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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

Quote
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.
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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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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 Captain 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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 Keith 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan on June 30, 2021, 08:38:10 PM
YOOOOU BEEEEAAARS! That's more like it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2021, 11:50:14 AM
Have picked it up a bit now. COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2021, 12:40:55 PM
Decent morning in the end.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
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: cdbearsfan 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.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 21, 2021, 02:22:45 PM
50 up for Sibley…Hain still to score. 126/2 off 47 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
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: cdbearsfan 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: cdbearsfan 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.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 10:51:50 AM
Atrocious start to the morning. Three wickets lost in five overs. 350 has gone so we are relying on Lancashire not losing to Hampshire and they're currently 27 for 4.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 10:53:13 AM
FFS Warwickshire….3 wickets lost for 14 runs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 10:54:10 AM
Lancashire now five down. I think we've blown the title in the space of half an hour.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 10:54:33 AM
Atrocious start to the morning. Three wickets lost in five overs. 350 has gone so we are relying on Lancashire not losing to Hampshire and they're currently 27 for 4.

Lancs now 5 down…
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 10:58:06 AM
Dreadful morning for the bears, the 350 is gone now, needed Hain and Burgess to do a better job but both went really cheaply.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 10:58:54 AM
Not even trying to get 350 now. No runs in nine balls. Abject surrender.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:00:04 AM
HIT. THE. FUCKING. BALL.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 11:03:24 AM
I think the problem was yesterday afternoon not this morning, once Rhodes got out we were always looking too slow to get the 350, we were 20-30 runs short at the end of the day which meant we had to come out swinging this morning against fresh bowlers on a pitch that is always lively in the first session.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:05:14 AM
We were on course after yesterday's evening session, needing fewer than five an over with six wickets in hand. It was eminently gettable. Bottled it. Hopefully Lancashire can do us a favour.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 11:06:14 AM
HIT. THE. FUCKING. BALL.

Bresnan took your advice…only trouble was he hit it straight back to the bowler  >:(
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:06:54 AM
😢
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:07:45 AM
Not managing four bonus points, let alone five, all season is really poor. Regardless of who wins the league, our batting needs improving, or at least a change of mentality. It's like they've appointed Alex McLeish as batting coach.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 11:15:35 AM
We were on course after yesterday's evening session, needing fewer than five an over with six wickets in hand. It was eminently gettable. Bottled it. Hopefully Lancashire can do us a favour.

True but seeing how the ball is moving now compared to the afternoon and evening sessions yesterday I think we should've pushed things on when the ball wasn't doing very much, we shouldn't have ended the day under 300. We have too many batsmen who are willing to just settle in at scoring a single or 2 an over for extended periods.


What it leads to is people like Briggs having to try t20 style batting to get us over the line when a handful of aggressive shots yesterday afternoon could've made this a much simpler job. I don't think it's about bottling it, just not taking responsibility at key moments.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:16:24 AM
Maybe, I haven't seen the swing just the score tbf. Anyway, fifteen off that over... you never know. Need 28 from 24 balls. If we had even one more wicket I'd say we had a decent chance.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:17:58 AM
And there goes the ninth wicket. Bollocks.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 11:21:24 AM
Lancs 6th wicket gone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:21:52 AM
And Wankashire are 47 for 6. We've blown it. ☹
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 11:23:52 AM
7th gone
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 11:24:09 AM
16 from 15 but with no room for error. All very frustrating.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:24:11 AM
19 needed off 17 balls with one wicket left...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:24:26 AM
How are you ahead of me? 😄
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 11:26:56 AM
Magic!!

or try clicking where it says 'live' you might have had a bit of buffering drop you behind.

15 from 11.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 11:29:57 AM
so 11 from the last over, I reckon we're going to fall a few runs short.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:31:35 AM
Two fours! Need three from four balls.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 11:32:25 AM
Get in there Briggs you fucking superstar.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:32:34 AM
YAAAAAASSS!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:32:44 AM
Never doubted em.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:33:01 AM
Just as well as those Manc twats are seven down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 11:33:06 AM
 ;D
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 22, 2021, 11:33:23 AM
Get the fuck in!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 22, 2021, 11:36:46 AM
Incredible stuff.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 11:44:26 AM
Fair fucks to Briggs, a 30 ball half century when we were desperate for quick runs is a massive batting effort.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 11:47:47 AM
All out 367…a good recovery after the loss of the three early wickets
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 11:47:55 AM
All done for 367, now lets skittle these fuckers and get the bowling points in the bag today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 11:48:28 AM
367 all out. Well done Briggs and COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 12:11:28 PM
The BBC seem to think Somerset's batting lineup is shit so I'll blame them if it goes tits up, now. They've started well, 21 without loss.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 12:17:55 PM
Lance 8th now gone…93/8
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 12:20:15 PM
On averages they're not great, Ali is the only one with any sort of first class batting record with most of the batters and all-rounders averaging in the late 20s or early 30s at best.

Lewis Gregory is a bit of an anomaly in the stats because he's barely played red ball cricket. Like last week it looks like it's potentially a long tail if we can get into them.

We need to get a bit tighter with the bowling though, too many balls they've been able to get to the fence so far.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 22, 2021, 12:26:46 PM
Wicket!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 12:34:13 PM
Zomerzet one down at lunch.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 12:46:18 PM
Very good delivery for the wicket. Ali is the big wicket though, if we can get him early it'll be a big boost.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 01:50:50 PM
Lancs recovered to 141 all out in the end….Trailing by 2, but Hants have the 3 bowling points
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 01:59:07 PM
Lancs recovered to 141 all out in the end….Trailing by 2, but Hants have the 3 bowling points

very good from the lower order that, could easily have gone for a really low total given the way the day started for them. By getting pretty much parity they mean that all results are still in play there, which suits us.

On our game we could do with breaking this pairing soon, Lammonby is dangerous once he gets set (he's a bit feast or famine) and Ali is experienced enough to just sit in and let the others bat around him.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 02:02:26 PM
Hants 0/1 is their 2nd innings, opener gone for a 3rd ball duck.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 02:12:27 PM
Hants 2 down now
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 02:15:02 PM
Hants 2 down now

Does anyone have any idea why Mason Crane was opening for them? Seems like a bizarre experiment given he's never looked like anything other than an average tail-ender.


EDIT: He came in at 9 in the first innings and the guy who came in at 3 is the normal opener so I can't work out what the point of that was.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 02:22:02 PM


On our game we could do with breaking this pairing soon, Lammonby is dangerous once he gets set (he's a bit feast or famine) and Ali is experienced enough to just sit in and let the others bat around him.
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These two are becoming a pain. This stand needs to be broken soon…
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 02:30:10 PM
Piss off, please, Somerset.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 02:32:24 PM
Piss off, please, Somerset.

Well said cdbwf!…it worked!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 02:35:47 PM
Many thanks, Somerset. Now feel free to piss off some more!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 02:38:01 PM
Hants 3 down…15/3
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 02:53:41 PM
Make that 4 down…24/4. Lancs doing their bit
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 03:04:38 PM
Make that 4 down…24/4. Lancs doing their bit

If we don't win Lancs can still take the title themselves so it's no great surprise they're going for it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 03:22:48 PM
Another Somerset wicket gone but Ali is still in there, he's the key wicket now, if we can get rid of him soon our chances of getting all the bowling points and having a big first innings lead go up significantly.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 04:02:22 PM
Bears have announced free entry for the next 2 days to try to fill the ground up a bit.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 04:05:56 PM
Bears have announced free entry for the next 2 days to try to fill the ground up a bit.

Beat me to it Paul_e…was just going to post
https://edgbaston.com/news/warwickshire-confirm-free-entry-for-lv-insurance-county-championship-conclusion/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 04:09:20 PM
Hants now five down…currently 84/5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 04:12:28 PM
The difficulty now is deciding how much play there's going to be on Friday, I can be there until Tea at the latest but then I have to get back to work in the evening. I'd hate to leave with the game still going but it's a lot of effort if the game's nearly done.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 04:13:56 PM
I hope this doesn't mean there will be riff raff in the Sky lounge.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2021, 04:18:11 PM
Ali gone, massive wicket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 22, 2021, 04:18:38 PM
Bressy lad!…167/4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 22, 2021, 06:02:40 PM
We we have 33 overs tomorrow to get the four wickets that we need to claim maximum bowling points. Come on You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2021, 06:04:39 PM
Disappointing afternoon especially with Wankashire leaving down to their name meaning only maximum bonus points will likely do. Still, if we can just break the partnership early tomorrow I fancy us to do it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 10:53:42 AM
Big wicket of Davies gone this morning, now we need to clean the tail up smartly with the new ball.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 23, 2021, 11:35:09 AM
Hants all out 193, leaving Lancs needing 196 to win…but we know how that will end up. So, Warwickshire please get these next two wickets quickly
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 23, 2021, 11:47:51 AM
They look pretty comfortable to be honest.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 11:57:46 AM
disappointing morning really, they've scored more than we should've let them and we're not aggressive enough to get the wickets either.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 12:34:55 PM
Gregory gone so 22 balls to get another for the 3rd bowling point.

The problem is we've now got very little by way of a lead to play with even if we get them quickly so we're going to need to score a lot quicker than normal to give ourselves time to bowl them out again.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 01:25:51 PM
bollocks, let down by the bowling after the batsmen did the job, that's fucking typical after the season we've had.

We're now relying on Alex Davies doing his bit to make sure he's defending the championship next season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 23, 2021, 01:47:11 PM
Think the wicket is just too good, not sure the bowlers have let anyone down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 02:16:49 PM
Think the wicket is just too good, not sure the bowlers have let anyone down.

I was being slightly facetious to make the point that after a summer of poor batting that's let us down time after time we might miss out because we didn't get the final bowling point.

That said we've had a couple of really poor bowling spells that we couldn't afford if we were going to really push for the win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 23, 2021, 02:18:22 PM
We’ve fucked this now. Typical considering it looks as if there’s a fair chance Lancs may win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 23, 2021, 02:24:44 PM
We’ve fucked this now. Typical considering it looks as if there’s a fair chance Lancs may win.

I am now trying to work out who I'd prefer to win it.

I think on balance, Lancashire, especially after the Hampshire tweet at the end of the 110th over.

My least favourite team that were in contention were Notts. Really not a fan of them.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: olaftab on September 23, 2021, 02:28:28 PM
Time for some agile cricket and may be brown envelopes?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 02:38:44 PM
Matt Lamb has the weirdest bowling action I think I've ever seen. runs 2 steps, stops, walks 2 steps, runs 2 more then bowls. Never seen anything like it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 02:57:50 PM
Thank fuck for that Leach is gone. Will be interesting to see what we do from here, we'd need to be eyeing up a lead of 200 by lunch at the latest which means being a bit more aggressive than we were in the first innings.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 23, 2021, 03:10:38 PM
Halle-fucking-lujah. All out finally.

Hope Sibley doesn't waste too many balls now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on September 23, 2021, 03:15:44 PM
See where we get to by stumps tonight. Give it a good blast for an hour in the morning...then bowl the carrot crunchers out. Easy.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 23, 2021, 03:35:30 PM
Lancs lost 2 quick wickets. Can see them falling short in their run chase.

Erm.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 05:15:35 PM
Can't ask for more than Sibley and Yates are giving here, racing along at better than 4 an over and should see us with 120-130 lead by the end of the day if they carry on. You'd then want a target they might try to get, so 200-220 from about 65-70.

A tie at Lancs would be nice right now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 05:23:58 PM
Whatever happens from here I hope they keep this format for the competition, this is the most nail-biting end to a season I can ever remember, brilliant entertainment all round.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: spangley1812 on September 23, 2021, 05:29:01 PM
Lancashire win by 1 wicket
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 23, 2021, 05:29:51 PM
Blimey, that was tense in Liverpool at the end. Lancs win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2021, 05:59:54 PM
Bears game has gone weird in the last few overs of the day batting (and bowling) is like it's a t20 match, 45 runs from the last 4 overs. If we keep this going we could be setting a 250+ target before lunch, which would make for a good end to the match.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 23, 2021, 06:16:14 PM
We are still in this, i reckon another 75 runs in the first session with a pre-lunch declaration followed by a monumental effort with the ball should see us become champions. It’s a big ask though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on September 23, 2021, 07:14:06 PM
Comprehensive win for the Pears.  Wish we could do this more often.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 23, 2021, 08:29:21 PM
We are still in this, i reckon another 75 runs in the first session with a pre-lunch declaration followed by a monumental effort with the ball should see us become champions. It’s a big ask though.

Really big ask to be honest.  Hopefully Woakesy is having an early night and can just produce a couple of magic spells tomorrow. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 24, 2021, 09:43:18 AM
I think the pitch is just too good.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 24, 2021, 10:46:48 AM
Incredible field from Somerset.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 24, 2021, 11:35:04 AM
Magnificent effort.

Game on.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 24, 2021, 01:28:15 PM
7wkts needed…Somerset 35/3
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 24, 2021, 01:31:20 PM
Ali gone. EEE-SEY, EEE-SEY, EEE-SEY
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 24, 2021, 01:40:36 PM
This has been a brilliant bowling spell from woakes and bresnan, fingers crossed Norwell and Myles can keep up this level.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 24, 2021, 02:00:30 PM
Miles with the 4th, Somerset currently 62/4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on September 24, 2021, 02:24:08 PM
5 down...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 24, 2021, 02:24:25 PM
Fantastic delivery from Miles (I will remember it's with an I eventually) to gets goldsworthy who was hanging on by his fingertips.

73/5 and the championship is well and truly on now.

Norwell was unlucky not to get Davies the previous over, looked a very good shout.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 24, 2021, 02:27:36 PM
Another good shout for Norwell, this umpire isn't doing us any favours.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 24, 2021, 02:31:56 PM
Another good shout for Norwell, this umpire isn't doing us any favours.

Steve O'Shaughnessy I think.

Anyone know where he played (ha!)?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 24, 2021, 02:47:47 PM
6 down….Norwell’s bowling has been Superb…Somerset 85/6
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on September 24, 2021, 03:03:06 PM
Get in!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 24, 2021, 03:06:50 PM
7 down, bowling effort has been superb so far, not sure we want the tea break right now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on September 24, 2021, 03:32:05 PM
40 overs to get 'em. COYB!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 24, 2021, 03:38:33 PM
8! Woakes
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on September 24, 2021, 04:18:56 PM
9!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 24, 2021, 04:23:19 PM
come on you bears, nearly there.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simboy on September 24, 2021, 04:25:28 PM
YOOOOOOOOOU BEARS!!!!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 24, 2021, 04:25:52 PM
Get in there, fucking brilliant day for them.

YOU BEARS!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 24, 2021, 04:26:34 PM
👏👏👏
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 24, 2021, 04:28:01 PM
Incredible.

What a win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 24, 2021, 04:31:24 PM
I don't care what happens with dates but they absolutely have to keep this format for the championship, the last couple of rounds have been superb entertainment with the title race going until nearly the last hour of the season, this is how you get fans interested in watching the longer format.


This game combined with lancs v hants is the best title race I've ever followed because it's gone one way and the other consistently over the 4 days.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 24, 2021, 04:34:57 PM
Magnificent. YOOOOOOUUUU BEEEEAAAARRRSSS!!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on September 24, 2021, 04:36:29 PM
youuuuu Bears
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on September 24, 2021, 04:36:58 PM
Youuuuu Beeeaaarrrs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on September 24, 2021, 04:37:05 PM
Well done Da Bears
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 24, 2021, 04:39:21 PM
You Bears!  What a day at Edgbaston, wish I could have been there to witness it!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: TelfordVilla on September 24, 2021, 04:48:38 PM
Congratulations to the 🐻 🐻 🐻
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 24, 2021, 04:52:39 PM
Mad that Hampshire only needed 1 more wicket to be champions. Instead, they've finished 4th.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 24, 2021, 04:55:45 PM
Does this mean we are in the Bob Willis final at Lord's now?  Seems a bit unnecessary after winning the title like that!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 24, 2021, 05:18:01 PM
Does this mean we are in the Bob Willis final at Lord's now?  Seems a bit unnecessary after winning the title like that!!

Yeah, against Lancs. Bring it on, the more trophies the better.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 24, 2021, 05:42:37 PM
Fantastic performance today, great to see Every one of them putting in a shift.

Yyyyyyyyoooooooooooouuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrssssssssssssssssssssssssss
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 24, 2021, 06:44:55 PM
Get in there. They could have waited a bit longer though the selfish gits. I was in a taxi in Stirchley on the way when they took the final wicket. Also annoying that they shut the bars at close of play when there were a couple of thousand in the ground waiting for the presentation. Superb performance though. You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 24, 2021, 06:55:43 PM
Yeah, shutting the bar before the trophy presentation was madness.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Holte132 on September 24, 2021, 07:11:38 PM
My mother would have been so delighted! She died in January 2019 and her ashes are scattered at Edgbaston, so in one sense she was there today
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on September 24, 2021, 09:59:33 PM
My mother would have been so delighted! She died in January 2019 and her ashes are scattered at Edgbaston, so in one sense she was there today

Sorry to hear that, mate, but glad the Bears did her proud.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 24, 2021, 10:01:19 PM
My mother would have been so delighted! She died in January 2019 and her ashes are scattered at Edgbaston, so in one sense she was there today

RIP mate. The Bears did her proud.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on September 24, 2021, 11:45:35 PM
I manged to get there just after the tea break and saw the last two wickets fall and the trophy presentation. What a great performance by the Bears. They all stepped up!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: olaftab on September 24, 2021, 11:50:13 PM
My mother would have been so delighted! She died in January 2019 and her ashes are scattered at Edgbaston, so in one sense she was there today
You mum sounds a fantastic lady. Bless her soul.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 25, 2021, 02:11:01 AM
I don't care what happens with dates but they absolutely have to keep this format for the championship, the last couple of rounds have been superb entertainment with the title race going until nearly the last hour of the season, this is how you get fans interested in watching the longer format.


