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Title: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on October 03, 2019, 01:33:32 PM
'The Hundred' preliminary picks

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/49921009

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England all-rounder Ben Stokes was selected instead of Test captain Joe Root for the Leeds-based Northern Superchargers in The Hundred.

Root will play for the Nottingham-based Trent Rockets, while England fast bowler Jofra Archer will represent Southampton-based Southern Brave.

The eight new teams for next year had the chance to draft England's male red-ball contracted players on Thursday.

Seam bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad were not chosen.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 03, 2019, 01:35:05 PM
Team                          Men's players                                   Women's players
Birmingham Phoenix   Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Pat Brown   Amy Jones, Kirstie Gordon
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 03, 2019, 01:37:58 PM
(https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/live-experience/cps/624/cpsprodpb/vivo/live/images/2019/10/3/f0946db2-382b-465c-a6de-3bfac066d4d2.jpg)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 03, 2019, 02:20:39 PM
Team names are rubbish
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on October 03, 2019, 03:47:49 PM
Team names are rubbish

The kits are even worse.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on October 03, 2019, 04:49:07 PM
Team names are rubbish

The kits are even worse.


(https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/effb4979278d2550e983b293b991f8bc988e7b98/21_348_2608_1565/master/2608.jpg?width=1920&quality=85&auto=format&fit=max&s=ef23a0cbb8ff347d0278dad95273c92e)


Birmingham Pheonix, Oval Invincibles, London Spirit, Trent Rockets, Welsh Fire, Manchester Originals, Northern Superchargers and Southern Brave, in that order.


Typically birmingham got the shittiest one of the lot altohugh at least we haven't got a fucking hula-hoop on the front.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on October 03, 2019, 05:30:21 PM
So who is going to watch this then? There’s a lot of negative publicity from county members etc and I’m concerned about the potential changes to the schedule that this will cause and this will become clear in November when the fixtures for next season are released.

However whether we like it or want it is irrelevant. It’s happening so I will take the opportunity to watch the best players in the world in a UK competition, some of whom will play in the Birmingham team.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on October 03, 2019, 05:43:53 PM
Is it going to be on Sky?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Meanwood Villa on October 03, 2019, 05:58:07 PM
On the BBC
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 03, 2019, 06:50:34 PM
I think BBC are showing the odd game but not all of it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 03, 2019, 06:56:04 PM
The whole thing is just so badly thought out. Welsh Fire Women are playing their home games at... Bristol and Taunton.

I'm sure those will attract bumper crowds. 😒
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on October 03, 2019, 07:12:13 PM
If it's on terrestrial telly I'll probably watch bits, but I can't summon up any enthusiasm for it.  The whole thing seems so appalling and ill-conceived that even dressing the players up as packets of crisps doesn't seem that stupid.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2019, 09:08:56 AM
The whole thing is just so badly thought out. Welsh Fire Women are playing their home games at... Bristol and Taunton.

I'm sure those will attract bumper crowds. 😒

Yep, that name seems daft.

Wales & West Fire or Western Fire would work.

I'd have just reused the old Western Storm name for both the men's and women's teams
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 04, 2019, 10:15:35 AM
Or just call them "Glamorgan" and have them play in Cardiff...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2019, 10:17:02 AM
I've not been this unexcited about cricket since I was four.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Chris Smith on October 04, 2019, 10:38:37 AM
The idea is apparently to get a new generation of kids interested by playing games during school holidays and and showing it on terrestrial TV. If that works then I suppose it can be justified but I am not convinced.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2019, 10:53:58 AM
I really don't follow that line of reasoning that seemingly ends with getting kids interested in the game as a whole. Is it a belief that primary school aged kids are only interested in things being hit really hard and far, nothing else?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Chris Smith on October 04, 2019, 11:01:24 AM
I really don't follow that line of reasoning that seemingly ends with getting kids interested in the game as a whole. Is it a belief that primary school aged kids are only interested in things being hit really hard and far, nothing else?

More that they don’t play it at most schools and TV coverage is all on pay TV so this is, so the theory goes, a way of showcasing the game to an untapped audience in the hope that more will want to start playing.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on October 04, 2019, 11:02:50 AM
I agree, if it's just about introducing kids to cricket via telly the same effect could be achieved by doing a deal with a terrestrial TV station to show England Test matches. Clearly it wouldn't bag the ECB as much money as hopping into bed with Sky, but how much are they now spending on inventing, marketing and staging yet another new format? It's completely unnecessary and even if it's a roaring success with audiences it's not going to help England produce any more Test cricketers. Maybe they really don't care about that.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Chris Smith on October 04, 2019, 02:45:36 PM
I agree, if it's just about introducing kids to cricket via telly the same effect could be achieved by doing a deal with a terrestrial TV station to show England Test matches. Clearly it wouldn't bag the ECB as much money as hopping into bed with Sky, but how much are they now spending on inventing, marketing and staging yet another new format? It's completely unnecessary and even if it's a roaring success with audiences it's not going to help England produce any more Test cricketers. Maybe they really don't care about that.

Test matches are played to a large extent during school term time and will largely only appeal to the already converted due to it taking 5 days.

This is hoped to be the entry level drug for those new to the experience which might get more people playing and watching and then hooked on Class A Test Cricket as they get older.

As I said I am not altogether convinced it will work but if it does then that’s the justification.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2019, 02:53:31 PM
It's been going long enough now to see; does anyone on here know of anybody that now likes First Class cricket as a result of watching T20 over the last 16 years? I don't, but must admit that I'm aware of a few who think T20's "alright", but Test cricket is "boring".
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2019, 05:00:19 PM
I understand what they’re trying to do but I don’t understand why it needed to be a new format that won’t be in use anywhere else. They could have added another T20 competition.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2019, 05:02:34 PM
I agree, if it's just about introducing kids to cricket via telly the same effect could be achieved by doing a deal with a terrestrial TV station to show England Test matches. Clearly it wouldn't bag the ECB as much money as hopping into bed with Sky, but how much are they now spending on inventing, marketing and staging yet another new format? It's completely unnecessary and even if it's a roaring success with audiences it's not going to help England produce any more Test cricketers. Maybe they really don't care about that.

Test matches are played to a large extent during school term time and will largely only appeal to the already converted due to it taking 5 days.

This is hoped to be the entry level drug for those new to the experience which might get more people playing and watching and then hooked on Class A Test Cricket as they get older.

As I said I am not altogether convinced it will work but if it does then that’s the justification.

What’s Class A Test Cricket ?

It’s First Class and List A ;)

The ECB have basically bailed on domestic List A
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on October 04, 2019, 05:26:13 PM
I understand what they’re trying today but I don’t understand why it needed to be a new format that won’t be in use anywhere else. They could have added another T20 competition.

This is what I don't understand. Introduce a new competition perhaps, but a whole new format? It just smacks of a big marketing gimmick. Is Sky really offering so much money for live England cricket that it's cheaper for the ECB to invent a whole new game than just go with a lesser deal from a terrestrial broadcaster? Presumably so. Which is bonkers.

And while I get the idea of these shorter formats being a gateway to the long game, I haven't seen much evidence that it works. Anyway, like many people I got hooked on cricket watching County Championship matches featuring people like Norman Gifford, so I don't buy this idea that kids need sport to be glamorous. Any live sport seen close up can be enough to ignite a spark of interest.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2019, 05:55:41 PM
I understand what they’re trying today but I don’t understand why it needed to be a new format that won’t be in use anywhere else. They could have added another T20 competition.

This is what I don't understand. Introduce a new competition perhaps, but a whole new format? It just smacks of a big marketing gimmick. Is Sky really offering so much money for live England cricket that it's cheaper for the ECB to invent a whole new game than just go with a lesser deal from a terrestrial broadcaster? Presumably so. Which is bonkers.

And while I get the idea of these shorter formats being a gateway to the long game, I haven't seen much evidence that it works. Anyway, like many people I got hooked on cricket watching County Championship matches featuring people like Norman Gifford, so I don't buy this idea that kids need sport to be glamorous. Any live sport seen close up can be enough to ignite a spark of interest.


Weren't you easily pleased?!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Chinchilla Bathhouse on October 04, 2019, 06:31:22 PM
I understand what they’re trying today but I don’t understand why it needed to be a new format that won’t be in use anywhere else. They could have added another T20 competition.

This is what I don't understand. Introduce a new competition perhaps, but a whole new format? It just smacks of a big marketing gimmick. Is Sky really offering so much money for live England cricket that it's cheaper for the ECB to invent a whole new game than just go with a lesser deal from a terrestrial broadcaster? Presumably so. Which is bonkers.

And while I get the idea of these shorter formats being a gateway to the long game, I haven't seen much evidence that it works. Anyway, like many people I got hooked on cricket watching County Championship matches featuring people like Norman Gifford, so I don't buy this idea that kids need sport to be glamorous. Any live sport seen close up can be enough to ignite a spark of interest.


Weren't you easily pleased?!!

Ha! I guess so! You wouldn't have seen Norman running about in pyjamas with an ad for pork scratchings on his belly. A blast of music to celebrate a leg bye. It was proper cricket back then...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2019, 07:05:34 PM
I remember watching 40 over Sunday League* games when he was at Warwick, him and Amiss spending entire innings at slip!

*if ever there was something to resurrect. Kids, cricket, Sunday afternoons.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on October 25, 2019, 02:23:19 PM
FAO Pears (I now get emails from your lot seeing as I bought a ticket when it pissed down this "Summer"):

Worcestershire County Cricket Club can confirm that Matt Rawnsley has stepped down as Chief Executive and will be leaving the club with immediate effect.

The Board would like to thank Matt for all his hard work at WCCC in the last 20 months and wish him every success in the future.

In the interim, all matters will be handled by the Board, and should be directed to Fanos Hira, WCCC Chairman.

All cricket matters will continue to be handled by the Cricket Steering Group which is Chaired by Paul Pridgeon, WCCC Vice-Chairman.

Further comments will be made in due course.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on November 19, 2019, 11:54:13 AM
Somerset deducted 12 points for next year's Championship for a poor pitch
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 19, 2019, 06:56:10 PM
Bloody Hell, thought that rule only applied to Warwickshire!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 23, 2019, 11:39:02 AM
Freesports are showing something called Ten10 cricket.

I reckon we could shrink this a bit further, maybe One1 cricket? Could have an entire season in an hour. The ECB are probably planning the South West and Wales Supercharged Mega Unicorns One1 franchise as we speak.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on November 30, 2019, 07:48:19 AM
I see Will Rhodes is the new captain for next season with Jeets retiring at the end of it. Jeets has been a brilliant overseas player for the Bears over 10 years. A class act. I hope he can finish the season with silverware.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on November 30, 2019, 09:40:05 AM
Is he having a benefit season? Deserves one. Hopefully he stays on in a coaching capacity.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on December 01, 2019, 07:57:37 AM
We have had some fantastic overseas players but for me Jeets is easily the best.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 04, 2019, 12:38:20 AM
He's been chosen as spin bowling consultant for England's tours of South Africa and Sri Lanka. Good luck to him, but I hope is still available for his Bears swansong season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on December 04, 2019, 02:01:23 PM
"Would Socrates have walked?"

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/the-nightwatchman/2019/dec/04/ethics-walking-cricket-socrates-nietzsche-aristotle-plato-kant
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on December 04, 2019, 02:33:50 PM
We have had some fantastic overseas players but for me Jeets is easily the best.

'Easily' that's some statement to make. OK at the end of next season he will complete 10 years absolutely brilliant seasons. A great servant to Warwickshire cricket.
For me though the greatest overseas player, who came to us as a very naive, humble lad and turned into one of the most ferocious fast bowlers ever to grace a
cricket ground let alone Edgbaston...our own 'White Lightning'..Allan Donald...completed 13 years service and gave us everything.
Not that Jeetan hasn't.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on December 04, 2019, 02:43:57 PM
We have had some fantastic overseas players but for me Jeets is easily the best.

'Easily' that's some statement to make. OK at the end of next season he will complete 10 years absolutely brilliant seasons. A great servant to Warwickshire cricket.
For me though the greatest overseas player, who came to us as a very naive, humble lad and turned into one of the most ferocious fast bowlers ever to grace a
cricket ground let alone Edgbaston...our own 'White Lightning'..Allan Donald...completed 13 years service and gave us everything.
Not that Jeetan hasn't.

Whilst he doesn't have the same length of service you have to consider Lara as well. We had probably the best player in the world at the time, in his prime, and he put in some truly spectacular performances.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on December 04, 2019, 04:11:56 PM
RIP Bob Willis, club (and England) legend.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on December 04, 2019, 04:13:38 PM
RIP Bob Willis, club (and England) legend.

RIP indeed Big Bob, I will never forget your 8-43.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: manic-road on December 04, 2019, 04:20:54 PM
RIP Bob, so many times overlooked at the impact he made in the so called Botham Ashes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: olaftab on December 04, 2019, 05:09:10 PM
Very sad news today. It is correct to describe Bob as true England and Warwick legend. The 8-43 at Headingly is one of most stand out bowling performances in the history of Test cricket and like others have said it is often treated as a side issue to Botham's effort. That's neither fair nor correct. Due to lack of runs to play with that day he had to be absolutely perfect that day and he was.
As a commentator/pundit he was candid with his input often critical but never destructive. He did not sit on the fence like many ex-pro pundits do always favouring and finding excuses for their "mates".
RIP Bob you have left us too soon.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: simon ward 50 on December 05, 2019, 10:23:24 AM
RIP Bob. As an avid Bears fan and England cricket follower in general there was always an audible murmur of excitement even at county games when he came onto bowl. Thanks for the memories RGD Willis.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Rotterdam on December 05, 2019, 06:35:39 PM
Very sad news today. It is correct to describe Bob as true England and Warwick legend. The 8-43 at Headingly is one of most stand out bowling performances in the history of Test cricket and like others have said it is often treated as a side issue to Botham's effort. That's neither fair nor correct. Due to lack of runs to play with that day he had to be absolutely perfect that day and he was.
As a commentator/pundit he was candid with his input often critical but never destructive. He did not sit on the fence like many ex-pro pundits do always favouring and finding excuses for their "mates".
RIP Bob you have left us too soon.

I totally agree.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: dcdavecollett on December 05, 2019, 07:32:49 PM
Lucky enough to see days 4 & 5 of the Headingley Test. My first one!! Happily, the rest weren't quite so unpredictable...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on December 05, 2019, 08:34:24 PM
It’s hard to imagine Bob succumbing to anything less than a direct hit from a nuclear bomb. Him and Snow, him and Botham, wonderful stuff. Eternal.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on December 05, 2019, 08:51:16 PM
I loved him far more for what he did for England than for anything he did for the Bears.  I always felt he used county games as warm ups.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on December 06, 2019, 07:09:17 AM
I loved him far more for what he did for England than for anything he did for the Bears.  I always felt he used county games as warm ups.

I have to agree with you. I’m not disrespecting Bob who I loved as a player but he never gave his all for the Bears in the way that someone like Allan Donald did.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: dcdavecollett on December 07, 2019, 07:43:53 PM
It's not easy to bowl super-fast for six months, is it?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on January 08, 2020, 11:37:46 AM
Problems for our new T20 skipper

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/51034761

Hopefully there’s enough time to sort his action out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on February 03, 2020, 12:26:26 PM
Nice 111 for Villa Bear Dan Mousley for England U19's this morning in the World Cup plate final v Sri Lanka helping England make 279/7.
In reply SL 28/1 4 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on February 03, 2020, 01:53:07 PM
Nice 111 for Villa Bear Dan Mousley for England U19's this morning in the World Cup plate final v Sri Lanka helping England make 279/7.
In reply SL 28/1 4 overs
Update
Sri Lanka 107/5 23.2
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on February 03, 2020, 02:27:39 PM
Nice 111 for Villa Bear Dan Mousley for England U19's this morning in the World Cup plate final v Sri Lanka helping England make 279/7.
In reply SL 28/1 4 overs
Update
Sri Lanka 107/5 23.2
127 all out
Goldsworthy 5/21
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Colhint on February 03, 2020, 03:03:21 PM
See Dan got MOM too
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on February 05, 2020, 01:12:20 PM
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/warwickshire-captain-rhodes-commits-to-bears-until-end-of-2023/?dm_i=1AFS,6PVJN,8II51G,QTO7W,1

Bit more good news.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on February 14, 2020, 11:38:07 AM
https://warwickshireccc.com/news/warwickshire-ccc-announce-record-profits-for-the-2018-19-financial-year/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on February 14, 2020, 03:29:12 PM
great news but it's going to be impossible to repeat given the circumstances last year, getting world cup games and an ashes test was massive. What this does do though is highlight how big an advantage Lords gives to Middlesex because they're guaranteed games in every tour.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on February 14, 2020, 05:19:18 PM
great news but it's going to be impossible to repeat given the circumstances last year, getting world cup games and an ashes test was massive. What this does do though is highlight how big an advantage Lords gives to Middlesex because they're guaranteed games in every tour.

I thought that Middlesex were the MCC's tenants at Lord's
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on February 14, 2020, 06:07:49 PM
great news but it's going to be impossible to repeat given the circumstances last year, getting world cup games and an ashes test was massive. What this does do though is highlight how big an advantage Lords gives to Middlesex because they're guaranteed games in every tour.

I thought that Middlesex were the MCC's tenants at Lord's

I might be wrong but I thought they got a share of the profits
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: aev on February 16, 2020, 06:29:29 PM
Don’t think they do.

They do benefit of playing at a stadium that is renovated and upgraded without them having to pay for it any of it though. Think this means (or meant) they were debt free.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on April 17, 2020, 11:31:45 PM
What a disappointment that like many other sports, the Cricket season is in disarray through COVID-19. I wonder if there'll be any cricket in 2020?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2020, 12:11:22 AM
Thank goodness the Bears had a record financial year in 2019.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on April 18, 2020, 08:56:59 AM
What a disappointment that like many other sports, the Cricket season is in disarray through COVID-19. I wonder if there'll be any cricket in 2020?
I expect the ECB will go through with The 100 even if they have to play it in masks and gowns with every player on the boundary.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on April 18, 2020, 12:09:02 PM
What a disappointment that like many other sports, the Cricket season is in disarray through COVID-19. I wonder if there'll be any cricket in 2020?
I expect the ECB will go through with The 100 even if they have to play it in masks and gowns with every player on the boundary.

I think it will be cancelled and we will see a small season centred around the T20 Blast.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2020, 12:35:38 PM
If they cancel proper cricket, or even the T20 Blast, to accommodate The shitty Hundred I will be massively unimpressed.

Suspect the whole season will be cancelled, though wouldn't be surprised if they quickly assemble some contest in Dubai, or somewhere similarly unaffected by bad weather, if the virus dies down during our winter.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on April 19, 2020, 04:30:49 PM
I wonder what Jeetan Patel will decide to do if there's no cricket this year? This was supposed to be his last season with the Bears. I hope he decides to play next year if the club offers him a new 1 year contract. A great servant over so many years.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 19, 2020, 05:03:40 PM
Has he had a benefit year yet?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on April 19, 2020, 05:58:28 PM
Has he had a benefit year yet?

I don’t think so. Do overseas players get this accolade? Jeets certainly deserves the recognition.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on April 19, 2020, 06:07:37 PM
A good read during this lockdown is The Greatest Season by Pat Murphy. Recalling in depth that amazing season in 1994. Brian Lara scoring 501 at Edgbaston, 3 out of 4 trophies including the County Championship; we were only denied the 4th trophy basically on the toss in the Nat West Trophy Final at Lord's.
What a year it was in 1994 - Villa beating Man Utd 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Wembley, then 3 trophies for the Bears! I feel fortunate to have witnessed it all. Anyone old enough to have seen that season?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on April 20, 2020, 12:50:14 PM
A good read during this lockdown is The Greatest Season by Pat Murphy. Recalling in depth that amazing season in 1994. Brian Lara scoring 501 at Edgbaston, 3 out of 4 trophies including the County Championship; we were only denied the 4th trophy basically on the toss in the Nat West Trophy Final at Lord's.
What a year it was in 1994 - Villa beating Man Utd 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Wembley, then 3 trophies for the Bears! I feel fortunate to have witnessed it all. Anyone old enough to have seen that season?
Yes a very expensive season with trips to Lords and places like Oval for semi...my first visit to the Oval that season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on April 20, 2020, 02:31:04 PM
A good read during this lockdown is The Greatest Season by Pat Murphy. Recalling in depth that amazing season in 1994. Brian Lara scoring 501 at Edgbaston, 3 out of 4 trophies including the County Championship; we were only denied the 4th trophy basically on the toss in the Nat West Trophy Final at Lord's.
What a year it was in 1994 - Villa beating Man Utd 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Wembley, then 3 trophies for the Bears! I feel fortunate to have witnessed it all. Anyone old enough to have seen that season?

and a world cup that was fun to watch because we didn't have to worry about England making a mess of things.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Risso on April 20, 2020, 04:10:44 PM
A good read during this lockdown is The Greatest Season by Pat Murphy. Recalling in depth that amazing season in 1994. Brian Lara scoring 501 at Edgbaston, 3 out of 4 trophies including the County Championship; we were only denied the 4th trophy basically on the toss in the Nat West Trophy Final at Lord's.
What a year it was in 1994 - Villa beating Man Utd 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Wembley, then 3 trophies for the Bears! I feel fortunate to have witnessed it all. Anyone old enough to have seen that season?

Yep, it was my final year at Birmingham University.  Saw Brian Lara get his 501, and a lot of the Warwickshire season.  A mate of mine had had a tenner on Warwickshire to win all 4 trophies at the start of the season, think it was something like 8,000 to 1.  Cruelly denied by losing a really important toss in the Natwest.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on April 20, 2020, 07:10:37 PM
A good read during this lockdown is The Greatest Season by Pat Murphy. Recalling in depth that amazing season in 1994. Brian Lara scoring 501 at Edgbaston, 3 out of 4 trophies including the County Championship; we were only denied the 4th trophy basically on the toss in the Nat West Trophy Final at Lord's.
What a year it was in 1994 - Villa beating Man Utd 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Wembley, then 3 trophies for the Bears! I feel fortunate to have witnessed it all. Anyone old enough to have seen that season?

Yep, it was my final year at Birmingham University.  Saw Brian Lara get his 501, and a lot of the Warwickshire season.  A mate of mine had had a tenner on Warwickshire to win all 4 trophies at the start of the season, think it was something like 8,000 to 1.  Cruelly denied by losing a really important toss in the Natwest.

I should've been there to see some of it, I was supposed to go on the Saturday but it was rained off.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on April 20, 2020, 07:29:52 PM
A good read during this lockdown is The Greatest Season by Pat Murphy. Recalling in depth that amazing season in 1994. Brian Lara scoring 501 at Edgbaston, 3 out of 4 trophies including the County Championship; we were only denied the 4th trophy basically on the toss in the Nat West Trophy Final at Lord's.
What a year it was in 1994 - Villa beating Man Utd 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Wembley, then 3 trophies for the Bears! I feel fortunate to have witnessed it all. Anyone old enough to have seen that season?

Yep, it was my final year at Birmingham University.  Saw Brian Lara get his 501, and a lot of the Warwickshire season.  A mate of mine had had a tenner on Warwickshire to win all 4 trophies at the start of the season, think it was something like 8,000 to 1.  Cruelly denied by losing a really important toss in the Natwest.

I should've been there to see some of it, I was supposed to go on the Saturday but it was rained off.

Correct, Warwickshire had to bat twice at 10.30am due to rain around lunchtime on the Saturday which ended the play for the day. The Sunday was stacked against the Bears. I seem to remember Worcestershire came back from an almost certain defeat in the Sunday League to pinch the game at the death? Still, the Bears prevailed on the last day in Bristol to beat Gloucestershire and win the title! Fortunately I was there! Although we had a severe wobble at the start of our modest run chase losing 3 quick wickets!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on April 20, 2020, 11:21:48 PM
A good read during this lockdown is The Greatest Season by Pat Murphy. Recalling in depth that amazing season in 1994. Brian Lara scoring 501 at Edgbaston, 3 out of 4 trophies including the County Championship; we were only denied the 4th trophy basically on the toss in the Nat West Trophy Final at Lord's.
What a year it was in 1994 - Villa beating Man Utd 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Wembley, then 3 trophies for the Bears! I feel fortunate to have witnessed it all. Anyone old enough to have seen that season?

Yep, it was my final year at Birmingham University.  Saw Brian Lara get his 501, and a lot of the Warwickshire season.  A mate of mine had had a tenner on Warwickshire to win all 4 trophies at the start of the season, think it was something like 8,000 to 1.  Cruelly denied by losing a really important toss in the Natwest.

I should've been there to see some of it, I was supposed to go on the Saturday but it was rained off.

