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Author Topic: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 26030 times)

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #15 on: March 27, 2017, 02:28:08 PM »
Sad article that.

If anyone fancies their chances, this is up and running again: https://fantasycricket.telegraph.co.uk/

I haven't done that for a few years but fancy a go this year. Do you want to set up a private h&v league if enough people want in? If not I will quite happily do it.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #16 on: March 29, 2017, 01:56:20 PM »
Live televised coverage of Beasrs friendly v Northants on
www.edgb.cc/dvxuv

No sound i'm afraid....coming later in the season.
Bears currently 133/3

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #17 on: March 29, 2017, 02:00:39 PM »
135/4
Bell b Sanderson

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #18 on: March 29, 2017, 02:06:27 PM »
135/5 Hain gone now...looked away and missed it.
Ambrose and Clarke together now

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2017, 10:59:19 AM »
Bears have announced the signing of former New Zealand all rounder on a Kolpak agreement for the full T20 campaign. Retired from international cricket now I believe.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2017, 11:01:53 AM »
If he's on a Kolpack deal, can we still sign another overseas player? Can't think of a really big name we've signed since, maybe, Sangakkara.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2017, 11:03:40 AM »
We can. Vettori? McCallum?? Twose????

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2017, 12:44:05 PM »
PGW - it might have helped for you to include his name there!

It's Grant Elliott btw.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2017, 01:14:48 PM »
PGW - it might have helped for you to include his name there!

It's Grant Elliott btw.
How daft of me....Silly Willie

http://birminghambears.com/news/breaking-grant-elliot-joins-birmingham-bears/

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2017, 01:33:58 PM »
We can. Vettori? McCallum?? Twose????

I had forgotten McCullum, in fairness. The other two were before Sangakkara, and I wouldn't class Twose as "a really big name" anyway.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2017, 01:35:24 PM »
On topic I'd say he's a solid addition, scores enough runs to be an all-rounder and seems to understand T20 well enough to be able to take important wickets. I think a real big hitter in the top 4 is needed though, I think the bowling and fielding is solid and we generally keep the scores down around 140-150 but if someone like Hales or Buttler gets their eye in against us and pushes things beyond that we struggle.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2017, 04:06:15 PM »
Haven't we also bought the Kiwi Colin de Grandhomme who has (or had) the highest strike rate in World T20s?

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2017, 04:24:18 PM »
Haven't we also bought the Kiwi Colin de Grandhomme who has (or had) the highest strike rate in World T20s?

It appears so, I missed that one, he's exactly the type of player I was describing so that's convenient.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #28 on: March 31, 2017, 02:41:48 PM »
Fair enough, I missed Colin, too.

Will Kolpak rules still apply when we leave the EU?

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #29 on: April 01, 2017, 10:34:40 PM »
Warwickshire CCC

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Preview: Oxford MCCU v Warwickshire

Brian Halford @brainhaldorf

First-team coach Jim Troughton wants his Warwickshire team to be "clinical" in their cricket when their face Oxford MCCU at The Parks in their final pre-season friendly starting tomorrow.

The three-day game against the students provides the Bears' last warm-up before they begin their Specsavers County Championship Division One campaign, against Surrey at The Oval next Friday.

With pre-season preparations reaching the fine-tuning stage, Warwickshire will field a strong side in The Parks. All the senior squad are back in Birmingham apart from Jeetan Patel, who will arrive from New Zealand on Tuesday, and Chris Woakes who has departed to join Kolkata Knight Riders for the Indian Premier League.

And the first-team coach wants his players to extract every drop of practice value from the three days in Oxford.

"When we played the two-dayer against Northamptonshire and in all our practice games, while we understand they are not the real thing, the guys applied themselves and used the games to get in the right habits," Troughton said. "It will be no different at Oxford. First of all we have got to start well and do all the things we talked about in pre-season and be clinical.

"We will go down there and take the game very seriously and put in as good a performance as we can. We will select as close a team as we can to the one we are thinking of picking for the game The Oval."

To the players' relief, the weather forecast for the next three days is not only largely dry but relatively mild. The tree-ringed Parks, which first hosted first-class cricket in 1881, is a lovely venue especially when the sun-shining but is bitterly-cold when the wind blows, as many fielders and spectators can testify.

"Yes, it can be bracing," said Troughton. "I've still got a bone-bruise in my hand from a blow I took there on a cold day in 2005! It can get pretty challenging but the forecast is not too bad and anyway the guys have got a lot of nice new kit so would get a chance to use it."

Warwickshire Squad

    Ian Bell (Captain)
    Tim Ambrose (Wicket-Keeper)
    Keith Barker
    Rikki Clarke
    Sam Hain
    Oliver Hannon-Dalby
    Ateeq Javid
    Alex Mellor (Wicket-Keeper
    William Porterfield
    Sunny Singh
    Mitchell Spencer
    Grant Thornton
    Jonathan Trott
    Ian Westwood
    Chris Wright