This game combined with lancs v hants is the best title race I've ever followed because it's gone one way and the other consistently over the 4 days.

Agree to an extent Paul, but I think Warwickshire's involvement in the title race probably magnified interest for most of us on here.  Not sure that would be the case if your team were in the second or third tiers, but at least some effort is being made.   

I recently read an article in which the County Championship was described as "the goose that is not able to lay its golden eggs" and the ECB seem to have treated it like an unwanted child at times, but hopefully this is something that can be built on. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 25, 2021, 05:42:35 AM
I don't care what happens with dates but they absolutely have to keep this format for the championship, the last couple of rounds have been superb entertainment with the title race going until nearly the last hour of the season, this is how you get fans interested in watching the longer format.


This game combined with lancs v hants is the best title race I've ever followed because it's gone one way and the other consistently over the 4 days.

Agree to an extent Paul, but I think Warwickshire's involvement in the title race probably magnified interest for most of us on here.  Not sure that would be the case if your team were in the second or third tiers, but at least some effort is being made.   

I recently read an article in which the County Championship was described as "the goose that is not able to lay its golden eggs" and the ECB seem to have treated it like an unwanted child at times, but hopefully this is something that can be built on. 

It’s going to be interesting to see how next season’s fixtures will shape up, what with the Blast Final on 16th July. No doubt a repeat of this season with red ball cricket marginalised at the alter of white ball cricket. So the Blast will dominate June & half of July and the Hundred takes the rest of July and August.

So red ball cricket gets played in the months when swing and seam dominate and we wonder why we don’t produce quality test batsmen.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 25, 2021, 09:20:44 AM
I don't care what happens with dates but they absolutely have to keep this format for the championship, the last couple of rounds have been superb entertainment with the title race going until nearly the last hour of the season, this is how you get fans interested in watching the longer format.


This game combined with lancs v hants is the best title race I've ever followed because it's gone one way and the other consistently over the 4 days.

Agree to an extent Paul, but I think Warwickshire's involvement in the title race probably magnified interest for most of us on here.  Not sure that would be the case if your team were in the second or third tiers, but at least some effort is being made.   

I recently read an article in which the County Championship was described as "the goose that is not able to lay its golden eggs" and the ECB seem to have treated it like an unwanted child at times, but hopefully this is something that can be built on. 

Maybe but I still think that going into the last round of fixtures with 4 teams capable of winning the title is a massive improvement and I think just how exciting a finish it was caught a lot of people by surprise.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 25, 2021, 09:26:06 AM
Quite often you have two or three teams in title contention with another half a dozen battling relegation or trying to win promotion. This format was great at the top level but it still left two thirds of the teams with nothing to play for in the final four games. The format is excellent in the top division but rubbish if you don't qualify. I'd rather go back to proper promotion and relegation.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 25, 2021, 10:32:02 AM
Quite often you have two or three teams in title contention with another half a dozen battling relegation or trying to win promotion. This format was great at the top level but it still left two thirds of the teams with nothing to play for in the final four games. The format is excellent in the top division but rubbish if you don't qualify. I'd rather go back to proper promotion and relegation.

Agree CD.  It has been great for Bears fans this season, but the 2nd and 3rd tiers were just really playing out the season in pretty much dead rubbers.  I accept that there would be dead rubbers in pretty much every format that could be devised (especially in the old single league format), but agree the two division system with promotion / relegation format could be the best one to keep as many teams playing for something.

Agree with Paul above about the interest in the County Championship.  The article I mentioned in my post above said that viewing figures had been healthy when it was shown on TV earlier in the summer.  Just feel it has been neglected in recent years, with next to know thought or effort going into it.  Just simple things really, like why not start the last game this week on a Thursday so the last two days would have been over the weekend.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 25, 2021, 10:40:17 AM
Agree on that, it's madness that they seem to go out of their way to make it difficult to attend.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Holte132 on September 25, 2021, 09:24:09 PM
My mother would have been so delighted! She died in January 2019 and her ashes are scattered at Edgbaston, so in one sense she was there today
You mum sounds a fantastic lady. Bless her soul.

She certainly was! 98 when she died - and independent to the last
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 28, 2021, 10:05:52 AM
Bob Willis Trophy today - Warwickshire win toss and bowl first
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 28, 2021, 10:50:25 AM
Lancs 8-2 off 3.4 overs… Norwell with the first and Miles with an outstanding c & b for the second
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 28, 2021, 10:51:49 AM
1st wicket

https://twitter.com/skycricket/status/1442787149913395207?s=21

2nd wicket

https://twitter.com/skycricket/status/1442789079725355015?s=21
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 28, 2021, 11:04:16 AM
9 for 4 now! Forecast to rain, in which case 1st innings leaders win the trophy so vital we at least get a 1st innings lead. So far so good.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on September 28, 2021, 11:08:43 AM
And another one, 10-4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on September 28, 2021, 11:14:47 AM
12/5 now!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 28, 2021, 11:17:01 AM
12-6….
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on September 28, 2021, 11:20:52 AM
Lowest first class score at Lord's is 38.....! Now 16/6
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: bilsim on September 28, 2021, 11:55:19 AM
Lancs 47-7!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 28, 2021, 12:37:49 PM
Lunch. Lancs 57/8 off 22 overs

Norwell & Johal with 2 wkts and Miles with 4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 28, 2021, 01:27:19 PM
It’s great to see the Bears steam rolling Wanky Lanky, but it does make a mockery of the game. Its just plain daft playing cricket this late in September in this country because the ball dominates so much.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 28, 2021, 01:48:31 PM
Well, I prefer it to some of the tedious bat-dominated draws. And they aren't going to reduce the amount of T20s so this is the only way we are gonna be able to see a decent number of matches of proper cricket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 28, 2021, 02:02:19 PM
78 all out Lancs, Miles with 5wkts
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on September 28, 2021, 04:10:23 PM
Warwickshire have (funnily enough) passed Lancs' first innings' score, which means they win the trophy if there is a draw or any other outcome than a Lancs win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 28, 2021, 04:27:01 PM
You’ve got this 100%, no chance you’ll need to bat twice in this game.

First time I’ve seen any of Yates….surely he makes any winter tour? Look a class player
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ventnorVillain on September 28, 2021, 04:45:24 PM
I'm really delighted for Danny Briggs this season. I've known him since he was 8. A really humble, genuine hard-working professional, who still takes an interest in his home-town club, still does Colts presentation evening if he can and even takes part in the Groundforce weekend at the beginning of the season if he's around. A top, top guy.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ventnorVillain on September 28, 2021, 04:50:33 PM
I'm really delighted for Danny Briggs this season. I've known him since he was 8. A really humble, genuine hard-working professional, who still takes an interest in his home-town club, still does Colts presentation evening if he can and even takes part in the Groundforce weekend at the beginning of the season if he's around. A top, top guy.
Just noticed he didn't bowl in Lancashire 1st Innings. There again, he clearly wasn't needed!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 28, 2021, 06:48:09 PM
I'm really delighted for Danny Briggs this season. I've known him since he was 8. A really humble, genuine hard-working professional, who still takes an interest in his home-town club, still does Colts presentation evening if he can and even takes part in the Groundforce weekend at the beginning of the season if he's around. A top, top guy.
Just noticed he didn't bowl in Lancashire 1st Innings. There again, he clearly wasn't needed!!

He was pivotal in the championship win though and has had a very good season, coming in to replace someone like Jeets was always going to be a huge task and it's a great testament to him that he was able to step up and do such a decent job of it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on September 28, 2021, 10:08:12 PM
Warwickshire have (funnily enough) passed Lancs' first innings' score, which means they win the trophy if there is a draw or any other outcome than a Lancs win.

I didn't know that.

I'm not quite sure what the Bob Willis trophy is. We won the CC, so I get that, but why are we playing Lancs?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on September 28, 2021, 10:09:51 PM
Being able to select Woakes did not last long did it Being rested was the excuse ,he has hardly played for a year
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 28, 2021, 11:30:11 PM
Warwickshire have (funnily enough) passed Lancs' first innings' score, which means they win the trophy if there is a draw or any other outcome than a Lancs win.

I didn't know that.

I'm not quite sure what the Bob Willis trophy is. We won the CC, so I get that, but why are we playing Lancs?

Last season, it was the replacement tournament played instead of the County Championship as the usual competition couldn't be completed in full due to Covid.

This season, the County Championship is back, but they've decided to keep the Bob Willis Trophy, too as an extra tournament to win. We are already County Champions. The top two in the County Championship also compete for the Bob Willis Trophy, a bit like a "Super Cup".
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 29, 2021, 06:11:13 AM
Being able to select Woakes did not last long did it Being rested was the excuse ,he has hardly played for a year

We didn’t miss him yesterday did we? The T20 World Cup starts in a couple of weeks so it’s hardly surprising that he missed a pretty meaningless game. He was available when it counted and helped us win the Championship.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on September 29, 2021, 08:44:55 AM
Yeah it's like a Super Cup or Charity/Community Shield final.

We will win it whatever.

Was thinking if all fit/available next season the pace bowlers would be difficult to choose from:
Norwell, Miles, Johal, Bresnan, Stone, OHD, Sidebottom, Brookes, Woakes, Garrett
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 29, 2021, 10:49:19 AM
1st Warwickshire wicket falls…Sibley lbw Bailey 57. 133/1 off 38.2 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 29, 2021, 12:08:30 PM
Ton for Rob Yates, I think that it’s his first away from Edgbaston and there aren’t many better places to score a ton than at Lords. 196-1, lead of 118.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2021, 12:16:41 PM
Ton for Rob Yates, I think that it’s his first away from Edgbaston and there aren’t many better places to score a ton than at Lords. 196-1, lead of 118.

He's evolving into a very good opener. I hope England stay away for now though, he could benefit from another summer of county cricket to really establish himself.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 29, 2021, 12:37:58 PM
Ton for Rob Yates, I think that it’s his first away from Edgbaston and there aren’t many better places to score a ton than at Lords. 196-1, lead of 118.

He's evolving into a very good opener. I hope England stay away for now though, he could benefit from another summer of county cricket to really establish himself.

I imagine that he will get a call to the A team this winter but he definitely needs more time in county cricket. The trouble is though England are desperately short of batting quality so they may pick him too early and risk ruining his international career before it has started.

If he keeps scoring runs then he will be in the test squad within a year.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2021, 02:46:27 PM
This match is already at the point where I'd let Rhodes get his ton and then tell them to tee off and pile on the runs as quickly as they can so we can get on with bowling them out again. There already a decent chance we're not going to bat again.  Weather reports suggest a fair bit of lost time in the next 2 days and we really should be trying to beat them fair and square.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2021, 04:57:42 PM
I'd want a 500 lead before declaring. Grind them into the dust. If it's a draw, we still win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 30, 2021, 12:22:00 AM
Ton for Rob Yates, I think that it’s his first away from Edgbaston and there aren’t many better places to score a ton than at Lords. 196-1, lead of 118.

He's evolving into a very good opener. I hope England stay away for now though, he could benefit from another summer of county cricket to really establish himself.

What an end of season this is turning out to be for the Bears.  Whisper it quietly (in case the England selectors are listening), but that top four looks a pretty solid one now going forward in red ball cricket and Alex Davies will be coming in as well. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 30, 2021, 12:27:52 AM
Warwickshire have (funnily enough) passed Lancs' first innings' score, which means they win the trophy if there is a draw or any other outcome than a Lancs win.

I didn't know that.

I'm not quite sure what the Bob Willis trophy is. We won the CC, so I get that, but why are we playing Lancs?

Contested by the teams that finish 1st and 2nd in the County Championship. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 30, 2021, 08:13:34 AM
Might try and pop along for a couple of hours today.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 30, 2021, 12:46:21 PM
Warwickshire all out for 518, a lead of 440. Lancashire 40/1 at lunch.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on September 30, 2021, 01:10:45 PM
This is the excellent run-out of Davies by Craig Miles


https://twitter.com/skycricket/status/1443535884243148800?s=21
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on October 01, 2021, 11:46:58 AM
Da Bears win the.......

(https://static.wikia.nocookie.net/blackadder/images/d/d0/Blackadder_2_bob.jpg) (http://images4.fanpop.com/image/photos/18000000/Todd-Bridges-as-Willis-Jackson-diffrent-strokes-18022621-640-480.jpg)


Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on October 01, 2021, 11:54:09 AM
Chortle

Great catch to end it all by Burgess
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on October 01, 2021, 12:04:08 PM
The winning catch

https://twitter.com/warwickshireccc/status/1443890873419304968?s=21
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on October 01, 2021, 12:53:52 PM
It's raining.... 😢

...trophies 😎
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on October 01, 2021, 02:07:33 PM
You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on October 01, 2021, 03:34:30 PM
Nice
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 02, 2021, 02:35:15 AM
To be honest, I'm disappointed.

I mean, a double's not as good as a treble, is it?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: JD on October 02, 2021, 08:20:17 AM
Congratulations to The Bears. Well deserved it what has been a great year.

As an Eagles fan I wouldn't want to give the Championship up to anyone else but The Bears  :'(. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 04, 2021, 01:37:27 AM
A bitter Lanc was on social media commenting something like, "Well, they won the toss so they won the game, big deal!"

Perhaps someone could point out to this prat that this wasn't a one-day game, but a four-innings match, allowing Lancashire the chance to recover from a disastrous start.

Second innings of the match? Warks, (by common agreement, not a great batting side) 500+.

Third innings of the match? Lancs, 200+

D'oh!!!

Anyway, combining this result with the ones last week, I believe the current score is now ManUre and Lancashire 0, Villa & the Bears 3!!

Is there a(nother) trophy for this?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on October 07, 2021, 03:20:13 PM
A bitter Lanc was on social media commenting something like, "Well, they won the toss so they won the game, big deal!"

Perhaps someone could point out to this prat that this wasn't a one-day game, but a four-innings match, allowing Lancashire the chance to recover from a disastrous start.

Second innings of the match? Warks, (by common agreement, not a great batting side) 500+.

Third innings of the match? Lancs, 200+

D'oh!!!

Anyway, combining this result with the ones last week, I believe the current score is now ManUre and Lancashire 0, Villa & the Bears 3!!

Is there a(nother) trophy for this?

The Whining Manc Cup. Shaped like a lemon and made of 24 carat excuses.

Also known as the WG Graceless Trophy.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 08, 2021, 02:08:20 AM
Nice one, Rory.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on October 08, 2021, 02:00:41 PM
I see The Vicar has lost his central contract!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: spangley1812 on October 08, 2021, 04:12:58 PM
I see The Vicar has lost his central contract!

In the last year of his Bears contract as well and it will be interesting to see if it is extended
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on October 10, 2021, 01:37:17 PM
I see The Vicar has lost his central contract!

In the last year of his Bears contract as well and it will be interesting to see if it is extended

Can't see why it wouldn't be.  If he isn't going to play for England, he'll score a lot of runs for us.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on October 13, 2021, 10:53:18 AM
Danny Briggs has extended his stay up to and including 2024.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on October 14, 2021, 01:10:42 PM
Yates and Norwell have been called up to the Lions Squad for Australia alongside Sibley.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Bully2345 on October 14, 2021, 04:24:37 PM
Deserved call ups for the Warwickshire boys for the Lions squad. Forced themselves into the thoughts of England and Sibley hasn't been forgotten about completely.

Back to two division cricket next summer based on 2019 standings.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on October 14, 2021, 05:16:25 PM

Back to two division cricket next summer based on 2019 standings.

Glad that The Shire are in Division 1. They had a great 2019 and a blinding start to 2021, but it went to pot after that.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on October 14, 2021, 05:50:47 PM
It's my preferred structure, but a bit harsh on teams who did well this year and last. Feel like they could maybe have based the divisions on average position from 2019-2021. Perhaps weighing 2019 and 2021 more because 2020 was only a mini-season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on October 14, 2021, 11:07:41 PM
Oddest things in Div 1 has 10 teams and Div 2 has 8 - sure 9 and 9 would make more sense? I’d say there must be a simple explanation but it is the ECB so that’s unlikely
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on October 14, 2021, 11:14:56 PM
I think it makes sense as there are limited weeks to play matches in so you don't want odd numbers so you always have two teams sat twiddling their thumbs. It used to be 8/10 but it's probably better 10/8 in terms of getting the crowd in. It means a higher percentage of teams will have something to play for at the end of the season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on October 16, 2021, 09:12:36 AM
Bresnan postpones any retirement plans for another year https://edgbaston.com/news/bresnan-winning-trophies-is-the-reason-why-i-wanted-to-join-warwickshire/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on October 16, 2021, 10:51:57 AM
Good news. Feel he is a good influence in the dressing room as well as still being a decent player.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 16, 2021, 09:58:05 PM
I imagine he'll be good with the younger bowlers (of which we have a few) as well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on October 24, 2021, 11:14:36 PM
Just found out that Eve Jones, Bears captain, had been voted as Female cricketer of the Year by the professional cricketers association. Played today for Melbourne in the big bash.

well done girl
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on November 03, 2021, 07:37:54 AM
The Azeem Rafiq case is absolutely disgraceful.

George Dobell has stated that the player using the p word is no longer at the club, and an ex England international, though there seems to be some confusion about this. Either way, there can't be too many of those around, and until there is some clarity I would think they would all (but one) feeling very angry at being tainted by this.

Additionally if I was a sponsor of Yorkshire, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.


Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: AV82EC on November 03, 2021, 08:31:32 AM
The Azeem Rafiq case is absolutely disgraceful.

George Dobell has stated that the player using the p word is no longer at the club, and an ex England international, though there seems to be some confusion about this. Either way, there can't be too many of those around, and until there is some clarity I would think they would all (but one) feeling very angry at being tainted by this.

Additionally if I was a sponsor of Yorkshire, I wouldn't touch them with a barge pole.