Correct, Warwickshire had to bat twice at 10.30am due to rain around lunchtime on the Saturday which ended the play for the day. The Sunday was stacked against the Bears. I seem to remember Worcestershire came back from an almost certain defeat in the Sunday League to pinch the game at the death? Still, the Bears prevailed on the last day in Bristol to beat Gloucestershire and win the title! Fortunately I was there! Although we had a severe wobble at the start of our modest run chase losing 3 quick wickets!

Yeah, I can't remember if there was any play but I used to go with my Grandad and I got a call about 8:30 that morning to tell me the weather wasn't going to be good so we'd give it a miss. I remember it well because he called me on the Monday morning as I was getting ready for school to say he was going for the last day instead and I could head over for the last hour or 2 if I liked but I didn't take him up on it. Only went once more as well (day 1 against essex, with an almost inevitable great knock from Lara, the only time we saw him live together) because he got really ill that summer and died in the Autumn, I have more regrets over not watching more cricket with him than I do of missing the greatest inning of all time (as he made sure to call it every time I spoke to him about cricket for the rest of his life).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on April 21, 2020, 01:14:11 PM
A good read during this lockdown is The Greatest Season by Pat Murphy. Recalling in depth that amazing season in 1994. Brian Lara scoring 501 at Edgbaston, 3 out of 4 trophies including the County Championship; we were only denied the 4th trophy basically on the toss in the Nat West Trophy Final at Lord's.
What a year it was in 1994 - Villa beating Man Utd 3-1 in the League Cup Final at Wembley, then 3 trophies for the Bears! I feel fortunate to have witnessed it all. Anyone old enough to have seen that season?

Yep, it was my final year at Birmingham University.  Saw Brian Lara get his 501, and a lot of the Warwickshire season.  A mate of mine had had a tenner on Warwickshire to win all 4 trophies at the start of the season, think it was something like 8,000 to 1.  Cruelly denied by losing a really important toss in the Natwest.

I should've been there to see some of it, I was supposed to go on the Saturday but it was rained off.

Correct, Warwickshire had to bat twice at 10.30am due to rain around lunchtime on the Saturday which ended the play for the day. The Sunday was stacked against the Bears. I seem to remember Worcestershire came back from an almost certain defeat in the Sunday League to pinch the game at the death? Still, the Bears prevailed on the last day in Bristol to beat Gloucestershire and win the title! Fortunately I was there! Although we had a severe wobble at the start of our modest run chase losing 3 quick wickets!
A great day at Bristol for that Sunday league game...i somehow ended up with Neil Smiths sleeveless jumper.
I don,t know if anyone collects Bears memorabilia but welcome to it....i do not want anything for it but a small donation to @Josephsgoal would be appreciated.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on April 22, 2020, 11:26:13 AM
I expect the ECB will go through with The 100 even if they have to play it in masks and gowns with every player on the boundary.

That aged well.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/29081405/the-hundred-future-uncertain-ecb-board-prepares-postponement (https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/29081405/the-hundred-future-uncertain-ecb-board-prepares-postponement)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 22, 2020, 01:23:04 PM
Some good could come of this horrible disease then.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 04, 2020, 01:20:17 PM
Vote for Bears/Pears' greatest ever overseas player. Donald for me, though Patel has been a great servant too and arguably deserves to be ahead of Kanhai.

Who is your county's greatest overseas player? - https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52514110
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: olaftab on May 04, 2020, 01:36:51 PM
Alvin Kallicharan for me. Almost 20 years spent with the Bears winning 3 major titles.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 04, 2020, 01:50:08 PM
Shame he tarnished his legacy a bit by taking the dirty Rand.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on May 04, 2020, 07:12:18 PM
AD for me too and he just shades Jeetan Patel.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 04, 2020, 07:19:11 PM
Nobody going to mention the man that scored 501*?

AD for me, too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 04, 2020, 08:10:44 PM
Lara was brilliant that season but in terms of a Bears career I would take Donald ahead of him.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Gareth on May 04, 2020, 08:33:47 PM
Glenn Turner followed by Tom Moody

Short term impacts from likes of Glen McGrath, Saeed Ajmal & Phil Jacques
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 04, 2020, 09:15:31 PM
Hick, really!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Steve67 on May 04, 2020, 10:11:00 PM
Hick, really!

Yeah, Tom Moody a healthy second. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on May 05, 2020, 01:14:50 PM
The highest high is Lara, the consistency of performance is Jeets and Donald sits in between as being consistent and breath-taking. I struggle to pick between them, but if you twisted my arm I'd probably go with Lara for emotional reasons (as mentioned before) more than anything.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: olaftab on May 08, 2020, 09:15:08 AM
AD wins it. Other note able selection SVR for two counties Glamorgan and Somerset.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52514110
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on May 08, 2020, 11:30:24 AM
AD wins it. Other note able selection SVR for two counties Glamorgan and Somerset.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52514110
What a tragedy though that every single one is an overseas player.
For my own part i plead guilty...AD
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on May 08, 2020, 02:12:02 PM
AD wins it. Other note able selection SVR for two counties Glamorgan and Somerset.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52514110
What a tragedy though that every single one is an overseas player.
For my own part i plead guilty...AD

It's a vote for the greatest oversea player though ...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on May 09, 2020, 10:32:06 AM
AD wins it. Other note able selection SVR for two counties Glamorgan and Somerset.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52514110
What a tragedy though that every single one is an overseas player.
For my own part i plead guilty...AD

It's a vote for the greatest oversea player though ...
I am a pillock.....misread whole thing...oh well still voted AD....it's an age thing..worryingly..lol
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on May 11, 2020, 02:59:19 PM
I took part in these votes for Gloucestershire.

We had a good choice for overseas, with Proctor coming out ahead of 'Z' and Courtney. Nothing wrong with choosing any of those three

For the English players, I thought that the final was nailed on to be between WG and Wally Hammond.

As it happened, Jack Russell defeated Mark Alleyne in the final. Both were great players but nowhere near the class of WG or Wally
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 06, 2020, 08:46:37 PM
Who is English county cricket's greatest ever overseas player? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52892535

Vote Donald!

There's something I won't be saying in November.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: JD on June 07, 2020, 04:57:14 AM
Who is English county cricket's greatest ever overseas player? - http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/52892535

Vote Donald!

There's something I won't be saying in November.

Sir Viv will surely win this.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on June 07, 2020, 07:49:56 AM
Definitely Sir Viv for me.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Gareth on June 07, 2020, 01:52:35 PM
Obviously it has to be.....Glenn Turner 😉😉😉
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: simon ward 50 on June 30, 2020, 12:04:51 PM
What a signing that is! Even for his experience never mind his talent?
https://edgbaston.com/news/warwickshire-sign-bresnan-on-two-year-deal/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on June 30, 2020, 12:09:42 PM
What a signing that is! Even for his experience never mind his talent?
https://edgbaston.com/news/warwickshire-sign-bresnan-on-two-year-deal/
Yep, happy with that.  He's still a very useful player at domestic level.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Gareth on June 30, 2020, 12:51:41 PM
That’s a very good signing for you guys - keep him fit you can get 4/5 good years out of him
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 30, 2020, 01:19:18 PM
Yeah, good player and good influence in dressing room. Happy with that, looking forward to seeing him play.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on June 30, 2020, 01:24:20 PM
Great player, he was a very important part of the England team for a while and never really got the credit he deserved for being the workhorse that the rest of the attack bowled around. I'm pretty sure that if I dug through the old international cricket threads there'd be a fair few times where I argued with people who were calling for him to be replaced with someone who took more wickets, it was pretty common for a couple of series.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on June 30, 2020, 01:39:51 PM
He fit into England's then set up very well.  Kept it to 3 an over, decent strike rate (64), and more than useful bat.  Surgery fucked him though at international level.  In his first 14 Tests he took 55 wickets, in his last 9 he took 17 and his economy rate was higher than before.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on June 30, 2020, 02:38:47 PM
He fit into England's then set up very well.  Kept it to 3 an over, decent strike rate (64), and more than useful bat.  Surgery fucked him though at international level.  In his first 14 Tests he took 55 wickets, in his last 9 he took 17 and his economy rate was higher than before.

I agree, by the time he was dropped it was the right decision but there was a couple of years where we were a better team with him in it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on June 30, 2020, 06:51:49 PM
Apparently the Bears are in for Dom Bess as well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 30, 2020, 09:06:05 PM
Yes please to him, too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on July 01, 2020, 11:19:09 AM
https://edgbaston.com/news/bell-signs-extension-to-commit-to-warwickshire-for-2021/?dm_i=1AFS,6XON5,8II51G,RW2Q1,1

I'm happy with this decision also.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on July 03, 2020, 11:03:57 AM
Tim Ambrose has called time on his career finishing at end of this season...whenever that may be.

Been a great servant to Bears.
https://edgbaston.com/news/ambrose-announces-retirement-from-professional-game-at-end-of-season/?dm_i=1AFS,6XSRI,8II51G,RWMQH,1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: charlatan on July 03, 2020, 06:09:24 PM
I see Nick Hockley from Edgbaston became Interim CEO at Cricket Australia and a day later Graeme Hick was out on his ear.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on July 07, 2020, 02:54:03 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/53323338

Quote
English cricket's 18 counties have passed a majority vote to play both red ball and white ball cricket when the delayed 2020 season starts on 1 August.

After three and a half months lost following the coronavirus pandemic, several dissenting counties had hoped to play white-ball cricket only, as it is more financially beneficial.

But the majority also wanted first-class cricket to appease members.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 07, 2020, 04:00:23 PM
Good news now... PLAY MATCHES ON SATURDAYS YOU BASTARDS.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 08, 2020, 01:08:05 PM
Anybody else thinking Bresnan's been on the pies?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on July 08, 2020, 01:09:40 PM
Anybody else thinking Bresnan's been on the pies?
His always been a bit barrel-chested.  I remember some cricket writer saying he "has the air of a man with an emergency cheese sandwich in his back pocket."
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 31, 2020, 12:45:12 PM
Crowds at "test events" now banned again. So if you were planning to go tomorrow, don't, they won't let you in!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 01, 2020, 03:31:53 PM
Crowds at "test events" now banned again. So if you were planning to go tomorrow, don't, they won't let you in!

Oh well, I can join the crowds at the supermarket tomorrow instead, then perhaps a drive to Stratford to test my eyesight?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 02, 2020, 02:19:18 PM
Well done Rob Yates, 88no and Tim Bresnan, 50no. A good 6th wicket stand. Yates is a real prospect at only 20 - carrying on from last season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 02, 2020, 05:04:51 PM
Bresnan 100*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 02, 2020, 05:38:26 PM
Bears declare, Northants need 228 to make us bat again. Weather doesn't look great for tomorrow morning but should still be plenty of time to get ten wickets. If I'm being greedy, I'd like a couple this evening.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2020, 12:56:11 PM
Northants, somewhat annoyingly, making a game of it. Lead less than 100, two wickets down. Wouldn't really want to be chasing anything North of 150, no idea what the pitch will be like after months out of action.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 03, 2020, 01:53:51 PM
Northants, somewhat annoyingly, making a game of it. Lead less than 100, two wickets down. Wouldn't really want to be chasing anything North of 150, no idea what the pitch will be like after months out of action.

Olly Stone ok? Only 3 overs so far?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2020, 02:31:30 PM
160/5 now so still every chance of finishing this off without having to bat again with them still 67 short. I can't see this even going to stumps this evening.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2020, 03:24:52 PM
Well still no more wickets and they trail by 5, fair to say we Will have to bat again.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 03, 2020, 03:26:15 PM
Northants, somewhat annoyingly, making a game of it. Lead less than 100, two wickets down. Wouldn't really want to be chasing anything North of 150, no idea what the pitch will be like after months out of action.

Olly Stone ok? Only 3 overs so far?

Dunno mate.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2020, 03:33:10 PM
Well still no more wickets and they trail by 5, fair to say we Will have to bat again.

Yep, whatever the reason we're missing Stone.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 03, 2020, 04:02:03 PM
Stone injured again? Great bowler but too many games missed. Hopefully he's ok?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 03, 2020, 04:13:21 PM
The Northants keeper-captain is a right fat knacker.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 03, 2020, 05:06:44 PM
Ryan Sidebottom's chucking pies here.  Runs flowing for Northants.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 03, 2020, 05:09:10 PM
Where's Jeets and Henry Brookes? Bowling attack without Stone as well looks a bit light?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 03, 2020, 05:18:25 PM
Where's Jeets and Henry Brookes? Bowling attack without Stone as well looks a bit light?
I think Jeets is acting as England's spin coach for the Pakistan series.  Brookes wasn't in the squad for this match, he may have picked up an injury when he was with the ODI Training Group but I suspect he's being rested.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 04, 2020, 12:10:55 PM
Well, this is shit.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 04, 2020, 01:04:06 PM
The Bears have let this slip so badly that realistically we're looking at a Northants declaration at some point.  Considering Stone is off the field, we haven't seen much of OHD or Bres this morning and consequently runs have been easy to come by.  The back up bowlers have looked unthreatening, especially Sidebottom who has gone for 109 off 21 wicketless overs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 04, 2020, 02:58:39 PM
Stone has a side injury, not serious according to the official site. Just a precaution. Nonetheless a worry with the lack of wickets since yesterday evening. I thought Jeets was playing this season? We're going to struggle without him. Where is Norwell? Another who missed most of last season through injury. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 04, 2020, 03:23:25 PM
One wicket in 112 overs. Beyond pathetic.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Richard on August 04, 2020, 03:25:10 PM
Yep very poor since Northants lost their 5th wicket yesterday
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 04, 2020, 05:06:39 PM
Game dribbled slowly towards the draw.  By the end, having lost all interest, the Bears had Tim Bresnan bowling tweakers.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 07, 2020, 12:00:54 PM
Olly Stone out for 4 weeks with a side strain. Not the best news, he does seem very injury prone. The equivalent of Keinan Davis!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 07, 2020, 12:02:52 PM
Olly Stone out for 4 weeks with a side strain. Not the best news, he does seem very injury prone. The equivalent of Keinan Davis!
The difference being that when Olly Stone does play, he invariably delivers. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on August 10, 2020, 02:56:45 PM
Kent have had their highest ever partnership in the current game against Sussex, an unbeaten 423 between Leaning and Cox for the second wicket 

They'd have probably scored plenty more but, under current laws, the innings had to close after 120 overs

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on August 10, 2020, 03:44:39 PM
I've managed to get two on air mentions during the Notts v Yorks match :)

The second mention caused a discussion about Half Man Half Biscuit
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 10, 2020, 04:46:09 PM
I've been watching the Bears game.  The coverage at Glos is better than at Edgabaston because they have replays and multiple camera angles.  Bears have bowled pretty well and have been diddled by a couple of umpiring decisions.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2020, 01:57:21 PM
Abysmally bad, against a rubbish team, again.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 11, 2020, 03:38:01 PM
We had one horror over right at the start but since then it's been steady progress.  The run rate isn't a problem (c. 4 rpo to win), it's the wickets.  Pitch is doing nothing, the outfield's quick.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 11, 2020, 04:08:06 PM
LOst one to the very first ball after tea.  We need a big one from Bres now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on August 11, 2020, 04:16:23 PM
Good bowling from Ryan Higgins, 4 for 11 so far in this innings
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on August 11, 2020, 04:42:02 PM
5 for 19 now
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 11, 2020, 05:03:36 PM
I refer myself to the answer cd gave some moments ago.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 11, 2020, 06:30:22 PM
Thank McGrath there is no relegation this year.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on August 11, 2020, 07:02:14 PM
Great win for The Shire
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Gareth on August 11, 2020, 08:07:22 PM
I think pears were a little conservative with declaration today....still, been a good start form wise in both games
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on August 11, 2020, 10:46:47 PM
With the exception of Rhodes,Bresnan and OHD the rest of the bears need to take a good hard look at themselves .Still cant believe with the state the game was at the shot Thomson played
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 15, 2020, 11:47:43 AM
Bears 15 for 2 at home to Somerset, after choosing to bat.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 15, 2020, 11:53:34 AM
15 for 3 now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 15, 2020, 01:04:43 PM
65 for 5 at lunch, with the fifth falling to the final ball of the session.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 15, 2020, 02:28:41 PM
88 for 7.  Couple of run outs in that.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 15, 2020, 03:03:59 PM
121 all out, in 45 overs.  An abject display.  Yes the overhead conditions made it very tricky but that being the case why bat first?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 16, 2020, 05:19:27 AM
Dreadful batting again. Hain & Bell are not scoring, what's happened to the coaching?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on August 16, 2020, 07:17:04 AM
Hain has gone backwards in red ball cricket and having missed all of last season, Bell is woefully out of touch.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 17, 2020, 02:09:22 PM
Davies and Overton J tearing us a new one here.  Unbeaten 150+ partnership in 27 overs for the 9th wicket. 255 ahead overall.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Richard on August 17, 2020, 02:35:46 PM
What the fuck has happened to Warwickshire did they not bother to practice during lockdown ? Pathetic all round.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 18, 2020, 05:57:56 AM
Batting again woeful! Hain and Bell? The bowling has also gone to pot! Shocking form since the start.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on August 18, 2020, 12:39:35 PM
Brookes out 138/7...took early lunch
Still trailing by 154,
I wouldn't knock the bowling too much OHD in the form of his life.
Bresnan taking wickets also.
When a bowler such as Jeets is unavailabe its a massive loss
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on August 18, 2020, 05:35:43 PM
Saved by the rain.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: paul_e on August 18, 2020, 06:46:23 PM
Brookes out 138/7...took early lunch
Still trailing by 154,
I wouldn't knock the bowling too much OHD in the form of his life.
Bresnan taking wickets also.
When a bowler such as Jeets is unavailabe its a massive loss

Stone and Woakes as well, any side would miss 3 bowlers of that standard.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Gareth on August 18, 2020, 07:32:32 PM
Well played Pears, great to see Fell finally get first ton after his cancer & bowling attack all going v nicely
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 18, 2020, 07:37:47 PM
I thought Jeets was in the squad this season for his final year? Why is he with England? Really shows how much we miss him. Still very lucky to come out with a draw today thanks to the weather!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on August 18, 2020, 08:06:46 PM
Patel isn’t with England. He wanted the role & they wanted him but his visa only allows him to play and not coach.

He was only ever going to play white ball cricket this year and the bowlers have done ok. The problem is with the batting.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/29596018/england-hopes-adding-jeetan-patel-coaching-staff-pakistan-tests-thwarted-visa-rules
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 18, 2020, 09:45:18 PM
Woakes was never going to play and Stone can't be relied on to stay fit so I'm sure that was factored in.  But it's not so much the unavailability as it is that the players coming in to replace them aren't performing.  Bresnan and OHD have taken 27 wickets between them; the other bowlers put together have taken 18 (including 4 by Stone, who only played one match).

But mainly it's the batting that's letting us down.  We've had 1 ton and 2 50s.  Apart from Bresnan, everyone averages under 29.  Bell averages 8.6 and Hain 4.4.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 21, 2020, 07:10:10 PM
What's happened to Liam Norwell? Injured most of last season. Great debut against Somerset at Taunton.....then missed more than half of the season. I thought he was fit?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on August 22, 2020, 08:17:50 AM
What's happened to Liam Norwell? Injured most of last season. Great debut against Somerset at Taunton.....then missed more than half of the season. I thought he was fit?

Sidelined with a back injury, along with Adam Hose, Olly Stone and Matt Lamb who also miss out. He’s expected to be in contention for the Blast which starts next week.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 22, 2020, 11:34:13 AM
What's happened to Liam Norwell? Injured most of last season. Great debut against Somerset at Taunton.....then missed more than half of the season. I thought he was fit?

Sidelined with a back injury, along with Adam Hose, Olly Stone and Matt Lamb who also miss out. He’s expected to be in contention for the Blast which starts next week.

Yes, I've since read that he got a back spasm picking up his newborn baby!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 22, 2020, 12:33:18 PM
Fuckin Pears.  Their live stream of today's game is for members only.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 22, 2020, 04:07:38 PM
Bears going well.  Coming up for a 150 partnership for the 2nd wicket.  Rhodes unbeaten ton.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 22, 2020, 04:08:28 PM
A good start by the Bears today at Worcester, Rhodes 95 not out & Hain 50 not out. Rob Yates is struggling with opening.....155/1 at tea.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on August 22, 2020, 10:37:04 PM
Best day of cricket the Bears have produced all season,nice its against the Pears .Well done to Rhodes and Hain. Sad to see Bell struggling so badly
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 23, 2020, 01:03:16 PM
brilliant from Will Rhodes.  Finally dismissed for 207.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 23, 2020, 06:52:21 PM
Bears batting much better, now the bowling has gone to pot!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on August 25, 2020, 11:39:04 AM
Ain't hung about this morning...play abandoned for the day...Draw
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on August 25, 2020, 03:35:47 PM
22 AUG 2020 BOB WILLIS TROPHY - DAY 4 OF 4

Somerset
First innings        237 all out
Second innings    223 - for 1 wicket dec

Gloucestershire
First innings        76 all out
Second innings    70 all out

Somerset win by 314 runs

Ouch  :(
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 26, 2020, 12:55:09 AM
Here's a bigger 'ouch' -that Gloucester team beat the Bears!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: aev on August 29, 2020, 01:16:48 PM
Bess leaving Somerset at the end of the season. Yorkshire and Warwickshire interested.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 30, 2020, 04:34:49 PM
Bears 111/4 need 30 off 23. Live on YouTube if anybody fancies it.
https://youtu.be/3-KHQNSGnjg
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on August 30, 2020, 07:02:22 PM
Well done.....you Bears! Good solid solid performance. Great that Olly Stone is fit. Why wasn't Woakes playing? Joe Root played for Yorkshire?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on August 30, 2020, 08:19:49 PM
Is that our first win of the season in all formats?  If so well done you Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Richard on September 01, 2020, 08:43:58 PM
Bears very poor batting wise again tonight so far.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 02, 2020, 02:30:05 PM
An ode to Slazenger

I was a V12 man myself

https://www.thecricketer.com/Topics/banner/sad_demise_slazenger_cricket_bat.html
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 02, 2020, 03:00:59 PM
An ode to Slazenger

I was a V12 man myself

https://www.thecricketer.com/Topics/banner/sad_demise_slazenger_cricket_bat.html
I had a Newbery.  Fuck knows why because when I was a kid the only England player who used them was Fat Gatt.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: The Left Side on September 02, 2020, 05:14:36 PM
I loved Fearnley bats, still do but just don't get to use them... they are still in business but have been hit hard by the mass producing bat companies.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 02, 2020, 09:39:03 PM
C’mon you Bears fans. Where are you all ?

#TheShire
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 02, 2020, 09:40:25 PM
Stunned into silence by the three wickets in one over.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Richard on September 02, 2020, 09:41:08 PM
C’mon you Bears fans. Where are you all ?

#TheShire

Hiding mate. We’re shit and we know we are.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 02, 2020, 09:46:51 PM
Stunned into silence by the three wickets in one over.

Great keeping from Bracey. Waited for the toe to lift and then whipped the bails off.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 02, 2020, 09:47:54 PM
Surprised that Bresnan’s T20 best is only 51
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 02, 2020, 09:50:50 PM
5 for 16 for Tom Smith in this type of game is incredible
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 02, 2020, 09:54:03 PM
Stunned into silence by the three wickets in one over.

Great keeping from Bracey. Waited for the toe to lift and then whipped the bails off.
I remember seeing former Bear Richard Johnson doing that in a Lord's final, off a legside wide.  He was a fine keeper for us.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on September 02, 2020, 09:55:38 PM
Absolutely pathetic effort
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 02, 2020, 09:59:13 PM
That’s all folks
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 02, 2020, 10:01:03 PM
Piss poor for 23.1 overs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Richard on September 02, 2020, 10:30:29 PM
Strike me as a team going through the motions - cant get relegated in the 4 day game, cant be bothered in the T20 as no crowds. Nor can I see any promising youngsters coming through consistently, plus theres too many waiting to retire.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on September 02, 2020, 11:24:03 PM
What a shame the Bears game survived the weather Out batted,out bowled and out fielded two nights running by the likes of Northampton and Gloucester has been painful to watch .This season is turning into a nightmare 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on September 03, 2020, 06:43:19 AM
Strike me as a team going through the motions - cant get relegated in the 4 day game, cant be bothered in the T20 as no crowds. Nor can I see any promising youngsters coming through consistently, plus theres too many waiting to retire.

Dan Mousley made his T20 debut last night. He’s tipped for great things with bat and ball and supports the Villa too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: aev on September 03, 2020, 08:09:04 AM
An ode to Slazenger

I was a V12 man myself

https://www.thecricketer.com/Topics/banner/sad_demise_slazenger_cricket_bat.html
I had a Newbery.  Fuck knows why because when I was a kid the only England player who used them was Fat Gatt.

I had a couple of these when I used to play. They were brilliant bats.

