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Title: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on January 22, 2019, 11:22:23 AM
Time to start this one then!

The home red ball game against Essex in July has to be played away from Edgbaston, it's being played at New Road.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/46959139

I thought they might use Portland Road or Stratford so this is an interesting devlopment. It starts on Saturday 13th July so I might have an overnight in Worcester and catch two days play.

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Warwickshire have investigated the possibility of using an out ground within the county, but with Edgbaston hosting the second semi-final on Thursday 11 July and the reserve day scheduled for Friday 12 July Ė the Edgbaston staff will be required to be on-site throughout this period and are therefore not available to assist in the running of a first-class match at an out ground in Warwickshire.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on January 22, 2019, 03:56:40 PM
Seems a bit stupid that we have to lose a home game. Why have the league schedules a game at Edgbaston when it's an international game, the thick twats? And could we not just swap home games with Essex? We are playing in Chelmsford in September.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Dave Cooper please on January 24, 2019, 04:44:52 PM
Yeah, but we can do a terrace takeover at Wusster.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on January 24, 2019, 08:07:20 PM
Yeah, but we can do a terrace takeover at Wusster.

Easy tiger!  You are our guests.  I am looking forward to the season.  Worcester will be competitive and three going up.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cheltenhamlion on January 29, 2019, 07:44:09 PM
Yeah, but we can do a terrace takeover at Wusster.

Easy tiger!  You are our guests.  I am looking forward to the season.  Worcester will be competitive and three going up.

One of those promoted teams won't be Gloucestershire but at least we can showcase some talent for Warwickshire to nick.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on February 16, 2019, 03:28:27 PM
Paul Farbrace is the new Director of Cricket replacing Giles.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on February 16, 2019, 10:24:42 PM
Paul Farbrace is the new Director of Cricket replacing Giles.

Any good?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on February 17, 2019, 08:38:19 AM
Paul Farbrace is the new Director of Cricket replacing Giles.

Any good?

I think itís a great appointment. Has experience of the domestic game from his time with Kent and Yorkshire and won an international trophy with Sri Lanka. A strong pedigree which should help him support Troughton.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on February 18, 2019, 11:55:17 AM
Paul Farbrace is the new Director of Cricket replacing Giles.

Seems a strange time for Farbrace to quit England, with Bayliss leaving after the Ashes.

Maybe he's been told he won't get or doesn't want the England job
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on February 18, 2019, 04:03:02 PM
Paul Farbrace is the new Director of Cricket replacing Giles.

Seems a strange time for Farbrace to quit England, with Bayliss leaving after the Ashes.

Maybe he's been told he won't get or doesn't want the England job

I read something along the lines that heíd been told on the QT that he wasnít in the running for the top job. He dressed it up as a ďWith Trevor Bayliss moving on itís time for a fresh approach to red ball cricketĒ.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on February 18, 2019, 04:15:37 PM
Paul Farbrace is the new Director of Cricket replacing Giles.

Seems a strange time for Farbrace to quit England, with Bayliss leaving after the Ashes.

Maybe he's been told he won't get or doesn't want the England job

And only a few months before the World Cup as well. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on March 01, 2019, 02:19:56 PM
Ashton Agar joining the Bears for the T20 Blast.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/47417253

with Elliott retiring and CDG not returning I imagine thereís a chance that we might sign another overseas player for the Blast.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on March 01, 2019, 02:25:19 PM
Here is Bears version of the above signing. I'm Happy enough with it.
https://birminghambears.com/news/bears-sign-agar-full-vitality-blast-campaign/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Dave P on March 01, 2019, 04:04:53 PM
Good signing that is.  Patel and Agar is a great spin attack that will slow teams down in the middle of an innings.  Now, could Fairbrace have a word with Chris Gayle before he comes home?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on March 09, 2019, 01:57:49 PM
Chris Woakes has signed a 3 year contract extension with the Bears......few days ago.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on March 14, 2019, 03:59:51 PM
He's making all the right noises:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/47570703

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on March 16, 2019, 11:02:19 AM
Seems to be a decent preseason out in Abu Dhabi or wherever it is, Beat Somerset yesterday and this morning beat the Pears by 1 run, us 316 them 315/7

Sibley got ton in the Somerset game
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on March 18, 2019, 06:30:55 PM
Ian Bell will miss the start of the season and could be out for 3 months.

Thatís a big blow particularly when you consider that we have no Trotty any more. Out batting is fragile at the best of times.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Richard on March 18, 2019, 10:24:38 PM
Time for Hain Hose and Lamb to step up big time
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on March 22, 2019, 06:03:27 PM
Looks like the Villa injury curse has transferred to Ian Bell. 3 months out! FFS!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on March 27, 2019, 11:52:00 AM
A good start for Craig Miles in his first game for Bears at Edgbaston v Pears 6 - 30

https://warwickshireccc.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-vs-worcester-friendly-26th-march-2019/#match-report
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on March 27, 2019, 11:54:57 AM
A good start for Craig Miles in his first game for Bears at Edgbaston v Pears 6 - 30

https://warwickshireccc.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-vs-worcester-friendly-26th-march-2019/#match-report
I haven't gone down there today but scoreboard showing as Bears 14/4 with all 4 as retired not out 0
Strange to say the least.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on March 27, 2019, 01:13:23 PM
Weather permitting, I'll be at Day 2 of Gloucestershire v Derbyshire on 12th April, courtesy of a Sky VIP freebie

First professional cricket that I've seen in person since the days of 'Zed'
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on March 27, 2019, 03:20:33 PM
Excellent 128 from Dom Sibley and 88 from Will Rhodes for the MCC against Surrey including Morne Morkel. These two are carrying on from the end of last season. They could force their way into the Test team, which is not good for the Bears, especially with Bell missing until June and Trott now retired.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on March 27, 2019, 05:25:47 PM
Excellent 128 from Dom Sibley and 88 from Will Rhodes for the MCC against Surrey including Morne Morkel. These two are carrying on from the end of last season. They could force their way into the Test team, which is not good for the Bears, especially with Bell missing until June and Trott now retired.
Sam Hain 138* against Worcester today
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on March 28, 2019, 09:23:41 PM
So you score 400+ off 50 overs against Worcestershire and still lose. Short boundaries aside, does anyone know anything about a bowler called Leverock who went for 101 off just 6 overs? One for the future perhaps?  :)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on March 28, 2019, 09:27:54 PM
Wasnít the big Bermudan who took the flying slip catch called Leverock? Though he is probs 45-50 now so probs not him :-)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on March 28, 2019, 09:32:55 PM
Wasnít the big Bermudan who took the flying slip catch called Leverock? Though he is probs 45-50 now so probs not him :-)

Related, Dwayne was the catcher and Kamau is his nephew with expensive bowling figures.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/ci/content/player/364148.html

Presumably a trialist
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on April 01, 2019, 01:37:55 PM
Just seen that Sam Hain scored a double hundred (205) in the final 50 over warm up match of pre season.  Just wonder if this is going to be the season where he really kicks on. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on April 01, 2019, 02:08:32 PM
Just seen that Sam Hain scored a double hundred (205) in the final 50 over warm up match of pre season.  Just wonder if this is going to be the season where he really kicks on. 

his white ball game has been solid for a while, he averaged 106 in the 1 day cup last year. He's decent in the t20 in the root style 'nurdler' role as well and averaged 33 which is decent for that job with a couple of big hitters around him.

It's red ball where he needs to kick on, after 4 centuries in his debut season he's only got another 4 in the following 3, he really needs to address that.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: shirley_villan on April 04, 2019, 03:14:42 PM
What's our likely 11 for the first CC match next week then? I've not paid much attention to pre-season. Batting looks light without Bell.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 04, 2019, 03:29:17 PM
What's our likely 11 for the first CC match next week then? I've not paid much attention to pre-season. Batting looks light without Bell.

The openers hit form at the end of last season so hopefully Rhodes and Sibley will carry that form into the new season. They did OK playing for the MCC in the annual match against the champion county.

Bell is a loss particularly as Trotty retired last year so we need Hain to step up in red ball cricket. His form in white ball cricket has been immense over recent seasons, as was commented on the previous page, he has stagnated in red ball cricket though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 08, 2019, 12:29:10 PM
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/bears-skipper-patel-signs-contract-extension-for-2020-season/?dm_i=1AFS,67ZP7,8II51G,OIGJS,1

Jeets signs a one year extension to his contract.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2019, 11:03:00 AM
Kent won toss and batting.
Team:
Rhodes, Sibley, Banks, Hain, Hose, Ambrose, Patel, Miles, Milne, Brookes & Sidebottom.
5- 0 first over
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2019, 12:47:51 PM
86/1
Dickson Ct Banks b Sidebottom 31
Crawley 46*
Renshaw in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2019, 03:11:47 PM
174/2 50.5
Renshaw Ct Ambrose b Miles
Zac Crawley 94*
Bell Drummond 0*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2019, 03:44:29 PM
204/4 58.2
Bell-Drummond Ct Ambrose b Brookes 6
Crawley Ct Ambrose b Patel 108
Kuhn 1*
Robinson 0*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2019, 04:26:42 PM
Tea was 229/4 64
Back out now 233/4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 11, 2019, 05:13:02 PM
A long day in the field PGW, is there any particular reason for that, pitch, poor bowling etc?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2019, 06:00:40 PM
A long day in the field PGW, is there any particular reason for that, pitch, poor bowling etc?
Basically a decent pitch both teams going with a spinner, Bears obviously would as our captain, bowling and batting been fine,
Bears (Sibley) dropped a slip catch.
339/5 /89
Kuhn LBW Miles 72
Robinson 51
Stevens 9

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2019, 06:32:20 PM
Close
367/5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on April 11, 2019, 06:43:07 PM
I've only watched a little bit from the website footage but, for me, it looked as if Miles is a bit raw. We also had another quick (Milnes was it) who bowled very few overs, was he carrying a knock?