Looks like the sponsors are pulling out. Anchor went yesterday talks of more today. Chairman being hauled in front of the Commons Select Committee, whose Tory chairman is said to be absolutely fuming and pressure on the ECB to rightly remove all England stuff from Headingley.

Yorkshire Cricket Club, the home of racists. To be fair most York’s fans I’ve seen on Twitter are absolutely raging. Think some resignations are on the cards.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on November 03, 2021, 04:32:25 PM
Shame that all these irate Tory MPs aren't bothered about their boss using racist language
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on November 04, 2021, 12:06:47 PM
100% ECB should take away the international fixtures  from there….absolutely shambolic mgmt, if they’d published and reacted correctly to the report it would have been a couple of days max press cycle, the way they have buried their heads means it has been days & took away some big sponsors - such incompetence and arrogance
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on November 05, 2021, 02:20:42 PM
Ballance and Vaughan now implicated!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on November 05, 2021, 03:20:46 PM
And the head coach...

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 06, 2021, 09:38:00 PM
The head coach has some previous, hasn't he?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on November 09, 2021, 01:47:18 PM
https://edgbaston.com/news/bears-secure-brathwaite-return-as-t20-captain/?utm_campaign=12788277_Bears%20T20%20-%20Brathwaite%20Signing%202022&utm_medium=Email&utm_source=Warwickshire%20CCC&dm_i=1AFS,7M3HX,8II51G,V064Z,1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: hipkiss92 on November 16, 2021, 10:21:58 AM
The evidence coming out of the DCMS committee is pretty damning for anyone at Yorkshire and the wider game generally.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on November 16, 2021, 10:48:20 AM
Isn’t it just….there should be a lot of people and institutions looking at themselves ECB / PCA / counties / players & ex players
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on November 16, 2021, 02:13:49 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/59304381

Pretty damning.

Bresnan mentioned btw
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aj2k77 on November 16, 2021, 08:57:37 PM
I'm not shocked by any of this really. There's a very nasty undercurrent of racism in Britain from my own personal experience. I'm a white, 40 something bloke, some of the things I hear people come out with casually, it's just not nice but tracks very well with the current popularity of the Government and how it's the foreigners' fault and it was better when you could call a spade a spade.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Sexual Ealing on November 17, 2021, 12:43:57 AM
Michael Vaughan looks to be on a sticky wicket, and judging from some of his previous social media output, it's unsurprising.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on November 17, 2021, 02:16:25 PM
Pretty harrowing if you sit through the whole of Azeem's evidence to the Select Committee.

New interview with BBC here:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/59319449
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on November 17, 2021, 03:00:19 PM
It’s very unpleasant stuff. The story around his experience when he’d found out about his baby was absolutely horrendous.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 18, 2021, 01:49:05 AM
Yes, some of these people are vile, racist bastards. How Moxon sleeps at night after what he's done, I really don't know.

Jonathan Liew's Grauniad article on this is really worth a read. (Sorry, unsure how to post it).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on November 18, 2021, 08:01:21 AM
Thanks for flagging that, excellent article.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: LeeB on November 18, 2021, 08:53:59 AM
Yes, some of these people are vile, racist bastards. How Moxon sleeps at night after what he's done, I really don't know.

Jonathan Liew's Grauniad article on this is really worth a read. (Sorry, unsure how to post it).

Isn't it funny how all these tough guys get signed of with stress the minute they're taken to task over their behaviour?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on November 18, 2021, 09:09:56 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/nov/16/azeem-rafiqs-testimony-exposes-how-power-works-in-cricket-and-in-britain
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: LeeB on November 18, 2021, 09:32:00 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/nov/16/azeem-rafiqs-testimony-exposes-how-power-works-in-cricket-and-in-britain

Spot on, he's written some excellent pieces on this subject.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on November 18, 2021, 09:56:27 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/nov/16/azeem-rafiqs-testimony-exposes-how-power-works-in-cricket-and-in-britain

Spot on, he's written some excellent pieces on this subject.

Yes, he's a very good writer, and you can rely on him for objectivity because he's not part of the old boys' club.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: hipkiss92 on November 18, 2021, 01:37:41 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2021/nov/16/azeem-rafiqs-testimony-exposes-how-power-works-in-cricket-and-in-britain

Spot on, he's written some excellent pieces on this subject.

Yes, he's a very good writer, and you can rely on him for objectivity because he's not part of the old boys' club.

Quite funny how he's wound Aggers up the last couple of years as well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on November 18, 2021, 04:34:48 PM
Azeem Rafiq has now apologised for historical anti-semitic tweets. Blimey, what a mess.   
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on November 18, 2021, 05:33:39 PM
Has there been any follow up on the Ballance drug-test allegation made by Rafiq ?

To me, that kind of cover-up seems unlikely.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Brazilian Villain on November 18, 2021, 05:37:58 PM
Azeem Rafiq has now apologised for historical anti-semitic tweets. Blimey, what a mess.   

Awkward!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on November 18, 2021, 05:42:08 PM
Azeem Rafiq has now apologised for historical anti-semitic tweets. Blimey, what a mess.   

Awkward!

I’m surprised that it has taken this long for the dirt to start coming out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on November 18, 2021, 06:26:06 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/59304381

Pretty damning.

Bresnan mentioned btw

There is more on Bresnan in the Bears Fans Forum (See link below)

https://www.bearsfans.org.uk/portal/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on November 19, 2021, 08:22:14 AM
The Rafiq tweets in a weird way prove his point - there’s just a lack of understanding/empathy when you’re on the outside. That’s a major part of the cultural problem.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 20, 2021, 09:35:42 PM
One difference; Rafiq apologised for his wrongdoing immediately. Yorkshire and the ECB took over fourteen months!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on November 20, 2021, 11:57:53 PM
Yeah, Rafiq's apology was absolutely textbook. Respond swiftly, make no excuses, give a reason for having those views at the time and why you no longer have them, apologise for what you said and not for 'any offence caused'.

When it comes to empty words, everybody has said something stupid at one time or another. I like to think a sincere, genuine apology will still be recognised and accepted by most people.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on November 22, 2021, 02:22:47 AM
Yes, a proper apology, not corporate bullsh*t.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on November 22, 2021, 03:40:59 PM
Yep agreed people make mistakes and if they are genuinely apologetic and demonstrate they have grown then they should be afforded a second chance.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on December 03, 2021, 01:16:39 PM
16 people leave Yorkshire, including Moxon and Gale

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/59518669
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on December 03, 2021, 07:45:30 PM
Good.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on December 09, 2021, 06:31:53 PM
Very disappointed to see that 'Pop' Welch has left Bears to take up a position at Hampshire.

Nothing sinister apparently just fancied a new challenge.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on January 05, 2022, 12:18:03 PM
'Former England seamers Ryan Sidebottom and Steve Harmison have joined Yorkshire's coaching staff on an interim basis to work under director of cricket Darren Gough.' - from the BBC

I can't see that going well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on January 14, 2022, 07:31:47 PM
Very disappointed to see that 'Pop' Welch has left Bears to take up a position at Hampshire.

Nothing sinister apparently just fancied a new challenge.

Get AD back in! Agree though, why has Welch gone with the team on the cusp of greater things?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on January 14, 2022, 07:38:04 PM
Very disappointed to see that 'Pop' Welch has left Bears to take up a position at Hampshire.

Nothing sinister apparently just fancied a new challenge.

Get AD back in! Agree though, why has Welch gone with the team on the cusp of greater things?

He wanted a new challenge
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on January 31, 2022, 10:20:02 AM
Tim Bresnan announces his retirement

https://edgbaston.com/news/tim-bresnan-announces-retirement/

Warwickshire County Cricket Club and former England all-rounder Tim Bresnan has announced his retirement from the professional game with immediate effect.

Bresnan will finish his 20-year playing career on a high after helping the Bears secure their eighth County Championship title in 2021.

The 36-year-old received his Warwickshire Cap in April, becoming a pivotal part of the team through key contributions with bat and ball.

Tim Bresnan said: “This has been an incredibly tough decision, but after returning to winter training I feel that this is the right time. I have continued to work hard throughout the off-season to prepare for my 21st professional year, but deep down I feel I can’t reach the high standards that I set myself and my teammates. The hunger and enthusiasm that I have for the game I love will never leave me, but whilst my head is willing to tackle the 2022 season, my body is not.

“I will always look back at my career with immense pride and it’s been an absolute honour to represent Warwickshire, my home county and country. Growing up I never would have believed how lucky I was to play with and against some of the finest cricketers to grace the game.

“These discussions are never easy, but I want to thank Farby, Stuart and the whole team for their support and understanding. When I signed my two-year deal, I was tasked to not only help a young side progress on the field, but off it as well. On reflection, I’m proud of everything we have achieved as a team, and that final day against Somerset will live with me for the rest of my life. I firmly believe this group of players have the potential to build on their success and go from strength to strength.

“To everyone at Edgbaston thank you for supporting me and my family through one of the most exciting periods of my career. From the first moment I arrived at Warwickshire it felt like home and its Members and supporters will always be close to my heart. The phrase ‘Once a Bear Always a Bear’ holds true.

“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to represent England and Yorkshire and those memories will never leave me. The opportunity to wear the Three Lions is something that should never be taken for granted and I’m proud to have played a very small part in our country’s storied history.

“There are too many people I need to thank, but I hope they know that their guidance and support have been integral to helping me throughout my career. To anyone who has ever helped me, thank you.

“Finally, I can’t finish without thanking my amazing wife, Hannah, my wonderful children, Max, Ozzy and Etta, my unwaveringly supportive friends and all my family. I love you all and I couldn’t have done it without you.

“I’m excited for my next chapter and am determined to throw everything into it, like I did on the cricket field for so many years.”
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on February 23, 2022, 08:09:19 PM
Ex Pear Matt Mason is the Bears new bowling coach, a good appointment I think. With Trotty back full time there’s a pretty solid look to the coaching team.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/60402179

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on March 05, 2022, 10:02:39 PM
Calling Gareth to the thread.  What sort of chance do we (Worcestershire) stand this season.  No Mitchell, but bringing in Azhar Ali and Ed Pollock?  What do you think of our chances?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on March 05, 2022, 11:09:35 PM
Calling Gareth to the thread.  What sort of chance do we (Worcestershire) stand this season.  No Mitchell, but bringing in Azhar Ali and Ed Pollock?  What do you think of our chances?

Not sure Steve.  Would hope competing in Championship cricket??

Batting wise assuming we don’t see anything of Mo in red ball you’d assume 4 of the top 6 will be Libby / Azhar / Haynes & Dolly….who fills the other two batting slots between Fell / Dell / Roderick / Pollock / Cornall needs to actually take that chance….wouldn’t surprise me to see Barnard end up batting 5 or 6. 

Pace bowling you’d assume that Leach / Pennington & Barnard play when fit but need Tongue & Brown properly fit this year & Finch to step it up a notch to push the starters….the new boy Gibbon as a left arm pace bowler would be v useful if he comes good.

Baker was the breakthrough player last summer so hope he keeps moving on, Banton as well looked a decent prospect. 

Would be nice to get another blast finals day!

Also need to see how the squad gets decimated by the stupid pointless waste of time competition
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on March 06, 2022, 07:59:29 PM
I think you're right.  Unless Mo plays any red ball cricket, which is unlikely, we have a couple of big gaps in the batting line up. Might be a year too early for a couple of the bowlers to come good but hopefully, they continue to progress in the hope that they are ready for next season and they grow together.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on March 07, 2022, 08:30:39 PM
Yep, if the bowlers stay fit to be rotated I’m optimistic we’ll do ok in red ball but one of more of the squad batsmen have to step up or they’ll find themselves released at the end of the summer.  Can’t see Mo playing anything other than blast, particularly if England keep him in the set up
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on March 30, 2022, 12:11:45 AM
See Paul Stirling has signed for the Bears for the Vitality Blast.  Farbrace saying that he will open with Alex Davies, which should give us a much needed bit of power at the top of the order.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on March 30, 2022, 03:15:34 AM
I hope they've done their sums, because he'll cost us a fortune at the canteen.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on March 31, 2022, 04:26:02 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/60930131

New signing for Bears as overseas player.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 06, 2022, 10:00:53 PM
The new domestic season starts tomorrow, I think that the Bears are handily placed in all competitions.

It will be strange to see Ian Bell working elsewhere and Sidebottom will be joining him for a few weeks but on the whole I’m optimistic about our chances.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on April 07, 2022, 12:15:31 PM
Absolutely freezing down Edgbaston, i was gonna see it out to lunch but fcuk it left, other attractions to tempt meDay 1 of Aintree & the Masters.
So home to watch Warwickshire v Surrey World Stars on You Tube.
Ryan Patel really motoring 50 off 51
68/0
Burns 12 Patel 56
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 07, 2022, 12:34:49 PM
An hour and a half in and my phone hasn't dinged a wicket alert.... checked score hoping that we were batting. ☹️
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 07, 2022, 12:59:33 PM
Worcester won the toss and batting - haven’t lost a wicket either yet (it’s rained constantly since the toss)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 07, 2022, 02:56:10 PM
Does anything sum Rory Burns up better than him having a great session as part of a big opening stand only to throw his wicket away with a tame flick at the last ball before lunch? This is exactly why he's struggled to embed himself with England.

A heavy spell of rain as delayed the restart but players should be back out at 3.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on April 07, 2022, 03:03:28 PM
Among the standard early April batting difficulties (see Glos), a couple of batting highlights have been Chef doing what Chef does and Josh de Caires making his maiden first class 50.

If the latter is half the player that his dad was, he's a real prospect
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 07, 2022, 04:59:04 PM
All the breaks for rain have stretched things out but it's now 126-3

OHD taking Patel(75) and Amla(2). Probably slightly advantage to the Bears now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 08, 2022, 11:52:43 AM
Not sure if mentioned on here but seems like we are liberating the bear from its muzzle and chains on the badge. Not before time, to be honest. Not sure if it will still be used by Warwickshire Council on road signs, etc.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 08, 2022, 12:03:43 PM
Haven't seen that, the website, twitter, etc all still has it right now, and I think it's still there on the kit as well.

On the game, 196-4
Foakes* 19
Smith* 0

Pope gone this morning for 58 after looking very dangerous.

OHD with 3 of the 4 wickets is a bit worrying as we don't look very dangerous right now, could really do with Woakes, Stone and Norwell being available.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on April 08, 2022, 12:38:08 PM
Not sure if mentioned on here but seems like we are liberating the bear from its muzzle and chains on the badge. Not before time, to be honest. Not sure if it will still be used by Warwickshire Council on road signs, etc.

Here you go cd, this explains the unmuzzling

https://edgbaston.com/news/bears-unveil-unmuzzled-campaign/
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 08, 2022, 01:26:42 PM
Not sure if mentioned on here but seems like we are liberating the bear from its muzzle and chains on the badge. Not before time, to be honest. Not sure if it will still be used by Warwickshire Council on road signs, etc.

Here you go cd, this explains the unmuzzling

https://edgbaston.com/news/bears-unveil-unmuzzled-campaign/

Ogh, that still looks like a muzzle to me (or maybe a face mask?) that's why I didn't spot the change.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 08, 2022, 05:20:56 PM
I'm confused, so they aren't changing the badge? "Unmuzzled" is a mental health scheme?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 09, 2022, 02:44:21 PM
Bears on to 192-4 with a massive century from Lamb and a half centrury from Hain as a 150 partnership.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on April 10, 2022, 04:13:27 PM
Bears all out for 531, Burgess scored 178 off 221 balls.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 10, 2022, 04:54:20 PM
Can't imagine they'll bother playing much longer.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on April 10, 2022, 06:18:35 PM
Worcestershire somehow fail to win against Leicestershire despite bowling plenty of overs at the last man in.  Fair play to Leicestershire for scraping a draw.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 10, 2022, 06:31:16 PM
From 41-4 to 531 all out is a fantastic batting performance from the middle/lower order.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 10, 2022, 09:17:02 PM
Worcestershire somehow fail to win against Leicestershire despite bowling plenty of overs at the last man in.  Fair play to Leicestershire for scraping a draw.

Disappointing not to get that last wicket but overall a much better performance than expected.  Much more hopeful for the red ball season
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on April 11, 2022, 04:44:56 PM
Am I imagining things? I remember distinctly that when Brian Lara joined Warwicks he was greeted by a note on his locker from Roger Twose saying something like “Welcome to the second best left-hander in the club”.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 11, 2022, 07:21:49 PM
Am I imagining things? I remember distinctly that when Brian Lara joined Warwicks he was greeted by a note on his locker from Roger Twose saying something like “Welcome to the second best left-hander in the club”.



I recall reading that back in the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on April 12, 2022, 12:35:11 AM
Good cricketer, Roger, though not in the Lara class. Who was?

Always thought he'd make a good Sledging Coach...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 14, 2022, 12:46:46 PM
So over the Easter bank holiday weekend - not only is it a farce that Villa have no game because some utter bunch of brain donors scheduled FA Cup semi finals over the weekend BUT neither Warwickshire or Worcestershire have any cricket either.

Swear these idiot administrators are trying to alienate supporters
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 14, 2022, 01:22:04 PM
I'm sure Warwickshire fixtures are designed to make attendance as difficult as possible.

No Villa Women, either. They would likely get a record attendance if they played this weekend but no... international break. 😠
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on April 15, 2022, 12:31:31 PM
So over the Easter bank holiday weekend - not only is it a farce that Villa have no game because some utter bunch of brain donors scheduled FA Cup semi finals over the weekend BUT neither Warwickshire or Worcestershire have any cricket either.

Swear these idiot administrators are trying to alienate supporters

Couldn't agree more.  I appreciate the weather is a lottery at the best of times but surely some one-day cricket would be an idea to fill in these large gaps?  The admin bods are obviously stupid.  No wonder the game is in such a mess, yet the poxy wank Hundred will get plenty of airtime.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: charlatan on April 17, 2022, 03:20:14 PM
The less cricket they play, the more we hear about too much cricket being played.