I played a game a couple of years ago, and used my old Newbery (it must have been almost 20 yrs old). It still had a really decent middle.

I loved that bat.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Gareth on September 03, 2020, 02:43:20 PM
I’m going to suggest that Pears will be on the end of a heavier defeat than you guys last night chasing 229 on the same pitch - yikes!  Couldn’t land it on the strip at some points
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on September 03, 2020, 10:27:46 PM
Bears are going backwards. Very little fight in yhe team these days. Get AD on board!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on September 05, 2020, 12:04:13 PM
Troughton out of his depth.  I always thought that was an appointment on sentiment.  I had a Stuart Surridge bat.  And made one myself. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: aev on September 05, 2020, 03:42:32 PM
I think Warwickshire are in a bit of a transitional phase, although it does seem to be lasting a while. They have struggled pretty badly with injuries, and recent recruitment has been mixed.

Stone, Rhodes and Sibley have been positives, Burgess, Norwell Hose and Miles haven’t really set the world alight. It is a shame they missed out on Bess, and Overton would also have improved the side.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on September 05, 2020, 04:02:24 PM
Bell has announced he’s retiring at the end of the season. I’m not surprised but he’s been a great servant to England and the Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 05, 2020, 04:24:27 PM
Bell has announced he’s retiring at the end of the season. I’m not surprised but he’s been a great servant to England and the Bears.
What can you say: a true Bears legend. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Rotterdam on September 05, 2020, 07:37:09 PM
...and Belly is a massive, massive Villa fan. Plus a very decent fella to chat to.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Colhint on September 06, 2020, 12:43:41 AM
Maybe deserved it's own thread.
Magnificent player, Top ten in England International runs, Top 2 in ODI.
Warwickshire player  of the generation,
One of the most stylish batsmen in the world.

Players get shots named after them the dilshan ramp etc.
But the cover drive belongs to Ian Bell

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 06, 2020, 12:55:12 PM
Belly 37 not out at lunch.  Seems most of the country would like him to get a ton in his final first class match.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 06, 2020, 02:04:31 PM
He's still there, 50 not out, but the Bears are struggling at 120-5 admittedly in bowler-friendly conditions.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 06, 2020, 05:07:27 PM
Belly didn't get beyond 50 and we're now 159 for 9.  Bearing in mind we won't have Bell, Jeets and Ambrose from next season it's worrying.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 06, 2020, 08:20:01 PM
The Shire’s game against Northants was abandoned at lunch on the first day.

A non-travelling member of the Northants squad has tested positive

Had had contact with other players in the 48 hours before he developed symptoms

This also means that Jeremy Lloyds’ 40 year career in cricket (15 as a player and 25 as an umpire) has come to a premature end.

Players had given him a guard of honour as he walked onto the field at start of play.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Gareth on September 06, 2020, 11:14:39 PM
The Shire’s game against Northants was abandoned at lunch on the first day.

A non-travelling member of the Northants squad has tested positive

Had had contact with other players in the 48 hours before he developed symptoms

This also means that Jeremy Lloyds’ 40 year career in cricket (15 as a player and 25 as an umpire) has come to a premature end.

Players had given him a guard of honour as he walked onto the field at start of play.

Lucky they didn’t wait till day 4 to do the guard of honour!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 07, 2020, 06:36:12 PM
Looked like the weather might be the Pears' biggest enemy but a batting collapse sees to it that they've only themselves to blame. Did think Somerset would be too good and it's looking at that way now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Gareth on September 08, 2020, 12:31:50 PM
Looking to get interesting at New Rd, Somerset 6 down - tho if they are collapsing we might struggle to chase 150 :-(
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 08, 2020, 12:33:51 PM
Belly's into his final first class innings, currently 43 not out off 45 balls.  If a ton would be too much to hope for then a brace of 50s in his last game wouldn't be a bad way to bow out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: aev on September 08, 2020, 12:55:38 PM
Belly's into his final first class innings, currently 43 not out off 45 balls.  If a ton would be too much to hope for then a brace of 50s in his last game wouldn't be a bad way to bow out.

It is streamed on the internet too. He has played very well so far.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: aev on September 08, 2020, 03:14:30 PM
Played on for 90.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 08, 2020, 03:20:03 PM
Played on for 90.
Gutted.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: JD on September 10, 2020, 09:30:49 AM
Mighty Essex v Cider drinking yokels Somerset in the 5 day final.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2020, 12:21:04 PM
Glos v Northants T20 game will go ahead

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54093796
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 10, 2020, 12:22:35 PM
Mighty Essex v Cider drinking yokels Somerset in the 5 day final.



Good that the two teams with 4 wins are in the final.

Hopefully this will be televised
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: JD on September 11, 2020, 12:55:18 AM
Mighty Essex v Cider drinking yokels Somerset in the 5 day final.



Good that the two teams with 4 wins are in the final.

Hopefully this will be televised

It should be a good game. Somerset are playing very well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on September 11, 2020, 11:36:37 PM
A good win for the Bears tonight against Glamorgan .Must admit i thought they had blown it when they could only reach 142 .This spinner Lintott is turning out to be quite a find ,along with Bresnan bowled really well tonight
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: manic-road on September 13, 2020, 05:32:10 PM
Fantastic win for the Bears against the Rapids today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on September 13, 2020, 10:04:55 PM
Rather be a Bear than a Pear.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on September 13, 2020, 10:25:56 PM
Great win for the Bears today against the Pears .About time we won that Norman Gifford trophy back .A great innings by Hain and young Rob Yates
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 15, 2020, 04:22:36 PM
In old Gloucestershire fashion, it's time to find out 'Who Killed the Bears?'

http://www.bbc.co.uk/gloucestershire/weirdwest/2004/11/bear.shtml
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 15, 2020, 05:11:52 PM
Little Ted, Big Ted, Winnie the Pooh, Boo Boo, Paddington, Bungle, Fozzy, we have beaten them all, we have beaten them all!. Yogi Bear, can you hear me? Yogi Bear ... your boys took a hell of a beating! Your boys took a hell of a beating
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: manic-road on September 15, 2020, 06:08:39 PM
Very best of luck to Colwall Cricket Club V's Redbourn CC this weekend in the village knockout final at Lords, it's the club I play for (not the 1st team) and due to Covid spectators aren't allowed to attend. A 30k capacity and we would take probably 200 supports which would be easy to keep a safe distance...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: manic-road on September 17, 2020, 07:31:55 PM
Dan Pallett tomorrow on BBC Midlands Today will be previewing Colwalls game at Lords this Saturday against Redbourn.

We must have one of the very best grounds in the Midlands.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on September 18, 2020, 09:35:37 PM
A double for the Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: TelfordVilla on September 18, 2020, 10:16:22 PM
U Bears
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on September 19, 2020, 11:22:28 AM
Two wins against the Pears in less than a week ,i love it ,without  ex bear Ali they struggle .Everyone did well but yet again Sam Hain was the star of the show
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: manic-road on September 19, 2020, 06:33:09 PM
It's not every day the club you pay for wins a major final at Lords, but fuck it yes what a day for Colwall winning the village knockout trophy at Lords today.

A great game which came down to the last over where we won by 6 runs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on September 20, 2020, 06:25:39 PM
How did the Bears lose that T20 game to Northants? They were 71/6 chasing 192 at virtually halfway to win and did it with big scores from their 8 and 9 batsmen! Terrific 119 knock from Adam Hose all for nothing. Northants are our bogey team.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: hilts_coolerking on September 20, 2020, 09:28:39 PM
It's a shame that we couldn't close it out, especially as it was Jeets' last game for us.  What an overseas pro he has been, one of the very best.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on September 21, 2020, 10:30:45 PM
Thank god we dont have to play Gloucester or Northants again this season .Still in  shock how we managed to lose yesterday from the position  we were in .
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on September 22, 2020, 03:44:41 PM
Thank god we dont have to play Gloucester or Northants again this season .Still in  shock how we managed to lose yesterday from the position  we were in .

Has Woakes played at all this season for the Bears? Root, Bairstow etc., have played for their Counties in the T20. He could've made all the difference against Northants. I don't get it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on September 23, 2020, 12:23:35 AM
No i dont think Woakes has played for the bears at all.I thought with Giles being in charge of England and us having Farbrace we would have had Woakes for the Northants game ,had to be better than Norwell ,going for 53 in four overs takes some doing
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on September 23, 2020, 06:05:46 AM
It all points to Woakes not wanting to play for the Bears then doesn’t it?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 23, 2020, 08:12:32 AM
I'd imagine it's just that pace bowlers get more protection than other players.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 23, 2020, 12:54:15 PM
I'd imagine it's just that pace bowlers get more protection than other players.

Agreed, I think that it's probably down to England having control over when players turn out for their counties. They'll be far more relaxed about batters doing so, than bowlers.

I don't think that Mark Wood has played any domestic cricket either.

From the others, Jimmy and Broad don't play white ball and Jofra/Sam Curran are in the IPL.

I don't think that England can stop players going to the IPL, but they can control domestic appearances.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 23, 2020, 01:17:19 PM
Somerset 90-3 at lunch against Essex in the final of the Bob Willis Trophy.

Now raining
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on September 23, 2020, 01:27:35 PM
I'd imagine it's just that pace bowlers get more protection than other players.

Agreed, I think that it's probably down to England having control over when players turn out for their counties. They'll be far more relaxed about batters doing so, than bowlers.

I don't think that Mark Wood has played any domestic cricket either.

From the others, Jimmy and Broad don't play white ball and Jofra/Sam Curran are in the IPL.

I don't think that England can stop players going to the IPL, but they can control domestic appearances.

I agree to a point but the next England international is months away, why prevent Woakes from playing in one match where he would have bowled a maximum of 24 balls? I could understand it if there was a tour starting in a few weeks but there’s not. So why didn’t he play?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villafirst on September 24, 2020, 11:15:25 PM
I'd imagine it's just that pace bowlers get more protection than other players.

Agreed, I think that it's probably down to England having control over when players turn out for their counties. They'll be far more relaxed about batters doing so, than bowlers.

I don't think that Mark Wood has played any domestic cricket either.

From the others, Jimmy and Broad don't play white ball and Jofra/Sam Curran are in the IPL.

I don't think that England can stop players going to the IPL, but they can control domestic appearances.

I agree to a point but the next England international is months away, why prevent Woakes from playing in one match where he would have bowled a maximum of 24 balls? I could understand it if there was a tour starting in a few weeks but there’s not. So why didn’t he play?

Agree, what's the point of Woakes being a Bears player?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on September 24, 2020, 11:22:09 PM
Surprised to hear that Liam Banks has been realeased by the Bears ,i thought he looked ok on the occasions i saw him
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 30, 2020, 11:57:27 AM
Forecast for T20 finals day looks pretty crap

https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2655603
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 30, 2020, 12:07:35 PM
In October? Who would have thought it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on September 30, 2020, 01:07:03 PM
In October? Who would have thought it.

They were banking on crowds from 1st Oct.

If the ECB had known there was no chance of that, I think the games would have been played earlier or moved overseas
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 30, 2020, 06:55:31 PM
Shame really. Seeing as there are no crowds to compensate, I think maybe they could have Sunday as a reserve day, is that allowed?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 01, 2020, 03:00:20 PM
Shame really. Seeing as there are no crowds to compensate, I think maybe they could have Sunday as a reserve day, is that allowed?

Sunday is schedule as a reserve day, but the forecast suggests a washout of the whole weekend


Great start for The Shire in the QF against Northants, who are 7 down for only 80 runs after 15 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 01, 2020, 03:18:15 PM
Northants 113 all out.

Set up nicely for Glos
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 01, 2020, 04:20:25 PM
Knocked 'em off inside 12 overs :)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on October 03, 2020, 11:22:01 AM
Could the Finals day be decided by 3 bowl offs???

Have got tomorrow as well....haven't they??
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 03, 2020, 11:43:52 AM
And just when you thought 2020 had done kicking you...
Mascot race officially cancelled.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 03, 2020, 11:47:03 AM
Could the Finals day be decided by 3 bowl offs???

Have got tomorrow as well....haven't they??

Yep, reserve day tomorrow. Which I suppose they needed to have in the off chance that the weather in England might not be okay for cricket in October...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on October 03, 2020, 11:55:07 AM
Could the Finals day be decided by 3 bowl offs???

Have got tomorrow as well....haven't they??

Yep, reserve day tomorrow. Which I suppose they needed to have in the off chance that the weather in England might not be okay for cricket in October...

I ain't having this...the highlight of the day...The Mascot Race has been cancelled....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on October 03, 2020, 12:46:06 PM
I thought it was interesting to read that it seems changes are on the way at Edgbaston .Farbrace is reported as not being at all happy with the jobs for the old boys setup as it is at the moment.I did not realise that all our coaches are made up by ex players Troughton,Frost,Westwood and Welch .There is talk of David Saker the ex England coach joining
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Villan For Life on October 03, 2020, 01:52:10 PM
I thought it was interesting to read that it seems changes are on the way at Edgbaston .Farbrace is reported as not being at all happy with the jobs for the old boys setup as it is at the moment.I did not realise that all our coaches are made up by ex players Troughton,Frost,Westwood and Welch .There is talk of David Saker the ex England coach joining

I can understand why he’d think that, it’s been jobs for the boys probably since Inverarity and how long ago was that? David Saker would be good but Pop Welch has none nothing wrong and the bowling isn’t really the problem at Edgbaston, it’s the brittle batting in red ball cricket that’s the problem.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2020, 08:54:41 AM
Could the Finals day be decided by 3 bowl offs???

Have got tomorrow as well....haven't they??

Yep, reserve day tomorrow. Which I suppose they needed to have in the off chance that the weather in England might not be okay for cricket in October...

I ain't having this...the highlight of the day...The Mascot Race has been cancelled....

Further news to me is that if there's no play today, they'll have another go on Wednesday.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: UK Redsox on October 04, 2020, 11:25:20 AM
Rather than bowl outs, if they can't get this played properly by Wednesday, the games should be moved to next season as a curtain raiser for the 2021 T20
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2020, 12:35:42 PM
Covers back on, light showers, next inspection at 2.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2020, 04:48:24 PM
If anybody's interested, it's on. 11 over games. Surrey have just beaten Gloucester (73/7) by 6 wickets in 9.4 in the opening semi.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2020, 06:37:20 PM
Stump mic could do with a bleep button.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2020, 06:48:43 PM
Notts need a touch over a run a ball vs Lancs, 29/24, but are 4 down and questions about whether Nash is fit enough to bat.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 04, 2020, 06:54:54 PM
6,6,6,6 might have kinda finished this. 4 needed from 17.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: PGW on October 05, 2020, 10:46:39 AM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/54418241

Bears sign Danny Briggs from Sussex...3 year deal
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: pooligan on October 05, 2020, 11:28:51 AM
I think the signing of Danny Briggs from Sussex is a good one .Have always been impressed with him and with Jeets retiring is a position we needed to fill
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread - 2020
Post by: aev on October 07, 2020, 10:59:42 AM
I thought it was interesting to read that it seems changes are on the way at Edgbaston .Farbrace is reported as not being at all happy with the jobs for the old boys setup as it is at the moment.I did not realise that all our coaches are made up by ex players Troughton,Frost,Westwood and Welch .There is talk of David Saker the ex England coach joining

I can understand why he’d think that, it’s been jobs for the boys probably since Inverarity and how long ago was that? David Saker would be good but Pop Welch has none nothing wrong and the bowling isn’t really the problem at Edgbaston, it’s the brittle batting in red ball cricket that’s the problem.

That is interesting to hear.

There used to be a Warwickshire fans forum (think it was bearsfans.co.uk) - does anyone know what happened to it?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on October 07, 2020, 05:49:09 PM
The Bears forum just disappeared, I've no idea why.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on October 28, 2020, 12:49:13 PM
https://edgbaston.com/news/club-statement-4/?dm_i=1AFS,73R30,8II51G,SPTRQ,1

Jim Troughton gone as coach.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on October 28, 2020, 05:35:30 PM
The rumours about Farbrace not being happy with the behind the scenes set up  seem to have been true and i am not surprised to see Troughton has got the bullet.I would not be surprised to see Ian Bell added to the set up
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on October 28, 2020, 06:05:45 PM
There were clear problems this summer but I also think there's enough promise in the younger players that it won't take a huge effort to get things on a better track for next year. Part of the problem is that the 2 best bowlers were missing all summer, it's great that England are interested but it didn't help the bears in a shortened season and an extended international schedule which ran through it almost completely.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on December 22, 2020, 10:13:48 AM
Young Dan Mousley put pen to paper and has signed a 3 year extension to his contract.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on December 22, 2020, 12:29:04 PM
Great news, he looks a very good prospect.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on December 23, 2020, 01:41:14 AM
Is he supposed to be a Villa fan?

Belly's replacement, obviously...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on December 23, 2020, 09:01:51 AM
Is he supposed to be a Villa fan?

Belly's replacement, obviously...
He most definetly is one of us. Remember when the Luke 3rd kit was released i was wearing it the day i travelled over to Grace Rd for county game and a very young
Dan was fielding for us as 12th man. I gathered with a load of other 'old' bears fans at lunch for a pint and none of us knew who he was.
At lunch he was making his way back to dressing room after eating...none of the others dared ask who he was so it was a case of
'Oii mate....who r u'
He answered obviously but all he wanted to talk about was the new shirt.....a lovely young lad. I certainly will take great interest in following his career.
If he's half the player Belly was then we have a good un!!!


Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on January 23, 2021, 10:31:07 AM
That could turn out to be an astute decision by Farbrace, Robinson had a fantastic record at Sussex and won plenty of trophies.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on February 12, 2021, 10:35:40 AM
https://edgbaston.com/news/bears-secure-lintott-on-first-professional-contract/?dm_i=1AFS,78QUZ,8II51G,TCTZ3,1

He did well in last seasons T20, see what he can do in other forms.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on February 12, 2021, 01:11:43 PM
Yeah he looked decent last year and left arm spinners are rare enough that any of them that do ok are worth a longer look.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on February 16, 2021, 11:39:35 AM
OHD signed a new/extension to his contract at Bears till end of 2023 season
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on February 17, 2021, 01:15:29 AM
Our best red-ball bowler in the last two years -well deserved.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on February 17, 2021, 11:01:41 AM
Our best red-ball bowler in the last two years -well deserved.
By a country mile
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on February 18, 2021, 01:01:42 AM
Tow years ago, though, I would have questioned the wisdom of giving him another contract, as he never convinced as a wicket-taker, despite some good showings in the one-dayers.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on February 19, 2021, 11:48:14 PM


https://edgbaston.com/news/record-breaker-hain-commits-to-the-bears-with-two-year-extension/?dm_i=1AFS,792VS,8II51G,TEBZ3,1

Hain 2 year contract extension
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on February 20, 2021, 07:08:34 AM


https://edgbaston.com/news/record-breaker-hain-commits-to-the-bears-with-two-year-extension/?dm_i=1AFS,792VS,8II51G,TEBZ3,1

Hain 2 year contract extension

Let’s hope he reproduces his white ball form in red ball cricket. I had high hopes for him after his breakthrough season in 2014 but he’s stagnated in red ball cricket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on February 22, 2021, 02:03:37 PM
Carlos Brathwaite signs for the Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on February 22, 2021, 03:48:50 PM
https://edgbaston.com/news/bears-secure-windies-t20-world-cup-winner-brathwaite-for-vitality-blast/

Full Story....Didn't have a great Big Bash...hope he does better for us.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on February 23, 2021, 10:23:50 PM
Quite happy with that signing.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on February 25, 2021, 01:12:35 PM
Bears have signed Malan as overseas signing for this seasons championship season

https://edgbaston.com/news/warwickshire-secure-south-african-batsman-malan-for-2021-championship/?dm_i=1AFS,79EIJ,8II51G,TFP60,1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on February 25, 2021, 10:28:50 PM
What a great signing that is.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on March 02, 2021, 05:08:00 PM
Excellent news for the Pears amongst us that Ben Cox signed up for another couple of years...had resigned myself to him ending up at Edgbaston / Trent Bridge so v v happy with that
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on March 05, 2021, 10:41:45 AM
A bit more positivity coming out of Edgbaston whilst it all goes tits up in India.

https://edgbaston.com/news/bears-quartet-sign-new-contracts-ahead-of-2021-season/?dm_i=1AFS,79SBS,8II51G,THFMC,1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on March 22, 2021, 01:43:14 PM
Quote
The BBC has agreed a new four-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board to continue providing ball-by-ball commentary of county cricket.

Every men's first-class and List A fixture played in England and Wales will be broadcast across the BBC's network of local radio stations, the BBC Sport website and BBC Radio Wales.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/56484505
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on March 24, 2021, 12:02:01 PM
Play in the 2 day friendly underway at Edgbaston v Durham.
Durham batting are 64/0 after 20 overs.
Not sure the make up of the game, assume they bat today and Bears tomorrow.
So far 4 bowlers used: OHD, Norwell, H. Brookes and Craig Miles.

Live coverage is on the Edgbaston site.

https://edgbaston.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-v-durham-24-march/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on March 24, 2021, 12:44:35 PM
Lunch 78/0 29
Rhodes and Bresnan can be added to the list of bowlers.
Really not much else to add!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on March 24, 2021, 02:34:30 PM
First Bears wicket,albeit a friendly, falls to Tim Bresnan.
Lees Ct Burgess b Bresnan 49
122/1 45 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on March 25, 2021, 12:30:05 PM
Chasing 287 Bears 95/1 27 overs
Rhodes 63*
Lamb 16*
Earlier Yates fell for 10
Approaching lunch
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on March 25, 2021, 02:50:21 PM
Rhodes retired out on 63 and Lamb retired out on 60 so technically 187-3 at the moment with Hain and Hose at the crease.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on March 30, 2021, 03:21:34 PM
Bears are playing a 2 day friendly agianst Notts split as 60 overs with the ball and 30 with the bat today and reversed tomorrow. It's currently in the 56th over and Bears have bowled brilliantly to have them at 128/10

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on March 30, 2021, 03:29:41 PM
and now the 12th man has gone as well so they've finished on 132/11 from 57

early tea has been taken and Bears will come out for 30overs to end the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on March 30, 2021, 04:13:55 PM
Pretty sure I've never heard of a team being 132 for 11 before. 😃
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on March 30, 2021, 04:42:09 PM
Bears are making it look a completely different pitch right now, 38/0 after 12
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on April 06, 2021, 12:52:39 PM
Sounds as though Malan struggling to get a visa, and we have Vihari lined up as his replacement.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 08, 2021, 11:07:18 AM
Bears won toss and put Derbyshire in:
9 balls gone and Derby 0/1
Godleman Ct Burgess b Norwell 0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 08, 2021, 11:09:07 AM
Make that 0/2
1.5
Dal b Norwell 0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 08, 2021, 11:12:31 AM
https://edgbaston.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-v-derbyshire-8-april-2021/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 08, 2021, 11:31:33 AM
Good start. Why is stupid Cricinfo page not updating automatically today? I can't be arsed pressing refresh every two minutes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on April 08, 2021, 12:00:41 PM
Glos also had a great start, with Surrey 5-2

However, Amla and Pope are now batting.



Sir Chef has just been given out LBW for Essex against the Pears
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 08, 2021, 01:37:13 PM
Good start. Why is stupid Cricinfo page not updating automatically today? I can't be arsed pressing refresh every two minutes.

I like Cricinfo but their coverage of live county cricket is poor. Their daily reports are better and the ball by ball coverage of tests is great. The BBC sport app is better, I get wicket alerts on my phone for the Bears. I presume they have an advantage of staff at the ground purely for BBC stuff whereas Cricinfo use someone like George Dobell who works for several outlets and no doubt has to update them all. A great cricket journalist though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 08, 2021, 11:39:32 PM
Why is Olly Stone not playing for the Bears? Once again the ECB appear to be restricting his playing time.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 09, 2021, 05:26:37 PM
Bears in reply after Tea, been a number of stoppages are:
158/5  54 overs
Lamb 40*
Bresnan  17*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 09, 2021, 06:02:22 PM
Probably close of play , not official yet but after 56.2 overs we're 169/5
Lamb 41 and Bres 27
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 10, 2021, 08:55:08 AM
Sounds as though Malan struggling to get a visa, and we have Vihari lined up as his replacement.

He’s got his visa and should be available from 6th May. Vihari will play until then although they haven’t ruled out keeping both of them on, you can have two overseas players in the championship this year, they don’t want to block the development of young players like Mousley and Yates.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 10, 2021, 12:20:27 PM
Bears 221 all out so a small but likely vital lead of 32
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 10, 2021, 12:43:01 PM
At least there is a chance of a result. Assume same points system as usual so we have three bowling and one batting point?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 10, 2021, 12:54:03 PM
Derbys 17 for 2. COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 10, 2021, 12:57:12 PM
3 in an over for OHD
17/3 3 overs
3/7 for OHD
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 10, 2021, 01:13:43 PM
Lunch at fall of wicket 34/4 6.3
Godleman Ct Yates b OHD
OHD 4/15
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 10, 2021, 01:20:06 PM
Weather permitting this could finish today.