Having Woakes and Stone both missing is a blow to the attack.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on April 11, 2019, 09:21:01 PM
Good, solid start to the game for the Pears.  Two centurions in Rutherford and Mitchell.  348 for 4. Nicely done.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 12, 2019, 10:14:06 AM
Not a good start for the Bears. Not sure it was wise to let Barker and Wright go?  I thought Chris  Woakes was available for the first couple of County Championship games? Not good either  that Ian Bell and Olly Stone are both out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 12, 2019, 10:21:41 AM
Not a good start for the Bears. Not sure it was wise to let Barker and Wright go?  I thought Chris  Woakes was available for the first couple of County Championship games? Not good either  that Ian Bell and Olly Stone are both out.

Baker and Wright chose to leave, new contracts were offered to them and they both turned them down, favouring to take longer contracts elsewhere. The club has replaced them but let's give them both time to settle in. Every club has injured players regardless of the sport, Brookes is back and we didn't bowl badly yesterday. A couple of dropped catches cost us and we didn't assert ourselves when they were 200-odd for 5.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 12, 2019, 10:33:26 AM
I've only watched a little bit from the website footage but, for me, it looked as if Miles is a bit raw. We also had another quick (Milnes was it) who bowled very few overs, was he carrying a knock?

Having Woakes and Stone both missing is a blow to the attack.
We released Tom Milnes back in 2015??? gone on to do quite well wherever he went, he has obviously impressed powers that be and is back here  on trial.
Miles will prove to be a good signing as will hopefully Norwell who is suffering along with Stone & CW on the treatment table.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 12, 2019, 11:15:29 AM
382/6 99.3
Stevens LBW Brookes 23
Robinson 68
Podmore in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 12, 2019, 11:37:20 AM
403/7 104.2
Podmore LBW Sidebottom 6
Robinson 81*
Matt Milnes in

A little earlier Sibley spilled his 3rd chance in the slips, Podmore when on 1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 12, 2019, 11:40:19 AM
403/7 104.2
Podmore LBW Sidebottom 6
Robinson 81*
Matt Milnes in

A little earlier Sibley spilled his 3rd chance in the slips, Podmore when on 1

I'm not defending Sibley but I imagine that slip fielding on a cold day is a thankless task. He should still have caught them though!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 12, 2019, 11:44:05 AM
403/7 104.2
Podmore LBW Sidebottom 6
Robinson 81*
Matt Milnes in

A little earlier Sibley spilled his 3rd chance in the slips, Podmore when on 1

I'm not defending Sibley but I imagine that slip fielding on a cold day is a thankless task. He should still have caught them though!
Yes i think a thankless task in these conditions.
All 3 of the slips have hands in pockets up to stage of bowler half way into run up.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on April 12, 2019, 12:49:20 PM
403/7 104.2
Podmore LBW Sidebottom 6
Robinson 81*
Matt Milnes in

A little earlier Sibley spilled his 3rd chance in the slips, Podmore when on 1

I'm not defending Sibley but I imagine that slip fielding on a cold day is a thankless task. He should still have caught them though!
Yes i think a thankless task in these conditions.
All 3 of the slips have hands in pockets up to stage of bowler half way into run up.

I know a guy who worked with a kickstarter a few years back to develop hoodies with a small heating element in them (he's just a marketing guy who set stuff up). They contacted a few sports organisations about developing versions of the tech for the sports (for sports where there's a fair amount of standing around outside) and the ICC was one of them. ONE idea was to have cricket whites with heating elements on the knees/thighs (insulated from inside) so the close catchers could rest their hands on them and avoid cold fingers to improve catching in cold conditions, apparently they refused to even discuss it.

I know that's not relevant but I always think about it when I watch county cricket at this time of year and see fielders with their hands in their pockets.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 12, 2019, 02:47:22 PM
403/7 104.2
Podmore LBW Sidebottom 6
Robinson 81*
Matt Milnes in

A little earlier Sibley spilled his 3rd chance in the slips, Podmore when on 1

I'm not defending Sibley but I imagine that slip fielding on a cold day is a thankless task. He should still have caught them though!
Yes i think a thankless task in these conditions.
All 3 of the slips have hands in pockets up to stage of bowler half way into run up.

I know a guy who worked with a kickstarter a few years back to develop hoodies with a small heating element in them (he's just a marketing guy who set stuff up). They contacted a few sports organisations about developing versions of the tech for the sports (for sports where there's a fair amount of standing around outside) and the ICC was one of them. ONE idea was to have cricket whites with heating elements on the knees/thighs (insulated from inside) so the close catchers could rest their hands on them and avoid cold fingers to improve catching in cold conditions, apparently they refused to even discuss it.

I know that's not relevant but I always think about it when I watch county cricket at this time of year and see fielders with their hands in their pockets.

Perhaps he should have contacted the ECB rather than the ICC, the problem is probably unique to this country.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on April 12, 2019, 03:24:31 PM
403/7 104.2
Podmore LBW Sidebottom 6
Robinson 81*
Matt Milnes in

A little earlier Sibley spilled his 3rd chance in the slips, Podmore when on 1

I'm not defending Sibley but I imagine that slip fielding on a cold day is a thankless task. He should still have caught them though!
Yes i think a thankless task in these conditions.
All 3 of the slips have hands in pockets up to stage of bowler half way into run up.

I know a guy who worked with a kickstarter a few years back to develop hoodies with a small heating element in them (he's just a marketing guy who set stuff up). They contacted a few sports organisations about developing versions of the tech for the sports (for sports where there's a fair amount of standing around outside) and the ICC was one of them. ONE idea was to have cricket whites with heating elements on the knees/thighs (insulated from inside) so the close catchers could rest their hands on them and avoid cold fingers to improve catching in cold conditions, apparently they refused to even discuss it.

I know that's not relevant but I always think about it when I watch county cricket at this time of year and see fielders with their hands in their pockets.

Perhaps he should have contacted the ECB rather than the ICC, the problem is probably unique to this country.

I don't think he had much to do with it, he's an Australian guy who did some work for us during the ashes and he mentioned it as a bit of a cricket anecdote but I think his part was just a few weeks of setting up websites, etc.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 12, 2019, 03:31:33 PM
504/9 dec
Bears 39/2
Rhodes and Banks gone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 12, 2019, 03:51:01 PM
Not a good start to the first innings! I'm surprised Lamb wasn't included? Or is he injured? So many players missing already!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 12, 2019, 05:49:39 PM
Not a good start to the first innings! I'm surprised Lamb wasn't included? Or is he injured? So many players missing already!

just a case of preferring Banks

102/3 44
Sibley 47*
Hose 10*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on April 12, 2019, 07:24:22 PM
I had a great morning at Glos v Derby but left at lunch as Iím just getting over a chest infection and it was a tad chilly in Bristol.

Hopefully Iíll get back over there again this season
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 14, 2019, 02:37:00 PM
Brilliant 8th wicket stand of 107 so far from Tim Ambrose (89 not out) and Henry Brookes, 55 not out!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 14, 2019, 03:26:43 PM
140 stand now! Ambrose 103 n.o. Brookes 74 n.o.
Come on Henry, 100 beckons! What a talent he is!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Richard on April 14, 2019, 06:04:49 PM
Poor defeat in the end. We really miss Bell Stone and Woakes. Not at all convinced by some of the batters, Milnes, Sidebottom or Miles at this level. Worrying already.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 14, 2019, 11:55:18 PM
Poor defeat in the end. We really miss Bell Stone and Woakes. Not at all convinced by some of the batters, Milnes, Sidebottom or Miles at this level. Worrying already.

Taking it to the last hour when we were 121-7 following on suggests that there are some positives to be taken from the defeat. However I think it will be a struggle in red ball cricket this year so itís fortunate that only one side is relegated this season.

Itís too early to mention the R word (although I just did) but in a division of just 8 teams means that a couple of poor results could be difficult to recover from.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on April 15, 2019, 01:23:28 PM
Poor defeat in the end. We really miss Bell Stone and Woakes. Not at all convinced by some of the batters, Milnes, Sidebottom or Miles at this level. Worrying already.

Agree with that Richard, and think it will be a real struggle without the three you mention above. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 15, 2019, 07:25:43 PM
The bottom line is the team doesn't look as strong as last season and we're playing in a higher League. My gut feeling is the batting isn't strong enough. Desperately need Bell fit, but that won't be until June. Woakes never seems to be fit for us - I think he missed the start of last year's campaign through injury?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 16, 2019, 05:29:09 PM
Injury update from Troughton:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/47949535

Grim reading
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 19, 2019, 02:14:04 PM
Bears 246/6 after 47 overs against Yorkshire. Ambrose doing well. Why is talented all rounder Henry Brookes batting at number 11? Some strange decisions....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: St AustellAVFC on April 21, 2019, 02:25:56 PM
Doesnít look like a great fielding attempt from Warwickshire but hopefully we can get a good start and chase them down. COYB
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 21, 2019, 09:53:12 PM
Shocker against Northants today. A mighty thrashing. Where was Woakes? This season is going to be a long one....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Richard on April 21, 2019, 10:43:46 PM
Woakes was pulled out by the ECB. Going to be a really difficult year for what looks a very young team with too many injuries already.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 22, 2019, 07:33:54 AM
Woakes was pulled out by the ECB. Going to be a really difficult year for what looks a very young team with too many injuries already.

