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Author Topic: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017  (Read 26044 times)

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2017, 02:25:28 AM »
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Preview: Oxford MCCU v Warwickshire

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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

Still not sure what our opening partnership will be in the four day game, but a 3-8 of Trott, Bell, Hain, Ambrose, Barker and Clarke looks pretty strong on paper. 

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2017, 10:53:24 AM »
I would have thought it will be Westwood and Porterfield opening.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2017, 02:26:59 PM »
That doesn't fill me with confidence.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2017, 02:39:12 PM »
Mellor opened this morning...managed 0, his partner Porterfield 60*
Trott 86*
151/1 43 overs v Oxford MCCU at the Parks

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2017, 04:19:15 PM »
244/2 68 overs
Porterfield LBW McIvor 89
Trott no 121
Bell no 20
I know its only a Uni side but great knock from Trotty and also Porterfield

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2017, 07:51:46 PM »
We should be there or thereabouts this year barring injuries. A new opener would be nice though.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #36 on: April 05, 2017, 09:07:58 AM »
Chris Woakes named one of five Wisden Cricketers of the Year for 2016 (they take their time, don't they?). The others were Ben Duckett, Toby Roland-Jones, Misbah-ul-Haq and Younis Khan.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #37 on: April 05, 2017, 10:52:01 AM »

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #38 on: April 05, 2017, 11:55:08 AM »
Ian Bell also signed a 3 year extension to his contract up to 2020. He'll be 37 at the end of it.

IPL starts today i hope all Bears supporting KKR with 2 bears in their ranks, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme. Their first game is Friday
afternoon. This tournament will help us see what we are getting for our money.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #39 on: April 05, 2017, 12:27:39 PM »
Anyone any idea how serious Barker's injury is ?

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #40 on: April 05, 2017, 02:10:32 PM »
Ian Bell also signed a 3 year extension to his contract up to 2020. He'll be 37 at the end of it.

IPL starts today i hope all Bears supporting KKR with 2 bears in their ranks, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme. Their first game is Friday
afternoon. This tournament will help us see what we are getting for our money.

Surely we would be better hoping they get knocked out so we get our players back quicker? If England let us have Woakes, that is.

Anyway, I normally support Pune cos they sound like a lady's naughty area.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #41 on: April 05, 2017, 02:39:19 PM »
If I'm honest I've never followed the IPL much because I've never 'picked' a team and I struggle to watch it if I don't care about the outcome, you lose all the tension.  having 2 bears in the same side solves that nicely.

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #42 on: April 06, 2017, 07:27:03 PM »
Leicestershire will start the County Championship season on -16 Points

http://www.espncricinfo.com/county-cricket-2017/content/story/1090758.html

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #43 on: April 07, 2017, 10:55:58 AM »
Uncontested toss, bears have put Surrey into bat.
Mellor, Porterfield, Trott, Bell, Hain, Ambrose, Clarke, Barker, Patel, Wright, OHD

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Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread 2017
« Reply #44 on: April 07, 2017, 11:30:45 AM »
16/0 6.1
Burns 14*
Stoneman 2*

Add another 4 to Rory Burns 20/0
Apart from the openers rest of team is:
Borthwick, Sangakkara, Sibley, Foakes, S. Curran, T. Curran, Batty, Dernbach & Footitt
28/0 7.3