I’ve grown to really rate OHD, he’s a good solid county pro who never lets us down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 10, 2021, 01:21:01 PM
Weather permitting this could finish today.

I’ve grown to really rate OHD, he’s a good solid county pro who never lets us down.
And a great bloke
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 10, 2021, 01:52:49 PM
OHD has improved massively. Excellent 4 wicket spell before lunch!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 10, 2021, 10:34:30 PM
Good to see Ed Barnard get his maiden ton for Pears.

Hopefully heading towards a time that he can be a number 6 batsman & very handy seamer.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 12:04:07 PM
A laboured first hour for Bears.
Derby settled in nicely after resuming on 71/5. They haven't lost a wkt in first hour and have moved on to:
122/5 so now lead by 90.
Critchley moved on to 61
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 11, 2021, 12:09:19 PM
A laboured first hour for Bears.
Derby settled in nicely after resuming on 71/5. They haven't lost a wkt in first hour and have moved on to:
122/5 so now lead by 90.
Critchley moved on to 61

Bears bowling hasn't been consistent enough so far, getting 1-2 decent deliveries per over but also giving them easy ones to score from. I think I'd give Briggs and Rhodes a few overs soon.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 01:10:40 PM
Lunch...Derby 159/5 72 overs Lead 127
Critchley 75 & Hosein 32
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 11, 2021, 01:15:20 PM
poor morning means this is looking like a draw I think.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 02:12:55 PM
Finally a breakthrough
184/6
Critchley LBW 83
54 gone
Hosein 49
Hudson- Prentice 0
Lead 152
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 02:47:45 PM
219/7 61.3
Hudson-Prentice Ct Burgess b Rhodes 21
Hosein 63
Cohen comes in
Lead 187
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 03:07:42 PM
227/8 65.5
Cohen Ct Hain b Miles 3
Hosein 63
Aitchison in
Lead 195 48 overs left.
Need these last2 quick
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 03:27:26 PM
237/9 70.3
205 lead
Hosein 75*
Connors in
It was Aitchison out Ct Hain bMiles 3
242/9
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 03:36:29 PM
244 all out
213 to win approx 40 overs not sure
Norwell with the last
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 11, 2021, 03:37:05 PM
213 to win. 40 overs. Can't see us doing it but if we have a good start it's possible.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 11, 2021, 03:38:09 PM
Sorry, 42 overs. Looking forward to watching Sibley take sixty deliveries to get to three.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 03:38:41 PM
Saying 41 on scoreboard
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 11, 2021, 03:39:29 PM
42 on Warwickshire Twitter, I think one gets deducted for the change of innings so maybe they have failed to take that into account.

Edit: they've now amended the Tweet to say 41 overs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 03:41:14 PM
I'm hoping they'll take tea now then do not lose any!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 11, 2021, 04:15:35 PM
Snowing at Edgbaston...it is cricket season after all

Snow stops play
7/0 4.1 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 11, 2021, 04:17:30 PM
It isn't snowing in Yardley, hopefully they'll be back on soon. Hopefully Sibley will bring his bat, too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 11, 2021, 04:36:27 PM
I can't remember the last time I saw snow stops play on games other than at Durham. The weather is bizarre though, was sunny at the start of the innings and looks like it's going to be clear in a few more minutes but in between the outfield went white for a few minutes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 11, 2021, 05:15:47 PM
Match drawn, as was Essex v Worcs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 11:14:05 AM
Notts won toss and batted.
Team: Rhodes, Sibley, Yates, Hain, Vihari, Lamb, Burgess, Bresnan, Stone, Briggs, OHD.
Currently 5/0 3 gone
100 overs to be bowled today to make time for the cessation of play for funeral tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 11:35:52 AM
11/1 7.2
Slater Ct Hain b Stone 5
Hameed 6 is joined by Ben Duckett.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 12:19:05 PM
44/2 16.4
Hameed Ct Sibley b Rhodes 19
Duckett 17 is joined by Joe Clarke
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 12:22:30 PM
44/3 17.2
Duckett LBW 17
Clarke 0 joined by Linden James
1 st point of the game.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 12:36:19 PM
Update 50 up for Notts 50/3 20.1

Worc won toss and bowled and after 21 Derby are 85/1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 12:49:20 PM
63/4 23.2
James Run Out magnificently by Rhodes 11
Clarke 8 joined by Mullaney.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 01:10:48 PM
Lunch around the country
Derby 117/1 v Worcester
Essex 74/5 v Durham
Notts 76/4 27 overs
Clarke 13 & Mullaney 8
Hants 77/1 v Middx
Somerset 94/4 V Glouc
Surrey 75/0 v Leic
Glamorgan 120/3 v Sussex
Yorks 128/2 at Kent
Lancs 98/2 v Norhants
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 02:43:01 PM
Notts 105/5 41
Mullaney ct Vihari b Rhodes 31
Clarke 19 joined by Tom Moores
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 02:52:10 PM
119/6 Clarke Ct Burgess b Stone 29
43 gone
Moores 0 joined by Patterson-White
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 04:20:08 PM
A recovery halted as Rhodes bowls Tom Moores 31
Patterson-White 27
Stuart Broad in
182/7 60.4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 15, 2021, 04:22:32 PM
Looking at this Notts team how have they gone so long without a win? It's a decent squad.

182/7 now, Bresnan Rhodes even has just got Moores with a belter that sent his off-stump flying.

I've not been able to watch much but te bits I've seen Stone has looked superb.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 04:51:45 PM
214/8 67.2
Broad Ct Bresnan b Rhodes 21
Patt-White 40
Chappell in
Rhodes 4/50
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 05:01:13 PM
Latest from elsewhere:
Derby 275/4 v Worcs
Essex 96 AO Durham 43/1
Hants 220/6 Middx
Somerset 249/6 v Glouc
Kent v Yorks 274/6
LAncs 210/5 v Northants
Surrey v Leicester 149/2
Glamorgan 276/7 v Sussex
Notts 226/8 70
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 05:49:00 PM
Struggling a bit at the minute, Notts moved onto 246/8 81.4
Pattinson - White 60
Chappell 7
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 15, 2021, 06:21:00 PM
2 in an over for Bresnan to finish it off at 273.

10 overs to face today (but that might be pushing it because it's looking a bit murky already).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 06:25:18 PM
273 all out 88
Chappell Ct Hain b Bresnan 88
Patterson-White 73*
Patterson Ct Lamb b Bresnan 0

Bowling
OHD          24   7   56   0
Stone        20   4   67   2
Bresnan     17   6   48   3
Rhodes      18   4   53   4
Briggs         8   1   27   0
Vihari          1   0   11   0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 06:37:27 PM
Not a great start
Yates Ct Moores b Chappell 0
Rhodes 4*
Vihari in
Not sure what issue is with Sibley
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 15, 2021, 06:52:39 PM
I don't know exactly what it is but it looks like Broad is wearing a police ankle tag.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 07:16:22 PM
23/2 9
Vihari Ct Hameed b Broad 0
Rhodes 17*
Briggs in for last over of the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 15, 2021, 07:19:49 PM
Close 24/2 10 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 15, 2021, 09:39:30 PM
Sibley was off the field with a finger injury, sent for an x-ray.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 16, 2021, 11:04:44 AM
Second ball of the day sees Broad remove Rhodes.
Ct Moores b Broad 22
Hain joins Briggs
32/3 10.4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 16, 2021, 11:41:54 AM
Bears moving to 60/3 18
Briggs 14 & Hain 16

Derby 384/9 110 v Pears
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 16, 2021, 12:19:06 PM
My last update of the day, my 67th today so off on lash, meeting 2 of my sons but they're lightweights so going up pub early to get a head
start.
Bears 85/3 27 overs
Briggs 20 & Hain 31

Derby 390 all out
Pears 3/1 2.4
Libby 0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 16, 2021, 04:11:54 PM
Bears have got on to 201/8 but with Sibley unlikely to bat there's only 1 wicket left in the bag.

That leads to me no really understanding why there isn't an option to replace a player in a situation like this. If he has, as seems likely, broken a finger not being able to replace him in the batting line up is a huge disadvantage and encourages people to bat when it's not suitable or safe for them to do so in an effort to save the game.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 16, 2021, 04:12:58 PM
and now 201 all out with possibly the best batsman in the squad not able to play.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 17, 2021, 07:25:10 AM
A batting calamity for the Bears. With Malan not joining for a few weeks and now Sibley out it's a poor start to the season. Once again, the bowlers got early wickets as they did against Derbyshire, but lost any advantage by leaking too many runs to lower order batsmen. Why are Mousley and Brookes not playing?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 17, 2021, 11:36:29 AM
2nd wkt of the morningNotts 141/4 lead by 213
Clarke Ct Burgess b Stone 56
James 5 is joined by Mullaney
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 18, 2021, 01:11:15 PM
A great morning for Bears , through to lunch at 167/3 65
Hain 55*
Lamb 40*
A ferocious battle ensuing between Hain & Broad, reminiscent of the famour Atherton/ Donald battle many moons ago. Possibly wuickest i've seen him bowl
for a while. Hain struck twice in the middle of his back and a fierce blow to the helmet which ended up as 4 leg byes.
Could be a thrilling couple of sessions ahead with Bears requiring a further 166 to claim a great victory.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 18, 2021, 01:49:28 PM
Typically straight after lunch  we lose a wkt.
174/4 66.4
Hain Ct Moores b Patterson 57
Lamb 43 joined by Burgess
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 18, 2021, 02:05:01 PM
Another gone, Lamb b Patterson 50
Burgess 0* joined by Bresnan
181/5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 18, 2021, 02:13:44 PM
184/6 Burgess b Patterson 1
Bresnan joined by Oli Stone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 18, 2021, 03:52:42 PM
Losing Sibley has been key to this match, with the full batting line-up I think we'd have had this in the bag, as it stands I cna see it going right to the wire.

I wonder if they're now starting to think about him coming in for a while though, Briggs isn't terrible with the bat but OHD is a proper 11 so could Sibley potentially come in at 10 or even 11 if the target is pretty low?

96 right now, I think if this pair can nudge it down to around 50-60 the conversation will get interesting in the dressing room.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 18, 2021, 04:00:16 PM
38 overs left to play...yes 96 required. Resume with Bresnan 29 and Stone 20
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 18, 2021, 04:15:00 PM
252/6 quite productive since tea 81 required.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2021, 04:29:00 PM
70 now... do we have all our batsmen this time?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on April 18, 2021, 04:41:02 PM
Sounds like they're really reluctant to use Sibley unless they have to. Hopefully these pair can stay in and see it through. Would be some result.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 18, 2021, 04:50:43 PM
100 partnership 284/ 6 49 more
Bresnan has his 50...51*
Stone 39*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 18, 2021, 05:13:37 PM
297/7
Stone Ct Moores b Broad 43
Bresna 55*
Briggs joins him
36 needed
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2021, 05:45:01 PM
13 needed.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on April 18, 2021, 06:00:23 PM
Two wins out of two for Glos, after their first victory in Taunton for 28 years
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 18, 2021, 06:04:12 PM
YOOOOOOUUUU BEEEEAAAARRRSSSS!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 18, 2021, 06:04:29 PM
Brilliant win for the Bears in the end doing that without, probably, the best batsman in the squad is pretty impressive. Bresnan and Briggs are great additions to the team.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 18, 2021, 06:40:35 PM
Well done you Bears! What a heroic chase with Sibley missing. Bresnan did brilliantly!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 18, 2021, 07:17:17 PM
What a tense run chase!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on April 18, 2021, 08:34:04 PM
Fantastic win.

Thought we were dead and buried.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: The Left Side on April 18, 2021, 10:37:24 PM
Excellent Warwick
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 10:28:20 AM
Looking forward to todays game at Edgbaston to Essex, maybe one of the last opportunities to get to watch Alastair Cook 'in the flesh' so to speak.
Been a wonderful player....so really hope he is playing for them...see no reason why he shouldn't.

Bears obviously missing Sibley have named a 13 man squad with 10 from last week plus Mousley, Miles and Henry Brookes added.
Norwell still suffering with his heel injury.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 11:06:47 AM
Essex won toss and r batting.
OHD bowled a maiden first over.

Worcester batting at home v Notts 8/0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 22, 2021, 11:07:35 AM
Good news is I have solved my info with Cricinfo not working. The ESPN India website seems to do what I wanted. 🙂
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 11:52:59 AM
Essex 41/0 11 gone
Sir Alastair Cook, who hasn't scored a run this season being eased into some form by the Bears bowling giving plenty of width 32
Browne 8
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 12:04:20 PM
55/1 14.1
Cook Ct Burgess b Miles 46
Browne 8*
Westley in
8 x 4 & 1 x 6 in Cook's 46
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 12:21:50 PM
63/2 18.2
Westley LBW Miles 4
Browne 12*
Lawrence in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 12:46:41 PM
72/3 24
Dan Lawrence Ct Lamb b Stone 5
Browne 16*
Walter in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 02:19:07 PM
Scores around the country post lunch:
Durham 102/2 v Derby
Worcs 137/0 v Notts
Hants 79/1 v Glouc
Leic 79/5 v Somerset
Middx v Surrey 107/6
Kent v Lancs 80/2
Northants v Glam 127/4
Sussex v Yorks 126/7
At Edgbaston it's now
Essex 96/3 37.2
Browne 22
Walter 18
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 03:58:01 PM
2nd session certainly belongs to Essex
186/3 64
Browne 68
Walter 61
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 04:15:53 PM
2 balls after tea and Browne departs on 186/4 64.2
Ct Burgess b Stone 68
Walter still 61
Ten Doeschate in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 04:34:26 PM
Another wkt to Olly Stone after tea,
197/5 68.2
Walter Ct Vihari b Stone 66
Ten D. 6
Wheater in.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 05:18:26 PM
243/6 80.4
Wheater Ct Burgess b Stone 23
Ten D. 29
Harmer in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 05:24:28 PM
248/7 81.4
Harmer LBW OHD 0
Ten D 34
Siddle in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 05:44:29 PM
266/8 85.5
Siddle b OHD 14
Ten D 38
Sam Cook in

New ball certainly having an effect
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 05:54:56 PM
276/9 87.5
Sam Cook Ct Hain b OHD 6
Ten D 42
Porter in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 22, 2021, 06:10:59 PM
The Essex commentator on the youtube stream is annoying as fuck.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 06:11:54 PM
295 All Out
Ten Doeschate Ct Hain b OHD 56
Porter 5*
Bowling
OHD         20.5   7   73   4
Stone       21      3   89   4
Rhodes     13      2   41   0
Miles        13      4   35   2
Bresnan     6      1   32   0
Briggs      14      3   19   0
Yates         2      0    4    0

I imagine 4 overs left in the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 22, 2021, 06:31:30 PM
Close 7/0 4 overs
Rhodes 7
Yates 0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 23, 2021, 10:30:40 AM
Pears were cruising at 140-0.....then the inevitable happened 240-7....Barnard & Joseph pulled it back a bit thankfully

Libby is looking a better signing by the game...think we might be a beneficiary of Notts being allergic to home developed players....no doubt this time tomorrow I’ll be berating a Joe Clarke century as Notts buying runs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 23, 2021, 12:08:33 PM
Bears lost 2 already this morning, both openers gone.

Currently 35/2 with Hain on a duck and Vihari on 5

Siddle is bowling really well for Essex.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on April 23, 2021, 03:19:31 PM
Cant we find a keeper who can bat a lot better than Burgess can as a number 6? Must be someone in the club we can push on.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 23, 2021, 04:25:22 PM
I quite like Burgess when I've seen him before but he is woefully out of form right now.

186/6
Lamb 46
Stone 16
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 23, 2021, 04:34:00 PM
Stone went a few balls later, Briggs in.

193/7
Briggs 6
Lamb 47

This has been one of those frustrating games where we keep starting partnerships and then losing a wicket just as they start to look settled. not managed a 50 partnership yet, which is why we're struggling.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 23, 2021, 04:35:03 PM
and Lamb goes as I clicked post.

193/8
Briggs 6
Miles 0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 24, 2021, 05:36:48 AM
Good solid stand by Briggs and Miles. Even the new ball didn't trouble them. Briggs is really good for a lower order batsman.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 24, 2021, 11:49:39 AM
Brilliant effort from the lower order, Essex will be gutted to have got 8 down with a lead of over a hundred and ending up with just 11.

284/10
Briggs 66*
OHD 3
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 12:50:18 PM
Essex go into their 2nd innings with opportunity to enhance their lead of 11. Not doing a great deal as Bears gaining the advantage as Essex lose 2 for 23.
Cook Ct Yates b OHD 10
Westley Ct Rhodes b Miles 5
Browne 8*
Lawrence joins him
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 12:56:57 PM
24/3 12.4
Browne LBW Miles 8
Lawrence 1
Walter in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 24, 2021, 12:57:49 PM
COYB
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 24, 2021, 01:04:32 PM
Bears bowling has been excellent so far.

and it gets better, OHD gets a 2nd with the last ball before Lunch.


25/4 at lunch lead of 36
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 01:05:02 PM
Another gone
25/4
Walter ct Burgess b OHD 1
Lawrence 1*
lead by 36

A brilliant session
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 24, 2021, 01:20:23 PM
Great stuff. Shame we had to have lunch 😁
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 24, 2021, 01:22:30 PM
Game on!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 03:13:40 PM
96/6 35.4
Wheater Ct Vihari b Miles 30
Lawrence 28
Harmer in
107 lead
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 04:44:08 PM
137/7 52.5
Lawrence Run Out (Miles) 55
Harmer 15
Siddle in
Lead 148
Disastrous call by DL ball went to Miles quickly at mid on.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 05:14:30 PM
A wicket just as Essex were building a decent lead
169/8 59.4 Lead 180
Siddle Ct Burgess b Miles 20
Harmer 27* joined by Sam Cooke
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 05:47:58 PM
13 overs left in the day with Essex 188/8 a lead of 199 so Bears currently require 200+ a figure that frightens me with Essex having imo the bast attack in the country.
Harmer 46 & Cook 4
192/8 now
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 05:57:13 PM
202/9
Cook Ct Miles b Stone 7
Harmer 52*
213 lead
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 24, 2021, 06:37:27 PM
Close 213/9
From 36/5 they've come back well.
224 lead
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 24, 2021, 08:16:41 PM
Its a shame they got that high, when the 5th went it really looked like we could get them all out today with a target of 150-160. That said the pitch does seem to be getting easier as the day goes on so get the last wicket early and dig in until after lunch as best we can and it'll be an interesting end to the game.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 11:30:50 AM
Very frustrating time at Edgbaston this morning Harmer up to 76 and Porter 10 as the score moves onto:
237/9 a lead of 248.

Getting more and more unlikely that Bears can win this, need to get this final wkt ASAP
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 11:52:26 AM
244 all out
Porter LBW Briggs 11
Harmer 82*
256 to win in 81 overs ish
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 12:17:13 PM
11/1 3.5
Rhodes Ct Wheater b Cook 11
Yates 0*
Vihari in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 12:44:06 PM
37/1 10 gone
Vihari 16
Yates 8

219 more
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 25, 2021, 12:45:15 PM
10 overs gone, 37/1, 218 behind. Siddle looking useful, unfortunately.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 01:03:24 PM
Lunch 48/1 15
Vihari 25
Yates 10

208 more required in a minimum 67 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 01:56:24 PM
20 gone 50/1
Vihari 26
Yates 11
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 02:33:02 PM
30 gone
84/1
Vihari 37
Yates 30

172 needed off minimum 52
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 03:06:08 PM
100 partnership
112/1 38.4
Vihari 48 Yates 47

144 required
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 25, 2021, 03:07:55 PM
100 partnership.
Yates 47
Vihari 48
112/1 off 39, trail by 143
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 03:22:11 PM
126/2 42.1
Vihari Ct Wheater b Walter 52
Yates 57
Hain in
Vihari somewhat disgruntled he didn't think he hit it.
130 needed
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 03:36:38 PM
133/2 46 36 left
Yates 61 Hain 2

123 needed at nearly 3.5 /over
Harmer being particularly miserly
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 03:43:51 PM
Tea
140/2 48 gone
Yates 68
Hain 2
116 required off 34 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 25, 2021, 04:04:44 PM
Hopefully we can chase this down in the last session.....Yates has played well. Vihari unlucky with that dismissal. Pity there's no DRS!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 25, 2021, 04:15:34 PM
Another Sunday afternoon and another tense run chase! COYB!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 25, 2021, 04:25:41 PM
It's like watching the second leg of the 'boro play-off semi. Don't do anything stupid, this is enough. Cracking misfield!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 04:28:53 PM
target below 100...
159/2 55
Yates 74 Hain 15

97 off 27 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 25, 2021, 04:30:18 PM
This is a really interesting game now, bears are looking in a strong position but at some point they'll need to attack Harmer a little bit, I reckon keep ticking over for another 8-10 overs and then have a bit of a slog to get the remaining 70ish in the last 15-16 overs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 04:52:38 PM
178/2 62
78 more off 20
Yates 85 Hain 23
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2021, 05:10:04 PM
Get a fucking move on, please Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 25, 2021, 05:12:58 PM
Eas-y, Eas-y. Get Yates to his hundred, chuck the bat for ten minutes , be all but all over by half past...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 25, 2021, 05:17:40 PM
Yep, need to kick on now, we don't want it to get to a run a ball.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 25, 2021, 05:30:24 PM
I've not watched a lot of Championship cricket these last years, but a couple of misfields aside I have to say I'm quite impressed with the standard. Good contests on good pitches.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 05:33:39 PM
45 off 10 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 05:35:40 PM
Yates 100
215/2
Hain 45
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 05:46:58 PM
Hain has his 50
27 off 7 needed
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 25, 2021, 05:52:47 PM
I think we had it in the bag already but bringing a part timer on in this situation is a really poor decision, they're just milking him for cheap runs with no effort.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 25, 2021, 06:00:49 PM
I think we had it in the bag already but bringing a part timer on in this situation is a really poor decision, they're just milking him for cheap runs with no effort.

Typically he then gets Hain with a pretty poor delivery that Hain tried to smash to the fence.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 25, 2021, 06:13:05 PM
YOOOOOUUUUU BEEEEAAAAARRSSS!!!

Essex champions last two years and hadn't lost since opening game of 2019. Impressive stuff.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 06:13:13 PM
pheeew
21 points to essex's 5
Great win brilliant for Yates 120* his second County ton
Good 60 from Hain plus Vihari 50.

A great game
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 25, 2021, 06:15:40 PM
https://www.bbc.com/sport/cricket/county-championship/table
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 25, 2021, 06:21:28 PM
Superb win and great disciplined batting today. Vihari was very unlucky to get a really bad decision against him. Really happy for Yates after 3 pretty poor knocks. This is a really good, and fairly young, team they've put together.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 25, 2021, 06:34:45 PM
Well done you Bears! The batting looks a lot more solid and disciplined this season. What a great knock by Rob Yates! Vihari did well and was out to a poor decision from the umpire. Importantly this will give the squad great belief and confidence going forward.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: JD on April 27, 2021, 07:52:55 AM
As an Essex fan I have to say congratulations to The Bears.

A very convincing and well deserved win.  >:(
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on April 27, 2021, 09:44:16 AM
Credible draw for The Shire thanks to a last wicket stand after following on against Hants
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 27, 2021, 11:11:29 AM
Well done you Bears! The batting looks a lot more solid and disciplined this season. What a great knock by Rob Yates! Vihari did well and was out to a poor decision from the umpire. Importantly this will give the squad great belief and confidence going forward.

Up to Emirates Riverside to take on the next installment against Durham on Thursday...the form we're currently showing has me really looking forward to this.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on April 27, 2021, 11:31:54 AM
Sundays are becoming my favourite day of the week.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 28, 2021, 07:08:57 AM
Fans back at Edgbaston next month.

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/56908734
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 10:53:54 AM
Toss delayed at Durham.
Blotters out clearing up and covers are slowly being removed.
Toss scheduled for 11:00 now so hopefully underway by 11:30
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 11:07:47 AM
Toss delayed at Durham.
Blotters out clearing up and covers are slowly being removed.
Toss scheduled for 11:00 now so hopefully underway by 11:30
Inspection 11:00 not toss.  Apologies
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 11:31:42 AM
Toss 11:40 Play to start noon
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 11:53:50 AM
Durham won toss and put us in.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 11:59:40 AM
One change for us...Liam Norwell in for Olly Stone:
Rhodes, Yates, Vihari, Hain, Lamb, Burgess, Bresnan, Briggs, Miles, Norwell OHD.