Thereís an agreement between the ECB and the Bears that means Woakes canít play in successive white ball matches. His knee injury must be significantly worse than we realise and given that heís been one of the most consistent white ball bowlers in recent years I can appreciate why they are managing his workload ahead of the World Cup.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 22, 2019, 09:14:32 AM
Giles decision to leave wasn't great timing. Letting Barker and Wright go was a big mistake, especially Barker. We should've given him the extra year on his contract. Obviously injuries and Trott's retirement haven't helped. Team is going backwards after a very good season last year.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Rotterdam on April 22, 2019, 04:18:20 PM
Whenever ambrose has to bat at four, it's a worry.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: adrenachrome on April 23, 2019, 12:06:18 PM
Live Stream of the RLC game against Notts Outlaws:


Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 23, 2019, 04:33:37 PM
Fucking Hell. We are getting hammered in every game.

Who can we sack?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 23, 2019, 04:39:46 PM
Fucking Hell. We are getting hammered in every game.

Who can we sack?

Itís going to be a season of consolidation in all forms of cricket but I do fear that we will get relegated in the county championship.

Injuries continue to mount up too, Hose is the latest casualty
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 23, 2019, 06:32:07 PM
A terrible start to the season. Bottom of both tables! Injuries have really affected the team which is relying on too many youngsters, but poor decision making from the management in terms of experience - especially releasing Keith Barker too early.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 23, 2019, 08:35:26 PM
Disappointed with Giles to be honest - didn't Lancs release him so he could join the Bears and be closer to his family? Surely the England role will take him much further afield, ie. Overseas??
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 23, 2019, 09:44:46 PM
Disappointed with Giles to be honest - didn't Lancs release him so he could join the Bears and be closer to his family? Surely the England role will take him much further afield, ie. Overseas??

Why wouldnít he go for one of the top jobs in English cricket? He had a sense of unfinished business with England.

When he came back to the Bears he inherited a squad from Dougie Brown that was too big and too old. He was part way through his rebuilding plan when the England job came up, now that wasnít the best timing for the Bears but I can see why he took the England job.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 23, 2019, 09:47:57 PM
Disappointed with Giles to be honest - didn't Lancs release him so he could join the Bears and be closer to his family? Surely the England role will take him much further afield, ie. Overseas??

Why wouldnít he go for one of the top jobs in English cricket? He had a sense of unfinished business with England.

When he came back to the Bears he inherited a squad from Dougie Brown that was too big and too old. He was part way through his rebuilding plan when the England job came up, now that wasnít the best timing for the Bears but I can see why he took the England job.

Yes, but the reason he wanted the move back to the Midlands was for family reasons?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 23, 2019, 09:54:29 PM
Disappointed with Giles to be honest - didn't Lancs release him so he could join the Bears and be closer to his family? Surely the England role will take him much further afield, ie. Overseas??

Why wouldnít he go for one of the top jobs in English cricket? He had a sense of unfinished business with England.

When he came back to the Bears he inherited a squad from Dougie Brown that was too big and too old. He was part way through his rebuilding plan when the England job came up, now that wasnít the best timing for the Bears but I can see why he took the England job.

Yes, but the reason he wanted the move back to the Midlands was for family reasons?

It was more the lure of a completely new role at Edgbaston as director of cricket, he wasnít coach. However as his family still live in the area Iím sure that was also a factor.

As a professional cricketer, then coach, then director of cricket Iím sure heís used to living out of a suitcase anyway.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on April 24, 2019, 12:07:20 PM
A terrible start to the season. Bottom of both tables! Injuries have really affected the team which is relying on too many youngsters, but poor decision making from the management in terms of experience - especially releasing Keith Barker too early.

Looks like it is going to be a very long season at this rate.  The line up looks pretty weak without Bell, Woakes and Stone, and the recruitment in the close season doesn't look to have been near the standard required so far.   
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 24, 2019, 01:41:20 PM
A terrible start to the season. Bottom of both tables! Injuries have really affected the team which is relying on too many youngsters, but poor decision making from the management in terms of experience - especially releasing Keith Barker too early.
the recruitment in the close season doesn't look to have been near the standard required so far.   

That's a bit harsh considering Norwell hasn't played yet and Miles has appeared twice!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on April 24, 2019, 07:11:56 PM
No bad feeling towards Giles at all.  He was offered the top job and he took it.  It's up to those still at the club to do a good job.  This season was always going to be tricky: transition from Div 2 to Div 1; transition from Giles to Farbrace; transition from older squad to much younger squad; loss of several senior players.

Having said that I wasn't expecting it to be quite this bad quite this quickly.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cheltenhamlion on April 25, 2019, 06:47:47 AM
I got an email from Gloucestershire a few weeks ago telling me about the exciting signing of an international star. It was some fucker who plays for Scotland.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on April 25, 2019, 11:15:11 AM
I got an email from Gloucestershire a few weeks ago telling me about the exciting signing of an international star. It was some fucker who plays for Scotland.
That's what Clubcall used to be like, back in the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 26, 2019, 12:34:06 PM
Lost toss this morning and have been put in.
I haven't gone down with threat of rain resorting to watching at home
112/2 25.3

https://warwickshireccc.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-vs-durham-26th-april-2019/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 26, 2019, 01:21:39 PM
Shite again.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on April 26, 2019, 02:59:06 PM
244/8
50
3 x 50's but no-one going on to make the difference.
All to do.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 26, 2019, 06:50:41 PM
Another heavy defeat. Team is awful.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 26, 2019, 06:55:09 PM
Keith Barker not even featuring for Hampshire??
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on April 26, 2019, 07:18:09 PM
Keith Barker not even featuring for Hampshire??

He wasnít an automatic pick for the Bears in white ball cricket, so itís hardly surprising that Hampshire havenít selected him.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on April 26, 2019, 09:35:28 PM
I fear it is going to be an inclement season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 28, 2019, 05:57:13 PM
Missed most of this, and all of the Villa game, at a christening. But seems like we are looking a lot more like it. COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on April 28, 2019, 07:21:40 PM
A brilliant 161 not out by Sam Hain vs Worcs! A good confidence boosting victory for the Bears! Some good news at last!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 01, 2019, 06:10:41 PM
Bears eliminated from the Royal London Cup after being defeated by "mighty" Derbyshire! Injured players need to return asap.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 04, 2019, 07:36:54 PM
Although as they say, a dead rubber against Lancashire today, we chased down a challenging target and up against James Anderson to boot.
Some of these youngsters are stepping up: Alex Thomson, Banks and Mellor all made good contributions. Excellent knock from Sam Hain.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 05, 2019, 08:24:36 AM
So it looks like Bell, Stone, Hose, Norwell, Thomason, Lamb, Ambrose and now Sam Hain are out injured (Hain batted with Rhodes as his runner last night).
Have I missed anyone??
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on May 05, 2019, 10:43:32 AM
Bob Willis and Anton Ferreira.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 05, 2019, 06:08:03 PM
So it looks like Bell, Stone, Hose, Norwell, Thomason, Lamb, Ambrose and now Sam Hain are out injured (Hain batted with Rhodes as his runner last night).
Have I missed anyone??

Henry Brookes missed the game against Lancashire due to discomfort in his back. As he missed half of last season with a stress fracture letís hope itís not a recurrence otherwise heís another name on your list.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 05, 2019, 11:20:53 PM
That's worrying for Brookes, a seriously promising talent. I hope it's not too bad. We need him and Olly Stone back asap...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 06, 2019, 06:39:26 AM
Hain is in the squad for todayís game at Leicester
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 06, 2019, 12:40:47 PM
Hain is in the squad for todayís game at Leicester

Hain is not playing today - I assume another injury to a batsman in good form! Yates in - another youngster? Woakes also not playing.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on May 06, 2019, 05:04:47 PM
Hain is in the squad for todayís game at Leicester

Didn't make the team unfortunately.

Leics got a very decent 340 all out and Bears are 161/3 after 29 in the chase. Pollock had an electric start before they dragged his rate down but still made a valuable 57 at the top. Sibley and Rhodes got starts but didn't move on so it's currently:

Yates 48*
Banks 12*

Rate is a touch over 8 now so they need to speed it up a touch soon.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on May 06, 2019, 05:19:36 PM
Yates run out for 66 - tried to get a 2nd run and the bowler was right in his running line so he couldn't make his ground, from the commentary it wasn't intentional but I think he'll be pretty upset about that one.

185/4 (32/50)
Banks 15*
Thomson 2*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on May 06, 2019, 05:53:52 PM
Bears have fallen apart unfortunately.

232/7 with 10 and a bit overs left.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 06, 2019, 08:33:15 PM
With Woakes and Hain out, I make that about 9 players injured/ unavailable. Shocking injury list.
Having said that, Yates did very well - an unfortunate run-out. Thomson looks a real prospect.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on May 06, 2019, 08:42:17 PM
Good start to the season for the Pears.  Solid enough looking enough line up. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on May 06, 2019, 10:02:34 PM
Good start to the season for the Pears.  Solid enough looking enough line up.

Batting line up still looks thin but recruitment of both overseas thus far has been top notch :-)

Dolly must be close to being taken out of firing line, walking wicket
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on May 07, 2019, 09:06:44 PM
Good start to the season for the Pears.  Solid enough looking enough line up.