1987 had 24*3 day matches + 16 sunday league matches + between 5 and 12 b+h/nat west matches, so 93-100 days of cricket.

2022 has 10*4 day matches + 8 to 11 one day cup matches + 14 to 17 t20 blast matches, so 55-59.5 days of cricket (counting t20 as half days). Or for some 8-10 hundred games replacing most of the 8 to 11 one day cup matches to make the amount of playing time even lower.

MLB manages 162 regular season matches plus a post season of up to 20 games. Counting all of those games as half length it's broadly similar to the 1987 situation.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on April 17, 2022, 10:24:33 PM
I'm sure Warwickshire fixtures are designed to make attendance as difficult as possible.

No Villa Women, either. They would likely get a record attendance if they played this weekend but no... international break. 😠

Yep, would have been ideal weekend for a four day game starting on Thursday.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 17, 2022, 10:44:47 PM
T20 - they should be able to play Friday night / Saturday night & Sunday afternoon no problem-we don’t have reserve days & we don’t have many thousands of miles travelling. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on April 21, 2022, 02:01:42 AM
Rumours that Mahmood of Lancashire, whose deal expires at the end of the summer, might be interested in joining the Bears.

I didn't know he was a Brummie.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 21, 2022, 11:12:18 AM
That would be a great signing for you guys
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 22, 2022, 06:17:14 PM
Great day for the mighty Bears 🙂
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on April 22, 2022, 06:54:08 PM
What happened to Norwell? Can Miles bowl as a concussion sub as well? Can't remember seeing that very often before.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 22, 2022, 07:28:59 PM
Good start to season with the bat for Pears….v happy  as the three you’d expect to fire in Libby, Azhar Ali & Haynes haven’t yet….Dolly doing great & Pollock doesn’t die wondering does he? Aggressive but certainly yesterday was cricket shots not slogging
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on April 22, 2022, 07:52:42 PM
Great day for the mighty Bears 🙂

You Bears!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: JD on April 22, 2022, 09:28:53 PM
Great day for the mighty Bears 🙂

Not so good for my team Essex. Seems every time Essex play the Bears they fall apart.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 22, 2022, 09:50:07 PM
Burgess has started the season superbly and along with Lamb is doing a great job of hiding the fact that the top 4 haven't quite got going so far. If Yates and Rhodes can get back to their level from last season and Sibley can recover from the mess with England I can see this bears team putting down a few massive first innings totals this summer. Right now my biggest concern is how many of them England will end up looking at.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on April 23, 2022, 05:47:17 AM
What happened to Norwell? Can Miles bowl as a concussion sub as well? Can't remember seeing that very often before.

Hit on the chin by the ball
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on April 23, 2022, 10:58:04 AM
I think concussion subs can take full participation in the game so no reason why he can't bowl.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 23, 2022, 12:08:39 PM
What happened to Norwell? Can Miles bowl as a concussion sub as well? Can't remember seeing that very often before.

Hit on the chin by the ball

JUst seen the video of it - https://ecb.cdn.nvplay.com/d6c7da81-9138-449d-8b73-29ad8c8fe96d/2_101_05.mp4 (https://ecb.cdn.nvplay.com/d6c7da81-9138-449d-8b73-29ad8c8fe96d/2_101_05.mp4) - looks a pretty hefty one to the guard.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on April 24, 2022, 02:42:52 PM
A good 10 wicket win for the Bears, there’s a really strong squad now at Edgbaston.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on April 24, 2022, 02:48:09 PM
Made it look very easy, to reiterate, my concern this season is how many of these players get called up, Stone and Woakes are already deep in the mix, Sibley will clearly still be on the fringe of things and Norwell and Yates have both been with England as well, add Lamb and Burgess to the conversation given their batting so far and Rhodes as an option as a specialist captain and it starts to look like a very long list of players who might end up being watched.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on April 25, 2022, 01:24:03 AM
I suspect the ingrained selectorial preference for picking southern, Yorkshire and Lancs players will resolve your concerns.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tony scott on April 28, 2022, 06:04:31 AM
Spot on Mr Collett
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on April 29, 2022, 11:50:31 AM
Decent recovery so far this morning at Taunton. Looked a poor decision to field yesterday although we bowled pretty poorly other than OHD. Taken 4 wickets this morning though, including 3 in 4 that were all bowled. Four overs to get the third bowling point...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on April 29, 2022, 02:32:36 PM
Every chance Worcs lose in 2 days at Notts - poor batting yesterday & let them get 50 odd too many this morning trying to bounce Broad & co out rather than just bowling properly
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on April 29, 2022, 03:33:19 PM
I’m sat at the County Ground in Bristol watching Gloucestershire’s bowlers getting swatted around by Surrey.

Seen Jamie Smith score 100 runs today (214 not out at the moment) and Jordan Clark score a century (110 not out).

Surrey on 553-7, with no sign of declaring.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on April 29, 2022, 05:06:54 PM
Poor day for the Bears, currently 125-7.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Exeter 77 on April 30, 2022, 09:21:29 PM
Poor day for the Bears, currently 125-7.
Lost by an innings and 82 runs inside three days in the end.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on May 01, 2022, 02:15:02 AM
Looks like a complete shambles from the moment they won the toss.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 01, 2022, 12:48:23 PM
Looks like a complete shambles from the moment they won the toss.

Choosing to bowl was obviously a complete misread of the conditions.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on May 02, 2022, 12:08:39 AM
Yes, I heard there was a tinge of green on the wicket but no more than that.

And then, apart from the excellent OHD, we bowled like drains!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 05, 2022, 11:45:09 AM
Not a great start for Alex Davies on his return to OT, bowled by Bailey for 0

Moved on to 24/1
Sibley 13 & Yates 11 off 11 overs.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 05, 2022, 11:50:38 AM
Not a great start for Alex Davies on his return to OT, bowled by Bailey for 0

Moved on to 24/1
Sibley 13 & Yates 11 off 11 overs.
One change from last game Chris Benjamin comes in for Matt Lamb, hamstring issue in left leg.
29/1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 05, 2022, 12:08:02 PM
35/2
Bumble kiss of death....saying how good Rob Yates looks. Next ball stump goes cartwheeling bowled by Wood 15
Sibley 20
Hain joins him.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 05, 2022, 02:16:47 PM
Moving on nicely

107/2
Sibley 50*
Hain 35*

In the 38th over.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on May 05, 2022, 02:19:33 PM
Thinking of going up to Old Trafford at the weekend. Does anybody know if you can still use the oppositions members facilities if you're there as an away member?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 06, 2022, 12:27:10 PM
From what I saw yesterday I reckon a par score here is somewhere between 300-350 so 315 all out is ok.

Most importantly it has been a brilliant knock from Sibley carrying his bat to finish 142 not out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on May 06, 2022, 12:43:38 PM
Ben Stokes is motoring at Worcester, currently 116 not out off 67 balls including 12 sixes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on May 06, 2022, 01:26:35 PM
Ben Stokes is motoring at Worcester, currently 116 not out off 67 balls including 12 sixes.

Just missed doing a Sobers as well
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on May 06, 2022, 01:59:10 PM
Do the Bears have no decent fast bowlers apart from OHD or are they all injured ? I really don't rate Miles especially, always seems really expensive.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 06, 2022, 02:29:19 PM
Do the Bears have no decent fast bowlers apart from OHD or are they all injured ? I really don't rate Miles especially, always seems really expensive.

Loads out missing right now. Woakes, Norwell, Stone and Sidebottom all unavailable (along with a few youngsters).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 06, 2022, 02:55:24 PM
Ben Stokes is motoring at Worcester, currently 116 not out off 67 balls including 12 sixes.

Just missed doing a Sobers as well

Then we were 16-3….think it’s fair to say the Worcs bowlers were blunt conceding 580! Azhar Ali not been an overseas success yet
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on May 06, 2022, 07:34:03 PM
Stokes end up with a County Championship record 17 sixes in a knock of 161.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: charlatan on May 08, 2022, 05:25:19 PM
...but thankfully no wicket in 30 overs. Very placid track though. Gareth seems to have woken Azhar up.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 08, 2022, 06:22:14 PM
...but thankfully no wicket in 30 overs. Very placid track though. Gareth seems to have woken Azhar up.
Good to see him get some time at the wicket & maiden FC 100 for Haynes - team were chronic for 3 innings played properly (& well) for 1.  Hard to imagine that Stokes knock not being in a winning cause!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on May 08, 2022, 10:43:12 PM
Glad to see some resilience in the Worcestershire batting. We’ve played okay so far and yet find ourselves in the bottom three!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 09, 2022, 07:51:24 AM
Glad to see some resilience in the Worcestershire batting. We’ve played okay so far and yet find ourselves in the bottom three!
Think there is only Libby of the top order who still needs a score so that will come….we are lacking the bowler who knocks over the tail.  We have also played Durham & Notts who are probs the best two sides in division, particularly at the time that they could pick Broad & Stokes
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 09, 2022, 01:08:28 PM
Bears look really light on bowling right now, just too many quicks missing means we're strugglnig to take wickets with any consistency. It was nice to see McAndrew pick up a few though, hopefully that will help him settle in.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on May 12, 2022, 11:16:28 AM
Gloucestershire are at the point now where I'm expecting a call up.

Three loan signings needed to put out a team for the Somerset game  :(

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/61405835
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 12, 2022, 12:13:16 PM
Bears won toss and put Northants into bat.
Currently 53/0 17 gone.
Not the start we were after with the overcast conditions
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on May 12, 2022, 12:44:06 PM
Thought after the Somerset game we'd not make the same mistake by choosing to bowl first, so this is very disappointing and I'm surprised Norwell isn't playing.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 12, 2022, 02:09:52 PM
Thought after the Somerset game we'd not make the same mistake by choosing to bowl first, so this is very disappointing and I'm surprised Norwell isn't playing.

He was injured again Essex so I assume he's still not fit, I'm sure he'd be playing otherwise.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on May 12, 2022, 06:28:01 PM
On the back foot now, Northants 372-2. 287 for the first wicket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on May 12, 2022, 09:43:22 PM
Another dreadful performance by our so called bowling attack following on from  the Somerset and Lancashire  batterings. Not sure why Norwell is  not playing he has played in the last couple of second team games and was in the squad
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on May 12, 2022, 09:57:48 PM
Another dreadful performance by our so called bowling attack following on from  the Somerset and Lancashire  batterings. Not sure why Norwell is  not playing he has played in the last couple of second team games and was in the squad

Norwell is still injured

https://edgbaston.com/fixtures/first-xi/warwickshire-vs-northamptonshire-12-may-2022/#match-match-reports
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on May 13, 2022, 08:11:09 PM
Another crap day for the Bears, 509 runs behind with 2 down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on May 13, 2022, 08:54:42 PM
Pitch seemed to offer very little, which makes our decision to bowl first even stranger
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 14, 2022, 12:23:06 PM
Can we sign some bowlers, please.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on May 14, 2022, 01:16:58 PM
I see Surrey made 671 for 9 dec and broke the world record for the highest innings score without a batter making a ton.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on May 14, 2022, 05:03:48 PM
Blimey, Derbyshire giving Worcestershire a pasting.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 14, 2022, 06:30:34 PM
Blimey, Derbyshire giving Worcestershire a pasting.
Should be a draw though Steve - seems like it’s a road to bat on so need them to knuckle down in morning, particularly Libby needs runs.  Like Warwick we seem to be lacking a true strike bowler at the moment
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on May 14, 2022, 06:50:40 PM
Hopefully you're right Gareth and we are not 100 for 5 in the morning.  Hope for another draw but I hope we start winning soon!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on May 15, 2022, 05:49:05 PM
Well done Gareth for calling this right.  Libby's 105 not out will do his average no harm.  Positive that we are showing some resilience but we (Worcestershire) need to win a few. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 15, 2022, 08:17:46 PM
Well done Gareth for calling this right.  Libby's 105 not out will do his average no harm.  Positive that we are showing some resilience but we (Worcestershire) need to win a few.
Absolutely, short of getting Tongue fit or Pennington stepping up a level we are going to struggle with the ball rolling over tails etc. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on May 16, 2022, 01:49:34 AM
Great effort from Haininho to bat for more than two days, with the odd break for bad light.

I wonder if the bowlers from both teams had a chance to have a chat with the groundsman at the end of the game...?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on May 17, 2022, 12:44:19 PM
Really impressive win by the second team yesterday against Glamorgan ,Really good batting by Ethan Brookes ,Benjamin and star of the show Bethall .Surprising failures by Braithwaite and Hose who both out cheap Johai was the only bears bowler who took any Glamorgan wickets and he looked useful
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 20, 2022, 11:21:23 AM
Yorkshire lost their first wkt 33/1
Hill ct Burgess b Brookes 25.
211 behind
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 20, 2022, 05:13:21 PM
Piss poor, yet again. When was the last time the reigning champions got relegated?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 20, 2022, 07:55:29 PM
The bowling injuries are really fucking us over right now, good to see Brookes back and he's helped a little but having 3 international bowlers all out at the same time is a tough break.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 20, 2022, 07:56:17 PM
Yeah, fair point.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on May 21, 2022, 03:30:52 PM
Well done Gareth for calling this right.  Libby's 105 not out will do his average no harm.  Positive that we are showing some resilience but we (Worcestershire) need to win a few.
Absolutely, short of getting Tongue fit or Pennington stepping up a level we are going to struggle with the ball rolling over tails etc. 

Say it quietly Gareth, but it looks like we might just win one!! 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on May 21, 2022, 04:08:45 PM
Well done Gareth for calling this right.  Libby's 105 not out will do his average no harm.  Positive that we are showing some resilience but we (Worcestershire) need to win a few.
Absolutely, short of getting Tongue fit or Pennington stepping up a level we are going to struggle with the ball rolling over tails etc. 

Say it quietly Gareth, but it looks like we might just win one!!

Very quietly Steve :-) always said Azhar was a quality signing lol
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on May 21, 2022, 04:31:26 PM
Great innings, seems to have joined the party now.  Last few innings have been good, as has Haynes.  4 wickets to go. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 22, 2022, 12:29:22 PM
The bowling injuries are really fucking us over right now, good to see Brookes back and he's helped a little but having 3 international bowlers all out at the same time is a tough break.
I can't understand why we let Sidebottom go out on loan to Derbyshire when we're obviously struggling ourselves.

Survived nearly hour and a half this morning 111/3
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 22, 2022, 12:47:02 PM
The bowling injuries are really fucking us over right now, good to see Brookes back and he's helped a little but having 3 international bowlers all out at the same time is a tough break.
I can't understand why we let Sidebottom go out on loan to Derbyshire when we're obviously struggling ourselves.

Survived nearly hour and a half this morning 111/3

Yeah, I hadn't seen that until this week so I'd been assuming he was injured as well, really bizarre decision, made worse by it being for a month to start and then we agreed to extend it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 22, 2022, 01:04:44 PM
Survived without further loss 128/3 at lunch
We trail by 77
Hain 52 & Rhodes 47
63 overs left in the day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 22, 2022, 02:53:14 PM
197/3 doing well this pair. Trail by 8
Hain 77 & Rhodes 90
46 remaining
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 22, 2022, 03:32:11 PM
Building a lead now, which means the game has draw written all over it.

Given the game situation Yorkshire have been poor because there's been maybe 2-3 half chances all day on a day 4 pitch where they had plenty of runs to play with.

220/3 after 100
Hain 90*
Rhodes 98*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 22, 2022, 03:44:22 PM
Building a lead now, which means the game has draw written all over it.

Given the game situation Yorkshire have been poor because there's been maybe 2-3 half chances all day on a day 4 pitch where they had plenty of runs to play with.

220/3 after 100
Hain 90*
Rhodes 98*
Minimum 34 overs left.
Great partnership of 197 so far
222/3 Tea
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on May 22, 2022, 04:20:39 PM
101 each for Hain and Rhodes…234/3
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 22, 2022, 04:53:33 PM
Well done Hain and Rhodes, salvaged a draw.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on May 22, 2022, 04:54:27 PM
Match drawn…Warwickshire 252/3….Hain 109 & Rhodes 111
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on May 23, 2022, 01:29:20 AM
Yes fair play to Hain and Rhodes ,to stay in all day takes some doing
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 26, 2022, 09:50:51 PM
It's been a while since one of these...

YOOOOOOUUUUU BEEEEEAAAAARRRSSS!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on May 26, 2022, 09:56:34 PM
It's been a while since one of these...

YOOOOOOUUUUU BEEEEEAAAAARRRSSS!!!

Dominated, great win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on May 26, 2022, 10:10:36 PM
Fantastic debut from Paul Sterling, 119 off 51 balls, including 96 in boundaries.  For the Bears To score 207 off 16 overs is astonishing.

Sam Hain is in fantastic form, 66 off 32 following a couple of red ball centuries.

#YOUBEARS
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: LeeB on May 27, 2022, 10:11:03 AM
Fantastic debut from Paul Sterling, 119 off 51 balls, including 96 in boundaries.  For the Bears To score 207 off 16 overs is astonishing.

Sam Hain is in fantastic form, 66 off 32 following a couple of red ball centuries.

#YOUBEARS

I've just seen a picture of Stirling, bloody hell, you don't often see sportsmen with er, profiles like that these days. He looks like he delivers skips for a day job and has a full breakfast at his favourite cafe every day.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 27, 2022, 11:58:51 AM
Fantastic debut from Paul Sterling, 119 off 51 balls, including 96 in boundaries.  For the Bears To score 207 off 16 overs is astonishing.

Sam Hain is in fantastic form, 66 off 32 following a couple of red ball centuries.

#YOUBEARS

I've just seen a picture of Stirling, bloody hell, you don't often see sportsmen with er, profiles like that these days. He looks like he delivers skips for a day job and has a full breakfast at his favourite cafe every day.