For Durham Mark Wood plays his first county game since 2018:
Lees, Young, Borthwick, Bedlingham, Burnham, Eckersley, Poynter, Carse, Raine, Wood & Rushworth
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 12:16:22 PM
6/1 3.1
Rob Yates b Wood 1 his second ball
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 12:47:49 PM
18/2 10
Vihari LBW Raine 6
Rhodes 9
Hain in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 12:55:45 PM
19/3 11.3
Rhodes LBW 10
Hain 0
Lamb in

Looked a little unlucky but had struggled somewhat.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 12:56:25 PM
19/3 11.3
Rhodes LBW 10
Hain 0
Lamb in

Looked a little unlucky but had struggled somewhat.
LBW Raine
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 29, 2021, 01:03:04 PM
Ermmm... feel free to rain lots in Durham.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 01:03:45 PM
22/4 12.5 Lunch
Lamb b Wood 2
Hain 0
I assume Burgess to come out after lunch.

Not a good shortened session for us.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on April 29, 2021, 01:50:37 PM
Declare!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 01:55:16 PM
Doesn't get any better
22/5 Hain b Raine 1
Burgess 3
Bresnan 0
25/5 now
Hain left one and ball clipped bail on off stump. I don't think Hain realised he had been bowled until he saw all slip contingent running
past him to celebrate with Raine.
Hold on 25/6
Raine has now bowled Burgess 3.
Briggs walks in to join Bresnan
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 02:08:58 PM
30/7
Briggs Ct Rushworth b Wood 4
Bresnan 1
Miles in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 02:13:30 PM
30/8
Bresnan's off stump sent cartwheeling out ground by Raine 1
Miles 0
Norwell in

Raine 5/2 now
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on April 29, 2021, 02:13:37 PM
Oh hello, Bears. I've missed you.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on April 29, 2021, 03:05:40 PM
Having been 30-8 a recovery of sorts.

It is always slightly disappointing when the tail bails out the top order, it is great seeing teams rolled out for really low scores (even if it is Warwickshire).There is something really village about it all.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 29, 2021, 03:20:14 PM
first target is to get another 20 so we at least haven't got the lowest first innings total of the round.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 03:40:58 PM
a fine 9th wkt partnership of 52 comes to and end.
Miles Ct Borthwick b Carse 22
Norwell 24
OHD in

40.4 gone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 03:56:28 PM
87 all out
Norwell Ct Poynter b Carse 25
OHD 3 not out
42.5 overs
Tea now.
No ducks.....is that somehow a positive???
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 29, 2021, 05:36:00 PM
Durham 50/0 20 gone

A lot easier in the afternoon/evening.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on April 29, 2021, 05:41:22 PM
Durham 50/0 20 gone

A lot easier in the afternoon/evening.

Bowling looks average though. Not really threatening.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 29, 2021, 07:17:56 PM
They finish at 88-0 but despite them looking in a very strong position we might get away with it, weather looks rough for tomorrow can see the whole day being lost, only showers and light rain but looks pretty consistent from the early hours until about 6 and then the current predictions are talking about similar showers from early Sunday afternoon right through to late evening.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 30, 2021, 12:34:53 PM
Damn the British weather, could easily have helped us out but instead what little rain there's been has been far too light to interrupt play.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 30, 2021, 01:02:51 PM
Durham now 168/0 77 gone
Lees 75
Young 91

Not a great morning for us. Thankfully missed it all till now...been to VP to have my 2nd jab.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 30, 2021, 01:12:27 PM
Lunch
183/0 80
Lees 81
Will Young 100

Worrying lead 95
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on May 04, 2021, 01:50:03 PM
IPL suspended and domestic players sent home.

It'll be interesting to see how quick the English contingent return and whether they'll be able to play any county games between completing quarantine and the start of the internationals
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 06, 2021, 10:43:49 AM
Looks like Bears are batting, no sound on pictures currently but Leach is selecting a new ball to bowl with.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 06, 2021, 10:44:24 AM
Looks like Bears are batting, no sound on pictures currently but Leach is selecting a new ball to bowl with.
Worcester won toss and put us in.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 06, 2021, 10:50:21 AM
From a Pears point of view happy to see Tongue back, like Stone for you guys if he stays fit he can be a massive weapon & Haynes for Roderick who hasn’t been able to buy a run is a no brainer
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 06, 2021, 10:56:14 AM
Well i'm off to vote now....my local is literally 60 yards away....may not be back till tea!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 06, 2021, 04:28:55 PM
209/4
Yates 100*
Burgess 32*

D'Oliveira gets through his overs very quickly, game is belting along with him at one end.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on May 06, 2021, 06:56:37 PM
Close of play 271-7, good job Yates and Burgess got runs because it wouldn't be a very good score otherwise.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 07, 2021, 12:00:33 PM
316/8 109.4
Briggs LBW Tongue 24
Burgess 86*
Norwell in

2 balls left to deny Worcester a third bowling point, which is achieved so bonus points Bears 3 & Pears 2
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 07, 2021, 12:28:31 PM
338/8 116
Burgess completes his 3rd first class ton, his first for Bears.
100 *
Norwell 7*
If Burgess could get somewhere near his top score of 146 (Sussex v Notts) then we could end up with a
decent score.
Norwell b Joseph 7
339/9
OHD coming in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 07, 2021, 12:33:13 PM
Burgess gone
Ct ??? b Barnard 101
OHD 4*
343 all out
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 07, 2021, 12:41:44 PM
Well done Yates, Burgess and the Bears, decent total that. Hopefully it won't rain too much.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on May 07, 2021, 01:10:48 PM
Middlesex v Glos is live on Sky

Not great picture quality, but at least it's multi-camera.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 07, 2021, 02:27:41 PM
Oh that well known local derby, Middlesex vs Gloucestershire. Good choice, Sky.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 07, 2021, 02:29:46 PM
This next couple of hours could be the game, our middle order have not contributed a lot once the openers are broken so if we play to form it’ll be 100-5 by 4.30...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on May 07, 2021, 03:15:19 PM
Oh that well known local derby, Middlesex vs Gloucestershire. Good choice, Sky.

I suspect it's more that Sky can't be arsed to go anywhere other than just down the road to Lord's
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 07, 2021, 04:55:52 PM
You're probably right there. Shame.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on May 08, 2021, 06:07:48 PM
Glos beat Middlesex inside 3 days

That four wins and a draw from the first five games.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 09, 2021, 01:29:53 PM
Just a battle for bonus points at Edgbaston after yesterdays washout.
At Lunch:
Pears 288/6 101 overs
Haynes 86*
Barnard 28*
They will obviously get a 3rd batting point with 9 overs left but we may well struggle to get 3 wkts in said 9 overs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 09, 2021, 01:47:37 PM
289/7 101.4
Haynes Run Out backing up too far when Barnard drove and Liam Norwell got a touch and it cannoned into the stumps. 87
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 09, 2021, 04:53:08 PM
Drawn match Bears 13 points Pears 14
Bears down to 2nd with Pears one point behind and Notts top by winning today
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 20, 2021, 12:02:11 PM
Bears have lost two quick wickets, 26/2.
Rhodes (10) and Yates (0) both falling to Peter Siddle
Sibley 16* and Malan 0 at the wicket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 20, 2021, 12:03:59 PM
Oh& we won toss and chose to bat.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 20, 2021, 12:38:27 PM
37/3
Malan Ct Westley b Porter 7
Sibley 20
Hain in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 21, 2021, 11:32:57 AM
Bears 166 all out
Siddle 6/38
Only Bresnan making 50 and Sibley 43 offering any resistance.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on May 23, 2021, 05:01:24 PM
What a pathetic and utterly inept performance from Worcestershire. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 24, 2021, 02:34:20 PM
What a pathetic and utterly inept performance from Worcestershire.

100% - desperate batting performance, can’t rely on Libby / Mitchell & tail wagging every innings.

Joseph hasn’t done enough as an overseas player either....added nothing that the bowlers already with the club couldn’t have done.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 27, 2021, 08:13:44 AM
Have fun anyone going today. 🙂
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2021, 11:37:58 AM
What a pathetic and utterly inept performance from Worcestershire.

100% - desperate batting performance, can’t rely on Libby / Mitchell & tail wagging every innings.

Joseph hasn’t done enough as an overseas player either....added nothing that the bowlers already with the club couldn’t have done.
Not improved much today
Daryl Mitchell LBW 0 First ball of match
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 27, 2021, 11:57:31 AM
Luckily Derbyshire catch like that Derby goalkeeper at Wembley as 2 wickets but 3 drops in less than an hour
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2021, 11:58:48 AM
At Edgbaston Bears put in by Notts are:
32/1 14
Yates b James 8
Rhodes 22*
Malan comes in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on May 27, 2021, 01:03:49 PM
At lunch, Bears 78-2 losing Malan just before lunch.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2021, 03:26:15 PM
Moving on quite nicely Bears up to
143/2 54.2
Rhodes 82
Hain 21
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2021, 03:43:01 PM
Other latest scores:
Essex 174/5 @ Durham
Worc 197/4 v Derby
Middx 133/6 @ Leicester
Surrey 169/4 v Glos
Yorks 126/9 @ Lancs
Sussex 166/9 v Northants
Bears now 160/2 58.5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2021, 05:09:23 PM
192/3  76.4
Hain 40
Lamb 15

Like Malan who fell last ball before lunch Will Rhodes out last ball before tea 91
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2021, 05:40:42 PM
First batting point achieved, well on way towards a 2nd
219/3
Hain 54
Lamb 28

84.5 gone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2021, 05:48:52 PM
Latest in our group
Worc 306/6 v Derby
Essex 182 v Durham 33/2

Bears 226/3
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2021, 06:11:55 PM
244/5
Two LBW's for Dane Patterson
Hain 61
Burgess 3
Leaves Lamb on 39* joined by Bresnan.
91.2 gone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on May 27, 2021, 06:48:24 PM
Disappointing to lose a couple of late wickets, it spoilt what should have been a good day for the Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 28, 2021, 12:42:15 PM
Good tail wagging to get us to 341 all out and three bonus points.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on May 28, 2021, 07:36:34 PM
Good tail wagging to get us to 341 all out and three bonus points.

Yep 52 runs for the last wicket, could do with a couple of early wickets in the morning.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 28, 2021, 07:55:53 PM
Hopefully, as I'm going tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 30, 2021, 12:13:04 PM
Hallelujah Pears finally notched a win...good to see Pennington maiden Michelle....papers over the batting issues a little but still great 👍
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on May 30, 2021, 03:43:20 PM
Hallelujah Pears finally notched a win...good to see Pennington maiden Michelle....papers over the batting issues a little but still great 👍

Chuffed with this.  If we can find the consistency needed with the bowlers that would be great.  Jake Libby 6th in the averages but no other WCC player in the top 50 of the batting or bowling other than Barnard for batting, which I expect to drop. Great win, more please!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 30, 2021, 04:39:52 PM
Warks on course for another win. Notts now 129/7, down to the bowlers, still 179 behind.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 30, 2021, 04:55:41 PM
Hallelujah Pears finally notched a win...good to see Pennington maiden Michelle....papers over the batting issues a little but still great 👍

Chuffed with this.  If we can find the consistency needed with the bowlers that would be great.  Jake Libby 6th in the averages but no other WCC player in the top 50 of the batting or bowling other than Barnard for batting, which I expect to drop. Great win, more please!

Agree, shame Haynes didn’t get the first century off his back but need other batsmen to stand up around Libby, Mitchell & Haynes
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 30, 2021, 05:13:14 PM
Into the last hour, Notts digging in for the draw. I think the batters have changed ends once since tea.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 30, 2021, 05:17:34 PM
14 overs to get two wickets, COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 30, 2021, 05:19:14 PM
8 down. Patterson-White still there, but crucially not on strike. 14 overs left in the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2021, 05:30:08 PM
Nine down COYB
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 30, 2021, 05:30:37 PM
Oooh, wounder. Patterson-White bowled out to one dropping off his hip. 70 balls left, 1 wicket needed.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on May 30, 2021, 05:44:14 PM
YOOOOOOOOOOUUUUU BEEEEEAAAARRRSSS!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2021, 05:44:31 PM
138 all out. You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 30, 2021, 05:48:51 PM
Doddle.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on May 30, 2021, 05:51:35 PM
Up to third, 7 points behind leaders Essex with a game in hand
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 30, 2021, 10:46:42 PM
I've only just seen the stumping for the fourth Notts wicket. Has anyone got it on super slo-mo? It's like trying to watch a chameleon nail a fly!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 31, 2021, 10:33:24 AM
I've only just seen the stumping for the fourth Notts wicket. Has anyone got it on super slo-mo? It's like trying to watch a chameleon nail a fly!

https://edgbaston.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-v-nottinghamshire-27-may-2021/#match-match-reports
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on May 31, 2021, 12:40:42 PM
Great win for the Bears, considering we we without  Sibley ,Stone and of course Woakes  (he is still a Bears player is'nt he ) it  was a impressive win
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on May 31, 2021, 01:58:34 PM
Bears women, or central sparks as they are known in one day playing 2nd game today, having won the first on Saturday. Sutton Coldfield born England player Amy Jones scored 114 in that game. Well she has just hit 163 not out in the second
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 01, 2021, 01:51:48 PM
Bears women, or central sparks as they are known in one day playing 2nd game today, having won the first on Saturday. Sutton Coldfield born England player Amy Jones scored 114 in that game. Well she has just hit 163 not out in the second

It's a Bears and Pears team, plus a few Minor Counties.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on June 03, 2021, 04:41:52 AM
What is going on with Chris Woakes? Not in the squad yet again for the Derbyshire game. Seemingly out of the Test team despite a good summer last year. Is he injured?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 11:00:05 AM
England insisted he rested....ridiculous as he only played 3 times in IPL and not at all when away with England.

At Derby we lost the toss and Derby put us in.
Rhodes, Yates, Malan, Hain, Lamb, Burgess, Bresnan, Briggs, Miles, Norwell & OHD
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 11:26:57 AM
Will Rhodes gone cheaply
14/1
Rhodes 8
Yates 4*
Malan 0*
16/2
Malan bowled Connors 0

The lad really struggling.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 12:51:14 PM
70/2 25.5
Yates 21
Hain 27

54 partnership so far
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 03:10:23 PM
154/4 50
Hain 68
Burgess 18

Lamb and Yates wickets to fall. All 4 for Conners
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 03:29:40 PM
154/4 50
Hain 68
Burgess 18

Lamb and Yates wickets to fall. All 4 for Conners
154/4 50
Hain 68
Burgess 18

Lamb and Yates wickets to fall. All 4 for Conners
This is Sam Hain's 6th 50 of the season, yet to convert one to a century, todays 75 his highest score of the season
168/4 55
Hain 75
Burgess 25
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 03, 2021, 03:47:23 PM
Glos struggling a bit against Leices.

Great start to the season, but not going so well without Bracey
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on June 03, 2021, 03:52:03 PM
Worcs 131 all out at tea on day one is pretty abject 19-0 to 20-4 just highlights again that middle order is nowhere near right.

Durham have all the time in world to make it a bat once game - hopefully the bowlers dig the batsmen out of it yet again...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 04:37:45 PM
I was kiss of death to Hain...he was out for 77.
We're now about 7 overs into last session with Bears:
205/5 68.4
Burgess 51
Bresnan 7
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 04:45:35 PM
Other scores in our group:
Essex v Notts 172/4
Pears 131 v Durham 51/1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 04:55:45 PM
222/6 74.1
Bresnan Ct Madsen??? b Hughes 17
Burgess 58
Briggs in

Double Nelson strikes
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 05:33:48 PM
241/6 84.3
Burgess 68
Briggs 9

Essex v Notts 190/6
Worc 131 v Durham 80/1
Former favourite Keir Barker currently 6/ 63 for Hants v Somerset
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 05:46:47 PM
252/7 87.3
Burgess Ct Guest b Cohen 71
Briggs 17
Miles in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 06:08:39 PM
262/8 92.1
Briggs Ct Guest b Aithcheson 20
Miles 7
Norwell in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 06:16:29 PM
269/9 93.5
Norwell Ct & B Reece1
Miles 17
OHD in
looks like gonna have to make do with only 2 batting points
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 03, 2021, 06:25:34 PM
Close
272/9 96
Miles 15
OHD 0

Another disappointing day with the bat.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on June 04, 2021, 06:14:21 AM
Close
272/9 96
Miles 15
OHD 0

Another disappointing day with the bat.

Malan has been a big failure so far as overseas batsman. Bring back Vihari!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on June 04, 2021, 06:18:21 AM
I see Chris Woakes is missing yet again? Will he ever play any red ball cricket for the Bears again? Typical Olly Stone is omitted from the England starting eleven against NZ and not allowed to play for the Bears either.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 02:36:15 PM
We only added 2 runs to overnight score but as they say, you don't know a wkt until both sides have batted well Derby are currently
98/7
4 to Miles
2 Norwell
1 OHD
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 03:04:44 PM
121/9 4 more required to avoid follow on. If we get the final wkt i'd be tempted to make them

121 all out
5fer for Miles, 4 for Norwell

153 behind
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 03:07:54 PM
Bowling
OHD         9   2   33   1
Norwell    13   3   24   4
Miles        11.4   5   30   5
Rhodes      3   1   3   0
Bresnan    3   2   10   0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 03:16:38 PM
Haven't enforced. Disappointed so much time left could have had game more or less won by close.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 03:25:56 PM
4/1 2.1
Rhodes b Conners 3
Yates 0*
Malan in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 03:35:16 PM
A pair in the match for Malan
5/2
Malan Ct Guest b Cohen 0
Yates 1
Lead 158
Hain in
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 04:07:34 PM
18/3
Yates b Reece 5
Moved onto 26/3
Hain 8
Lamb 8
Since lunch 87/10 and we didn't enforce follow on. Could have had Sunday off. We may do so still. Derby look very brittle.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 04:30:16 PM
Tea
43/3 16
Lead 196
Hain 19
Lamb 14
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 05:42:39 PM
85/4
Lamb gone
Hain 41
Burgess 0
Lead 238
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 06:14:08 PM
107/5
Hain LBW Cohen 46
Burgess 17
Bresnan in
Lead 260
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 06:17:43 PM
16 wickets in the day so far....ridiculous, still about 12 overs left
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 06:51:27 PM
126/6
Bresnan Ct Madsen b Conners 7
Burgess 28
Briggs in
Lead 279
17th wkt of the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 06:59:11 PM
Wkt 18
128/7
Burgess Ct Aitchison b Cohen 28
Briggs2
Miles in
281 lead
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 07:16:34 PM
Close
132/7 48
Briggs 6
Miles 0
Lead of 285
I really hope that the decision not to make them follow on doesn't come back to haunt us.
Derby's batting line up is quite brittle and
Derby could have been on a similar score with game then virtually over. Bears are certainly in prime position but we haven't
quite batted Derby out of the game yet with still 2 days of the game left. Hopefully we can get a lead over 300 which will
give us a physcholigical bonus.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on June 04, 2021, 07:39:11 PM
How many times did the ball beat the bat today. I don't think Derby will get 150
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 04, 2021, 08:37:38 PM
I see Chris Woakes is missing yet again? Will he ever play any red ball cricket for the Bears again? Typical Olly Stone is omitted from the England starting eleven against NZ and not allowed to play for the Bears either.

You asked the same question yesterday.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 04, 2021, 08:39:14 PM
How many times did the ball beat the bat today. I don't think Derby will get 150

Tomorrows another day.
Bears obviously massive favourites. The way the ball moving still feel wrong decision not to enforce follow on. Derby are fragile and winless, today
was the third occasion whereby they could have followed on.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on June 05, 2021, 03:37:00 PM
Derby 117 all out.

Bears win easily.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on June 05, 2021, 10:26:40 PM
Where the hell is Moeen Ali?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 06, 2021, 10:15:22 AM
Where the hell is Moeen Ali?
In the same place as Chris Woakes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on June 10, 2021, 11:23:44 AM
I know we bang on about this subject but is Chris Woakes not allowed to play for anyone at present !? Is he injured ? Is he still alive even !? No doubt Bairstow will be in the Yorkshire team later !

Squad for today's game: Will Rhodes (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Ethan Brookes, Michael Burgess, Sam Hain, Olly Hannon-Dalby, Adam Hose, Jake Lintott, Craig Miles, Dan Mousley, Ed Pollock
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 10, 2021, 10:49:16 PM
I know we bang on about this subject but is Chris Woakes not allowed to play for anyone at present !? Is he injured ? Is he still alive even !? No doubt Bairstow will be in the Yorkshire team later !

Squad for today's game: Will Rhodes (C), Carlos Brathwaite, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Ethan Brookes, Michael Burgess, Sam Hain, Olly Hannon-Dalby, Adam Hose, Jake Lintott, Craig Miles, Dan Mousley, Ed Pollock

I’m starting to think that he doesn’t want to play for the Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on June 11, 2021, 01:02:38 AM
While on the subject of missing men, what's happened to Henry Brookes?

I think Woakes played in a warm-up game against Northants earlier this week.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 11, 2021, 07:53:36 PM
The Bears have set a challenging target against Notts, 229-5 off 20 overs. Brathwaite took 32 of Trego in the 19th, clinical hitting.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on June 11, 2021, 08:03:59 PM
It's the third highest score in their history, so I'd hope it's a bit more than challenging.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 11, 2021, 09:21:27 PM
Bears win by 18 runs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 11, 2021, 09:23:06 PM
You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 13, 2021, 04:06:54 PM
With the Euros now in full swing people may have forgotten that Bears are at Derby today.
Derby made 160/8 off their 20

Pieter Malan's woes continue as he's out for 0 in first over
4/1  1.1 gone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 13, 2021, 04:08:29 PM
With the Euros now in full swing people may have forgotten that Bears are at Derby today.
Derby made 160/8 off their 20

Pieter Malan's woes continue as he's out for 0 in first over
4/1  1.1 gone
just a mention that the lesser spotted Chris Woakes has been spotted making an appearance with a couple of wickets to his name.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 13, 2021, 04:12:57 PM
Derby well into this game
Pollock now gone 4
14/2 2.3
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 13, 2021, 04:19:18 PM
18/3 3.3
Rhodes Ct down leg side 9
Very poor shot selection by one and all.
Pray for a Brathwaite master class.
Mousley into join Hain
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 13, 2021, 04:19:42 PM
Batting like they don't want to miss the Austria game.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 13, 2021, 04:42:31 PM
Hain 25* and Mousley 24* 50 stand for the 4th wicket. Going nicely now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 13, 2021, 04:43:10 PM
Managing to pull in back somewhat 73/3 9 gone
Mousley 28
Hain 25
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 13, 2021, 04:43:54 PM
Managing to pull in back somewhat 73/3 9 gone
Mousley 28
Hain 25
As Hain goes 25 73/4 9.1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 13, 2021, 05:20:50 PM
Nervy last couple of overs now. 145-7, Brathwaite gone. Woakes to guide us home...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 13, 2021, 05:24:47 PM
All over, Bears win with an over to spare.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lsvilla on June 15, 2021, 04:50:20 PM
Does anyone know why Sky are showing the PSL and not the Vitality Blast ? Is is just because there should be a test match still on (or just finished) ?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 15, 2021, 05:02:11 PM
Not sure if there's a limit on how many they show now crowds are back, maybe?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 15, 2021, 10:24:34 PM
Another good win for the Bears
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on June 15, 2021, 11:48:12 PM
Big win, Northants are a good t20 side so bowling them out is a big performance. Apparently Hain was superb.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 16, 2021, 12:53:41 AM
Top of both our divisions, now. Great effort.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 16, 2021, 07:07:51 PM
Bears on the box now, 37 for 2 after 5 1/2 overs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 16, 2021, 08:02:58 PM
Looking like a decent score, but was looking like it was going to be amazing not long ago.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 16, 2021, 08:13:42 PM
Looking like a decent score, but was looking like it was going to be amazing not long ago.

Yes it fizzled out really. After Rhodes was out we lost wickets at regular intervals.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 16, 2021, 09:40:42 PM
Easy win in the end. YOOOUUU BEEEAAARRSSS!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 16, 2021, 09:46:02 PM
Easy win in the end. YOOOUUU BEEEAAARRSSS!

Yes Leicester started well with the bat and were scoring regular boundaries but we have variety in our attack and regular wickets were key.

In other news our rivals down the road lost to Johnny Bairstow.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: frank on June 16, 2021, 09:50:18 PM
Easy win in the end. YOOOUUU BEEEAAARRSSS!

Yes Leicester started well with the bat and were scoring regular boundaries but we have variety in our attack and regular wickets were key.

In other news our rivals down the road lost to Johnny Bairstow.
Sorry to say it, but it was one of the Pears' heaviest T20 defeats. Bairstow was batting on one leg and smashed 6 after 6
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 16, 2021, 10:11:22 PM
112 off 51 balls, 7x4 and 10x6.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on June 20, 2021, 04:10:05 PM
Bears are away at Durham this afternoon. Durham batted first and set 186.