Batting line up still looks thin but recruitment of both overseas thus far has been top notch :-)

Dolly must be close to being taken out of firing line, walking wicket

He wouldn't get in my best 11 Gareth.  Great to have Wessels, Ferguson, Fell, Cox, Mitchell in the batting line up.  Be even better with Moeen in there.  I hope Tongue comes of age this season too.  Capable of bowling very quickly.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: adrenachrome on May 14, 2019, 12:23:35 PM
Hants 60/2 against the Bears. Live stream:

https://warwickshireccc.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-vs-hampshire-14th-may-2019/

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on May 14, 2019, 02:50:01 PM
133/4 now, their #3 is sticking around a bit, I reckon if they can see him off this could be a good day for us. Not following properly though so not sure how it's going.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 15, 2019, 11:19:42 AM
We've let them off the hook, here.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on May 15, 2019, 02:57:01 PM
It's hard when all the work is falling on 2 bowlers. Brookes is finding his way back but he'll get there, I'm really unsure of Miles from what I've seen. Thomson getting a few more overs would've been good but I guess he had a problem.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 15, 2019, 03:07:57 PM
Mlies hasn't impressed so far. Jeets did really well with six wickets.
I see Sidebottom is injured as well! Also Hain is out with a knee problem. Norwell hasn't bowled a single ball this season - pec strain??)  Olly and Bell still out. I think Thomason and Lamb are injured.... the list grows by the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 15, 2019, 09:54:08 PM
Thomson played well against Lancs in the one dayer
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 16, 2019, 06:40:37 AM
Norwell took a 5-fer for the seconds this week so heís nearing first team action. Thomson was easily our most consistent performer in the RL. We seem to be getting through the worst of the injuries now. Lamb also played in that match and scored 77 in the first innings.

This will be a consolidating season in red ball cricket, the injuries donít help but several of our young players have gained valuable first class experience which will help us in the long term.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 16, 2019, 11:26:34 AM
Dom Sibley has reached his ton, thatís 6 centuries in 6 successive first class matches.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on May 16, 2019, 11:27:12 AM
Norwell took a 5-fer for the seconds this week so heís nearing first team action. Thomson was easily our most consistent performer in the RL. We seem to be getting through the worst of the injuries now. Lamb also played in that match and scored 77 in the first innings.

This will be a consolidating season in red ball cricket, the injuries donít help but several of our young players have gained valuable first class experience which will help us in the long term.

Hopefully when we have a full squad we'll be able to pick up a few wins because as much as getting experience is helpful we can't be resigned to a relegation battle halfway through the 2nd match of the summer and having a couple of the youngsters properly step up and show they're at the level we want would be a massive positive, especially with Bell and Jeets both nearing the end of their careers.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on May 16, 2019, 12:11:22 PM
Bears 1st innings coming to an end now, 231/9 Sibley still there with OHD. If we can we should try to push for 250 for the bonus point, I think I'd encourage Sibley to have a bit of a flash.

Both innings have been pretty similar but where they showed a bit of resistance with Donald who stuck with Alsop we've not had anyone lower down who's been able to hang in. Also think that Sibley could've done more to protect the strike at times, particularly with OHD who's faced more deliveries than you'd want in this partnership.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 16, 2019, 12:14:02 PM
Sibley has made history with this innings first Bear to score a century in 6 consecutive first class matches 5 for us plus one for MCC
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on May 16, 2019, 01:29:33 PM
Norwell took a 5-fer for the seconds this week so heís nearing first team action. Thomson was easily our most consistent performer in the RL. We seem to be getting through the worst of the injuries now. Lamb also played in that match and scored 77 in the first innings.

This will be a consolidating season in red ball cricket, the injuries donít help but several of our young players have gained valuable first class experience which will help us in the long term.

Hopefully when we have a full squad we'll be able to pick up a few wins because as much as getting experience is helpful we can't be resigned to a relegation battle halfway through the 2nd match of the summer and having a couple of the youngsters properly step up and show they're at the level we want would be a massive positive, especially with Bell and Jeets both nearing the end of their careers.

I understand there was a need to remodel the squad and bring in younger players, but without Bell, Stone and Woakes, it looks a very average team to be totally honest.  Barker and Trott in particular don't seem to have been replaced with players anywhere near the same kind of quality. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on May 16, 2019, 09:33:22 PM
Good performance today by the Pears, hopefully knock off the 81 in the morning
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 17, 2019, 06:23:28 AM
Another defeat looming for the Bears. As bad a start to the season as there could be. Hopefully in June the likes of Bell, Stone, Hain, Sidebottom, Thomason and Norwell returning will see an upturn in form.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 17, 2019, 01:51:26 PM
69/6. Hose and Miles aren't impressing at all. The Management need to look into their recruitment policy.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 17, 2019, 02:30:52 PM
Fucking dreadful.

Withdraw from the league and try to win the Minor Counties.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 17, 2019, 05:41:33 PM
They seem to have adopted the Steve Bruce mentality with player recruitment. You know, leave yourself short in key areas!
No adequate batting replacement for Trott. Letting Barker go was fucking stupid - he's not that old at 32! Miles as a replacement?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 17, 2019, 06:04:05 PM
Bring Back Barker.

And Asif Din, while we are at it. He might be about sixty but he can't do much worse.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 17, 2019, 06:50:57 PM
Barker took wickets today! That hurts....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: adrenachrome on May 19, 2019, 01:25:55 AM
Barker took wickets today! That hurts....

What hurts more is that he was our only genuine swing bowler, which you need at Edgbaston where the pitches offer very little movement off the seam. Chris Wright, and Chris Woakes before he increased his pace had some proficiency in this technique, but now, nothing.

Injured players returning will not address this problem. A long season in prospect.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: pooligan on May 19, 2019, 09:16:13 PM
After you have just been thrashed by Kent and Hampshire just what you need top of the league Somerset at Taunton .Fearing the worst .
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 19, 2019, 10:47:16 PM
Come on you Beeeaa rain 🙁
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 20, 2019, 09:01:51 AM
Olly Stone is playing for the seconds today, he won't bowl though. Good to see him on the road to recovery, I think we will need him soon!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 20, 2019, 02:10:40 PM
Decent start for Bears at Taunton Somerset 167/7
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 20, 2019, 02:58:12 PM
209 all out with OHD getting a 5fer, 11.2-5-18-5

Over to you then batsmen!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: manic-road on May 20, 2019, 03:37:25 PM
209 all out with OHD getting a 5fer, 11.2-5-18-5

Over to you then batsmen!

Somerset's highest run scorer was some bloke called extras with a score of 47.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 20, 2019, 05:24:12 PM
209 all out with OHD getting a 5fer, 11.2-5-18-5

Over to you then batsmen!

Batsmen failing again. Seems poor discipline as well - Rhodes run out?? Why risk running the extra in a 4 day match ? Hose failed again, our bowling: 47 extras? including 22 no balls? OHD did very well but I'll be surprised if we get 200.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: manic-road on May 20, 2019, 06:22:59 PM
Bears currently 110-7
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 20, 2019, 08:45:32 PM
209 all out with OHD getting a 5fer, 11.2-5-18-5

Over to you then batsmen!

Batsmen failing again. Seems poor discipline as well - Rhodes run out?? Why risk running the extra in a 4 day match ? Hose failed again, our bowling: 47 extras? including 22 no balls? OHD did very well but I'll be surprised if we get 200.

Half of those no balls were bowled by Henry Brookes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on May 20, 2019, 10:24:48 PM
As a guess Iíd say Pears wonít be going 4 days vs Lancs - at 38/7 I was happy to see 172! To get them 5 down for 88 can only hope for a session of Manchester cloud in the morning to make it a game
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 21, 2019, 07:40:59 AM
Brookes was our go to bowler last year. Seems wayward, perhaps a confidence issue?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 21, 2019, 10:31:37 AM
Brookes was our go to bowler last year. Seems wayward, perhaps a confidence issue?

Could be, perhaps he's just trying too hard. This is where we will miss a seasoned pro in the bowling unit to put the proverbial arm around his shoulder.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: pooligan on May 21, 2019, 11:08:18 AM
Bears already  lost 2 wickets  and we have only faced 1.5 overs . No fight
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 21, 2019, 02:06:49 PM
Somerset are 83-7 in their second innings, a lead of 157. Liam Norwell has 6-27.

Now with a bit of application from the batsmen who knows what could happen? Oh wait this is the Bears.... BUT COYB!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 21, 2019, 03:49:37 PM
239 required are 26/2 at Tea
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 21, 2019, 05:01:25 PM
65/4 now
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 21, 2019, 05:43:01 PM
89/6
Ridiculous run out sees the end of AMBROSE
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 21, 2019, 05:52:25 PM
98/6
Hain 38*
The highest score of the match!!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 21, 2019, 06:02:28 PM
Ambrose run out at a crucial time! Why risk it?? 2 full days left. As I said before lack of discipline. All the good work by Norwell has been undone. 2 run outs in this match! We're not playing white ball cricket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 21, 2019, 06:06:47 PM
Not much overtime ----managed to take game into day 3
103/6 136 more needed
Hain still there 43* along with Brookes 1*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 21, 2019, 06:34:48 PM
Sorry, but I don't see us pulling this off to win. Ambrose run out was crazy. Need Bell back, but at least a couple of weeks I think? Even then he has to get up to speed. Terrible season, injuries have been unreal.
Pleased with Norwell - even he a missed all the other games!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 21, 2019, 07:48:35 PM
The Bears batting lineup is nothing but a bunch of cowards and charlatans and has no chance of winning this game.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on May 21, 2019, 08:20:37 PM
As a guess Iíd say Pears wonít be going 4 days vs Lancs - at 38/7 I was happy to see 172! To get them 5 down for 88 can only hope for a session of Manchester cloud in the morning to make it a game

Disappointing performance which reminded me of our division 1 performances last season with batting collapses.  120 nowhere near enough of a lead.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on May 21, 2019, 10:16:47 PM
As a guess Iíd say Pears wonít be going 4 days vs Lancs - at 38/7 I was happy to see 172! To get them 5 down for 88 can only hope for a session of Manchester cloud in the morning to make it a game

Disappointing performance which reminded me of our division 1 performances last season with batting collapses.  120 nowhere near enough of a lead.