I like it, he lives his life as testament to idea that if you hit the ball out of the stadium you don't have to run.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: LeeB on May 27, 2022, 12:08:11 PM
Fantastic debut from Paul Sterling, 119 off 51 balls, including 96 in boundaries.  For the Bears To score 207 off 16 overs is astonishing.

Sam Hain is in fantastic form, 66 off 32 following a couple of red ball centuries.

#YOUBEARS

I've just seen a picture of Stirling, bloody hell, you don't often see sportsmen with er, profiles like that these days. He looks like he delivers skips for a day job and has a full breakfast at his favourite cafe every day.

I like it, he lives his life as testament to idea that if you hit the ball out of the stadium you don't have to run.

Ha ha, very true!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 12:18:02 PM
Didn't realise he got five successive sixes then hit the last ball of the over for four. Almost a bit of history, there.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on May 27, 2022, 01:12:27 PM
Didn't realise he got five successive sixes then hit the last ball of the over for four. Almost a bit of history, there.

If you haven’t seen the five sixes and one four….

https://twitter.com/skycricket/status/1530152928979435521?s=21&t=F3ZOt4iQ2C6suoiOlwnWqg
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 01:34:26 PM
Brill, thanks. 🙂
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on May 27, 2022, 02:00:39 PM
Our top 7 in the T20 looks really strong. Good chance of winning it this year.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 27, 2022, 02:09:51 PM
I feel for the bowler a bit there, 19 making his debut and he really needed the captain to give him some advice. The first 5 all drifted to leg and were right in the slot for a slogger like Sterling.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on May 27, 2022, 03:03:31 PM
CD you want to look at the table. Our net run rate is 7.813  Ive never seen that in cricket before
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 04:53:20 PM
That's mad. Is it Net Run Rate that decides who qualifies in the event of finishing level? I remember a few years ago they had it based on matches won, thus doubly punishing teams who haven't been able to finish matches because of rain.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 04:55:59 PM
Also I take it tonight's game isn't on YouTube or anything like that?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on May 27, 2022, 05:23:12 PM
Its on Sunday 2:30, itll either be the sky game or youtube. 6 oclock its the warks women who are also top of the group. Youtube aswell
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on May 27, 2022, 06:50:10 PM
Also I take it tonight's game isn't on YouTube or anything like that?
It's on Edgbaston app and also Youtube.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on May 27, 2022, 06:54:25 PM
Dropped a bollock, sorry its on now on you tube
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 07:36:42 PM
Thanks, just put it on. 🙂
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 08:27:57 PM
Great batting in the second half of that innings. Looks like I put it on at the right time.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Colhint on May 27, 2022, 08:38:10 PM
I think we could be really good this year, although I would play Boubacar Kamara at short fine leg, nowt would get past him
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 09:12:56 PM
They're up above the required rate at the moment. Need a wicket or two to get on top.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 09:13:43 PM
There's one, next ball. 😃
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 27, 2022, 09:52:51 PM
Brookes has had a nightmare there.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 27, 2022, 09:53:24 PM
Brookes has had a nightmare there.

Just a bit!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 09:55:52 PM
This has got closer than I'd hoped.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 10:00:35 PM
What the fuck are we doing...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 27, 2022, 10:06:00 PM
Phew.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 27, 2022, 10:07:17 PM
that was an unexpectedly nervy finish, with 18 balls to go it looked like we'd win but 10-15 runs but the brookes/sterling over was horrific.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on May 27, 2022, 10:07:33 PM
400 runs in an evening. Wonderful entertainment.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on May 27, 2022, 10:12:20 PM
Watched the Bears on my iPad and the Roses match on TV. Two great games, a tie in one and credit to Craig Miles for coming back from a very poor start to the last over in the other.

You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Mooro on May 27, 2022, 10:36:34 PM
Yes, I thought the game was over when Derby went 5 down but it was surprisingly entertaining.

I wasn’t sure about some of the field placing that seemed to cost us runs and that Brookes/Stirling over was abysmal.

I don’t get to see a lot of Warwick games these days but for those that do, is Brookes still seen as a good prospect? He’s been pretty underwhelming whenever I’ve seen him play.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 29, 2022, 03:42:38 PM
Bears are home to Durham with both teams in yellow and blue, earlier the commentator said it's hard to tell the difference and started talking about the need for away kits, not sure how the fact 2 of them are in pads and holding fucking bats isn't enough.

On the game Bears have bowled really well and done a great job of breaking up partnerships, just taken the 8th wicket ...

134/8 after 18
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 29, 2022, 04:01:20 PM
finished at 158/9 which is probably 20-30 runs light on this wicket, bowling was excellent.

Bars innings starting now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on May 29, 2022, 04:02:43 PM
and off with a rain delay after 3 balls.

5/0
Bethell 4*
Stirling 1*
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on May 29, 2022, 05:58:04 PM
Good recovery from 36-4 in the 5th over to win by 5 wickets off 16.5 overs. Three out of three and whilst it’s very early in the season there’s a quality squad at Edgbaston, a good mix of hitters and finishers with the bat and a good variety in the bowling attack. We are in for an interesting few weeks.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 29, 2022, 06:08:36 PM
YOOOUUU  BEEEAARRRSSS. Looking forward to Worcester away now on Friday. Hopefully it won't piss down like last time we were there.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on May 29, 2022, 06:08:42 PM
Good win by the Bears! Why didn't Sam Hain play today? He's a vital cog in this T20 team. Hopefully it's nothing serious......
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on May 31, 2022, 08:40:36 AM
Anyone want Pears Bears tickets for Friday? I have three spare. Paid £30 each will take £15. I can email them over I think so no need to worry about meeting up (though I can do that if it's easier).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on June 01, 2022, 11:00:21 AM
Good win by the Bears! Why didn't Sam Hain play today? He's a vital cog in this T20 team. Hopefully it's nothing serious......
A bit of a niggle...nowt serious.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: olaftab on June 02, 2022, 12:33:46 PM
Off to Edgy shortly to see Bears take on Foxes...sorry thrash Foxes.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 02, 2022, 06:29:09 PM
Disappointing from the Bears but still three wins out of four isn't bad going. Sounds like Leicester bought a lot of scummy fans with them.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 02, 2022, 07:39:35 PM
"Lot of excitement around London because of the Test but more importantly, the jubilee. During the national anthem...it was a real hairs-standing-up-on-the-back-of-your-neck moment."

Shut up Dominic Cork, you twat.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: olaftab on June 02, 2022, 08:05:00 PM
Disappointing from the Bears but still three wins out of four isn't bad going. Sounds like Leicester bought a lot of scummy fans with them.
The 20 or so of their fans were a total embarrassment to humanity. Initially we sat about 20 yards from them but moved after about 5 overs. Obviously drunk at the start of the game they proceeded to sing half baked out of time football songs and when they were ignored resorted to insulting local fans and city of Birmingham. Watching from other side of the ground I noticed that there were lot of issues around 4.30 with police and stewards involved. There may have been some arrests. Truly detestable lot.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: olaftab on June 02, 2022, 08:09:23 PM
As for cricket very disappointing response from Bears even though Carlos nearly could have swung it in the end.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 02, 2022, 08:11:46 PM
I wish they'd change the name back to Warwickshire, to be honest. I haven't followed the Blast since they changed it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 02, 2022, 08:23:51 PM
I agree it's bollocks, but I still think of them as Warwickshire, regardless. Unlike that Phoenix nonsense.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 02, 2022, 08:28:15 PM
Yeah, I've tried but it just doesn't feel the same. I'm a Warwickshire fan, not a Birmingham fan. It would be like if we changed to Birmingham Villa. Just wrong.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 02, 2022, 08:43:18 PM
Fair enough, I was like that for a while, but if I don't support either of the "Birmingham" cricket teams, I'll hardly get chance to attend any matches!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 02, 2022, 11:18:37 PM
True. I live in Worcester, so I go to the CC games where I can, and when we're in the same division.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on June 03, 2022, 07:48:16 AM
A poor result today. We need Sam Hain back, plus Woakes, Stone and Norwell to be available for once!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 03, 2022, 01:01:26 PM
Seems like the whole of Worcester has shut since we were last here. 🙁
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 03, 2022, 01:11:38 PM
Seems like the whole of Worcester has shut since we were last here. 🙁

What are you looking for?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dave shelley on June 03, 2022, 01:17:36 PM
Seems like the whole of Worcester has shut since we were last here. 🙁

What are you looking for?

Charles the second.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 03, 2022, 01:45:34 PM
Seems like the whole of Worcester has shut since we were last here. 🙁

What are you looking for?

Charles the second.

He's still hiding in an oak tree.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 03, 2022, 01:49:49 PM
Shitebag.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 03, 2022, 01:50:31 PM
Anyway we were looking for non-rammed pubs near the ground and we found one eventually so panic over. 🙂
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 03, 2022, 01:59:26 PM
I always recommend the Diglis House Hotel.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 03, 2022, 03:50:38 PM
Cheers mate. The usual shit show against Worcester. Not very happy with Worcester staff confiscating twenty quid's worth of food then threatening to throw me out when I pointed out that it doesn't say anywhere on the tickets that you can't bring food in. The one steward was decent and apologetic, the other was a massive power-crazed arsehole.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 03, 2022, 07:41:59 PM
Cheers mate. The usual shit show against Worcester. Not very happy with Worcester staff confiscating twenty quid's worth of food then threatening to throw me out when I pointed out that it doesn't say anywhere on the tickets that you can't bring food in. The one steward was decent and apologetic, the other was a massive power-crazed arsehole.

Sounds about right.

Years ago I used to just stroll into New Rd, a steward who was supposed to be checking tickets even told me once that they don't mind ticketless people coming in, filling the seats, buying a couple of pints or an ice cream, checking out the club shop.

But since it was developed they've become really strict. It's lost some of that quaint charm and become more like one of the Test grounds.

I was asked to leave Edgbaston in 2014 after we had a bag of crisps confiscated. The steward said it was ECB policy but I had a bit of a go back, telling him about my trip to Lord's the previous year when I was sat next to a bloke who'd brought in four bottles of wine and a full cheese board including two knives.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 03, 2022, 09:02:59 PM
Alex Hales is demolishing Derbyshire tonight
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on June 03, 2022, 09:41:01 PM
Well done The Pears wasn't expecting that, great knock from Dolly.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on June 05, 2022, 04:11:35 PM
Bears V Outlaws delayed start now 4:30pm, reduced overs as well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on June 05, 2022, 06:35:23 PM
Bears win by 1 run.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 05, 2022, 06:36:34 PM
Phew! That no ball off the "last" ball of the innings made it a bit nervy. But YOOUUUU BEEEAAARRSSSS!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on June 05, 2022, 07:16:31 PM
Bears win by 1 run.

With Hales scoring quickly it didn't look good, happy with that.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on June 06, 2022, 02:05:37 AM
Lintot was the decisive bowler.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on June 06, 2022, 02:33:37 AM
Phew! That no ball off the "last" ball of the innings made it a bit nervy. But YOOUUUU BEEEAAARRSSSS!!!

Yyyooouuuuuuuuu Bbbeeeaaarrrsssssssss.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 06, 2022, 07:01:10 PM
An interesting quirk in the rules, I didn’t notice that it had happened until I saw the highlights of the last over.

https://www.espncricinfo.com/story/vitality-t20-blast-2022-why-carlos-brathwaite-and-samit-patel-retired-out-tactically-in-the-same-game-1318611
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on June 08, 2022, 07:56:33 PM
Bears restricting Durham to 141/7 off their 20 overs…
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on June 08, 2022, 08:00:56 PM
Well, the reply not starting well, Stirling out first ball duck
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 08, 2022, 09:18:31 PM
Cruised home. YOOOUUUU BEEEAAARRRSS.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on June 08, 2022, 09:19:10 PM
Bears win by 6wkts…142/4

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on June 10, 2022, 08:35:38 PM
Don’t want to be unduly negative but I think we might be in a bit of trouble here.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 10, 2022, 09:53:31 PM
Been disappointed with Brathwaite so far
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 10, 2022, 09:58:30 PM
What a fight back by Glos to defeat Sussex. Looked to be dead and buried
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on June 13, 2022, 10:59:47 AM
According to The Cricketers you guys are looking to sign Moeen, Saqib Mahmood & Ed Barnard for next year.

Barnard in particular would be a huge huge loss to us, plays every game red & white ball, increasingly looking like he’ll become number 5/6 batting all rounder who is a decent medium pacer.

Mo was always going to end up back at Edgbaston given as he is local & probs feels he has unfinished business.  Red ball pre & early England Mo has been amazing for us, white ball likewise with a couple of trophies but his appearances have become rarer and rarer.  If you can get him & offer him a contract that keeps him away from IPL he will be a huge asset for 2/3 years….Worcester were always going to struggle to pay him enough once his central contract decreased, if he slips off England white ball radar then definitely could not afford.

Something is definitely not right at Worcester, 100% need a change of coach in winter but seems there is a mindset change at executive level that is equally important else Barnard, Haynes, Libby & Pennington will be the next ones down the road.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 13, 2022, 11:39:19 AM
Nabbed a freebie for the Glos v Hants T20 in a couple of weeks.

I've been to a few days of County Championship matches, but this will be my first T20
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 17, 2022, 07:50:24 PM
It’s actually two tickets. If any H&V’er would like the other, let me know.

It’s a pdf ticket and unallocated seating, so you wouldn’t even have to sit next to me. :)

Glos v Hants, Fri 24 June, 18:30 start
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 17, 2022, 07:53:26 PM
261 for 2 😃😃😃😃😃😃😃

That must be our record score?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on June 17, 2022, 07:53:55 PM
The Bears score 261-2, the highest domestic T20 score ever.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 17, 2022, 08:26:17 PM
Surely we aren't gonna fucking lose having made 261...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on June 17, 2022, 08:56:30 PM
Records are there to be broken ...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on June 17, 2022, 09:10:24 PM
Nah, no danger.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 17, 2022, 09:49:06 PM
They had us worried for a bit, fair play to them. COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on June 17, 2022, 10:43:00 PM
This time last week  i saw the Bears give probably the worst ,20 over performance ever ,,totally outclassed  in batting bowling and fielding  What a difference a week makes eh highest ever score in 20 overs in the history of the league .To beat Notts home and away is sweet
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on June 20, 2022, 06:50:57 AM
After that incredible 261/2 against Notts, the Bears fail against Derbyshire. This Bears team is so inconsistent! Stirling, apart from the first match has been a big disappointment.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 22, 2022, 09:27:08 PM
YOOOOOOUUUUU BEEEEEAAAAARRRSSSS
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 22, 2022, 09:30:56 PM
Probably need 2/3 wins from remaining 5 games to go through
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 22, 2022, 09:34:18 PM
Thought we were awful in the field, too many dropped catches and misfields gifted Northants too many runs. That said what a perfectly judged run chase.

When we are good we are virtually unbeatable, when we are bad we are rubbish.

But for tonight YYYYYYYOOOOOOOUUUUUUUU BBBBBBBBEEEEEAAAAAARRRRRRSSSSSS
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lsvilla on June 22, 2022, 09:41:55 PM
Excellent stuff. Following the run chase via cricinfo from lake Garda so can't comment on the bowling / fielding and was concerned there were a lot of dots in the chase but can't knock that. Surely can't lose to Worcester again so that should be enough for the quarters then two chances to get a win for a home tie.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on June 22, 2022, 09:42:32 PM
Probably need 2/3 wins from remaining 5 games to go through

There's only 3 games left.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 22, 2022, 09:43:54 PM
Excellent stuff. Following the run chase via cricinfo from lake Garda so can't comment on the bowling / fielding and was concerned there were a lot of dots in the chase but can't knock that. Surely can't lose to Worcester again so that should be enough for the quarters then two chances to get a win for a home tie.

Of course we can, they always raise their game twice a season. Sodding Brentfordshire.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on June 22, 2022, 09:49:44 PM
Excellent stuff. Following the run chase via cricinfo from lake Garda so can't comment on the bowling / fielding and was concerned there were a lot of dots in the chase but can't knock that. Surely can't lose to Worcester again so that should be enough for the quarters then two chances to get a win for a home tie.

Of course we can, they always raise their game twice a season. Sodding Brentfordshire.

🤣🤣 now now 🤣🤣
We want the Gifford trophy
Tho we are coached by Gidman so it will be embarrassing if you lose to us.

We won this damn thing before that plank turned up
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 23, 2022, 12:38:19 AM
Probably need 2/3 wins from remaining 5 games to go through

There's only 3 games left.

Was thinking 8 other teams and play everyone twice?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on June 23, 2022, 08:32:32 AM
Probably need 2/3 wins from remaining 5 games to go through

There's only 3 games left.

Was thinking 8 other teams and play everyone twice?

No, there are always two opponents who are only played once.

So this season the Bears have no home game v Lancashire or away game v Leicestershire.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 24, 2022, 08:03:16 PM
Not looking good for the pears just now. This could be another 240+ score for the bears here.

As the fourth falls! 142/4 in the 13th
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on June 24, 2022, 08:40:19 PM
Not looking good for the pears just now. This could be another 240+ score for the bears here.

As the fourth falls! 142/4 in the 13th

228 in the end, very tough chase that. Brilliant knock by Hose. What's good about this Bears team is it only needs 1-2 decent partnerships  to put on a big score because there's 5-6 players who can get a big score at 200%.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on June 24, 2022, 08:44:29 PM
Chasing 228 is impossible by our standards of T20 batting this season 30 for 3 or 4 has been common place & generally terrible shots to get there.  Will def need Mo to join in in what will probs be one of his last games.  My prediction is 147 all out
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on June 24, 2022, 08:47:28 PM
Shame we lost 4/5/6 so quickly, could've been huge.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on June 24, 2022, 09:06:06 PM
Chasing 228 is impossible by our standards of T20 batting this season 30 for 3 or 4 has been common place & generally terrible shots to get there.  Will def need Mo to join in in what will probs be one of his last games.  My prediction is 147 all out

Right now you might not even get that, I'd forgive d'oliveira, that was a nasty delivery first up, but the other 2 were pretty iffy shots.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on June 24, 2022, 09:26:15 PM
Getting to 100 isn’t guaranteed at this point.