Bears currently 27/0 after 3.1
Pollock 15
Hose 11
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on June 27, 2021, 08:02:58 AM
The Bears T20 campaign has somewhat fallen apart. Poor batting against Durham.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: LeeB on June 27, 2021, 01:55:09 PM
The Bears T20 campaign has somewhat fallen apart. Poor batting against Durham.

I went on Thursday, but received an apology on Friday from Stuart Cain for the behaviour of a load of pissed up students in the Eric Hollies stand. I'd left before the end but apparently they'd invaded the pitch, and they'd been huddled together singing 'don't take me home and 'football's coming home' relentlessly all evening, the stereotypically twattish twats.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 30, 2021, 01:55:26 PM
BBC announce their broadcasters for 'The Hundred'

Looks like it'll be Isa plus the Beeb's podcasters ('Tuffers & Vaughan', 'Tailenders' and half of 'No Balls')
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on June 30, 2021, 06:34:34 PM
15 off the first over for Yorkshire against the Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on June 30, 2021, 07:10:23 PM
15 off the first over for Yorkshire against the Bears.

55-8 now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on June 30, 2021, 08:16:54 PM
Well that was touch and go, the tension was unbearable towards the end.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on June 30, 2021, 08:38:10 PM
YOOOOU BEEEEAAARS! That's more like it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 02, 2021, 08:34:23 PM
What the fuck Bears???
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: charlatan on July 02, 2021, 10:35:39 PM
BBC announce their broadcasters for 'The Hundred'

Looks like it'll be Isa plus the Beeb's podcasters ('Tuffers & Vaughan', 'Tailenders' and half of 'No Balls')

Don't think I'll be paying much attention until the final stages. Far too old to pick a new team to root for.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 02, 2021, 11:10:06 PM
I will be trying not to see a single delivery.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 03, 2021, 06:29:02 AM
I went last night, I really wish that I hadn’t bothered.

Notts started well, 72 off the first 6 overs, but we did well to get back into it with the ball and restrict them to 177. The batting is paper thin and I left when the 5th wicket went down, that’s something that I’ve never done before at cricket or football. We just can’t seem to play spin and looked clueless.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on July 04, 2021, 12:39:50 AM
BBC announce their broadcasters for 'The Hundred'

Looks like it'll be Isa plus the Beeb's podcasters ('Tuffers & Vaughan', 'Tailenders' and half of 'No Balls')

Don't think I'll be paying much attention until the final stages. Far too old to pick a new team to root for.

Who would technically be your new team? I found it impossible to feel the same affinity for the 'Birmingham Bears' in the Blast, never mind this desperate Americanism.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on July 04, 2021, 12:43:23 AM
I will be trying not to see a single delivery.

Same. You don't mess with the basics. There are six legitimate deliveries an over. Anything else is simply wrong, regardless of what the mercenary PR agency you've paid a seven figure sum thinks.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: charlatan on July 04, 2021, 12:55:28 AM
BBC announce their broadcasters for 'The Hundred'

Looks like it'll be Isa plus the Beeb's podcasters ('Tuffers & Vaughan', 'Tailenders' and half of 'No Balls')

Don't think I'll be paying much attention until the final stages. Far too old to pick a new team to root for.

Who would technically be your new team? I found it impossible to feel the same affinity for the 'Birmingham Bears' in the Blast, never mind this desperate Americanism.

Worcestershire is my county. If there isn't a Worcester (or Stourbridge!) based team I'm not going to be interested, although if it works out like the T20 tournament I might be able to make a few quid out of the latter stages.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on July 04, 2021, 01:04:49 AM
BBC announce their broadcasters for 'The Hundred'

Looks like it'll be Isa plus the Beeb's podcasters ('Tuffers & Vaughan', 'Tailenders' and half of 'No Balls')

Don't think I'll be paying much attention until the final stages. Far too old to pick a new team to root for.

Who would technically be your new team? I found it impossible to feel the same affinity for the 'Birmingham Bears' in the Blast, never mind this desperate Americanism.

Worcestershire is my county. If there isn't a Worcester (or Stourbridge!) based team I'm not going to be interested, although if it works out like the T20 tournament I might be able to make a few quid out of the latter stages.

I'm a Bear, but I live in Worcester myself, and love going down to New Road. I can't see the franchise system within the Hundred being a success. I was born and grew up in Brum, but I've met more cricket fans from 5 years in Worcester than I knew in 25 years in Birmingham. And none of them feel included within the Hundred whatsoever.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 05, 2021, 03:28:32 PM
I think that the pitch might be doing a bit at Old Trafford

Kent 35-8

J Anderson 7 for 10 (including his 1000th First Class wicket)

Just the 1304 wickets behind Fred Trueman
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 05, 2021, 03:31:02 PM
Josh de Caires making his Middlesex debut against Glos in 'Nam today

Son of Athers
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 05, 2021, 09:10:51 PM
A batting collapse at Edgbaston today, 225-4 to 237 all out in less than 8 overs. Dire.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 06, 2021, 11:33:17 AM
From our current game 3 players called up to England for game on Thursday....Bears Danny Briggs plus obviously Stokes but also Brydon Carse

34/1 Durham currently
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 06, 2021, 11:38:22 AM
Ethan Brookes has come in for Danny Briggs and Graham Clark and Jack Burnham replace te Durham duo
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 06, 2021, 01:07:19 PM
Durham 89/3 37.1
Miles with all 3.
Ethan Brookes now involved in game in as much as he's bowling, in about his 4th over.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 06, 2021, 03:03:25 PM
147/5
Bedingham 30
Eckersley 2
4 for Miles plus 1 for the skipper.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 06, 2021, 03:29:41 PM
Cloudburst at Edgbaston
173/5 62
Bedingham 37
Eckersley 18
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 07, 2021, 11:56:02 AM
Being the last day and so much time lost now a battle for bonus points, current score:
205/5 76th over
Eckersly and Bedingham going along nicely.
34 overs for us to do some serious striking
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 07, 2021, 12:02:28 PM
we have our 2nd bowling point, Rob Yates with his first first class wicket having Eckersley ct by Hain
213/6 77.4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: frank on July 09, 2021, 09:28:34 PM
Comfortable win for the Pears v the Bears this evening. I was pleasantly surprised.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 09, 2021, 09:52:30 PM
Comfortable win for the Pears v the Bears this evening. I was pleasantly surprised.
Likewise frank - ridiculous that England are on squad number 2 & Cox isnt in that squad…gr8 for Pears tho
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on July 10, 2021, 01:52:59 AM
Is it six or seven bowlers who are out for the Bears?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on July 10, 2021, 04:22:56 AM
Is it six or seven bowlers who are out for the Bears?

Yes. Woakes, Stone, OHD, Brathwaite, Mousley, Bresnan & Briggs. A crazy number out, but the Bears batting is dire at the moment.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on July 10, 2021, 04:22:24 PM
Another  spineless and pathetic batting performance yet again by the Bears  .I can accept us losing but not to not show any passion  or pride over the last few weeks is hard to take
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 12, 2021, 12:03:22 PM
The Derby v Essex championship game has been abandoned this morning due to a positive Covid test in the home squad.
Which means that Essex can't qualify for next stage of Championship and as long as we match Durhams points tally (Notts 312/9 in that game..no play today so far)
Bears currently 296/4 so nearly a third batting point.
Lamb 23*
Rhodes 36*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 12, 2021, 12:21:27 PM
Assuming we now finish in the top 2 we need Notts to finish there with us as going into next stage we will not play our group
companions again but we would take half the number of points with us and as we did the double over Notts that will be a
considerable sum around 22 i imagine.

Rhodes 50
318/4 96.3 gone so 14 overs nearly to get to 350
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 12, 2021, 12:56:27 PM
Lost a couple of quick wickets 343/6
Rhodes Ct Libby b Barker 60
Burgess b Sodhi 4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 12, 2021, 12:57:29 PM
Lamb LBW Sodhi 44
344/7
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 12, 2021, 03:59:35 PM
Finally all out 395. They will be disappointed with that especially with the start  Pears have made.
67/0 20 gone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 12, 2021, 04:28:14 PM
Worcs 1 down
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 13, 2021, 04:03:07 PM
In response to our 395 Pears have moved onto 313/7 125 overs
We will come out of the game with 6 bonus points. Very likely a draw now. Bears certainly don't need to take any risks.
With Durham 161/9 i think highly unlikely they will trouble Notts. So more or less nailed on that we go forward in second place.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 14, 2021, 11:40:20 AM
Pears pushing on 437/9 42 lead.
9th wkt put on 101
Barnard 110*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 14, 2021, 11:52:36 AM
83 overs left in the day with Pears declaring 447/9 a lead of 52.
Trying to set enough time for Sodhi to bowl us ut leaving enough time to achieve a smallish target.
Positive from them putting a certain amount of pressure on Bears to not get out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 14, 2021, 01:54:05 PM
ECB have finally judged the Derby v Essex game that was abandoned due to Covid...deemed a draw so Essex get 11 points ensuring they finish below Bears.
Currently Bears are :
60/0 20.4
Sibley 30*
Yates 30*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 14, 2021, 02:10:40 PM
Sibley gone strangled down leg side ct by Cox b Finch 41
Yates 33
Malan in 76/1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 14, 2021, 08:56:54 PM
Glos lost to Hants so, after their superb start to the season, they fail to make the cut for the second part of the season
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 15, 2021, 11:16:27 AM

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/county-championship/table

The final group tables. Bears will play each of the top 2 counties in the other two groups (4 games in total). We will not play Notts as they were in our group and we
have already played them twice beating them both times, which is great for us as we take 50% of the points earned against them through with us. So we start the next stage
top of the division with 21 points.
Would be nice to stay unbeaten in those 4 games. The fixtures for these games have not been published yet.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 15, 2021, 05:45:03 PM
I'll assume that none of the games will be played on days that are convenient for spectators, as usual.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 16, 2021, 10:06:16 AM
I'll assume that none of the games will be played on days that are convenient for spectators, as usual.

I know what you mean but being retired i can go any time, and i prefer not to have games on a saturday as i watch my own club then.
I realise i'm in minority there.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 16, 2021, 10:58:23 PM
A good win in the derby tonight, largely thanks to Hain & Brathwaite. I know crowds are limited at the moment but I was surprised at how small the crowd looked. There seemed to be more at the Notts game a couple of weeks ago.

Still, I’d rather be a Bear than a Pear, I spoke to Ian Bell and stood close to Becky Wood which was actually my highlight.

You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on July 17, 2021, 01:14:22 AM
A good win in the derby tonight, largely thanks to Hain & Brathwaite. I know crowds are limited at the moment but I was surprised at how small the crowd looked. There seemed to be more at the Notts game a couple of weeks ago.

Still, I’d rather be a Bear than a Pear, I spoke to Ian Bell and stood close to Becky Wood which was actually my highlight.

You Bears!

Enjoyable night on the field with a good game decided by an excellent partnership between Hain and Brathwaite.  Off the field not so great, with pissed up idiots aplenty, Villa obsessives singing about us throughout, a few fights breaking out and a really obnoxious woman behind who continued to shout a torrent of foul language throughout the entirety of the game with families and kids sitting all around.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 17, 2021, 10:11:22 AM
A good win in the derby tonight, largely thanks to Hain & Brathwaite. I know crowds are limited at the moment but I was surprised at how small the crowd looked. There seemed to be more at the Notts game a couple of weeks ago.

Still, I’d rather be a Bear than a Pear, I spoke to Ian Bell and stood close to Becky Wood which was actually my highlight.

You Bears!

Was limited to 25% capacity, so was a sell out
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 17, 2021, 06:03:51 PM
Doesn't look like we are gonna get any favours of useless Yorkshire bastards, currently trundling along at less than a run a ball with under four overs left.

Relying on Leicestershire to beat the Pears and us beating Northants, then.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 18, 2021, 03:41:42 PM
Somerset v The Shire T20 is on Sky tonight after the international

Need a win qualify.

Somerset are already through.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 18, 2021, 03:44:43 PM
Bears have a guy called Chris Benjamin on debut, lets say he won't die wondering, he was 9 from 3 having got 2 reverse sweep 4s. He's now 46 from 26 and seems to be having great fun.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on July 18, 2021, 09:13:08 PM
Nice one Leicestershire
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 18, 2021, 09:13:52 PM
YOOOOOUUUUUUUU BEEEEAAAAAARSSSANDFOOOOOOOOXES
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lsvilla on July 18, 2021, 09:15:20 PM
YOOOOOUUUUUUUU BEEEEAAAAAARSSSANDFOOOOOOOOXES
Is that enough ? We’re down to average points because of the Derbyshire situation.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on July 18, 2021, 09:22:53 PM
I would rather be a Bear than a Pear .Great day for the Bears with a good win over Northants  and fair play to Leicester and Josh Inglis in particular  Was listening to the Leicester v Pears live and i have never known a Radio Worcester  presenter disappear off air so quick at the end of a game
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 18, 2021, 10:26:23 PM
YOOOOOUUUUUUUU BEEEEAAAAAARSSSANDFOOOOOOOOXES
Is that enough ? We’re down to average points because of the Derbyshire situation.

Yes, we finish fourth and will play away to Kent in the quarter finals on Friday 27th August.

https://mobile.twitter.com/VitalityBlast/status/1416859466004316171

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 19, 2021, 09:07:18 AM
Hopefully this weekends capitulation will spell the end for Gidman as Worcester coach, he comes across as so damn wet, pink & fluffy. Sodhi aside our overseas players have been desperate all summer
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 19, 2021, 07:52:19 PM
A good signing for the Bears

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/57890623

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 19, 2021, 08:56:56 PM
A good signing for the Bears

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/57890623



Don't know him, but sounds promising
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 19, 2021, 09:15:07 PM
That’s a proper quality signing for you guys, Lance must be gutted….surprised the Nottinghamshire Barbarians weren’t in for him, they normally want first refusal on every transfer
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on July 19, 2021, 10:17:03 PM
Hopefully this weekends capitulation will spell the end for Gidman as Worcester coach, he comes across as so damn wet, pink & fluffy. Sodhi aside our overseas players have been desperate all summer

Couldn't agree more Gareth.  Dwarshuis has been a disaster, largely.  I honestly thought we'd be a force in the T20 but we are consistently inconsistent.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 20, 2021, 07:58:07 AM
Hopefully this weekends capitulation will spell the end for Gidman as Worcester coach, he comes across as so damn wet, pink & fluffy. Sodhi aside our overseas players have been desperate all summer

Couldn't agree more Gareth.  Dwarshuis has been a disaster, largely.  I honestly thought we'd be a force in the T20 but we are consistently inconsistent.

Absolutely, when Mo is available it papers the cracks but when he isn’t there we end up too light….we are a good batsman short in all forms of the game, Fell fails too often but has been given sooo many chances, Roderick has been an utterly pointless signing, Wessels has always been a feast of famine player but also seems to have disappeared without a trace the last couple of weeks. There is talent in the pace bowlers but the overseas of Joseph & Dwarhuis have been so ineffective that they have actually robbed the youngsters of games.

Get rid of Gidman & sort the overseas recruitment for next year…it’s not against the rules to get a batsman!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on July 20, 2021, 11:04:39 AM
A good signing for the Bears

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/57890623



Don't know him, but sounds promising

Does indeed, though a little odd as Burgess has just signed a new contract and Benjamin can also keep wicket?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 20, 2021, 12:21:17 PM
I hope that everyone is ready for the start of 'The Hundred' tomorrow

I'll be watching, because a) it's too bloody hot to do anything else and b) it's cricket

However, I suspect that there's going to be a lot of muting the TV and/or switching channels to avoid most of the extraneous nonsense.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 20, 2021, 12:32:24 PM
I won't be watching. Despise the concept. There are eighteen counties, not eight. It's just the cricket version of the European Super League and I wouldn't have watched that, either.

It's a great shame there is no Olympic cricket to watch.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lsvilla on July 20, 2021, 12:44:42 PM
I won’t be watching either. Although I have got tix for the One Day final at Trent Bridge. Thursday works great for me and the lads I know that still play.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on July 20, 2021, 08:19:02 PM
I won't be watching. Despise the concept. There are eighteen counties, not eight. It's just the cricket version of the European Super League and I wouldn't have watched that, either.

It's a great shame there is no Olympic cricket to watch.

Still think it is a compromise as the counties understandably didn’t want their golden goose taken off them.  Couldn’t have another T20 tournament, so we get The Hundred.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 20, 2021, 10:19:10 PM
They could easily have added another T20 competition with the rules on overseas players relaxed. Top division of eight, allowed five overseas players each. Second division of ten with one overseas player each and two or three loans from the division one players who can't get in because of the overseas players. Be like IPL except much better because you'd have eighteen teams, they'd be linked to their home counties with over a century of history and an established fanbase and you'd have the excitement of promotion and relegation.

Instead, half the country is shut out and the chosen teams couldn't be more Mickey Mouse if they were each awarded a dog named Pluto dressed in a Birmingham City Leyland Daf Cup commemorative Bronx hat.

Even more galling is that our national broadcaster has ignored county cricket for decades and now jumps into bed with this shite.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on July 20, 2021, 10:29:49 PM
Top price tickets to see the Northern Superchargers are only 20 quid so I have been wondering about going. It does seem an entirely unnecessary invention though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on July 21, 2021, 05:58:20 PM
Just the 15 players not available for Warwickshire tomorrow, guess that gives some youngsters a chance in the Royal London Cup.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on July 21, 2021, 06:21:30 PM
The Hundred giving itself a big huzzah.

If nothing else it’s wonderful that Sarah Taylor has been tempted back.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on July 21, 2021, 06:37:32 PM
Don't like this scorecard set up
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on July 21, 2021, 06:48:54 PM
Don't like this scorecard set up

Jazzy, and will take a while to get used to.

I thought one of the justifications was to simplify the game? I’m possibly too old and not their target audience.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 21, 2021, 08:16:35 PM
Don't like this scorecard set up

Jazzy, and will take a while to get used to.

I thought one of the justifications was to simplify the game? I’m possibly too old and not their target audience.

The yoof are used to complicated computer games, so I’m not sure that any simplifying was needed.

Anyhow……pretty watchable so far (I’m watching the Sky coverage). Not much of the in-stadium crowd involvement being shown, which is good.

Five ball / ten ball overs don’t make much difference.

Worst thing is the scoring graphics. Way too overpowering on screen 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on July 21, 2021, 08:21:24 PM
Just tuned in. Dreadful graphics, taking up far too much of the screen.

Tufnell and that Vaughan idiot sound slightly underawed and there doesn't seem to be much atmosphere. It may get better but it would have to be incredible to beat matches of the kind we saw yesterday.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 21, 2021, 08:32:08 PM
I think the idea behind the graphics is to be a visual 'state of the game' but I'm not sure it's needed and the current version is far to much on the screen.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 21, 2021, 08:38:05 PM
That utterly pointless win predictor can feck off as well
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on July 21, 2021, 08:51:36 PM
It's a bit T4 On The Beach at times.

One for the teenagers there....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on July 21, 2021, 11:44:52 PM
I am sceptical of it, but think it needs to be a given a chance now.  Think the premis is "the runs go up as the balls go down", hence the two bars on the side of the screen. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 22, 2021, 10:10:34 AM
I am sceptical of it, but think it needs to be a given a chance now.  Think the premis is "the runs go up as the balls go down", hence the two bars on the side of the screen. 

first innings both bars build up as they use up balls and build a target, 2nd innings they come down as the target gets eaten in to.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 22, 2021, 10:17:02 AM
Just the 15 players not available for Warwickshire tomorrow, guess that gives some youngsters a chance in the Royal London Cup.

Michael Burgess captain
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on July 22, 2021, 11:36:20 AM
Despite all the hyperbole, bright colours, questionable sponsorship and "unique" coverage it still felt and looked like a game of cricket with the rules slightly tweaked and from that point of view I'm not sure how many people it will convert who don't already watch the game.

Misanthropic old curmudgeons like me are catered for by the County Game and test cricket, young excitable bucks will watch 20/20 and to a lesser degree 50 over games. Where this new audience is, I don't know.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 22, 2021, 11:44:16 AM
Bears 44/2 9.2
Pollock 15 & Lamb 1 the men out.
Benjamin 17
Burgess 7
The men at the wicket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 22, 2021, 12:21:56 PM
90/3 18.2
Benjamin gone 50
Burgess  19
joined by Jacob Bethell, not a lot to come now in terms of experience.
Ethan Brookes, Kiel Van Vollenhoven,, Ashish Chakrapani, Manraj Johal, Ryan Sidebotton & George Garratt
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 22, 2021, 12:24:34 PM
Despite all the hyperbole, bright colours, questionable sponsorship and "unique" coverage it still felt and looked like a game of cricket with the rules slightly tweaked and from that point of view I'm not sure how many people it will convert who don't already watch the game.

Misanthropic old curmudgeons like me are catered for by the County Game and test cricket, young excitable bucks will watch 20/20 and to a lesser degree 50 over games. Where this new audience is, I don't know.

The aim of this, as it was with T20 before it, is to make the game shorter and more suitable for a casual TV audience. I'll hold off on judging it until we see viewing figures and the games really get going but as much as I don't like them messing with the format I can see the point of trying to create a version of the sport that fits into a neat 3 hour window.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 22, 2021, 01:19:16 PM
152/5 32
Burgess 57
Chakrapani 10
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 22, 2021, 01:24:52 PM
I've heard good things about Garratt and it looks like we might need him to bowl well here. This game is very frustrating though because we seem to have had to just put out the first 11 players we could find that weren't injured or called up somewhere.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 22, 2021, 01:46:57 PM
180/7 38
Burgess gone 73
Vollenhoven 3
Garrett 0 currently
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Aldridge Villa on July 22, 2021, 02:49:08 PM
Maybe me but the Bears seem to use a massive amount of players in a season. Then a new crop for the next season. Appreciate several formats of the game in this day and age, but not a fan of this high turnover.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 22, 2021, 02:53:51 PM
Maybe me but the Bears seem to use a massive amount of players in a season. Then a new crop for the next season. Appreciate several formats of the game in this day and age, but not a fan of this high turnover.

As mentioned a few posts back, they have 15 players missing for this game, the team they've put out is all the fit and available senior players and a bunch of kids from the 2nd team, this isn't intended, they're having a nightmare season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: thick_mike on July 22, 2021, 08:35:28 PM
Does “The Hundred” refer to the number of commentators?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 22, 2021, 09:33:10 PM
Does “The Hundred” refer to the number of commentators?

I take it you were watching the Beeb coverage. Pretty standard commentary set up on Sky.
Just a shame that they’ve got the ever annoying DK in the pod
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 22, 2021, 09:36:58 PM
Just tuned in. Dreadful graphics, taking up far too much of the screen.

Not a cricket fan just caught the tail end of it but please tell me that 'Match Hero' is not their jazzed up name for MOTM.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 23, 2021, 09:43:33 AM
Championship finale fixtures have been announced
Lancahire and Yorkshire away both at Old Trafford
Hampshire & Somerset at home
Starting 30th Aug away v Lancashire.
Presumably Headingley being unavailable due to England game!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 23, 2021, 10:15:39 AM
Dates of games mentioned above:
Mon 30/08 Lancashire Away
Sun 05/09 Hampshire Home
Sun 12/09 Yorkshire Away (according to BBC at Headingley???
Tue 21/09 Somerset Home
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on July 23, 2021, 02:17:34 PM
In five formats' time, there will be something called "The Zero" where the crowd just sit in the stands looking at an empty cricket pitch and making a beer snake.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Brazilian Villain on July 23, 2021, 02:19:17 PM
In five formats' time, there will be something called "The Zero" where the crowd just sit in the stands looking at an empty cricket pitch and making a beer snake.

Sponsored by Cobra?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2021, 02:34:13 PM
In five formats' time, there will be something called "The Zero" where the crowd just sit in the stands looking at an empty cricket pitch and making a beer snake.

I swear that the players could walk off the pitch at Edgbaston and most of those in the Hollies Stand wouldn't notice
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2021, 05:22:12 PM
Bugger……KP commentating  >:(
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on July 23, 2021, 05:26:53 PM
Bugger……KP commentating  >:(

A complete arse as a commentator. I have a Bluetech album playing instead.

Phoenix look light on the bowling side, though Issy Wong looks like one for the future. As a batter, an on-form Shefali should pound any opposition into the ground.

I like the kit too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on July 23, 2021, 06:09:06 PM
Dates of games mentioned above:
Mon 30/08 Lancashire Away
Sun 05/09 Hampshire Home
Sun 12/09 Yorkshire Away (according to BBC at Headingley???
Tue 21/09 Somerset Home

No Saturdays, well colour me shocked. Fucking fan-hating idiots.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on July 23, 2021, 09:01:06 PM
The Hundred. I’m getting used to it (though I’m yet to be convinced that it’ll revolutionise world cricket)l the thing I’m struggling to get over is exactly that - the death of the over!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2021, 09:08:41 PM
KP is getting worse by the minute.

