lees, Will Smith, Graham Clark, Michael Richardson, Paul Collingwood (cpt), Akshar Patel, Stuart Poynter (wkt), Barry McCarthy, Matt Salisbury, Chris Rushworth

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Durham Bat: Alex Lees Under Pressure…

Stats (D2)…

Warwickshire; Rhodes (36 – c Smith b Patel), Sibley (4 – c Clark b Rushworth), Bell (12 – lbw McCarthy), Trott (79 – b Salisbury), Hain (11 – c Poynter b McCarthy), Ambrose (15 – b Rushworth), Barker (18 – c Lees b Salisbury), Patel (26 – b McCarthy), Wright (54 – n.o,), Stone (38 – c Clark b McCarthy), Sidebottom (0 – lbw Patel)

Extras; 2nb 0w 11b 4lb – 17

310 all out (95.5 overs)

Bowling; Rushworth (22 / 64 / 2), Salsibury (19 / 81 / 2), Patel (35.5 / 76 / 2), McCarthy (15 / 58 / 4), Collingwood (1 / 0 / 0), Steel (2 / 13 / 0)

FOW; 9 – 47 – 63 – 82 – 114 – 160 – 206 – 224 – 310 – 310

Durham; Steel (19 – c Ambrose b Stone), Lees (35 – b Wright), Smith (45 – c Ambrise b Stone), Clark (14 – lbw Sidebottom), Richardson (23 – lbw Stone), Patel (0 – b Stone), Collingwood (32 – n.o.), Poynter (0 – lbw Stone), McCarthy (24 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Salisbury, Rushworth

Extras; 4nb 0w 0b 28lb – 32

224 for 7 (74 overs)

Bowling; 

FOW; 46 – 72 – 105 – 152 – 156 – 165 – 166

Day 3 – Durham 292 all out (1st Innings)

Paul Collingwood fell to Olly Stone from the first ball of the morning, but Durham’s tail performed a similar task to that of Warwickshire’s the previous day. By the time that Durham’s Matt Salisbury was dismissed, 66 runs had been added for the final two wickets. Durham finishing on 292, Olly Stone taking 7/59 only 18 runs behind …

Warwickshire went to launch at 28/1, but then the rain arrived. No further play was possible for the remainder of the day, meaning that 70 overs had been lost…

Day 4 – Warwickshire 199 all out (2nd Innings) / Durham 115 for 8 (2nd Innings)

Warwickshire needed to score quickly, but lost wickets fairly regularly. They finished on 199 all out, Akshar Patel taking 7/54 for the visitors. This left Durham with a target of 218 from 41 overs (5.31)…

With seven overs to play, a Warwickshire victory looked to be a distinct possibility. Another four wickets from Olly Stone had reduced Durham to 102/8, with seven overs to play. But Durham held firm, and the players shook hands with Durham on 115/8. Match drawn…

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23.06.2018… Leics v Middx (D4)…

Leicestershire v Middlesex

Grace Road… Saturday June 23rd…

Middlesex win by 1 wicket

Ticket: £12Scorecard: £1

After the end of three days, the match appeared to be heading for a Leicestershire victory…

Leicestershire 427 & 186: Ackermann 196; Murtagh 5-60

Middlesex 233 & *82/3; Malan 78

Into day four and everything changed…

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Middlesex Bat…

Teams…

Leicestershire; Harry Dearden, Paul Horton (cpt), Colin Ackermann, Mark Cosgrove, Neil Dexter, Lewis Hill (wkt), Ben Raine, Zak Chappell, Callum Parkinson, Gavin Griffiths, Mohammad Abbas

Middlesex; Sam Robson, Max Holden, Stevie Eskinazi, Dawid Malan (cpt), Paul Stirling, Hilton Cartwright, John Simpson (wkt), James Harris, Steven Finn, Ravi Patel, Tim Murtagh

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A Long Day in the Field…

Stats (D4)…

Middlesex; Holden (0 – c Hill b Raine), Robson (31 – lbw Griffiths), Eskinazi (97 – r.o. Raine), Malan (12 – c Hill b Raine), Patel (20 – c Hill b Abbas), Stirling (4 – c Hill b Griffiths), Cartwright (80 – lbw Raine), Simpson (39 – lbw Griffiths), Harris (58 – n.o.), Finn (9 – c Hill b Abbas), Murtagh (3 – n.o.)

Extras; 8nb 1w 13b 8lb – 30

383 for 9 (76.2 overs)

Bowling; Raine (34 / 89 / 3), Abbas (31.3 / 99 / 2), Chappell (16 / 50 / 0), Griffiths (25 / 81 / 3), Dexter (4 / 24 / 0), Parkinson (7 / 19 / 0)

FOW; 0 – 61 – 79 – 134 – 149 – 197 – 284 – 343 – 374

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09.06.2018… Warks v Glam (D1)…

Warwickshire v Glamorgan

Edgbaston… Saturday June 9th

Warwickshire won by 4 wickets

Ticket: £15

Two days after a dramatic RLC exit at the hands of Worcestershire, back to the scene of the crime…

Glamorgan all out for 220, Warwickshire finishing the day on 24-2. Honours just about even…

Day 2 – Warwickshire went on to make 250 in their first innings, which included a century from Ian Bell. He finished on 106 not out, and Warwickshire led by 30 runs…

Day 3 – Aided by an Usman Khawaja innings of 125, Glamorgan scored 323, leaving Warwickshire with a target of 294 to win…

Day 4 – Another unbeaten century from Ian Bell (115 not out) helped Warwickshire to 294/6 with twenty overs to spare…

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Glamorgan’s First Innings…

Teams…

Warwickshire; Will Rhodes, Dom Sibley, Ian Bell, Johnathan Trott (cpt), Sam Hain, Tim Ambrose (wkt), Keith Barker, Jeetan Patel, Chris Wright, Henry Brookes, Josh Poysden

Glamorgan; Nick Selman, Jack Murphy, Connor Brown, Usman Khawaja, Owen Morgan, Chris Cooke (cpt/wkt), David Lloyd, Andrew Salter, Ruaidhri Smith, Timm van der Gugten, Lukas Carey

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The Warwickshire Huddle…

Stats (D1)…

Glamorgan; Selman (30 – c Hain b Patel), Murphy (18 – lbw Brookes), Brown (9 – c Ambrose b Wright), Khawaja (4 – lbw Barker), Morgan (36 – lbw Poysden), Cooke (34 – lbw Poysden), Lloyd (39 – c Ambrose b Patel), Salter (5 – c Patel b Poysden), Smith (22 – lbw Poysden), van der Gugten (9 – n.o.), Carey (0 – b Poysden)

Extras; 4nb 0w 8b 2lb – 14

220 all out (76.2 overs)

Bowling; Barker (12 / 26 / 1), Wright (14 / 53 / 1), Brookes (12 / 21 / 1), Patel (25 / 81 / 2), Poysden (13.2 / 29 / 5)

FOW; 44 – 59 – 59 – 69 – 126 – 172 – 182 – 190 – 220 – 220

Warwickshire; Rhodes (0 – b Carey), Sibley (7 – b van der Gugten), Bell (11 – n.o.), Trott (6 – n.o.)

Did Not Bat; Hain, Ambrose, Barker, Patel, Wright, Brookes, Poysden

Extras; 0nb 0w 0b 0lb – 0

24 for 2 (17 overs)

Bowling;

FOW; 0 – 18

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