We were good at T20 then some bean counter appointed crickets Remi Garde/David Brent hybrid in Gidman…utterly abject coach who needs to be gone in the winter. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on June 24, 2022, 09:37:07 PM
Pretty poor from your lot but Bears have caught very well and the bowlers have mostly just put it up there and let you bat yourselves out. You're definitely a better side than this though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on June 24, 2022, 09:47:44 PM
That was embarrassing Worcester
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on June 24, 2022, 09:50:03 PM
Superb from the Bears, having two spinners works a treat in 20/20
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 24, 2022, 09:51:10 PM
Biggest every win margin in Blast history

You Bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on June 24, 2022, 10:02:05 PM
#Gidmanout :-)

Truly abysmal.  Losing what 11 of 12 is no fluke & despite what Mo said it isn’t confidence, it’s abysmal cricket, abysmal plans & zero accountability
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on June 24, 2022, 10:02:37 PM
Getting to 100 isn’t guaranteed at this point.

We were good at T20 then some bean counter appointed crickets Remi Garde/David Brent hybrid in Gidman…utterly abject coach who needs to be gone in the winter. 

Absolutely shocking Gareth.  He really needs to go.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on June 24, 2022, 10:25:05 PM
YOOOOOOOUUUUUFUCKINGBEEEEEEAAAAARRSSSSS!

Take that Brentfordshire!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 24, 2022, 10:40:56 PM
Did make up for my trip to Worcester earlier this season, for the Pears only win in the competition. Should definitely go through now, just a question of whether in top 2 spots
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on June 24, 2022, 10:41:47 PM
Probably need 2/3 wins from remaining 5 games to go through

There's only 3 games left.

Was thinking 8 other teams and play everyone twice?

No, there are always two opponents who are only played once.

So this season the Bears have no home game v Lancashire or away game v Leicestershire.

Cheers, never realised that. Probably a blessing not playing Lancs twice.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on June 25, 2022, 01:54:37 AM
Was at Edgbaston earlier and still can't quite believe how poor Worcester were, especially in the field.  In contrast, thought the Bears were very sharp in the field and it was a good performance.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 25, 2022, 07:16:38 AM
I think Worcester have got a good crop of fast bowling talent so the future probably isn’t as bad as it seems. I really didn’t understand Moeen’s tactics in not using the spinners and the number of wides that you guys bowled were gifts to the Bears, 17 extra runs and 17 extra balls.

I have a little bit of sympathy and it can be fine margins between success and failure in this form of cricket but I’d still rather be a Bear than a Pear!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on June 25, 2022, 05:36:15 PM
Saw my first live T20 Blast game yesterday. Glos v Hants.

Glos managed to get Vince out cheaply and restricted Hants to what looked a gettable target.

However, Glos fell way behind the run rate before rallying to still be in with a chance in the final over, but falling just short.

By the way……has Liam Dawson always been a cheating little shit ?

Palmed the ball back when he and the ball were well over the rope and claimed to have saved four. With no tv coverage, the umpire had to take his word.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ventnorVillain on June 26, 2022, 04:22:36 PM
 brilliant to see two Isle of Wight cricketers taking centre stage. I've known Hosey and Briggsy since they were  8 years old and playing for Ventnor CC Colts. It's been amazing watching their careers develop.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on June 30, 2022, 10:59:23 AM
Ed Barnard as expected has moved to Warwick - grrr!! Very good signing for you guys but a huge loss to us.  Is getting better and better with the bat, can see him eventually being a very competent 5/6, decent medium pace and excellent fielder
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on June 30, 2022, 12:02:04 PM
Ed Barnard as expected has moved to Warwick - grrr!! Very good signing for you guys but a huge loss to us.  Is getting better and better with the bat, can see him eventually being a very competent 5/6, decent medium pace and excellent fielder

Good signing I think for us.

Sibley going back to Surrey - perhaps this was on the cards for a while and explains us signing Davies.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on June 30, 2022, 12:25:29 PM
Ed Barnard as expected has moved to Warwick - grrr!! Very good signing for you guys but a huge loss to us.  Is getting better and better with the bat, can see him eventually being a very competent 5/6, decent medium pace and excellent fielder

Good signing I think for us.

Sibley going back to Surrey - perhaps this was on the cards for a while and explains us signing Davies.

Hose and Stone are also out of contract at the end of this season and are reported to be considering their futures.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 01, 2022, 08:33:06 PM
Another enormerous score from the Bears, setting Yorkshire a target of 239. It's on Yorkshire's YouTube channel if you fancy watching the reply.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 01, 2022, 08:57:45 PM
Blimey Worcs have won a game….chairman will be delivering a 10 year contract extension to Gidman for that.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 01, 2022, 09:04:19 PM
Thanks Pears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 01, 2022, 09:08:40 PM
Big start for Yorkshire, we could do with another wicket soon.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 01, 2022, 09:15:42 PM
Big start for Yorkshire, we could do with another wicket soon.

Maybe one more if I try again?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 01, 2022, 09:32:37 PM
2 very important wickets there to kill all the momentum for them. This is very tough for them now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 01, 2022, 10:02:15 PM
YOOOUUUU BEEEEAAARRSSS
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on July 01, 2022, 11:32:46 PM
Just back from Headingley, loved it!! Dan Mousley is some prospect.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lsvilla on July 03, 2022, 09:33:38 PM
So a TV game at OT. They can review boundaries and over waist high deliveries but not the most obvious lbw when Lintoft is bowling. Still as long as the favoured few have the best chance of making Finals day who cares heh ?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on July 03, 2022, 10:14:39 PM
So a TV game at OT. They can review boundaries and over waist high deliveries but not the most obvious lbw when Lintoft is bowling. Still as long as the favoured few have the best chance of making Finals day who cares heh ?

Very true, poor umpiring in general all game. We are at least still home in the QF on Thursday and with tickets only a tenner in advance should get a decent crowd.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 04, 2022, 07:26:16 AM
Was a cracking game, always felt they were slightly ahead, but we took it tk the last over.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 06, 2022, 09:02:29 AM
Confirmed that Moeen has left Worcester & in his comment says he is going back to Birmingham for tail end of his career so you can expect an announcement any minute I’d guesss
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Dazvillain on July 06, 2022, 09:11:34 AM
Confirmed that Moeen has left Worcester & in his comment says he is going back to Birmingham for tail end of his career so you can expect an announcement any minute I’d guesss

Gutted, another Pear to Bear in a week
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 06, 2022, 09:24:58 AM
Welcome home Moeen. 🙂
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 06, 2022, 10:02:24 AM
All confirmed and hopefully he can help develop some of our younger players.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on July 06, 2022, 11:23:21 AM
Sorry Pears fans, he did say he wanted to play for a team challenging and doing well.....
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on July 06, 2022, 12:23:45 PM
"He's coming home, he's coming home" (apologies Worcester fans!!).  Sure I heard that it was a white ball contract though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 06, 2022, 12:32:34 PM
"He's coming home, he's coming home" (apologies Worcester fans!!).  Sure I heard that it was a white ball contract though.

That's how BBC are reporting it at least.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on July 06, 2022, 12:40:41 PM
'Pay as you go' red ball contract as well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on July 06, 2022, 01:56:52 PM
'Pay as you go' red ball contract as well.
Hopefully help mentor some of the young talent?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 06, 2022, 02:35:51 PM
A lot will depend on England - T20 World Cup this year and 50 over next Autumn? If Mo stays in the squad then you might only get Blast next summer but you’d think he won’t go on beyond 50 over WC so the following two years you should have him….make a good captain if he wants red ball too.

Worcs were never going to afford him as a white ball player

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Dave P on July 07, 2022, 04:11:38 PM
We'll have three very good, very different spinners next year in Moeen, Briggs and Lintott.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 07, 2022, 07:25:19 PM
A couple of wickets wouldn't go amiss about now, just to settle my jitters.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 07, 2022, 07:52:07 PM
After looking a bit daunting at one point the last 5 overs were excellent and have kept the target well within our reach, Brathwaite bowled exceptionally.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 07, 2022, 07:58:23 PM
Hants limited to 186/6 after looking like we'd be set 200+ again. Brilliant final over from Brathwaite, finishing with 4/30.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: olaftab on July 07, 2022, 08:12:22 PM
Not good so far. 16/2 Davies gone.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 07, 2022, 08:20:16 PM
Yeah, not the most inspiring of starts. Hopefully this pair can pile a few on.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 07, 2022, 08:20:17 PM
Not good so far. 16/2 Davies gone.

Not the ideal start but these 2 are capable of scoring big and fast and we still have Benjamin, Mousley and Brathwaite so we just need to consolidate a little and make sure we don't lose another in the powerplay.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 07, 2022, 08:22:10 PM
Bollocks, that's exactly what we didn't want, this is a tough ask now, 3 wickets down in the powerplay rarely works out well for the team chasing.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on July 07, 2022, 08:51:38 PM
66/8.  Dismal.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 07, 2022, 08:51:56 PM
Maybe they really want to catch the second half of the football? This has been extra-level shite, some terrible shots to get out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on July 07, 2022, 09:04:31 PM
Saved the worst performance of the competition for tonight.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 07, 2022, 09:13:16 PM
I hate life. ☹️
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on July 07, 2022, 10:14:11 PM
Saved the worst performance of the competition for tonight.

Yep, not the game you want to save an absolute shocker for.  Just one of those games where nothing went right. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 07, 2022, 10:24:25 PM
Saved the worst performance of the competition for tonight.

Exactly. Shame such a good season was marred like this
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on July 07, 2022, 10:26:14 PM
A proper tonking tonight, I really expected the Bears to win tonight.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lastfootstamper on July 07, 2022, 10:46:27 PM
It's more galling that it wasn't an entirely bad performance, the season got ruined by one bad 'half' with the bat after restricting the visitors to a score that's proved very getable this year.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on July 08, 2022, 12:07:16 AM
Topped off by the usual singing about the Villa by various shades of blue and white morons.  It's almost laughable really when one of the clubs doesn't own their ground, one can't open parts of their ground and one is looking forward to a season of Championship mediocrity with Steve Bruce as their manager. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 08, 2022, 06:44:03 AM
That’s it for Brathwaite then, Ali will be captain next year. The Sterling experience hasn’t worked either so they will shuffle the pack with the addition of Ed Barnard. We need to keep Adam Hose though!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 08, 2022, 08:10:06 AM
Topped off by the usual singing about the Villa by various shades of blue and white morons.  It's almost laughable really when one of the clubs doesn't own their ground, one can't open parts of their ground and one is looking forward to a season of Championship mediocrity with Steve Bruce as their manager. 

Still, nice for them to get a day out at the second biggest stadium in the city
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 08, 2022, 01:51:54 PM
Topped off by the usual singing about the Villa by various shades of blue and white morons.  It's almost laughable really when one of the clubs doesn't own their ground, one can't open parts of their ground and one is looking forward to a season of Championship mediocrity with Steve Bruce as their manager.

There were Villa fans singing in the pub after if it makes you feel better. I'd rather nobody bothered with any football chants if they weren't attending football matches, though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on July 09, 2022, 11:58:41 AM
Topped off by the usual singing about the Villa by various shades of blue and white morons.  It's almost laughable really when one of the clubs doesn't own their ground, one can't open parts of their ground and one is looking forward to a season of Championship mediocrity with Steve Bruce as their manager. 

And probable relegation to League 1 come next May......
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 09, 2022, 12:31:27 PM
With Moeen replacing Brathwaite as captain, currently have 4 spinners.

Moeen, Briggs, Lintott and Mousley. So assume one of Lintott or Briggs won't be back.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on July 09, 2022, 09:18:29 PM
Somerset break record for highest score in a domestic T20 match, 265-5.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 09, 2022, 09:22:16 PM
Bastards. We only had that record a few weeks.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on July 10, 2022, 11:35:54 AM
The good news is Worcester no longer hold the record for the biggest defeat :)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 10, 2022, 01:38:55 PM
The good news is Worcester no longer hold the record for the biggest defeat :)

We can’t even keep a record…no wonder we can’t keep our players :-)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Lsvilla on July 10, 2022, 02:13:22 PM
I have one spare ticket for finals day next Saturday if anyone is interested in a day in the sunshine. Think (from memory) it cost me £74.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 11, 2022, 12:34:12 PM
Decent start from the Bears after winning the toss and batting are:
74/1 21 gone
Sibley 53
Benjamin 4
Davies the man to go.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 11, 2022, 12:54:53 PM
Decent start from the Bears after winning the toss and batting are:
74/1 21 gone
Sibley 53
Benjamin 4
Davies the man to go.

Sibley was going at a fair rate before the wicket with a strike rate in the 90s. He went really into his shell after it though.

Benjamin gone for 7 now, Mousley in and Bears are:

83/2
Sibley 54
Mousley 1
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 11, 2022, 02:29:52 PM
One hell of a collapse since lunch! 104-7
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 11, 2022, 02:58:25 PM
This season, with the red ball, has been dreadful. I was quite forgiving early on when we were struggling to field a fit bowling attack but the betting has now fallen apart as well so a season where we should've been challenging for the championship has turned into one where staying in the division is the priority.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on July 11, 2022, 06:45:06 PM
One hell of a collapse since lunch! 104-7

Good job the tail got a few runs, dreadful again from most of the top order.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 16, 2022, 09:52:10 PM
What an end to the T20!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on July 16, 2022, 09:54:02 PM
Piss funny all the fireworks going off then they cut to the umpire calling everyone back.
Still, as long as the third city didn't win, alls good.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PaulWinch again on July 16, 2022, 09:59:32 PM
Well done the Hawks!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 16, 2022, 09:59:57 PM
Ahem, 11th City.

https://worldpopulationreview.com/countries/cities/united-kingdom
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 17, 2022, 09:08:35 AM
I see that Lancashire are being as gracious in defeat as their neighbours down the road.

The ball was dead when the Hampshire keeper broke the stumps at the batsman’s end. Their captain, their CEO and a few former players are claiming otherwise, that they were going for a second run so the ball was still live.

Get over it you bunch of classless twats.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: charlatan on July 17, 2022, 11:19:17 AM
Watched the T20 final last night keenly aware I had to do some watering at the allotment before it got too dark, so was prepared to make a swift exit. As I turned the telly off I thought they've celebrated that a bit quickly, what if the third umpire says no ball?
 
Got home to find bets settled as expected. Only found out 13 hours later that it had been a no ball and I had missed the last ball!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on July 19, 2022, 11:36:00 AM
Good start by Warwickshire against Kent

Kent 32/4 off 8.2 overs. OHD 4/12 off 4.2 overs
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 19, 2022, 11:55:24 AM
Good start by Warwickshire against Kent

Kent 32/4 off 8.2 overs. OHD 4/12 off 4.2 overs

I thought it was an odd decision to win the toss and bowl with the weather like it is today and Kent’s very strong batting line up. Just shows what I know!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 19, 2022, 12:00:38 PM
5-fer for OHD, he has 5-15 off 5.5 and Kent are 44-5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on July 19, 2022, 12:00:55 PM
OHD - 5/15 off 6

Kent - 44/5 off 11
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on July 19, 2022, 12:08:16 PM
You Tube link to the game

https://youtu.be/_j5EplDPpTw
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 19, 2022, 02:52:18 PM
Kent 165 all out
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 20, 2022, 11:57:25 AM
11:30 in the morning, and they're off for bad light in 'Nam
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 20, 2022, 05:05:09 PM
Bears game is moving along pretty quickly with Kent effectively 64/4 in their 2nd innings.

The delivery from Miles to get Leaning is an absolute beaut, very late swing to take it past the edge and clatter his off stump, surely the most satisfying of all wickets.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on July 21, 2022, 01:41:54 AM
Bears game is moving along pretty quickly with Kent effectively 64/4 in their 2nd innings.

The delivery from Miles to get Leaning is an absolute beaut, very late swing to take it past the edge and clatter his off stump, surely the most satisfying of all wickets.

Reverse swing, but still reminded me of my favourite ever wicket: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ue0ghB6Z_C4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 22, 2022, 08:55:14 AM
I think we will need a lot more rain than is forecast to save us today.

An appalling season so far and if we lose today then we will be staring at the R word.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 22, 2022, 12:27:04 PM
Going down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 22, 2022, 12:28:36 PM
At least no play in Taunton so Somerset might only draw.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on July 22, 2022, 12:36:08 PM
It’ll be over before lunch!….shocking performance
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on July 22, 2022, 02:06:05 PM
And Olly Stone off to Notts.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 22, 2022, 02:18:10 PM
And Olly Stone off to Notts.

You have to ask what is happening at Edgbaston when England internationals would rather ply their trade elsewhere than play for the Bears. I hope that there’s a few coming in, Sibley, Stone and possibly Hose are leaving and will need replacing.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 22, 2022, 02:21:31 PM
12 points clear of the drop with Somerset having a game in hand, if they draw. If they are able to take ten wickets today (play due to start at 2.35pm) we will be just 3 points clear.

Only just noticed that you now get as many points for a draw as you do for a tie. Ridiculous rule change. They should be doing everything they can to engineer a result for the watching supporters.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on July 23, 2022, 04:45:14 PM
Glamorgan's Sam Northeast hits 410 no against Leics, first player to reach 400 in the County Championship since Brian Lara in 1994 and his score is the 3rd highest in English domestic cricket history.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Bernie on July 23, 2022, 05:50:31 PM
Glamorgan's Sam Northeast hits 410 no against Leics, first player to reach 400 in the County Championship since Brian Lara in 1994 and his score is the 3rd highest in English domestic cricket history.
Incredible- and Glamorgan declared at 795- 5 having been 9-2 then going from 315-2 to 334-5
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on July 23, 2022, 09:14:23 PM
Northeast smashed the Glamorgan record of 309 held by Steve James.