All he does is repeat what the other commentator has just said and shout
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2021, 09:10:41 PM
Chris Benjamin looks a good player.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 23, 2021, 09:20:31 PM
Chris Benjamin looks a good player.

So young and so unaffected by pressure.

I’m enjoying the Hundred but although I was rooting for the Phoenix  (I can’t bring myself to support a team with Birmingham in the name, it feels wrong), I don’t feel a connection with them like I do with the Bears. Maybe it will come.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2021, 10:09:20 PM
Chris Benjamin looks a good player.

So young and so unaffected by pressure.

I’m enjoying the Hundred but although I was rooting for the Phoenix  (I can’t bring myself to support a team with Birmingham in the name, it feels wrong), I don’t feel a connection with them like I do with the Bears. Maybe it will come.

Don’t you support the Bears in T20? They’re ‘Birmingham’ up in that as well
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 23, 2021, 10:14:28 PM
Chris Benjamin looks a good player.

So young and so unaffected by pressure.

I’m enjoying the Hundred but although I was rooting for the Phoenix  (I can’t bring myself to support a team with Birmingham in the name, it feels wrong), I don’t feel a connection with them like I do with the Bears. Maybe it will come.

Don’t you support the Bears in T20? They’re ‘Birmingham’ up in that as well

To me they’re the Bears in that competition.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: TelfordVilla on July 23, 2021, 10:19:29 PM
To me it's just 'U Bears'
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 24, 2021, 09:19:55 AM
The thing that I'm liking about The Hundred so far is the mix of players; a few England stars, some overseas players, some County regulars and some youngsters/Second XI players.

Good to see Benny Howell and Miles Hammond playing
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 24, 2021, 02:59:00 PM
Good commentary line up for Sky at Nottingham

Wardy
Sanga
Ebs
Nas
Broady
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on July 24, 2021, 07:23:29 PM
The Hundred is a shortened version of the t20 Blast but jazzed up to fuck with the weird colours.  I don't like it.  I am sure I may be in the minority.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on July 24, 2021, 11:21:56 PM
The Hundred is a shortened version of the t20 Blast but jazzed up to fuck with the weird colours.  I don't like it.  I am sure I may be in the minority.

I'm not keen either, Steve. Not that I don't think it's any good, it's still cricket, but nothing that couldn't have been done by revamping the 'Blast', in my view.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on July 25, 2021, 09:59:49 AM
The Hundred is a shortened version of the t20 Blast but jazzed up to fuck with the weird colours.  I don't like it.  I am sure I may be in the minority.

I'm not keen either, Steve. Not that I don't think it's any good, it's still cricket, but nothing that couldn't have been done by revamping the 'Blast', in my view.

I agree Rory.  It really only a 20 ball shorter game than the t20.  What's the point?  Got to be for money and selling around the world.  Do away with T20 if that's the case because there won't be enough time to play 50 over games or T20.  Love cricket but we can do without the Hundred.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on July 25, 2021, 05:58:35 PM
Last six Bears wickets gone for eleven runs Another pitiful showing against a Notts team who were far from full strength 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on July 25, 2021, 06:34:32 PM
The Hundred is a shortened version of the t20 Blast but jazzed up to fuck with the weird colours.  I don't like it.  I am sure I may be in the minority.

I'm not keen either, Steve. Not that I don't think it's any good, it's still cricket, but nothing that couldn't have been done by revamping the 'Blast', in my view.

I agree Rory.  It really only a 20 ball shorter game than the t20.  What's the point?  Got to be for money and selling around the world.  Do away with T20 if that's the case because there won't be enough time to play 50 over games or T20.  Love cricket but we can do without the Hundred.

With the trend moving ever towards shortening the game, no doubt the next innovation will be some version of the bowl-off. One 15-ball over per side, only three fielders allowed, and the outfield made of trampoline.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on July 25, 2021, 06:53:16 PM
Phoenix having a mare here
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on July 26, 2021, 10:12:45 AM
Watched the Sky Coverage of The Hundred featuring the Men's Birmingham team. They really need to dial down the bullshit, a difficult job I grant you with Flintoff around but you also have Rob Key claiming players are describing the games as the best atmosphere they have ever played in. It's taking the viewers for absolute mugs with this sort of rubbish, the atmosphere is no better or worse than the Blast and as ever, the state of the game dictates the atmosphere. I think the wave of negativity has meant that the broadcasters are attempting to counter it with their own version of hyperbolic positivity but I found it disingenuous and hollow.

It still a game of cricket so I'll watch some more of the matches but the idea that we are watching something revolutionary for the game is fanciful to say the least.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: frank on July 26, 2021, 11:44:05 AM
For those who prefer a more traditional game of cricket, Worcs v Kent yesterday in the Royal London Cup takes a lot of beating. The teams are made up of younger players and a few senior players who weren't picked by any of the Hundred teams. Yesterday's game at New Road had no razzmatazz, no gimmicks, no beer snakes, no international stars, but was a thrilling contest from start to finish with 645 runs in 100 overs and a Worcs win in the last over.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dave shelley on July 26, 2021, 09:05:18 PM
Anyone watching tonights hundred game Trent Rockets v Northern Superchargers?  Rockets chasing the game and Alex Hales facing, hits a single as a intruder runs on the pitch, Ben Stokes protests and the ball is called dead resulting in the ball being re-bowled.  Ball gets re-bowled and Hales gives it welly straight down Stokes's throat out on the boundary who promptly drops it for six.  Should have let them have the single.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on July 28, 2021, 12:01:11 PM
I've been thoroughly enjoying The Hundred. The Women's tournament has surprised me as being very competitive (I'm developing a crush on Lauren Bell
 and Smriti Mandhana of Southern Brave, as well a Jemimah Rodrigues of Northern Superchargers).

It's refreshing to see players the are new to me. Crowds are decent to excellent too, though it'll be interesting to see what happens when the Test players go away.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tricky59 on July 28, 2021, 12:15:06 PM
For those who prefer a more traditional game of cricket, Worcs v Kent yesterday in the Royal London Cup takes a lot of beating. The teams are made up of younger players and a few senior players who weren't picked by any of the Hundred teams. Yesterday's game at New Road had no razzmatazz, no gimmicks, no beer snakes, no international stars, but was a thrilling contest from start to finish with 645 runs in 100 overs and a Worcs win in the last over.
I went to this game too. It was cracking game of cricket.  The fielding was of the highest quality. Tremendous value for a tenner. All round wonderful day out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 29, 2021, 01:46:33 PM
Turning in to an interesting game at Edgbaston today. Early on it looked like 250 would be a good score with a fair bit of turn and variable bounce for the slow bowlers but Lamb and Ethan Brookes have got things going in the last 15 so after 46 it's sat at:

273/5
Lamb 97 (91)
E. Brookes 63 (64)

Earlier Yates kept his good form going with a run a ball 72.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 29, 2021, 06:06:32 PM
Turned into a brilliant game, Bears set them 303 and up to the 2nd wicket they looked well on course to make it but we finished with some superb bowling (against some pretty terrible batting) to take the win by 7.

3 each for Rhodes and Garrett who bowled superbly and some fantastic bowling by Bethell who only got 1 but played a big part in slowing the scoring, which is pretty impressive given his age.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 30, 2021, 10:35:19 AM
Turned into a brilliant game, Bears set them 303 and up to the 2nd wicket they looked well on course to make it but we finished with some superb bowling (against some pretty terrible batting) to take the win by 7.

3 each for Rhodes and Garrett who bowled superbly and some fantastic bowling by Bethell who only got 1 but played a big part in slowing the scoring, which is pretty impressive given his age.
A special mention should go to skipper Will Rhodes who bowled 10 consecutive overs at the end of the game, really under pressure with trying to captain the side and also
concentrate on his own bowling, he bowled extremely well. Lady Luck maybe shining down on the Bears for a change when Klein injured himself going for a second in the penultimate over. He decided to try and carry on with a runner, when he was clearly struggling to even stand. Garrett then bowling him. That was essentially game over. Old Bear Chris Wright was never gonna come in and get the runs.
A great win and a great day of cricket.

Sorry but.....Fcuk The Hundred
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on July 31, 2021, 12:44:46 AM
No need to apologise!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 11:48:47 AM
Brilliant start for Bears up in York, especially for George Garrett, Yorks 0/2 in first over.

Unfortunately currently no further wickets have fallen with Yorks 46/2 11.2

Bears won toss and chose to bowl.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 12:22:10 PM
95/3 20

Ed Pollock runs out Duke
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 12:33:41 PM
114/4 23.4
Ballance LBW Mousley 54
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 12:39:21 PM
114/4 23.4
Ballance LBW Mousley 54

big wicket that one, this yorkshire team has 3 genuine tailenders so we're a wicket or 2 from putting them under a lot of pressure this early in the innings.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 01:44:49 PM
114/4 23.4
Ballance LBW Mousley 54

big wicket that one, this yorkshire team has 3 genuine tailenders so we're a wicket or 2 from putting them under a lot of pressure this early in the innings.
U should have kept that to yourself...Lol

Moved onto 231/5 now from 43.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 01:48:25 PM
114/4 23.4
Ballance LBW Mousley 54

big wicket that one, this yorkshire team has 3 genuine tailenders so we're a wicket or 2 from putting them under a lot of pressure this early in the innings.
U should have kept that to yourself...Lol

Moved onto 231/5 now from 43.

I know, I'm sorry.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 02:15:45 PM
320/7 50

Ethan Brookes went for 32 off last over
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 03, 2021, 02:32:17 PM
that's a really poor final over.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 04:06:41 PM
In reply we're 103/2 21 gone
Yates 11 & Pollock 29 the wkts to fall
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 04:49:06 PM
Bears losing a few wickets now on:
150/5 31

171 off 19 needed 9 /over
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 03, 2021, 06:06:38 PM
Lost by 39 runs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on August 03, 2021, 06:33:56 PM
Happy with Worcs signing Wade for next season….will def improve the batting order in all forms
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on August 04, 2021, 05:07:24 PM
Happy with Worcs signing Wade for next season….will def improve the batting order in all forms

By God it needs it Gareth. Another abject performance today. Great signing for next season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 04, 2021, 09:41:05 PM
Chris Benjamin is going to be a superstar, another truly brilliant knock today in the hundred.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on August 04, 2021, 09:44:32 PM
yup I agree
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on August 05, 2021, 03:56:57 AM
Happy with Worcs signing Wade for next season….will def improve the batting order in all forms

By God it needs it Gareth. Another abject performance today. Great signing for next season.

Totally abject, 50 overs seems to be Haynes & Dolly….collapse….maybe a few from Libby…collapse…Barnard…Leach swinging

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on August 05, 2021, 11:18:49 AM
Sounds like Bresnan and Miles are in with a chance of being back for the Bears last two one day games next week. May give us half a chance of progressing if we beat Northants tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 06, 2021, 12:23:18 AM
Another bowler out tomorrow -I think I make that eleven!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 06, 2021, 11:30:25 AM
Lost toss and have been put in. Start 11:35
Team: Pollock, Yates, Rhodes, Burgess, Mousley, Lamb, Bethell, E. Brookes, Carver, Bulpitt & Johal

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 06, 2021, 12:08:54 PM
46 over game now.

20/2 11.2
Pollock B White 0 (2)
Yates Ct Behind b Sanderson 5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 06, 2021, 01:03:50 PM
Moved on to 91/2 early into the 21st over. Not a bad recovery from losing 2 soft wickets but we need to score faster if we want to set a decent target.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 06, 2021, 04:29:53 PM
Ended up with 278 with a bunch of fifties in the middle order.

In reply we have them at 57/5 Johal and Bulpitt with 2 each and 1 for Rhodes. I'm really impressed with Bulpitt in particular for today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on August 06, 2021, 05:50:43 PM
Northants 144-9, a batsman retired injured so the Bears won by 134 runs.

We seem to have a solid group of young players here
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 09, 2021, 09:35:51 PM
Phoenix doing well. I’ve enjoyed The Hundred far more than I thought I would, and even more so the Women’s game. The crowds have been really good and most of the matches competitive.

Was thinking that Imran Tahir was well over the hill, but he’s taken a 5 for tonight, finishing the match with a hat trick.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 09, 2021, 09:46:08 PM
I wanted to hate it, but have quite enjoyed the games tbh
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on August 09, 2021, 09:47:55 PM
I wanted to hate it, but have quite enjoyed the games tbh

Same here. Hope Phoenix win it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dave shelley on August 09, 2021, 09:54:53 PM
I watched the women's game this afternoon, a superb performance from the ladies. I think they said it was the first time in the competition that a side had won by ten wickets.  Not bad from a team that was bottom of the league.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: andyh on August 09, 2021, 10:20:19 PM
Imran Tahirs hat trick celebration was a joy to behold.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 09, 2021, 10:37:20 PM
I'm still a bit discombobulated a bit by the lack of overs. The commentators seem to be too, calling five ball "overs" a batch, a set a series of five. Or ten.

I'm so used to being told that the run rate is so-much per over. They've introduced economy rats for bowlers, but with no visual guide what the economy rates are calculated against.

Ah well, I suspect I'll survive.

P.S. It's really refreshing to see the women smiling a lot, as if it's a game rather than a living, if you get what I mean.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on August 10, 2021, 08:55:28 AM
It's a game of cricket and as such has the ability to thrill. Everything else around it is superfluous. From the bands, to the "every ball counts" slogan, from the arch the players walk through to the awful sycophantic and downright dishonest commentary.

I've enjoyed the games because I enjoy Cricket but I'm a Brummie and have a dog in the fight, if I was a Pear perhaps I wouldn't so much.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on August 10, 2021, 12:03:14 PM
Still undecided about it all really, but do think it has been really good to see Moeen Ali representing and doing so well for a Birmingham team.  Fully accept he is a Worcestershire player and their fans may not be as keen, but he is from the city and may not have always got the recognition he deserves.  Would have been good to see Woakesy alongside him - does he actually play cricket any more?  I jest, but I do find the handling of him and the time he spends on the sidelines very frustrating. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 10, 2021, 12:25:12 PM
I don't like the coverage of the hundred so far, but I'm less bothered about the concept than I thought I'd be. The 5 or 10 ball spell thing adds an interesting dynamic that I like and I think the 'levelling up' between the mens and womens games is a good step in the right direction. I like that in the couple of weeks it has existed we can already see the game evolving as players start to understand it better, with Birmingham leading the way in that so far. I never believed that removing 20 deliveries would change it from t20 but having watch about 8-9 matches now I think they will actually end up being quite different.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 10, 2021, 12:46:44 PM
It's a game of cricket and as such has the ability to thrill. Everything else around it is superfluous. From the bands, to the "every ball counts" slogan, from the arch the players walk through to the awful sycophantic and downright dishonest commentary.

I've enjoyed the games because I enjoy Cricket but I'm a Brummie and have a dog in the fight, if I was a Pear perhaps I wouldn't so much.

I think the presentation of the game, where every player is a world class co-star and the crowd are the other co-stars is straight from the IPL. I’ve watched almost every game so far, and I watch with the sound down and my music playing.

P.S. the crowd scenes do show that a remarkable number of kids, of every sex, are there. A jolly good thing.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 10, 2021, 12:54:57 PM
.....except, every player isn't a world class star. I know that COVID caused the withdraw of some big names, but I think that's helped.

It's great to see some of the young county players doing well. Will Smeed is a great example, a Somerset 2nd XI player with just a few T20 games under his belt.

Fans (new and existing) will now be able to follow his progress and could see him in an England squad after the next T20 World Cup.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 10, 2021, 01:34:10 PM
I'm going to a match on Thursday and if my beloved Northern Superchargers don't defeat the hated Manchester Originals I will be fuming. NSTID
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 10, 2021, 01:58:05 PM
My main gripe with the Hundred is that they've pushed aside the smaller counties.

Think the League would also be more exciting if there was a second division.

But the matches themselves have been quite exciting and generally close and it's nice to bring the women's game more to the fore as well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 10, 2021, 04:11:31 PM
My main gripe with the Hundred is that they've pushed aside the smaller counties.



.......and Gloucestershire ;) :)

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on August 10, 2021, 06:38:35 PM
Still undecided about it all really, but do think it has been really good to see Moeen Ali representing and doing so well for a Birmingham team.  Fully accept he is a Worcestershire player and their fans may not be as keen, but he is from the city and may not have always got the recognition he deserves.  Would have been good to see Woakesy alongside him - does he actually play cricket any more?  I jest, but I do find the handling of him and the time he spends on the sidelines very frustrating.

As a Pear I am more bothered that Cox & Pennington are with hundred squads without getting on the field whilst we are coming up short in 50 over game than I am with the concept of the 100 competition
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on August 11, 2021, 12:13:37 AM
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My main gripe with the Hundred is that they've pushed aside the smaller counties.

Think the League would also be more exciting if there was a second division.

But the matches themselves have been quite exciting and generally close and it's nice to bring the women's game more to the fore as well.

Part of the idea is to condense the talent in the country into a smaller number of teams.  The Hundred has come about because the ECB wouldn't have been able to push through a T20 tournament with a smaller number of teams because the Blast is the money earner for the counties.  They couldn't set up a rival T20 tournament, so had to do something different.  This way, they get their high profile tournament and the counties get to keep the Blast. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 11, 2021, 12:28:23 PM
I've probably been watching more of the Women's Hundred than the Men's.

However, I am a bit concerned that there are players in the teams who are scheduled to bat low in the order (8 > 11) but who are not bowling either.

Unless these players are Derek Randall or Jonty Rhodes in the field, they're not getting much involvement.


Jemimah Rodrigues is only at the start of her career, but she's a big future in commentating in the future.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on August 11, 2021, 10:48:55 PM
I've probably been watching more of the Women's Hundred than the Men's.

However, I am a bit colour ncerned that there are players in the teams who are scheduled to bat low in the order (8 > 11) but who are not bowling either.


Unless these players are Derek Randall or Jonty Rhodes in the field, they're not getting much involvement.


Jemimah Rodrigues is only at the start of her career, but she's a big future in commentating in the future.

It's not kids cricket mate!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 12, 2021, 06:50:09 PM
An outstanding game of cricket at Edgbaston today between 2 actual counties. Somerset needing a win to have a chance to progress, the
Bears needing a miracle of every result going their way.Somerset won toss and batted making 287.
Bears in trouble from the outset with Yates & Rhodes going early. Decent knocks from a few,including Burgess who created cricket history today
being the first player in the history of cricket to get off the mark with a 5.

Worth being there just for that. The fact was tweeted by Brian Halford.
Anyway Bears saw it home to win by 3 wickets needing 1 run off last over where Ethan Brookes slogged one to mid on being caught but umpire
signalled a no ball for height.

MOTM  Matty Lamb with 4 wkts and an excellent 92.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 12, 2021, 11:02:08 PM
I'm going to a match on Thursday and if my beloved Northern Superchargers don't defeat the hated Manchester Originals I will be fuming. NSTID

Women lost and men won. Neither game close but hugely impressive 200 from the men's team.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Dave P on August 17, 2021, 07:39:34 PM
Brilliant from the women’s Phoenix to qualify for the eliminator and a great comeback from the men to limit NSC to 143. Win and we go straight to the final.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 17, 2021, 08:30:21 PM
Don't want to jinx it but this partnership for the men deserves to take them to the final, Livingstone has been exceptional.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 17, 2021, 08:38:14 PM
Should win from here. Would fancy is even if Hoggard was batting.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on August 17, 2021, 08:44:58 PM
Incredible batting from Livingstone tonight, ten sixes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: SteveN on August 17, 2021, 08:56:36 PM
Livingstone, Ali, Smeed the top three six hitters in the Hundred.  Livingstone is in a class of his own.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 17, 2021, 08:59:00 PM
This Phoenix squad is ridiculous, chased 143 with more than a quarter of the balls to spare.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Dave P on August 18, 2021, 09:57:06 AM
And Ali should be back for the final.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on August 18, 2021, 10:23:22 AM
Not sure we really needed the Hundred, just an agreement to show some free to air cricket would have done it and not buggered up the domestic timetable.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 21, 2021, 06:30:18 PM
Apparently Phoenix are playing today but you wouldn't know from the coverage so far.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 21, 2021, 06:56:24 PM
Brilliant opening spell from Milne 1 for 3 from 15, possibly the best bit of bowling I've seen in the whole tournament.

And Tahir has 1 now a well, Vince gone cheaply.

35/2 from 32 so far.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 21, 2021, 08:33:12 PM
Freakishest run-out since I got one from deep fine leg about 43 years ago.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on August 23, 2021, 12:31:58 PM
Notts take Northeast on loan….imagine when all the smaller counties have been eliminated by the ECB and the championship is just for the test ground counties Notts will always finish bottom as they’ll have no one else to develop their players for them
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 23, 2021, 01:23:41 PM
Freakishest run-out since I got one from deep fine leg about 43 years ago.

Feel like Flintoff did the same against us for Lancashire once
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 25, 2021, 09:50:42 PM
Cracking T20 QF between Notts and Hants
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on August 26, 2021, 05:14:14 PM
Good to see Chris Benjamin has signed a 3 year contract for the Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 26, 2021, 10:39:37 PM
Another good T20 QF tonight between Zomerset and Lancs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on August 26, 2021, 11:34:30 PM
The Southerners have won all the QFs so far, hoping Bears buck that trend tomorrow. Woakes is back I see.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 27, 2021, 09:21:55 AM
Good to see Chris Benjamin has signed a 3 year contract for the Bears.

Don't suppose we can get Milne too?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 27, 2021, 10:03:31 AM
The Southerners have won all the QFs so far, hoping Bears buck that trend tomorrow. Woakes is back I see.

Chris Woakes is a figment of the collective Villa imagination. He doesn't exist. Same goes for Morgan Sanson
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 27, 2021, 04:36:03 PM
The Southerners have won all the QFs so far, hoping Bears buck that trend tomorrow. Woakes is back I see.

Chris Woakes is a figment of the collective Villa imagination. He doesn't exist. Same goes for Morgan Sanson

One shouldn't forget Adam Hose...he's back available tonight also.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 27, 2021, 07:15:15 PM
Kent looking like setting a record for singles scored in a T20. Good start from Woakes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on August 27, 2021, 08:29:27 PM
Not a bad bowling performance, but the missed stumping of Billings might end up being costly.  Not sure we have enough batting firepower without Brathwaite, but we'll see. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on August 27, 2021, 08:31:06 PM
Not a bad performance in the field from the Bears, a few missed chances including two in one Linton over. Lintott’s piece of mind for the run out was fantastic.

I’d have the Bears as slight favourites at the moment.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on August 27, 2021, 08:32:52 PM
Not a bad bowling performance, but the missed stumping of Billings might end up being costly.  Not sure we have enough batting firepower without Brathwaite, but we'll see. 

We have the next Saffer (England) hope in Chris Benjamin, who if he gets in is a destructive batsman. He could do it on his own.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 27, 2021, 08:48:00 PM
Pretty dross batting so far. Mon Bears, FFS.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on August 27, 2021, 09:05:58 PM
Looks like theBears are making a mess of things..
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 27, 2021, 09:11:04 PM
I've given up and put Cruella on. At least I don't have to worry about missing Finals Day to watch the Villa.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 27, 2021, 09:11:26 PM
Sake.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lsvilla on August 27, 2021, 09:14:47 PM
Utter garbage. Was there a game plan with the bat ??
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 27, 2021, 09:18:03 PM
Billings got in the openers' ears and they've totally bottled it. Never recovered.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on August 27, 2021, 09:20:34 PM
It’s a piss poor effort with the bat but some fantastic Kent bowling.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on August 27, 2021, 09:35:42 PM
Nick Knight and Rob Key made the point in commentary that teams really need to try and attack in the power play.  Benjamin aside, we didn't look to do that. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 27, 2021, 09:45:55 PM
For a while we've needed 3 a ball. We still need 3 a ball. Just, just hanging in there...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 27, 2021, 09:55:00 PM
Fkn BOOOOOOOOOOO
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on August 27, 2021, 10:05:49 PM
Shit.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 30, 2021, 12:41:41 PM
Lancashire v Bears Championship game is on YouTube.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on August 30, 2021, 01:01:00 PM
Decent recovery after a dreadful start. We were 7 for 2, now 77 for 2 at lunch. Benjamin and Hain both in the thirties.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on August 30, 2021, 01:15:00 PM
I see Sibley has brought his England form back to this match. Another batting failure by the openers. Some people have suggested Benjamin is only a white ball player, I beg to differ...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on August 30, 2021, 07:53:24 PM
Benjamin looks the real deal. Bears in great position after day one.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 30, 2021, 09:06:02 PM
Benjamin looks the real deal. Bears in great position after day one.