Absolutely, definitely missed a trick not recruiting an opener in winter, Fell is a 4/5 not an opener.  Hopefully by next game Ferguson will be back firing
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 22, 2019, 11:02:31 PM
An encouraging last wicket stand by Hain and OHD. Pity some of the other batsmen can't do likewise. This could be a kickstart for Sam. Hopefully once Bell and Olly Stone are back plus start with Matt Lamb things will get better.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 23, 2019, 07:26:34 AM
Farbrace has had enough:

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/26799514/david-willey-liam-dawson-warwickshire-sights-paul-farbrace-looks-lift-club
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 23, 2019, 09:35:53 AM
Sounds promising. Our position isn't terminal, especially with only one team down this year, but we need to move quickly to lift the malaise.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 24, 2019, 11:19:47 AM
Michael Burgess has signed for the Bears from 1st June.

https://warwickshireccc.com/news/bears-sign-wicket-keeper-batsman-burgess-on-two-year-contract/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 24, 2019, 06:37:34 PM
Michael Burgess has signed for the Bears from 1st June.

https://warwickshireccc.com/news/bears-sign-wicket-keeper-batsman-burgess-on-two-year-contract/

Sounds more of a white ball signing?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 24, 2019, 08:46:24 PM
Michael Burgess has signed for the Bears from 1st June.

https://warwickshireccc.com/news/bears-sign-wicket-keeper-batsman-burgess-on-two-year-contract/

Sounds more of a white ball signing?

I thought that at first but then I read the article on BBC Sport which suggests that he will play all formats.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/48398101

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 24, 2019, 08:58:03 PM
There are some great pics on social media of Ian Bell showing SJM around Edgbaston.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 24, 2019, 10:24:24 PM
My Missus met McGinn today, as she works at Edgbaston. She told him that he'd better win on Monday!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on May 28, 2019, 11:33:56 AM
I have another freebie to Gloucestershire today against Lancs. This match has been switched to 'Nam because of the WC games at Bristol.

I work a 15 min walk from the College, so wandered over just before 11 only to find out that some numpty had left part of the wicket uncovered during last night's storm and it's got very wet bang on a length.

Inspections will be carried out during the day but it doesn't sound hopeful.

Therefore I'm back in the office
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on May 28, 2019, 02:44:21 PM
Currently brilliant sunshine here in 'Nam and they've just abandoned play for the day
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 28, 2019, 05:54:33 PM
A good day for the Bears so far with Surrey 187-8 still 106 behind. #COYB
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 28, 2019, 06:00:45 PM
Surrey 188 all out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 28, 2019, 06:52:47 PM
Bears 26-0 at stumps, lead by 131.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 29, 2019, 06:57:24 AM
Yes, good to see the Bears on top at last. Norwell is proving to be a good signing with bat and ball.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 29, 2019, 05:12:35 PM
The weather is probably ruining our chances with only 22 overs bowled before rain took them off. Bears 76-2, a lead of 181.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2019, 02:22:23 PM
The weather is dry and the Bears are going for victory against the jazz hats from Surrey.

Surrey are 50-3 off 15.4 overs needing a further 222 to win. Patel has taken all 3 wickets, earlier Batty took 8-64 including a hat trick before Patel declared.

It will be an interesting afternoon, the Bears will be pushing for a win on a turning day 4 Edgbaston pitch. The Bears should be favourites with a draw the next likely result.

Come on you Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2019, 03:21:27 PM
Surrey 88-5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2019, 03:28:10 PM
93-7, Patel has 5-30.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on May 30, 2019, 03:28:16 PM
93/6 now, Jeets with 5. Only seen a couple of clips on the bears facebook page but the pitch looks like a dream for a spinner, erratic bounce and loads of sideways movement.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2019, 04:41:21 PM
117-8, Patel has 7-34
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 30, 2019, 04:57:10 PM
COYB, we really need this.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 30, 2019, 05:32:04 PM
A win by 130 runs.
Rikki Clarke did his best to hold us up 51*

Patel will be knackered 62 overs in match with 12 wickets
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on May 30, 2019, 05:33:21 PM
Well done you Bears! Victory at last. Very good considering top players are still injured.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 30, 2019, 05:42:21 PM
https://warwickshireccc.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-vs-surrey-27th-may-2019/

Scorecard and video coverage of most of the wkts
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on May 30, 2019, 05:55:13 PM
And we're off the bottom!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 30, 2019, 05:55:13 PM
YAAAAASSS.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2019, 06:23:43 PM
A massive win
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on May 31, 2019, 07:25:28 AM
We seem to have turned a corner, we played well against Somerset even though we lost and dominated Surrey to score a win.

Next up at Edgbaston are Nottinghamshire and that game has the makings of a relegation decider, itís a must win game.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Rotterdam on May 31, 2019, 08:31:33 AM
Well done lads, now a repeat v Notts please.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on May 31, 2019, 11:30:17 AM
Yet again for the Pears poor batting display in red ball cricket is not giving sufficient support to a very good bowling unit.

Hopefully they are scouring the loan market for an opener to give Mitchell some support
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 31, 2019, 12:15:15 PM
Visiting New Road for the first time this season to watch the Bears in the Twenty20. Where is the best place to sit. Thinking in terms of view, atmosphere and, most importantly, proximity to bars.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on June 03, 2019, 04:11:49 PM
39 runs off 34 overs between lunch and tea at Edgbaston.  Sam Hain 7 not out off 84.  That'll get em through the turnstiles.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 03, 2019, 05:23:48 PM
Be still my beating heart.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 04, 2019, 02:06:56 PM
Why have we waited until AFTER the 110 overs which applies to batting bonus points has expired before finally picking up the run rate?

One batting bonus point with wickets in hand is ludicrous.

Leaves us less time to get twenty wickets, too.

No idea what the logic is.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 04, 2019, 02:49:44 PM
Good to see Adam Hose finally in the runs. Should hopefully give him confidence going forward.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 05, 2019, 12:16:22 PM
Hundred for Hose. Good effort.

Might as well declare now lads.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 05, 2019, 12:38:02 PM
We have done eventually. Hose went for 111 and we finish on 391 for 9. Notts need 242 to avoid the follow-on and avoid any realistic chance of losing.

Looks like bad light this afternoon and rain tomorrow so can't see much change of anything other than a draw.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 05, 2019, 03:02:01 PM
Ooh Notts 74 for 6, COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 05, 2019, 03:41:25 PM
Ooh Notts 74 for 6, COYB.

Marvellous news!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 05, 2019, 03:59:12 PM
Some great bowling figures so far as Notts limp to 93-8.

Norwell 10-8-6-2
Patel 11-6-12-4

Fabulous stuff.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 05, 2019, 04:18:19 PM
All out and two or three wickets in their second innings by chucking out time, pretty please...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 05, 2019, 04:48:30 PM
97 all out, with Patel bowling 13.4-7-16-6

Notts are following on #COYB
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 06, 2019, 11:58:06 AM
Looks like this one has got away from us.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 06, 2019, 03:47:32 PM
Notts 270-5 at tea, trail by 24. Thereís a minimum of 36 overs left for us to take 5 wickets and potentially score any runs that they eke out that mean we must bat again.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on June 06, 2019, 05:53:14 PM
Even if we took the last two wickets in two balls we'd only have 4 or 5 overs to knock off 60 runs.  Not happening.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 06, 2019, 06:01:09 PM
Match drawn
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on June 06, 2019, 06:10:08 PM
If we'd scored a bit quicker on the first day we might have won this.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 06, 2019, 06:24:13 PM
We also lost time with the weather
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on June 06, 2019, 06:40:12 PM
We also lost time with the weather
True, but there's nothing we can do about that.  But we can do something about our scoring rate.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 07, 2019, 06:54:06 AM
The Bears seem to have turned a corner which is good to see. A win would have opened a healthy lead over Notts but as it stands the fact that only one team gets relegated this season should help us as long as we stay ahead of Notts.