I’ve messaged Steve to see if he’s planning a comeback to try to regain top spot :)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 27, 2022, 03:37:06 PM
Nothing been said on here about the current match so:

Bears currently 163/4 in their 2nd innings with a lead of 100.
Hain 43*
Rhodes 13*

Pitch has a bit in it, which has stopped anyone from either team really pushing on for a big score. I reckon a lead of 200ish will be competitive.

It has been quite slow though, which has led to the WM commentator spending a fair bit of every day so far moaning about the risk of being given Quinoa at lunch, a fear that was realised today apparently.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 27, 2022, 09:13:49 PM
Decent last few hours. Would we risk declaring to try to win?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 27, 2022, 10:15:52 PM
Decent last few hours. Would we risk declaring to try to win?

The final session has certainly made it an option and a win here would be a massive boost to our chances of avoiding the drop. I can see us having a steady start to get the lead to about 240-250 and then swinging for an hour and giving ourselves 65-70 overs to see if we can sneak them out. Securing the draw and points in the bag will be priority though so I can't see a declaration until they're looking at a 5-6 an over chase.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 28, 2022, 10:42:16 AM
Decent last few hours. Would we risk declaring to try to win?

The final session has certainly made it an option and a win here would be a massive boost to our chances of avoiding the drop. I can see us having a steady start to get the lead to about 240-250 and then swinging for an hour and giving ourselves 65-70 overs to see if we can sneak them out. Securing the draw and points in the bag will be priority though so I can't see a declaration until they're looking at a 5-6 an over chase.
Yes i absolutely agree, they simply have to erase any possible chance of losing the game.
Yesterday one of our better days of the season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 28, 2022, 11:02:22 AM
Really hate the new rule to make draws worth the same as ties. It discourages attacking declarations.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 28, 2022, 11:37:44 AM
All of yesterday’s hard work undone in losing 4 wickets in 14 balls this morning
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 28, 2022, 11:39:29 AM
Not necessarily. Need a big display from the bowlers and we can win this. Draw looks the least likely outcome now (unless it rains, I haven't checked the forecast).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 28, 2022, 11:45:06 AM
All of yesterday’s hard work undone in losing 4 wickets in 14 balls this morning
Make that 5.
298/9 lead 235.
Disgraceful decision from Billy Taylor to give Hain ct behind down leg. Nowhere near it.
He gave a dubious LBW as well which looked as though going down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 28, 2022, 11:56:45 AM
Surrey require 248
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 28, 2022, 12:00:07 PM
COYB. Desperately need a win. If we get a couple of early wickets we have a chance. If it's 100 for 0 at lunch, we are going down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 28, 2022, 12:00:12 PM
Surreys highest chase to win this season is 228.

Got to look for the positives!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 28, 2022, 12:03:02 PM
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKO52992
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on July 28, 2022, 12:13:30 PM
248 off a minimum 82 overs so basically 3/over

In the other games Essex 505/9 Somerset 407/3
Just playing for points....draw...so possible to gain some ground on Bears if we lose.

Glouc 317 &173/5 Northants 479
Glouc lead by 11
Hopefully Northants can beat them

Lancs 145 & 436/9 Kent 270  & 6/1
Kent need a further 305

Surrey 5/0 after 2
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 28, 2022, 12:15:42 PM
Would rather Glos win to drag Northants into it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 28, 2022, 01:13:23 PM
And... relegation it is, then.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 28, 2022, 05:12:55 PM
Shocking result, and a terrible season with only Hane & OHD deserving any credit.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on July 28, 2022, 06:57:51 PM
And... relegation it is, then.

Look on the bright side CD, you could be no-hopers like my Worcestershire lot!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 28, 2022, 08:07:29 PM
We're working on it!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 28, 2022, 11:06:45 PM
Thinking with Mo & Barnard moving down the road it should be buy 2 get 1 free & the bloody hopeless Gidman sent to Edgbaston too :-)

Quite how you have opposition 14-5 on first morning and lose by thick end of a hundred is mad…
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on July 28, 2022, 11:25:27 PM
Thinking with Mo & Barnard moving down the road it should be buy 2 get 1 free & the bloody hopeless Gidman sent to Edgbaston too :-)

Quite how you have opposition 14-5 on first morning and lose by thick end of a hundred is mad…

We have a hapless coach already thanks
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 28, 2022, 11:36:21 PM
Thinking with Mo & Barnard moving down the road it should be buy 2 get 1 free & the bloody hopeless Gidman sent to Edgbaston too :-)

Quite how you have opposition 14-5 on first morning and lose by thick end of a hundred is mad…

We have a hapless coach already thanks

Damn, can’t give him away :-)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 29, 2022, 09:36:51 AM
Which stand is Block 38, please? Got Commonwealth Games tickets for this evening. Tickets don't say name of stand.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on July 29, 2022, 09:54:04 AM
Which stand is Block 38, please? Got Commonwealth Games tickets for this evening. Tickets don't say name of stand.

Not sure the name of the stand but it's just to the left as you go in the main entrance.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 29, 2022, 10:08:21 AM
Ta.

Adam Hose signing for the Pears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 29, 2022, 10:22:00 AM
That feels like a very good, solid signing.

You guys have seen plenty of him, is he a player who can be useful in red ball as well as white ball?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 29, 2022, 10:37:09 AM
I don't see why not. No idea why we haven't used him more this season considering how badly we are doing.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 29, 2022, 10:42:51 AM
Was our best batsman in T20 this season, should have tried him in Red ball.

Simular story with losing Olly Stone.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on July 29, 2022, 10:43:20 AM
Which stand is Block 38, please? Got Commonwealth Games tickets for this evening. Tickets don't say name of stand.

Not sure the name of the stand but it's just to the left as you go in the main entrance.

Cheers Paul, it's the West Stand.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on July 29, 2022, 10:52:23 AM
Well he won’t struggle for a game at New Road :-) assuming we don’t get Azhar Ali back next year the only proven batsmen 3-6 that we have are Haynes & D’Oliviera.  Kashif Ali and Cornall are developing  & Barnard is obv on his way down the Bristol Rd to you guys.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 01, 2022, 02:04:35 PM
Benny Howell leaving Glos for Hants on a white-ball only contract
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on August 02, 2022, 09:05:40 PM
Wonder if Bears might have reached 400 if batting first today. Easily reached the total required against Gloucestershire, without 11 overs and 8 wickets remaining.

Why can't we bat like that in the County Championship?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 02, 2022, 09:08:26 PM
Wonder if Bears might have reached 400 if batting first today. Easily reached the total required against Gloucestershire, without 11 overs and 8 wickets remaining.

Why can't we at like that in the County Championship?

Glos are all kinds of shit this season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 03, 2022, 02:06:31 AM
...and Yates has been badly missed.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Woofles The Wonder Dog on August 05, 2022, 05:10:22 PM
What a bizarre and chaotic season. And I'd guess it's only going to get worse if the IPL expands again.

On another note, the first two Hundred games have been a success crowd-wise, and that with minimal star attractions.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 08, 2022, 11:24:33 AM
https://mailchi.mp/db1b9f07d429/embargo-882022-1100-worcestershire-sign-yorkshire-all-rounder-waite-on-three-year-contract-407431?e=947a8dab2a

New signing for Pears.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on August 08, 2022, 11:45:57 AM
Various members of the men's and womens Phoenix teams are out and about in Town. I attempted my best Paddington stare in order to convey my displeasure at the competition. That's them telt.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on August 08, 2022, 02:10:33 PM
https://mailchi.mp/db1b9f07d429/embargo-882022-1100-worcestershire-sign-yorkshire-all-rounder-waite-on-three-year-contract-407431?e=947a8dab2a

New signing for Pears.
Think it’s a solid signing to replace Barnard
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 08, 2022, 02:14:06 PM
Various members of the men's and womens Phoenix teams are out and about in Town. I attempted my best Paddington stare in order to convey my displeasure at the competition. That's them telt.
I hope it worked....never watched a ball...and i have no intention to.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on August 09, 2022, 07:35:44 PM
The actual cricket in the Hundred is fine to watch, it's everything else, it's just horrendous and the commentator just used the phrase "brain fart".

Fucking hell.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 10, 2022, 12:14:15 AM
Perfect!

Shit commentary for a shit format!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 10, 2022, 12:35:34 PM
The actual cricket in the Hundred is fine to watch, it's everything else, it's just horrendous and the commentator just used the phrase "brain fart".

Fucking hell.

The scoring graphics are too big
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on August 10, 2022, 08:12:38 PM
Great knock from Smeed.

I had to turn off last night, the "brainfart' commentator was like an over excited local DJ at the Grand Opening of a Bejam.

Of course he's been topped tonight by "KP" calling balls bowled "rocks". Jesus, Mary and Joseph and all the Saints.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on August 10, 2022, 08:21:23 PM
KP great cricketer, crap cricket person
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on August 11, 2022, 05:18:27 PM
A batter has just hit a 6 that registered 66 on the "powerometer".

* Nods sagely *
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on August 12, 2022, 12:03:03 AM
 Personally think it seems to lost some momentum already and will hopefully be ended in the near future.  Saying that, would keep it in the women's game.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: manic-road on August 13, 2022, 08:49:01 PM
No idea how Birmingham Phoenix won that after a poor batting display.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on August 14, 2022, 03:09:34 PM
Batter scores 6.

Oh yeah.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on August 14, 2022, 03:21:12 PM
Personally think it seems to lost some momentum already and will hopefully be ended in the near future.  Saying that, would keep it in the women's game.

The Hundred has a contract until at least 2028
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 14, 2022, 07:12:48 PM
Hopefully it won't fulfil it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 15, 2022, 11:49:07 AM
Getting back to proper cricket....A very disappointing performance from Bears yesterday,Bowled poorly and ended up
needing 339 which we didn't even get a sniff at. Shame to lose our unbeaten tag with barely a whumper.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on August 15, 2022, 07:09:49 PM
Time to revise the definition of "sold out", something our neighbours in Small Heath and Sangwell might like to adopt.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on August 17, 2022, 02:23:02 AM
The actual cricket in the Hundred is fine to watch, it's everything else, it's just horrendous and the commentator just used the phrase "brain fart".

Fucking hell.

The scoring graphics are too big

And they've abandoned actual cricket scoring. I've spent 11 years teaching my fiancee how 'all the numbers' work. She got to grips with it once she realised the numbers with the '/' were the important ones. Nowadays, she'll ask me if it's a Test, ODI or T20, and then process the match situation.

She knows it's important to me so tries to understand it, bless her.

The fucking Hundred has changed all of that.

"I thought an over was six bowls?"
"It is, but they've changed it for this."
"So Tests won't last as long? Because there aren't as many bowls?"
"No, Tests, ODIs and T20s aren't affected."
"But you told me they wear coloured uniforms in ODIs and T20s? They have coloured uniforms. But this isn't one of those?"
"No, it's different, for some reason."
"Right, so the Birmingham Phoenix are Warwickshire?"
"Not really, it's a franchise thing, so there isn't a county connection, necessarily."
"So would Birmingham Phoenix play Birmingham Bears?"
"No, they're different formats."
"But Birmingham Bears used to be Warwickshire?"
"Yes."
"But now they're not?"
"No."
"Why did they change if there's going to be another 'Birmingham' team?"
"Lack of foresight."
"Okay...so Smith and Wright are batting?"
"No, Smith is batting, Wright is bowling."
"Why are they next to each other on the graphic?"
"I don't know."
"...so Phoenix have scored 85?"
"Yes."
"And they've lost...53 wickets?"
"No no, that is the number of balls bowled. The wickets are on the other side."
"Why have they put it there?"
"I don't know."
"Right, so they're 85?"
"Yep"
"And they've lost 7 wickets?"
"No, that's not wickets, it's the number of balls Smith has faced."
"So why is it there?"
"I don't know."
"So how many wickets have they lost?"
"Four."
"Where does it say that?"
"Over there."
"Why is it not next to the runs like the rest of cricket?"
"I don't know."
"So...they've got 85 runs, and have lost 4 wickets?"
"Yes."
"With 53 balls bowled?"
"Yes."
"So...how many overs are left?"
"Erm, I think it's...oh fuck this, switch over to UK Gold!"
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Simon Page on August 17, 2022, 09:33:00 AM
Quote
I've spent 11 years teaching my fiancee how 'all the numbers' work.

That's unbelievably cruel.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on August 17, 2022, 01:58:01 PM
Quote
I've spent 11 years teaching my fiancee how 'all the numbers' work.

That's unbelievably cruel.

Haha, serves her right for stubbornly maintaining that cricket scoring is complicated, just to wind me up.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on August 17, 2022, 08:27:49 PM
I can't recall being taught how to interpret cricket scores and I can't remember a time when I couldn't. Maybe I was born with the innate knowledge. I too have had to impart this sacred wisdom to a semi willing partner.

Incidentally, while discussing the Hundred's horrendous graphics with my Dad today, he confirmed that when he was younger they didn't have the score on the screen in televised matches but would occasionally show the scoreboard. I remember football matches not having the current score (I think it was a Sky invention) but I can't remember there not being some sort of score information for cricket. I wonder when it changed.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on August 18, 2022, 12:12:32 PM
The Bears have signed Mohammed Siraj for the final three championship matches in September. I still think we need a miracle though but it’s good to see them trying something.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 18, 2022, 12:23:13 PM
The Bears have signed Mohammed Siraj for the final three championship matches in September. I still think we need a miracle though but it’s good to see them trying something.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/teams/warwickshire/scores-fixtures/2022-09

The game at home to Somerset is massive and we're capable of winning.
Get some form of a result at Gloucester and we should be OK
Hants at home to follow.

Unfortunately i'll miss the Somerset game....booked a holiday caravan up in Barmouth
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 18, 2022, 01:45:14 PM
Don't think we need a miracle but will be tough. Wish the bastards would play matches on days that people can actually attend.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on August 18, 2022, 03:00:02 PM
So Worcs have released Fell, Dell & Banton….the fact they couldn’t get a game in a crud batting line up  was telling….shame Pollock couldn’t go on that list too
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on August 18, 2022, 03:16:26 PM
There was a good reason we released Pollock....sorry Gareth!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on August 18, 2022, 03:17:59 PM
Siraj is a good signing, could be the difference between staying up and relegation.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on August 18, 2022, 03:45:31 PM
There was a good reason we released Pollock....sorry Gareth!

He hasn’t changed:-) couple of dynamic innings and about 25 single figure ones nearly all stupid shots :-)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on August 19, 2022, 10:06:00 PM
Another dismal performance  from the Bears against Middlesex today Surely we must have the poorest bowling attack in the land, it takes some doing to concede nearly 400 runs for just three wickets and one of them was a lucky run out  Has anyone seen Chris Woakes ?  i am sure i read sometime back in July him saying he  would be playing next week
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on August 21, 2022, 07:54:37 PM
Better performance from the Bears against Durham today and deserved the win . At the end of our innings we had a 16 year and a 17 year old ,made me feel really old
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 22, 2022, 10:59:36 AM
Better performance from the Bears against Durham today and deserved the win . At the end of our innings we had a 16 year and a 17 year old ,made me feel really old
With the top 2 playing each other means one will be left on 10 points, Gloucester played out. Fixtures tomorrow:
Leicester v Durham leicester win 12 points
Sussex v Middlesex Winner 12 points loser 10 points
Bears v Somerset Bears win 11 points
Notts v Surrey...doesnt really matter to bears
So if we win we're through....lose and we're out anyway.

I'm now going Bears tomorrow instead of Bolton.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 22, 2022, 11:03:31 AM
Better performance from the Bears against Durham today and deserved the win . At the end of our innings we had a 16 year and a 17 year old ,made me feel really old
With the top 2 playing each other means one will be left on 10 points, Gloucester played out. Fixtures tomorrow:
Leicester v Durham leicester win 12 points
Sussex v Middlesex Winner 12 points loser 10 points
Bears v Somerset Bears win 11 points
Notts v Surrey...doesnt really matter to bears
So if we win we're through....lose and we're out anyway.

I'm now going Bears tomorrow instead of Bolton.
If we win tomorrow i reckon an away tie at Hants or Lancs depending on results tomorrow
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on August 22, 2022, 11:23:15 AM
Is the George Maddy that kept wicket yesterday Darren Maddy’s son?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 22, 2022, 11:23:59 AM
Is the George Maddy that kept wicket yesterday Darren Maddy’s son?
Yes
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on August 22, 2022, 11:27:05 AM
Is the George Maddy that kept wicket yesterday Darren Maddy’s son?
Yes
Kept very well i thought, must have the adrenalin and nerves going full hammer.
We ended our innings with a 15 & 17 years old batting for us.
I've loved the RL Cup this season watching youngsters from various counties getting opportunities.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on August 22, 2022, 11:31:45 AM
Is the George Maddy that kept wicket yesterday Darren Maddy’s son?
Yes
Kept very well i thought, must have the adrenalin and nerves going full hammer.
We ended our innings with a 15 & 17 years old batting for us.
I've loved the RL Cup this season watching youngsters from various counties getting opportunities.