Agreed, he looks a great find, good wicketkeeper as well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on August 31, 2021, 12:32:35 PM
really disappointing from Lamb and Burgess to miss out on the third batting point, almost seemed to forget it was a thing until the 110th over and left themselves needing 10 which they couldn't quite manage having just nudged (for no runs) and defended for half an hour.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 01, 2021, 08:06:53 AM
There is no excuse for not being able to get 300 runs in 110 overs. Piss poor.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 01, 2021, 09:33:16 AM
There is no excuse for not being able to get 300 runs in 110 overs. Piss poor.

particularly when you come in to bat at 272/5 in the 94th over. to not be able to make 2 an over from that point was just poor. It felt like they'd forgotten bonus points existed until the 109th and were then trying to throw everything at it in a late rush. Lancs were bowling ok but there were enough gaps to take a fair few extra singles.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 02, 2021, 03:49:12 PM
Again Rhodes Lamb and Burgess have come in with a decent lead and slowed the game down. This was always likely to be a draw so I'[m not sure why you'd come in with a lead of 150+ and plenty of wickets in the bag and decide to go at a rate of 20-30%.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on September 02, 2021, 09:06:38 PM
Great run chase for the Pears. Jake Libby superb.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 03, 2021, 01:40:17 PM
Pollock off to New Road it seems.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 04, 2021, 09:42:34 AM
Is Pollock just a white ball player?  Worcs need to replace the white ball efforts of Whiteley & occasionally Wessels but are also needing at least one red ball batsman, two or three required if Mitchell retires
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 05, 2021, 02:16:37 PM
The Warks/Hants game had a delayed start today while an investigation was carried out into a positive covid test amongst the Hampshire contingent. Not holding the Bears back though. Hampshire skittled out for 89, Rhodes 5/23
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 05, 2021, 02:34:08 PM
The Warks/Hants game had a delayed start today while an investigation was carried out into a positive covid test amongst the Hampshire contingent. Not holding the Bears back though. Hampshire skittled out for 89, Rhodes 5/23

Brilliant bowling from the bears (you can watch on their youtube channel) the first wicket by Miles was the pick of the bunch for me.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 05, 2021, 03:03:49 PM
Bears are 11-4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 05, 2021, 03:22:55 PM
Make that 26-5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: TopDeck113 on September 05, 2021, 04:06:53 PM
Today is the proof that you don't judge a score until both teams have batted...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 05, 2021, 04:33:52 PM
Bears have rallied a bit to 79-5

Hopefully they can push on and build a bit of a lead.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 05, 2021, 06:38:07 PM
Bears have rallied a bit to 79-5

Hopefully they can push on and build a bit of a lead.

They built a healthy lead of 27 (116 all out) which has now been eroded away…Hants now 1 in front (28-0)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on September 05, 2021, 07:15:20 PM
Worcestershire, useless yet again.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 05, 2021, 07:15:27 PM
What a load of old shite.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 05, 2021, 07:37:25 PM
Looking at the scores around the country today, something like 102 wickets fell today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 05, 2021, 09:31:46 PM
Looking at the scores around the country today, something like 102 wickets fell today.

This is the consequence of playing red ball cricket in september.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on September 07, 2021, 03:53:37 PM
Daryl Mitchell, Villa fan, retiring at the end of the season, after 19 years with Worcester.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 07, 2021, 04:06:13 PM
Bears game is in an interesting place, Bears 80/0 need another 214 to win with the best part of 4 sessions to play so, a lot like England, it's a case of grinding out the overs and making sure there's still wickets in the bag by Tea tomorrow. Get there reasonably safely and they're favourites but they absolutely need to avoid a collapse.

Sibley has batted really well so far, his technique is probably not complete enough for international cricket but at county level he's such a valuable player.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on September 07, 2021, 11:17:27 PM
Don't mess it up from hear you Bears. All day Wednesday to score 157 runs!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 07, 2021, 11:22:04 PM
I'd rather we tried to take advantage and scored at a higher run rate when the opposition are struggling. Hopefully the pitch holds or we may regret our lethargic rate today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on September 08, 2021, 09:08:42 AM
Rhodes has said the wicket is hard to score on now and to get out on too though, so hopefully we will win by teatime!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 08, 2021, 09:49:36 AM
Day 4 of basking in the sun today, after day 1 i didn't think for 1 minute this would go to 4th day.
For me it's been a great match and yesterday with Sibley and Yates seemingly on a go slow was somewhat turgid but u could see the
difficulty in getting the ball away.
Then Sibley spoilt all the good work by chucking his wkt away followed not much later by Chris Benjamin doing the same...the shot of youth and his white ball
antics coming to the fore.
Hants certainly back in the game with those 2 wkts.

A blessing for the Bears this morning is the likliehood of Mo Abbass missing due to the injury he picked up yesterday.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 08, 2021, 12:27:43 PM
A blessing for the Bears this morning is the likliehood of Mo Abbass missing due to the injury he picked up yesterday.

Never trusting you again. ☹
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 08, 2021, 12:55:42 PM
This is a really interesting game, still firmly in the balance for me. A couple of wickets nudges them in front and a 50 partnership nudges the bears forward. I think the draw is out of the question though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 08, 2021, 02:06:19 PM
As expected, totally failed to score runs when on top and have now capitulated under the slightest pressure. Cowardly batting like we have produced isn't going to win the title.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 08, 2021, 02:20:13 PM
As expected, totally failed to score runs when on top and have now capitulated under the slightest pressure. Cowardly batting like we have produced isn't going to win the title.

There was some ropey batting but it was always a big ask after we let Barker and Wheal add nearly a hundred to the score when we had them on the ropes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on September 08, 2021, 02:22:17 PM
Defeat snatch from the jaws of victory. Terrible batting.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on September 08, 2021, 02:24:38 PM
Yep I do wonder about the captaincy sometimes, we lack a more dynamic figure. I think in general in all forms of the game our scoring rate is notoriously slow and once getting bogged down we inevitably then lose wickets.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on September 08, 2021, 03:35:33 PM
Another spineless and pathetic batting display by most of our batsmen Yet again the likes of Burgess Miles and Norwell  not  up to the task and the likes of Hain Rhodes and Briggs not much better .i have seen quite  a few  sorry batting perfomamces these last few weeks but this topped the lot  To lose the last four wickets for just five runs in such a weak and timid way really was painful


Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 08, 2021, 04:22:46 PM
Mitchell retiring is not good for Pears, although he hasn’t had a great season by his standards it leaves us with Libby, Haynes & occasionally D’Oliviera as established batsmen, likes of Fell & Roderick has been consistent walking wickets.

Noticed in George Dobell’s article about Mitchell that he suggested Mo be on his way back down the M5 & Bristol Road as he only has a year left - can’t see him being with England beyond this summer & Worcs probs won’t want to carry his salary without England contributions?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on September 08, 2021, 05:38:26 PM
Rubbish batting again. Spineless. The batting has been a problem for too many years now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 08, 2021, 05:54:46 PM
As expected, totally failed to score runs when on top and have now capitulated under the slightest pressure. Cowardly batting like we have produced isn't going to win the title.

There was some ropey batting but it was always a big ask after we let Barker and Wheal add nearly a hundred to the score when we had them on the ropes.

Not really when they were 89 all out in the first innings. Bears should be capable of getting four hundred with twenty wickets. Preferably at a faster than the speed of a wounded sloth in a muddy field.

Conservative batting has been fucking us for years, we always seem to have finished near the bottom for batting bonus points. British summers don't tend be that great, you have to score runs when you're on top.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 08, 2021, 06:50:06 PM
There were a couple of dodgy decisions which went against us but it there was a certain inevitability about the result. I’d have Mo back and make him captain, I’ve been very impressed with him when he’s led the Pears. I wonder if he’s losing his desire to play international cricket? They’ve sure messed him around an awful lot.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 09, 2021, 08:46:42 AM
I’d presume Mo will be done with England pretty much after T20 World Cup should he be selected…surely they won’t take him on another Ashes tour particularly as his batting at test level hasn’t really contributed for 3/4 years.  Just hope he gets the 5 wkts in next test to get to 200.

Always thought he would go back to you guys to finish his career though I suspect he won’t be short of franchise offers for T20’s around the world that might eat into any county commitments.

See Pollock has joined us today….hopefully that will replace Whiteley’s white ball striking….has he ever played red ball for Bears?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 09, 2021, 11:28:53 AM
I’d presume Mo will be done with England pretty much after T20 World Cup should he be selected…surely they won’t take him on another Ashes tour particularly as his batting at test level hasn’t really contributed for 3/4 years.  Just hope he gets the 5 wkts in next test to get to 200.

Always thought he would go back to you guys to finish his career though I suspect he won’t be short of franchise offers for T20’s around the world that might eat into any county commitments.

See Pollock has joined us today….hopefully that will replace Whiteley’s white ball striking….has he ever played red ball for Bears?
No he hasn't don't think red ball would play to his strengths.

I liked Ed in the Blast but he was always a 40 or nowt type of player. Obviously told to reap havoc in the power play overs. So yes hit or miss
but i will miss him. Signed a 2 year deal so i hope he does well.....apart from against us.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 12, 2021, 11:26:54 AM
FFS Warwickshire.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 12, 2021, 11:29:31 AM
Not looking good is it? 48-4 after 13.2 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 12, 2021, 11:36:46 AM
Now 55-5 off 15.1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on September 12, 2021, 11:42:56 AM
Another spineless and shameful batting display .Something badly wrong with the Bears If our players manage to actually play they are woeful either batting or bowling
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on September 12, 2021, 12:02:36 PM
Was hoping Woakes would play like he does for England but no even he has got into the Bears way of playing
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 12, 2021, 12:33:58 PM
103-7 off 27.5 overs. Now at Lunch. Some good Yorkshire bowling and some poor shot/leave selections by Warwickshire
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 12, 2021, 12:34:46 PM
Don't underestimate the toss at Headingley especially the earlier start in September.
A massive toss to lose. Had roles been reversed i daresay Woakes would have revelled.

103/7 obviously not good.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 12, 2021, 02:24:40 PM
all done for 155 - very good knock from Burgess to get 66 and can't fault him for getting out how he did either. The rest of the batsmen have all let themselves down, the team is better than this but just seem to have completely lost their way with the bat.

However at headingley in september with overcast conditions like PGW I'd expect both teams to bowl on the first day and I reckon if you could be bothered to do the stats the average first innings here in spring and autumn matches is probably low 200s.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 12, 2021, 02:35:21 PM
yorks 5-1 Hill gone for 4

Beauty from woakes to get the LBW. He's started really well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 12, 2021, 03:05:56 PM
Yorks now 27/3

Lyth went LBW to Norwell for 4 and Malan has just been caught off Woakes.

Ballance and Brook in and Bess is listed at 6 which feels really high.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 12, 2021, 04:58:39 PM
86-6, three each for Woakes and Norwell.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 12, 2021, 05:14:14 PM
Pears doing no better against Middlesex…2 day games incoming.

But the suits got the Hundred so what do they care about proper cricket?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 13, 2021, 10:57:55 AM
Yorkshire 108 all out, Warwickshire lead by 47. Hope the batsmen can do better this innings
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 11:01:01 AM
Yorkshire 108 all out, Warwickshire lead by 47. Hope the batsmen can do better this innings

With the conditions up at Headingley i wouldn't count on it.
This 47 lead is crucial. I reckon 150/60 giving a lead of around 200 would be sufficient....fingers firmly crossed.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 11:29:57 AM
I'm with PGW, this looks like really hard work to score big on so a lead of 200+ would be huge.

The start from the bears was pretty cautious but we've opened up a bit the last couple of overs, I hope they keep going with that, this isn't a pitch to try to hang around on, just need to take the scoring chances when they come along, the only 2 meaningful scores were by players doing just that.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 13, 2021, 12:04:55 PM
Hard work for the batsmen, very gloomy conditions, currently 27-3. A lead of 74
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 13, 2021, 12:13:32 PM
27-4.

George Dobell leaving cricinfo too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 12:14:21 PM
27/4,
The ball Hain received was a brute first up to give him the unwanted King Pair tab
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 12:29:19 PM
27/4,
The ball Hain received was a brute first up to give him the unwanted King Pair tab

Yeah felt sorry for him, getting one like that first up on a pair is tough, best delivery of the morning by a long way.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 12:31:07 PM
40/4 lunch
87 lead
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 01:37:03 PM
Lead now 106

59/4
Burgess added a bit of impetus 17 with Sibley 26.
Need to try and push on but looking a bit more favourable at the minute.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 01:41:38 PM
This session might be key now, conditions look much better for batting so we need to pile the runs on, Sibley in particular could do with getting a decent score on the board.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 01:48:06 PM
I'll be more than happy if Sibley there at the end with whatever he can add. Needs time at the crease plus need someone to keep
an end closed. Burgess currently doing well but playing these shots he may well fall. He's now into 30's with partnership up to
47...74/4 121 lead now
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 02:15:15 PM
Sibley gone for 45 leaving us 97/5 and 144 in front.

Shame he's gone but that's a big innings in the context of the match.

Hopefully Woakes and Burgess can push things along towards a big lead now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 02:15:15 PM
Lead 144 but Sibley gone Ct behind 45

97/5 Burgess 36* joined by Woakes
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 02:18:06 PM
97/6 Woakes now gone 3rd ball 0
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 02:22:04 PM
Bugger, we need to settle again here. Current lead is probably about par, another 40-50 would make us clear favourites I reckon.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 13, 2021, 02:34:54 PM
108/7 Burgess just gone (37) lead of 155. Paul_e - you spoke too soon
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 02:41:06 PM
We're at the point where they need to score the biggest innings of the match to win and on that basis I'd say it's about 60-40 in our favour now and every run from here on just increases that. I definitely rather have the runs on the board because these are really tough conditions.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 13, 2021, 02:44:43 PM
Yorkshire on their 3rd ball after 42 overs…how does that work?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 02:50:34 PM
Yorkshire on their 3rd ball after 42 overs…how does that work?

unusual but 2 of them have been out of shape.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 13, 2021, 02:54:18 PM
Maybe we'll get a ball we can hit, eventually.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 02:59:33 PM
Lead of 176 now, I think 180+ (which looks a safe bet) makes it a really tough chase because wickets are coming in clusters and no one has been truly 'in' all match.

With Bresnan going for it a bit I still think 200+ could be on here.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 03:03:33 PM
great delivery to get Bethel, far too good for a bowling all-rounder to handle.

Lead of 177 and 2 wickets in hand. I think we're favourites.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 03:04:12 PM
130/8 Bethell cleaned up 8

177 lead, would like to get that up to and past 200 if we can
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 04:01:11 PM
Turned into a really good session for the bears. 4 more wickets gone but 123 runs added and lead up to 210 which will be really hard to chase.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 04:17:34 PM
Then we go and lose Bresnan first ball after tea.

172/9  lead 219.

What i find pleasing is the fact we have bettered our first knock. I love these small total games, so enjoyable.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 04:23:31 PM
All out 176
Norwell last man 13

Yorkshire need 224 to win
Lets have em 5 down tonight please!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 04:35:50 PM
Then we go and lose Bresnan first ball after tea.

172/9  lead 219.

What i find pleasing is the fact we have bettered our first knock. I love these small total games, so enjoyable.

Me too, all the benefits of red ball cricket but with the white ball feeling that something will happen every over.

I think 224 is a huge lead in these conditions, and 5 tonight is a big ask but not impossible. However given the length of their tail I'd take 3 tonight in the knowledge that we'd be 1 wicket away from the lower order. Their selection of Bess as what has turned out to be a specialist batsman at 6 (given he never came close to getting a bowl) looks like a mistake.

My concern is that the sun has come out a bit for them right now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 04:44:05 PM
That's a beauty of a delivery from Woakes to get Hill, that's why he's so dangerous in English conditions, gets the line right so often.

yorks 1/1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 13, 2021, 05:21:23 PM
18/2 now a further 206 required.

Poor shot from Lyth there to give Bresnan a second slip catch off Miles in his first over.

Apparently forecast not too good for tomorrow.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 05:33:40 PM
18/2 now a further 206 required.

Poor shot from Lyth there to give Bresnan a second slip catch off Miles in his first over.

Apparently forecast not too good for tomorrow.

Nope, supposed to be similar to today on weds though so should be plenty of time to finish the game. I reckon we'll lose overs tonight though, starting to look pretty gloomy.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 13, 2021, 06:18:31 PM
Yorkshire 50/3 at close, still requiring 174. Norwell with Malan’s wicket with the last ball of the day
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2021, 06:34:20 PM
3 down, as above I'm well happy with that, 100% our day today and I'd put us well on top. Next session (whenever it turns out to be) we need to start really aggressively and not let them build a partnership with Ballance and Brook, break that quick and the scoreboard pressure will build. To be clear I like Bess as a player but he's an 8 or maybe a 7 at a stretch, an average in the low 20s just isn't good enough to be at 6 for a team needing runs from the middle/lower order.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 15, 2021, 10:32:40 AM
What a start Gary Ballance ct in slips off Woakes, 3rd ball of the day
50/4
He was certainly the prospective 'main man'.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 15, 2021, 10:59:08 AM
It was a very good start but we were starting to give them some cheap runs...

Which makes

Brook 9 b woakes ct Bresnan

really nice to type.

69/5 still loads to chase and not a huge amount of batting left.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 15, 2021, 11:21:36 AM
82/6 now..Bess lbw Bresnan 4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 15, 2021, 11:32:57 AM
Duke 8 c&b Miles

95/7 now, might not make it to lunch here.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 15, 2021, 11:54:30 AM
Thompson 18 c Bresnan b Norwell…105/8
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 15, 2021, 12:06:27 PM
Another catch for Bresnan. Patterson 9 c Bresnan b Miles…114/9
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 15, 2021, 12:12:49 PM
All done, brilliant bowling display.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 15, 2021, 12:13:30 PM
YOOOOUUUU BEEEEEAAAAARRSSSS
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 15, 2021, 12:23:21 PM
COYB!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 15, 2021, 09:45:43 PM
Another abject batting display by the Pears….bowlers  yet again set the game up brilliantly this morning but batting is plain dreadful
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on September 16, 2021, 04:27:46 PM
All praise to the Bears on that bowling performance  ,having Woakes bowling for us makes a big difference  A wonderful cricketing day made even better by our our neighbours getting thrashed
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on September 16, 2021, 09:47:49 PM
Another abject batting display by the Pears….bowlers  yet again set the game up brilliantly this morning but batting is plain dreadful

It's embarrassing Gareth.  The coaches need replacing. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on September 17, 2021, 11:32:59 AM
All praise to the Bears on that bowling performance  ,having Woakes bowling for us makes a big difference  A wonderful cricketing day made even better by our our neighbours getting thrashed

Fingers crossed that he's allowed to play next week. He makes a great difference.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 17, 2021, 12:32:22 PM
All praise to the Bears on that bowling performance  ,having Woakes bowling for us makes a big difference  A wonderful cricketing day made even better by our our neighbours getting thrashed

Fingers crossed that he's allowed to play next week. He makes a great difference.

He was superb opening in both innings, the advantage he has is that he gets really late swing so the ball normally looks straight until just before it pitches which gets batsmen nibbling at him. We have lots of good swing bowlers in England but he's the one most perfectly suited to bowling in early and late season conditions in my opinion.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on September 17, 2021, 04:45:20 PM
Woakesy is part of the TMS commentary team for finals day
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: rjp on September 17, 2021, 04:48:33 PM
I have 1 and possibly 2 spare tickets for the T20 Finals day that I can't shift.  The 2nd is likely to be confirmed tomorrow morning (back to school flu victim).  A small donation to Acorns would cover it if anyone of this parish is interested.  The seats are not together.  We are sat in 2 banks of 3, not far from each other, in the Hollies so will have 2 people occupying each bank.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 19, 2021, 10:27:02 PM
Another abject batting display by the Pears….bowlers  yet again set the game up brilliantly this morning but batting is plain dreadful

It's embarrassing Gareth.  The coaches need replacing.
Absolutely on Gidman, he seems hopeless & the pink and fluffy nonsense he spouts does my head in… Richo is doing ok with the bowlers tho….

Need two batsmen over winter in addition to Wade & they need to be the standard of Libby not the standard of Roderick 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 20, 2021, 07:17:39 PM
Joe Leach to step down as the Pears Captain

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/58631137


Joe Leach is to stand down as Worcestershire club captain after five seasons in the role.

Leach, 30, will lead the Pears for the last time in their final County Championship fixture of the season against Leicestershire from Tuesday.

He led the county to promotion from Division Two of the championship in his first season as captain.

"It was a difficult decision," Leach said. "But one I feel is right, not only for myself but the group as well."

Right-arm seamer Leach is set to continue as a player next season.

"I'm immensely proud of what I've managed to achieve in some difficult times for the club over those five years," he added.

"I've had a lot of things to deal with on and off the field, and now I guess the time is right to focus on my cricket and get back to really enjoying it and doing the best I can with bat and ball."
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on September 20, 2021, 09:04:28 PM
Another abject batting display by the Pears….bowlers  yet again set the game up brilliantly this morning but batting is plain dreadful

It's embarrassing Gareth.  The coaches need replacing.
Absolutely on Gidman, he seems hopeless & the pink and fluffy nonsense he spouts does my head in… Richo is doing ok with the bowlers tho….

Need two batsmen over winter in addition to Wade & they need to be the standard of Libby not the standard of Roderick 

Roderick has been very meagre with his runs.  I see Pollock has signed but he's hit and miss too.  I appreciate that we are seen as being one of the smaller clubs but I wish we'd show some ambition in the coaching stakes and get rid of Gidman.  Could so with Moeen playing a bit more next season.  Looking forward to Wade coming in.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 21, 2021, 11:08:06 AM
We desperately need bonus points to have a chance of the title so have set off as you'd expect... 12 for 1 off 8 overs. 🙄
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 21, 2021, 11:39:48 AM
Another abject batting display by the Pears….bowlers  yet again set the game up brilliantly this morning but batting is plain dreadful

It's embarrassing Gareth.  The coaches need replacing.
Absolutely on Gidman, he seems hopeless & the pink and fluffy nonsense he spouts does my head in… Richo is doing ok with the bowlers tho….

Need two batsmen over winter in addition to Wade & they need to be the standard of Libby not the standard of Roderick 

Roderick has been very meagre with his runs.  I see Pollock has signed but he's hit and miss too.  I appreciate that we are seen as being one of the smaller clubs but I wish we'd show some ambition in the coaching stakes and get rid of Gidman.  Could so with Moeen playing a bit more next season.  Looking forward to Wade coming in.
Captaincy decision will be interesting, I suspect it will have been part of the new contract discussions with Libby but Cox, Wade, Barnard & Dolly must also be considered.  Mo I’ve said before I’m not convinced we’ll see in a Worcestershire shirt again, can see this T20 WC being his England swan song and it’s whether he wants to tour the world as a gun for hire around franchises for 2/3 years or whether he wants to finish his career domestically where he may fancy a few extra quid closer to home with Bears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 21, 2021, 11:50:14 AM
Have picked it up a bit now. COYB.
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Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 21, 2021, 12:40:55 PM
Decent morning in the end.
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Post by: paul_e on September 21, 2021, 02:12:08 PM
Scoring is still a bit slow really but winning the game is the most important thing. Really poor shot from Rhodes to get out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 21, 2021, 02:22:24 PM
Need to win and score at least 350 in 110 overs to be confident. That would take Hants and Lancs out of it. Maybe if we can get to 250 or so without taking too long then have a bit of a whack.
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Post by: KNVillan on September 21, 2021, 02:22:45 PM
50 up for Sibley…Hain still to score. 126/2 off 47 overs
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Post by: paul_e on September 21, 2021, 03:07:30 PM
Bad little period there with Sibley going as well. Now on to 156/3 from 59

Hain and Lamb at the crease and both are capable at going at a much quicker rate than we saw earlier so the chances of making the 350 we need might be better for it.

The maths are pretty simple now, if we get 4 an over for the next 50 we're in control of our own destiny.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 21, 2021, 04:22:36 PM
Since ^ we've gone at 1.5 an over and it's already looking like a big ask for us to get 3 batting points let alone 4, game has gone very flat.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 21, 2021, 05:12:22 PM
I can see Lancashire losing, which would mean we need 350 off 110 overs. Still, our run rate has picked up a bit, you never know.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbullyweefan on September 21, 2021, 06:03:25 PM
Bears 283 for 4 at stumps with Hain unbeaten on 83. Need 4.79 an over from the first fourteen overs of tomorrow to get to four batting points. If we do that, I think we are favourites. Anything short of that and we are relying on Lancashire not losing. They're 25 for 3 in reply to Hampshire's 143 all out.
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