Sidebottom and Stone should be back in action before the end of the month but unfortunately Ian Bellís post surgery recovery is taking longer than anticipated and heís seeing a specialist today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 18, 2019, 05:29:38 PM
Fucking Hell, we don't half score bloody slowly. Chances of having enough time to win in an English "Summer" with our Boycottian tactics are just about nil.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 19, 2019, 10:50:38 PM
Bears are nicely placed ahead of day 4. Hopefully we can take the remaining wickets pretty quickly and the weather will be kind.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 02:23:33 PM
56/0 chasing total of 217

https://warwickshireccc.com/fixtures/first-xi/yorkshire-vs-warwickshire-17th-june-2019/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 03:02:47 PM
106/0
Rhodes just hit 26 off an over....111 more needed.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 03:22:25 PM
89 more needed
Sibley 45*
Rhodes 83*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 03:28:52 PM
132/1
Rhodes b Willey 83
Sibley 49*
Hain in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 03:29:19 PM
Sorry Yates in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 03:44:29 PM
Tea 133/1
Sibley 50*
Yates 0*
84 more from 36 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: manic-road on June 20, 2019, 03:55:36 PM
On the way for a much needed win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 04:58:12 PM
181/3
Yates Ct Willey b Logan 9
Sibley Ct Patterson b Logan 81
Hain 7*
Hose 0*
36 more
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 05:01:01 PM
183/4
Hain Ct Tattersall b Patterson 8
Hose 0
Lamb in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 05:18:47 PM
202/5
Lamb b Logan 7
Hose 13*
Ambrose in
15 needed from 15.5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on June 20, 2019, 05:31:03 PM
Bears trying to make it look like a close game by the looks of it but massive credit to sibley and rhodes today, by all accounts it's not been an easy pitch to play on but they dug in and both got big 50s to put us in touching distance of the win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 05:33:12 PM
We certainly do it the hard way
213/6
Hose b Logan
Ambrose 0
Miles in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 05:37:38 PM
215/7
Ambrose Ct Kohler- Cad b Thompson
2 needed
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 20, 2019, 05:39:59 PM
Jeets cracks 4
Win by 3 wkts 219/7
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: manic-road on June 20, 2019, 05:46:51 PM
Jeets cracks 4
Win by 3 wkts 219/7

Got a bit twitchy towards the end.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 20, 2019, 05:54:17 PM
Huge win for the Bears, particularly as Notts lost heavily. We are up to 6th now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 20, 2019, 06:17:55 PM
Excellent considering Norwell injured his hamstring and couldn't bowl. So many injuries still. Brookes is injured as well. Surprised the club has released Thomason, I thought he looked a real prospect. Strange decision, unless something went on behind the scenes?  Sussex have snapped him up.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 20, 2019, 06:58:39 PM
Excellent considering Norwell injured his hamstring and couldn't bowl. So many injuries still. Brookes is injured as well. Surprised the club has released Thomason, I thought he looked a real prospect. Strange decision, unless something went on behind the scenes?  Sussex have snapped him up.

Itís probably part of the deal that brought Burgess to Edgbaston.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Rotterdam on June 21, 2019, 06:57:15 AM
Great win. It gives us a bit of breathing space.

 Brookes may play for K&D this weekend, and Bell has been in the nets there this week.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 21, 2019, 04:33:13 PM
Excellent considering Norwell injured his hamstring and couldn't bowl. So many injuries still. Brookes is injured as well. Surprised the club has released Thomason, I thought he looked a real prospect. Strange decision, unless something went on behind the scenes?  Sussex have snapped him up.

Itís probably part of the deal that brought Burgess to Edgbaston.

Really good decision to release Thomason - he came in at number 10 today for Sussex and proceeded to score 90 off 115 balls including 11 fours and 4 sixes!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 21, 2019, 04:54:30 PM
Excellent considering Norwell injured his hamstring and couldn't bowl. So many injuries still. Brookes is injured as well. Surprised the club has released Thomason, I thought he looked a real prospect. Strange decision, unless something went on behind the scenes?  Sussex have snapped him up.

Itís probably part of the deal that brought Burgess to Edgbaston.

Really good decision to release Thomason - he came in at number 10 today for Sussex and proceeded to score 90 off 115 balls including 11 fours and 4 sixes!

I was surprised that they released him but we are doing ok without him. He never played red ball cricket for the Bears.

A loan signing and injury update:

https://warwickshireccc.com/news/bears-sign-lester-on-loan-and-injury-update/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 22, 2019, 06:50:14 AM
Thomason never got the chance at red ball cricket. That knock for Sussex showed his undoubted potential. The batting is weak apart from Rhodes and Sibley - we have the lowest batting points in the League at only 8. I think Thomason will go on to be an excellent all rounder. Crazy decision!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 22, 2019, 07:21:39 AM
Thomason never got the chance at red ball cricket. That knock for Sussex showed his undoubted potential. The batting is weak apart from Rhodes and Sibley - we have the lowest batting points in the League at only 8. I think Thomason will go on to be an excellent all rounder. Crazy decision!

Just remember that his innings was against a poor division 2 attack which is based just down the M5.....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Rotterdam on June 23, 2019, 10:55:10 AM
Great win. It gives us a bit of breathing space.

 Brookes may play for K&D this weekend, and Bell has been in the nets there this week.

Brookes didn't play, Belly caught behind first ball (!) and K&D got stuffed.
On the plus side, Bell fielded and seemed steady enough on his feet.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 23, 2019, 01:03:56 PM
Is New Road going to be ready for the Pears Bears Twenty20 game?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on June 23, 2019, 09:06:58 PM
Another good day for the Bears at the Oval, we really seem to have turned a corner in red ball cricket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 24, 2019, 02:52:08 PM
Another good day for the Bears at the Oval, we really seem to have turned a corner in red ball cricket.

Yes, agree - playing well with so many injuries. Down to the bare bones in the bowling department! Having to loan players now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 25, 2019, 12:46:10 PM
Not going too well, today.

And our game against Essex, scheduled to be played at New Road, will now be played at Essex with the return game in September switched to Edgbaston. They should have just done that in the first place, but in this case it is because of the traditional Worcester floods.

It doesn't sound too likely that the Pears v Bears Twenty20 will go ahead on Friday 19th July as planned. I assume the tickets I've bought would still be honoured for Kidderminster if it ends up there? Or would it just be switched to Edgbaston? Hope not as I have booked the afternoon off in the hope of attending a new ground.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on June 25, 2019, 02:12:06 PM
Frustrating that the Bears couldn't capitalise in their first innings when they were in a position to build a decent lead.  Looks like they are going to be chasing a pretty difficult total now. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 25, 2019, 03:04:45 PM
We need 290 to win.

Underdogs, I reckon.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on June 25, 2019, 04:20:59 PM
We need 290 to win.

Underdogs, I reckon.

Need a good closing session here.  Very much in the balance at this point.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on June 25, 2019, 05:08:41 PM
Rhodes gone for 43, Bears 70/1

Good opening partnership though, got through the new ball overs and took a big chunk out of the chase. If Sibley (who is probably the form opener in the league) can dig in at one end then I'd say we're slight favourites.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on June 25, 2019, 06:04:34 PM
Yates went cheaply for 4 but Hain and Sibley have taken us over 100. A lot of overs left in the day still but if these 2 can get us there without any more wickets then it'll have definitely been our day. From a friend who is there the pitch has flattened out from the first day and looks decent to bat on (much to his annoyance as a Surrey fan).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on June 25, 2019, 06:46:37 PM
137/3
Sibley 50*
Miles in as nightwatchman
153 needed
Still playing
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on June 25, 2019, 06:55:43 PM
Gutted that Hain couldn't see the day out, that's changed things a bit.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on June 26, 2019, 11:55:57 AM
Miles went early as the nightwatchman so Hose is in with Sibley
179/4
Sibley 71*
Hose 12*

The good news is Curran is only allowed to bowl 3 more overs so that a big threat they'll be losing soon. Bears need to keep ticking over, get the chase under 100 without loss. Sibley is the key, if he sticks around and gets his century then this will be pretty much done.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 26, 2019, 12:13:34 PM
We've thrown this away.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on June 26, 2019, 12:15:11 PM
ah shit, he had 2 overs left and instead of seeing him off we lose 2 wickets in 4 balls, Surrey on top now, we
Hose 21
Lamb 0

190/6
Sibley 73*
Ambrose 0*

and now Ambrose run out 190/7

for fuck sake, totally self-inflicted.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 26, 2019, 12:41:20 PM
Shat it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on June 26, 2019, 01:26:01 PM
Last time I checked on the BBC site we were 4 down and needed 100 to win.  Just been on hoping to see us making decent progress and only needing a few runs to win.  Instead, saw that we have been bowled out and lost by 74 runs!!

Not been a great couple of days on the cricket front. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 26, 2019, 03:49:20 PM
Thrown away! I thought we looked favourites at 186/4. Batting is very brittle and the run out is unforgivable. Is Burgess ever going to play?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on June 26, 2019, 04:20:58 PM
Last time I checked on the BBC site we were 4 down and needed 100 to win.  Just been on hoping to see us making decent progress and only needing a few runs to win.  Instead, saw that we have been bowled out and lost by 74 runs!!

Not been a great couple of days on the cricket front. 

Losing Hose and Lamb in an over and then Ambrose to a stupid run out in a 10 minute spell fucked us.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 26, 2019, 08:37:04 PM
Why risk a run out with so much time to have comfortably chased the runs down? Hain isn't scoring decisively at all. Really thought he'd kick on after so much early promise. Hose has had one decent innings. Trott and Bell have been a huge loss. No adequate back up.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on June 30, 2019, 02:30:32 PM
Looking at the Bears line-up today at Kent, have we got any recognised seam bowlers who aren't injured? Even Miles is missing having had a decent game against Surrey....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 01, 2019, 06:30:15 PM
It may change but having very few bowlers on a pitch that's as flat as a street means we're already playing for a draw here, there's just not enough time for us to score the runs to win the game so I'd hope we'll try to bat all day tomorrow and get as many batting points as possible. I know a pitch can be reported if too many wickets fall but does 7 wickets in 2 days of play classify as a shit pitch as well?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: taylorsworkrate on July 01, 2019, 10:34:51 PM
It may change but having very few bowlers on a pitch that's as flat as a street means we're already playing for a draw here, there's just not enough time for us to score the runs to win the game so I'd hope we'll try to bat all day tomorrow and get as many batting points as possible. I know a pitch can be reported if too many wickets fall but does 7 wickets in 2 days of play classify as a shit pitch as well?

Pitches can rightly be reported if too flat.

Be interested to see how the Kent bowlers go on it tomorrow, The Bears injuries have meant we've got a seam attack that wouldn't look out of place in a minor counties game.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 02, 2019, 01:11:35 PM
1 wicket down this morning with Rhodes going for 109 so Bears go in at 224/1 at lunch.

Sibley has become a phenomenal player and Rhodes has stepped up in the last few matches as well after a poor start to the season. With Giles knowing them both I can see Sibley being part of the England setup soon and Rhodes could easily follow him before long.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on July 02, 2019, 03:03:50 PM
Agree, Sibley is some player. Surely he's better than the useless James Vince?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 02, 2019, 04:04:20 PM
up to 9 wickets for just under 900 runs now, what a spectacle this must be for the fans there.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 02, 2019, 04:11:49 PM
I imagine the ECB will take action against Kent the same day the Football League punish Small Heath for the Grealish attack.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 02, 2019, 10:00:22 PM
Agree, Sibley is some player. Surely he's better than the useless James Vince?

As of now he's onto 885 runs for the season at an average of 72.75

It's almost at the point where England would be in the wrong to not add him to the ashes squad, particularly given how poor the openers who been given chances have been for years.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on July 03, 2019, 12:53:06 AM
Must be an absolute road down in Kent, but there's always that bit of pressure when a side has scored so many runs in the first innings. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on July 03, 2019, 12:06:00 PM
Hose has gone this morning
Score progressin 434/4
Sibley onto 230
Lamb Lbw 6
434/5
3 more runs to basically ensure the draw by avoiding follow on.
Ambrose in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 03, 2019, 12:10:58 PM
I wonder what they'll do once they get those last few runs, it's clearly a draw at that point so do they have a bit of fun and just put runs on or ... ?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Colhint on July 03, 2019, 12:41:20 PM
I hope they just keep batting. Can't afford anymore bowlers risking injury.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 03, 2019, 12:46:35 PM
I suspect nothing much will change whilst Sibley is still going, a dead game with a batsman pushing on 250 is the right time to let them push on and score a career defining score.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: taylorsworkrate on July 03, 2019, 12:55:30 PM
Sibley having a good season so far. Potentially could play an ashes test at some point this summer if Englands Test openers continue to struggle.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 03, 2019, 01:25:12 PM
Sibley gone for an exceptional 244.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 03, 2019, 04:01:15 PM
Feel like I'm droning on a bit now but 14 wickets in the match at tea on day 4, with no time lost, it's utterly pathetic, they should be ashamed of this pitch.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on July 09, 2019, 11:55:02 AM
Chasing 404 we're 62/5
Nuff said.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 09, 2019, 04:20:04 PM
Was starting to look like we might be able to eke out a draw but it's fallen apart since tea.

Really, really need Somerset to do the business against Notts.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 09, 2019, 06:04:43 PM
Notts nine down seem certain to lose. Bears have two wickets left and three overs to survive. I think.

COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 09, 2019, 06:04:57 PM
And Notts have just lost 😊
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 09, 2019, 06:17:32 PM
Bears draw. Over a century for the ninth wicket by Patel and Brookes. 😊

You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Richard on July 09, 2019, 06:23:43 PM
Stunning rearguard batting well done Bears !!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on July 09, 2019, 06:44:03 PM
Dogged rearguard action from Brookes & Jeets. Excellent to force a draw which didn't look remotely possible just after lunch. When is Bell gonna be fit to return??
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 09, 2019, 08:12:37 PM
Fabulous recovery from the Bears. I canít see them going down this season, which is an achievement considering the squad is in a state of transience. The fact that only one is going down this year is a big advantage, any other season with two going down and weíd be looking nervously over our shoulders.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: pooligan on July 09, 2019, 08:25:01 PM
Well done the Bears,i could'nt see us saving the game after Mike and Hain went .Good news that Ian Bell should be back for the game at Essex
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 11, 2019, 06:40:28 AM
Hose and Hain are playing for the Lions against Australia A so will miss the Essex game. Bell played for the seconds this week so hopefully he will come in against Essex. Our batting will be a bit threadbare without him.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on July 11, 2019, 08:47:37 PM
A couple of decent players but I am beginning to think this is as bad a Worcestershire side that I've seen. They live for one day stuff.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on July 11, 2019, 11:00:14 PM
A couple of decent players but I am beginning to think this is as bad a Worcestershire side that I've seen. They live for one day stuff.

The batting has been largely appalling in 4 day game since Rutherford exited. 

Bowlers have generally done pretty well but it must be dispiriting to see the abject batting displays giving no back up.

Should have definitely gone to the loan market for an opener weeks ago because Dolly was a walking wicket now Dell is following suit.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 12, 2019, 09:10:37 AM
A couple of decent players but I am beginning to think this is as bad a Worcestershire side that I've seen. They live for one day stuff.

I can see several counties taking a similar approach as the T20 Blast is a money maker. Not many counties make a profit out of red ball cricket so it's hardly surprising that they chase the white ball cash.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on July 12, 2019, 10:06:58 PM
A couple of decent players but I am beginning to think this is as bad a Worcestershire side that I've seen. They live for one day stuff.

The batting has been largely appalling in 4 day game since Rutherford exited. 

Bowlers have generally done pretty well but it must be dispiriting to see the abject batting displays giving no back up.

Should have definitely gone to the loan market for an opener weeks ago because Dolly was a walking wicket now Dell is following suit.

Wasn't Dell supposed to be a decent player, or am I thinking of Fell?  other than the odd performance from an individual here and there, the batting has been disgraceful.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 13, 2019, 04:15:36 PM
Bears going along quite nicely with Essex 171-6. Will Rhodes has figures of 6-4-6-4.  Like a tennis score!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on July 16, 2019, 04:05:32 PM
Bears lost today at Essex. No big surprise there. What decent batsmen we've got (Sibley/Hain) were on England Lions duty! Bell still out?? Will he ever play this season?.
Fortunately Notts are shite and they lost again, so we should avoid being bottom and relegated.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 19, 2019, 07:35:21 PM
The Bears have signed Fidel Edwards on loan for the Blast. He was a wonderful bowler when he was younger so hopefully at aged 37 he will bring guile and variety.

In other news the Pears v Bears match at New Road was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cheltenhamlion on July 19, 2019, 09:01:54 PM
Dont they play my lot at the weekend?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on July 19, 2019, 10:07:22 PM
The Bears have signed Fidel Edwards on loan for the Blast. He was a wonderful bowler when he was younger so hopefully at aged 37 he will bring guile and variety.

In other news the Pears v Bears match at New Road was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

I assume Ashton Agar is still coming? Olly Stone called up by England against Ireland along with Woakes isn't good for us. Woakes always seems to miss games for the Bears when there's a window for him to be available!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 20, 2019, 07:44:12 AM
The Bears have signed Fidel Edwards on loan for the Blast. He was a wonderful bowler when he was younger so hopefully at aged 37 he will bring guile and variety.

In other news the Pears v Bears match at New Road was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

I assume Ashton Agar is still coming? Olly Stone called up by England against Ireland along with Woakes isn't good for us. Woakes always seems to miss games for the Bears when there's a window for him to be available!

Agar is already here.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 20, 2019, 08:21:05 AM
Didn't see any cricket yesterday, but New Road was a nice ground.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: manic-road on July 21, 2019, 06:30:27 PM
Comfortable win for the Bears in the Blast today, helps when your opening bowler takes three wickets in his first over.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on July 21, 2019, 06:31:53 PM
Yep, and a tidy debut from Ashton Agar too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: taylorsworkrate on July 21, 2019, 06:43:55 PM
Handed realised that Fidel Edwards was now a Bear!

He's 37 but still looks about as young as when he came onto the scene 15 years ago or so!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 21, 2019, 07:58:49 PM
Reminds me of Pollock's debut. 4 wickets with his first 4 balls and 5 in the over.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on July 21, 2019, 08:41:58 PM
Edwards is an inspired signing on loan. What a first over! Bears team looked strong today. I was there in a crowd around 11,000. Strange Hampshire let Fidel out on loan - they lost at home to Kent today in their T20 match....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 21, 2019, 09:41:59 PM
Edwards is an inspired signing on loan. What a first over! Bears team looked strong today. I was there in a crowd around 11,000. Strange Hampshire let Fidel out on loan - they lost at home to Kent today in their T20 match....

He doesnít have a white ball contract at Hampshire
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Rotterdam on July 22, 2019, 08:33:59 AM
The Bears looked strong yesterday and the crowd was great.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 22, 2019, 09:52:19 AM
The World Cup win is certainly going to benefit the county game. I overheard several people yesterday saying that it was their first ever game. Thatís got to be great for all clubs and hopefully the new fans will keep attending.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2019, 09:17:07 PM
Yorkshire scored the second highest T20 score tonight v Leicestershire, 255-2
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 23, 2019, 09:56:56 PM
Yorkshire scored the second highest T20 score tonight v Leicestershire, 255-2

Oh dear, we play them on my birthday
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2019, 11:29:57 PM
Chris Jameson should be here commenting on Yorkie games 🙁
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Meanwood Villa on July 24, 2019, 05:55:32 PM
Tense old finish down in Cheltenham
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Meanwood Villa on July 24, 2019, 06:14:27 PM
Bugger
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 24, 2019, 08:38:09 PM
Bears home to Derbs in the T20. Bears innings done for 205-5 Hain and Hose getting 85 and 69 respectively in a very good 3rd wicket stand followed by a great little cameo from Agar.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on July 24, 2019, 09:38:51 PM
Bears seem to be coasting to a routine win here, Derbs 115-6 with just 5.2 left so need nearly 18 an over now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 24, 2019, 10:14:02 PM
Bears continuing with 3 spinners in the T20's. Good start with 2 wins and a no result from 3 games.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on July 24, 2019, 10:33:48 PM
Well done you Bears....!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 28, 2019, 04:44:02 PM
The Pears are going well in the Blast against Durham, Guptill and Wessels added 148 for the first wicket off 8.5 overs, that is pretty violent hitting.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on July 28, 2019, 04:59:50 PM
Won by 9 wickets in just over 12 overs.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKO45179
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on July 28, 2019, 07:25:35 PM
Wow.  That's an absolute pasting.  If Worcs had kept that up for 20 overs they'd have got 300.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on July 28, 2019, 09:55:33 PM
We live for the one day game, Worcestershire that is.  Good win today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: simon ward 50 on July 31, 2019, 12:26:09 PM
Bell out for the rest of the season!

Oh well more time for him to watch the Villa?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on July 31, 2019, 10:02:25 PM
We live for the one day game, Worcestershire that is.  Good win today.

Isnít that the truth - another good win tonight

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on August 01, 2019, 01:34:30 PM
Glos have signed Shannon Gabriel for some County Championship games later in the season
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 01, 2019, 01:39:52 PM
Nice to see our feeder club doing well joint second in Division Two. Hopefully a few of their players will be able to do the job at Warwickshire next season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Richard on August 01, 2019, 08:49:51 PM
As long as they're not as injury prone as the last 2 !!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on August 02, 2019, 09:16:56 AM
Damn, I gave up watching the Glos game last night when it looked like they'd blown it.

AJ Tye and Benny Howell tied the game with 33 off the last two overs

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/cricket/49201454
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on August 02, 2019, 09:07:21 PM
The Pears at it again tonight. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on August 06, 2019, 08:40:11 PM
First day of the final KSL today. Yorkshire v Surrey on Sky. Crowd looks very sparse
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on August 07, 2019, 04:26:38 PM
Ashton Agar is injured and misses the rest of the T20 season
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on August 07, 2019, 04:33:19 PM
Ashton Agar has a fractured ankle and he misses the rest of the T20 season, likewise with Ian Bell now injured with a knee tendon problem. Olly Stone has had a recurrence of his back problem so he's out for the next 2 weeks and is out of contention for the Lord's Test.
Can the injury situation get any worse this season? We're now having to scramble around to get a T20 replacement for Agar.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 07, 2019, 04:37:41 PM
Ashton Agar has a fractured ankle and he misses the rest of the T20 season, likewise with Ian Bell now injured with a knee tendon problem. Olly Stone has had a recurrence of his back problem so he's out for the next 2 weeks and is out of contention for the Lord's Test.
Can the injury situation get any worse this season? We're now having to scramble around to get a T20 replacement for Agar.
That's mental.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on August 07, 2019, 05:24:00 PM
Bears have had a horrible season for injuries, it's actually pretty amazing that they're not bottom, if they avoid relegation this season it should be seen as a massive triumph all things considered.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 07, 2019, 06:46:53 PM
Leicester off to a flyer in the T20 v the Bears tonight.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on August 07, 2019, 07:50:05 PM
189-6 which will be a difficult chase for us.

Patel and Edwards both took a pasting, their combined 7 overs went for 87 and neither took a wicket.

Thankfully Brookes, Rhodes and Thomson were pretty economical.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: manic-road on August 07, 2019, 08:59:42 PM
Bears falling apart here.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: manic-road on August 07, 2019, 09:10:05 PM
Incredible figures for Ackermann, 4 overs bowled 7 wickets for 20 runs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PaulWinch again on August 07, 2019, 09:14:59 PM
7-18 wasnít it? Best figures ever in Twenty20.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 07, 2019, 09:46:02 PM
What a shitshow from the Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: manic-road on August 08, 2019, 08:04:18 AM
7-18 wasn’t it? Best figures ever in Twenty20.

Yes I stand corrected, incredible figures.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 08, 2019, 09:16:32 AM
Well done to him, but that was beyond pathetic from the Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: UK Redsox on August 08, 2019, 05:01:44 PM
Pearsí tail wagged nicely against Aus today. 120 odd for the 9th & 10th wickets
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Gareth on August 08, 2019, 09:22:17 PM
Pearsí tail wagged nicely against Aus today. 120 odd for the 9th & 10th wickets

Might need to switch the batting order round - 1 to 6 have been completely diabolical in red ball cricket most of the season
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on August 09, 2019, 12:06:51 PM
The Bears have signed Chris Green to replace Ashton Agar:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/49293321

No I've never heard of him either.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 09, 2019, 02:14:38 PM
Good economy rate and a decent strike rate with the bat.  After the other night any reinforcements are welcome.

What we really need though is a destroyer of bowling.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Richard on August 09, 2019, 08:51:11 PM
Bears are woeful and clearly don't have any money for high quality signings either
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 09, 2019, 08:58:24 PM
Another walloping tonight.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 09, 2019, 09:00:21 PM
Absolute gash.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on August 10, 2019, 07:07:35 AM
Yes, a poor show by the Bears against Notts. Not helped by a succession of injuries meaning we can't field the same team in successive games. Just concentrate now on staying up in Division 1.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on August 10, 2019, 07:36:33 AM
Itís easily the worst white ball Bears team that Iíve seen. Hain and OHD aside, the rest are just going through the motions.

We are crying out for a batsman that can dominate in this format because itís dominated by the bat. However we sign bowlers and I canít help but think that the management of the club is jumbled up. Five Blast matches without a win is shocking for a club with such resources.

Yes the pavilion is fantastic and the old one needed replacing but it seems to have financially stretched the club to the detriment of the team on the pitch. Itís shocking when you get outplayed by sides like Leicestershire!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on August 10, 2019, 12:01:24 PM
There should be plenty of money after the World Cup and Ashes Test at Edgbaston coupled with T20 Finals day. Also some healthy T20 crowds this season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villan For Life on August 10, 2019, 04:14:22 PM
There should be plenty of money after the World Cup and Ashes Test at Edgbaston coupled with T20 Finals day. Also some healthy T20 crowds this season.

Unfortunately not.

They borrowed £20m from Birmingham council to fund the new pavilion. Theyíve been repaying interest for several years but the the first capital repayment is due in 2020 so Iím sure that any profits from the test and finals day gets swallowed up in servicing the debt.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2019, 05:22:25 PM
YO0000UUUUU BEEEAAAARRRSSS!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Richard on August 11, 2019, 05:29:15 PM
Good win against a previously unbeaten Lancs and back in with a chance of top 4 now. Finally changed the batting order and it worked well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 11, 2019, 06:58:44 PM
As Rob Key was saying the other night, it makes such a difference if you have players scoring at 150+ which Hose did today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on August 11, 2019, 09:32:56 PM
Yep, whether it's 1 player or 2-3, if you can get 60 or 70 runs at close to 200% then the rest of the team can score at 110-120% which takes away a lot of pressure.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: tomd2103 on August 11, 2019, 11:43:20 PM
Good win against a previously unbeaten Lancs and back in with a chance of top 4 now. Finally changed the batting order and it worked well.

Was a good win Richard, though was looking in the balance a bit when Maxwell and Jennings were together.  Still a few too many holes in that side though and can't see them progressing to the latter staged of the competition. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on August 12, 2019, 07:50:12 AM
Very good win by the Bears! We beat Lancs but lose to dross like Northants and Leics? Well done to Adam Hose who hit seven sixes in his knock.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on August 15, 2019, 11:04:09 PM
Tidy bowling performance tonight by the Pears.  Looked for all the money like we would lose with Durham at 80 odd for very few. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on August 17, 2019, 06:46:57 AM
Olly Stone now ruled out for the rest of the season with a back problem just to add to the Bears injury woes. This season has been unreal with such an extensive injury list. I still back us to avoid relegation. Step up Henry Brookes!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on August 17, 2019, 10:20:51 AM
Olly Stone now ruled out for the rest of the season with a back problem just to add to the Bears injury woes. This season has been unreal with such an extensive injury list. I still back us to avoid relegation. Step up Henry Brookes!
Miles played in the week for 2's v Worcestershire so hopefully building his fitness up.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on August 17, 2019, 12:34:18 PM
Is Norwell fit yet?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Newby on August 18, 2019, 12:46:19 PM
Got to say it again, Worcestershire, this is the worse team I think I've seen at the four day game.  Won the toss, decided to bat.  Crap decision, crap batting.  42 from Moeen and that's about it.  Utter, cheap shit garbage.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: PGW on August 18, 2019, 01:24:31 PM
Good morning for Bears winning toss and batting needed a good start in the conditions first thing, which they didn't get losing Sibley 0.
Then Rhodes and Rob Yates progress to 105/1 at lunch.
Rhodes has his 50 with Yates a few short of his.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: Villafirst on August 18, 2019, 01:35:46 PM
Good morning for Bears winning toss and batting needed a good start in the conditions first thing, which they didn't get losing Sibley 0.
Then Rhodes and Rob Yates progress to 105/1 at lunch.
Rhodes has his 50 with Yates a few short of his.

Yes, a good start against a top team Any word on Norwell returning anytime soon? The guy looked very promising during the couple of games he managed to play in.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: paul_e on August 18, 2019, 06:05:26 PM
Got to say it again, Worcestershire, this is the worse team I think I've seen at the four day game.  Won the toss, decided to bat.  Crap decision, crap batting.  42 from Moeen and that's about it.  Utter, cheap shit garbage.

At least Moeen got a few runs, he really needed that and it'll do him the world of good.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2019
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 18, 2019, 06:15:16 PM
Good day for Warwickshire. Could really do with a win as Notts have also had a good day.