It’s good to see the kids getting a go and as Robinson said the other day, those who are in a squad for the Hundred but aren’t playing should be released to play in the RLODC, it’s so much better for their development although it’s not surprising that they prioritise their bank balance.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on August 22, 2022, 11:10:00 PM
Somerset  have lost every match so far in the RLODC what could possibly go wrong
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dubont on August 23, 2022, 06:06:24 PM
And inevitably, they've lost.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 23, 2022, 07:25:41 PM
At least now we can concentrate on getting relegated.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on August 24, 2022, 02:01:47 AM
Thought we might just get over the line but were fucked by that late run-out.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 24, 2022, 09:40:51 AM
Dismal season just gets worse. Vital that we stay up now. Though, thanks to the usual ECB not giving a shit about the county game, we don't know what we need to stay up or even if there will be two, three or just one division next year.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on August 24, 2022, 10:37:26 AM
I don't understand why we didn't put Norwell in before a 16 year old, when we needed boundaries.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on August 24, 2022, 12:52:27 PM
I don't understand why we didn't put Norwell in before a 16 year old, when we needed boundaries.

Agreed
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: pooligan on August 24, 2022, 11:51:34 PM
Yes i could not understand the logic of putting Norwell who has a hundred to his name behind a 16 year rookie when we needed boundaries . Robinson has made some strange selection  decisions  as the season has gone on I fully expect Somerset to beat us for the third time this season and its certain that Hampshire will beat us as usual We just might beat Gloucester ,but will it be enough ?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on August 30, 2022, 05:29:44 PM
Farbrace stepping down as director of cricket at the end of the season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 02, 2022, 01:40:26 PM
The Bears have signed Jayant Yadav for the last three championship fixtures.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 02, 2022, 10:17:31 PM
Farbrace stepping down as director of cricket at the end of the season.

Think the travelling up from Kent was wearing on him
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 13, 2022, 12:29:27 PM
Going down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2022, 02:37:09 PM
Going down.

It's a difficult one to call so far, the pitch is obviously favouring the bowlers but maybe flattens out through the day because the final session yesterday looked much easier. If that holds true today then getting to tea at 100-120 for 3-4 makes sense but would need to see us push on from there. Either way there's plenty of time in the game and the weather looks like it won't be an issue so we can afford to be a bit pragmatic for a while.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 13, 2022, 08:02:13 PM
Maybe back in it. Need to be chasing fewer than 200, ideally.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 13, 2022, 08:11:43 PM
Maybe back in it. Need to be chasing fewer than 200, ideally.

Bad collapse with the bat though, we should've been batting out the day and taking a lead into the 2nd innings.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 14, 2022, 04:42:55 PM
I reckon we're fucked now, no chance we're winning this from here.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on September 14, 2022, 10:23:28 PM
Need to at least get a draw as that would take us level with Kent I think. Then their next game is Hants away while ours is Gloucestershire away.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 14, 2022, 11:38:00 PM
Dismal season just gets worse. Vital that we stay up now. Though, thanks to the usual ECB not giving a shit about the county game, we don't know what we need to stay up or even if there will be two, three or just one division next year.

Yep, been a real shitter of a season tbh.  The quarter final of the T20 Blast was a shocker and the County Championship has just been downhill after a promising first coup,e of games.  The bright sparks from last year (Yates etc.) haven't fired, the new signings (Davies etc.) have been largely disappointing, Sibley, Stone and Hose are all leaving along with Farbrace and there has been no sign of Chris Woakes all season.  Suppose one of the the only bright points is that Sam Hain has had a very consistent season again.

There just seems to be no ambition at the club anymore and it is all about brand 'Edgbaston'.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 15, 2022, 01:42:30 PM
Dismal season just gets worse. Vital that we stay up now. Though, thanks to the usual ECB not giving a shit about the county game, we don't know what we need to stay up or even if there will be two, three or just one division next year.

Yep, been a real shitter of a season tbh.  The quarter final of the T20 Blast was a shocker and the County Championship has just been downhill after a promising first coup,e of games.  The bright sparks from last year (Yates etc.) haven't fired, the new signings (Davies etc.) have been largely disappointing, Sibley, Stone and Hose are all leaving along with Farbrace and there has been no sign of Chris Woakes all season.  Suppose one of the the only bright points is that Sam Hain has had a very consistent season again.

There just seems to be no ambition at the club anymore and it is all about brand 'Edgbaston'.

I think injuries screwed us, we had 6 or 7 seam bowlers injured at once early in the season and it just broke any positivity around the squad. T20 season was ok and there were positives in the one-day cup before the QF.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 15, 2022, 04:54:38 PM
The only championship game where they are still playing is at Edgbaston. The Bears need 123 off 15 with four wickets left, one of which is Sam Hain who has 50.

I’m not hopeful……
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 15, 2022, 05:24:46 PM
Saved by the light, match drawn.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 15, 2022, 05:26:27 PM
Somerset get what they deserve for carrying on batting for at least ten too many overs. They're still not safe, eight points clear of Bears and Kent. Gloucestershire likely doomed even if they get maximum points from their remaining games.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 01:17:16 PM
Not an amazing start for the Bears (73 for 3), but we are, at least, doing better than Kent (39 for 5). Somerset have started the best of the relegation contenders (55 for 1).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 20, 2022, 02:48:24 PM
Woeful.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 20, 2022, 03:05:50 PM
We need to win this one with a many bonus points as possible and hope that one of Kent or Somerset lose, with them playing each other in the final round that would put us in control of our destiny.

On that basis being 6 down and still short of the first batting point is a terrible first day. Everytime we start to get a partnership going we lose a wicket and Sibley has to start again.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 04:00:31 PM
Kent 165 all out..  if we can reach 200 we are out of the relegation zone, at least temporarily.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on September 20, 2022, 04:14:07 PM
Done
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 20, 2022, 04:17:04 PM
Fair play to Briggs, that's a big innings from an 8. Hopefulyl we can push on and get at least another bonus point now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 05:00:05 PM
Back in the relegation zone as Kent take three quick wickets against Hants.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 05:11:49 PM
Hampshire are absolutely collapsing, imagine they will be well short of Kent's 165. We desperately need a win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 05:16:20 PM
250 up... back out of the relegation zone. Hundred up for Sibley.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 05:18:18 PM
Hampshire 41 for 6... guess what? Back in the relegation zone.

Useless Southern tossers.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 05:28:01 PM
54 for 8 now... surely a points deduction for Hampshire? Or does that rule only apply to us.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 05:38:04 PM
Hampshire 57 all out. FFS. They should be done for match fixing. Bears 255 for 8 at close.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 20, 2022, 05:38:50 PM
Crazy game at Chelmsford where 25 wickets have fallen today. Lancashire batted first and were all out for 131, Essex were all out for 107 and now in their seconds innings Lancashire are 5 for 5.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 05:40:52 PM
Meanwhile... Essex 107 ao, Lancashire 131 ao and 4 for 5 in their second innings. 😦

Curses VfL 😄
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 20, 2022, 05:43:11 PM
I thought Hampshire were going for the title?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 20, 2022, 05:44:31 PM
Meanwhile... Essex 107 ao, Lancashire 131 ao and 4 for 5 in their second innings. 😦

Curses VfL 😄

Lancs now 7 for 6
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 20, 2022, 05:50:41 PM
If Lancashire can get to thirty it could be a defendable score.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2022, 11:06:03 AM
Bears 274 all out. Sibley unbeaten on 120.

Kent have lost a wicket and are 59/4 so lead by 167. You'd imagine anything above 200 will be nearly impossible to chase, the way wickets have fallen there.

Somerset still batting, 284 for 5.

Meanwhile in the ridiculous game at Chelmsford, Lancs are 58 for 8.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 21, 2022, 11:39:48 AM
Gloucs 30/2 just into the 7th over, bowling has been good other than a few wayward ones from sidebottom. 1 wick each of OHD and Sidebottom.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2022, 12:11:57 PM
62 for 3, now.  Kent have just lost a sixth wicket but may already have an unassailable lead. Somerset collected three batting points and are still going.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 21, 2022, 01:00:06 PM
and a 4th before lunch, we're in a pretty strong position now I'd say but we can't let these 2 build a big partnership.

After that Hampshire look likely to let us down badly but 3 bowling points and a win would put us ahead of Kent anyway. We'd then be hoping that Somerset turn them over in the last week whilst we at least match them for bonus points.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2022, 02:30:02 PM
It's all gone wrong since lunch.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2022, 02:38:56 PM
Six down for Gloucestershire and we go back outside the drop zone again. Getting absolutely no favours from Hampshire or Northamptonshire, so we have to win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2022, 02:39:44 PM
Crazy Essex Lancs game finished with Essex needing 98 to win and falling short by 38.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 21, 2022, 03:28:16 PM
201-7 at tea, we still have a decent lead but we could do without any tail end resistance.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2022, 04:46:26 PM
Gloucestershire made 255 all out giving us a first innings lead of nineteen.

17 for 3 in reply including Sibley gone for a duck. It's not looking good.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 21, 2022, 05:04:02 PM
36 for 5. And... down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 21, 2022, 05:09:50 PM
What the fuck? Pathetic.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on September 21, 2022, 09:13:43 PM
Looks like the pitch at Chelmsford for Essex v Lancs was a tad lively

All 40 wickets fell inside two days

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/scorecard/ECKO53005

Chef top scored foe Essex in both innings. He only made 14 in their second

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on September 21, 2022, 09:14:43 PM
Gloucestershire made 255 all out giving us a first innings lead of nineteen.

17 for 3 in reply including Sibley gone for a duck. It's not looking good.

Dragging your lot down to our level :)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2022, 11:27:31 AM
Andrew Strauss can fuck off.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 22, 2022, 11:38:47 AM
Andrew Strauss can fuck off.

Correct! Who is up for some ‘festivals of cricket’ whilst they use the key summer month to play their nonsense competition
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on September 22, 2022, 11:56:34 AM
How typical Worcestershire - go and smash the league leaders after being so inconsistent all season with the red ball….
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Meanwood Villa on September 22, 2022, 12:23:10 PM
147 could be defendable for Warks given some of the scores around the country.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2022, 12:38:50 PM
In the end we did really well to set a decent target, for a while it looked like they'd be chasing less than 100.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 22, 2022, 01:56:44 PM
29-3, 119 needed
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on September 22, 2022, 01:59:29 PM
30-4
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2022, 01:59:40 PM
COYB.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 22, 2022, 02:01:24 PM
I’m listening to the coverage on the BBC website, it’s very dated. Compared with TMS it’s like watching Sunday League cricket circa 1980.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2022, 02:21:41 PM
Kent win, potentially fucking us over and confirming Gloucestershire's relegation. Hampshire's defeat also means that Surrey will be champions if they chase down the required 55 to beat Yorkshire.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 22, 2022, 02:31:24 PM
If we can't beat Gloucs then we deserve relegation.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2022, 02:31:42 PM
Hampshire were done as soon as Vince went. Looking in great nick and carrying his team towards an unlikely win against the odds only to go playing a shot that was completely unneccessary sums up his entire career.

I still think time may be against Somerset but even a draw is enough for them I think so we desperately need to take these wickets now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2022, 02:37:57 PM
Surrey Champions.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2022, 03:11:58 PM
Unlikely now but if us and somerset win Yorkshire end up right in the mix as well.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on September 22, 2022, 03:25:46 PM
Well done the Pears beating the leaders Notts by an innings and 79 runs, could very likely of won our other 2 matches this month, had the weather not intervened.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 22, 2022, 04:02:30 PM
Damn bears giving a glimmer of hope. Gloucs need 10 but only have 3 wickets left. Should still make it but it's a lot closer than it looked half an hour ago.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 22, 2022, 04:48:26 PM
Could do with Northants grinding out a draw then a win in our last game probably ensures survival. If Somerset win we need to win and have Kent or Yorkshire lose and even then we might need to get some decent bonus points.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 22, 2022, 04:52:35 PM
If we can't beat Gloucs then we deserve relegation.

Yep.  Lost to teams who were in the bottom two at the time of playing them, so can't have too many complaints really.  With all our struggles going on, it was nice to see Chris Woakes and Olly Stone in training over in Pakistan on SKY the other night only to be carrying water bottles around for the first two games.

Just been reading the ECB recommendations for the county game.  Actually don't mind some of the ideas (return to a knockout 50 over cup including the minor counties would be good), but the Hundred seems to be the hill they are intent on dying on.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: UK Redsox on September 22, 2022, 05:45:32 PM
Ha ha ....losing to Gloucestershire :)

At least we finally won a game
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: aev on September 23, 2022, 08:58:19 AM
If we can't beat Gloucs then we deserve relegation.

Yep.  Lost to teams who were in the bottom two at the time of playing them, so can't have too many complaints really.  With all our struggles going on, it was nice to see Chris Woakes and Olly Stone in training over in Pakistan on SKY the other night only to be carrying water bottles around for the first two games.

Just been reading the ECB recommendations for the county game.  Actually don't mind some of the ideas (return to a knockout 50 over cup including the minor counties would be good), but the Hundred seems to be the hill they are intent on dying on.



Didn't every county but one vote to take the ECB £ 1.3m?) as compensation for the hundred taking place in August?

What a sorry mess.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 23, 2022, 10:48:28 AM
Somerset really hate declaring, don't they?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 23, 2022, 12:16:06 PM
Well, I think we are fucked.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 23, 2022, 02:03:20 PM
With Somerset winning and safe, I think we need the following to beat the drop, note that if we lose we are down...

WARWICKSHIRE WIN

Safe if Kent and/or Yorkshire lose so long as they don't get at least two more bonus points than us

Or if Kent/and or Yorkshire draw or tie and we get at least seven more bonus points than they do

WARWICKSHIRE DRAW OR TIE

Safe if Kent and/or Yorkshire lose and we get at least seven more bonus points than they do

Remaining fixtures (all games start Monday, 26th September, at 1030)

Warwickshire vs Hampshire
Kent vs Somerset
Yorkshire vs Gloucestershire


Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 23, 2022, 03:01:20 PM
If we can't beat Gloucs then we deserve relegation.

Yep.  Lost to teams who were in the bottom two at the time of playing them, so can't have too many complaints really.  With all our struggles going on, it was nice to see Chris Woakes and Olly Stone in training over in Pakistan on SKY the other night only to be carrying water bottles around for the first two games.

Just been reading the ECB recommendations for the county game.  Actually don't mind some of the ideas (return to a knockout 50 over cup including the minor counties would be good), but the Hundred seems to be the hill they are intent on dying on.



Didn't every county but one vote to take the ECB £ 1.3m?) as compensation for the hundred taking place in August?

What a sorry mess.

Yes, and the contract the ECB agreed with the TV companies means it has to be held in August for the first few years so it's not like they're choosing to sideline other competitions, they made their bed a few years ago and just need to accept the restrictions for now.

For what it's worth I'd be in favour of shifting the royal london to the same window (and making it a proper knock-out with the minor counties included) and having them run side-by-side. That leaves June and July open to fit the T20 around the championship. If you go with t20 being played on a set 2-3 days of the week you could fit them in between 4day games pretty easily I reckon. Then the rest of the championship fits, uninterrupted, into the April, May and September just like now but probably starting slightly later and finishing a bit earlier, which would be a good idea in my opinion. On the championship they need to stop fucking about and commit to 2 leagues of 9 so every county gets 2 'free' weeks during the season, with 1 always coming in the June/July 'busy' period.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 23, 2022, 09:09:33 PM
If we can't beat Gloucs then we deserve relegation.

Yep.  Lost to teams who were in the bottom two at the time of playing them, so can't have too many complaints really.  With all our struggles going on, it was nice to see Chris Woakes and Olly Stone in training over in Pakistan on SKY the other night only to be carrying water bottles around for the first two games.

Just been reading the ECB recommendations for the county game.  Actually don't mind some of the ideas (return to a knockout 50 over cup including the minor counties would be good), but the Hundred seems to be the hill they are intent on dying on.



Didn't every county but one vote to take the ECB £ 1.3m?) as compensation for the hundred taking place in August?

What a sorry mess.

Yes, and the contract the ECB agreed with the TV companies means it has to be held in August for the first few years so it's not like they're choosing to sideline other competitions, they made their bed a few years ago and just need to accept the restrictions for now.

For what it's worth I'd be in favour of shifting the royal london to the same window (and making it a proper knock-out with the minor counties included) and having them run side-by-side. That leaves June and July open to fit the T20 around the championship. If you go with t20 being played on a set 2-3 days of the week you could fit them in between 4day games pretty easily I reckon. Then the rest of the championship fits, uninterrupted, into the April, May and September just like now but probably starting slightly later and finishing a bit earlier, which would be a good idea in my opinion. On the championship they need to stop fucking about and commit to 2 leagues of 9 so every county gets 2 'free' weeks during the season, with 1 always coming in the June/July 'busy' period.

Reading some of the early reactions of County representatives it seems that no reduction in Blast fixtures and a 50 over competition in August to run alongside the Hundred seem to be common themes. 

Guessing if those two are agreed then it could get voted through. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 26, 2022, 10:50:43 AM
Bears' slim survival hopes being reduced even further as it is pissing down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 27, 2022, 11:27:11 AM
Aaaaaand.... pissing down again.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 27, 2022, 12:43:37 PM
Yorkshire 183 all out .. a deficit of seven. So if we win and they lose we are safe, assuming we get at least two bonus points. We need to get on the pitch for longer than ten minutes at a time and not plod along at one or two an over when we do, mind. Kent well on top against Somerset so it looks like Yorkshire or bust.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 28, 2022, 11:51:00 AM
Kent were safe yesterday following our declaration so we need to win and have Yorkshire lose to stay up.

Gloucestershire all out for 233 in their second innings, setting Yorkshire a target of 241 to win, or 240 to tie which would be enough to send us down.

Hampshire, responding to our 272 for 4 declared are currently 54 for 3.

You never know, I suppose. Still seems likely that those overs lost in the last two games will send us down, could have been in with a real chance otherwise. Hampshire only need a draw to finish second so, unfortunately, have no reason to try to conspire a result. We will need to take twenty wickets to survive (and have Yorkshire lose).
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 28, 2022, 12:12:16 PM
There’s still hope but it’s very feint!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 28, 2022, 12:23:45 PM
Whatever happens we've done everything you'd want so far, we were brave with the bat, Rhodes and Mousley going at near a run a ball and then a very early declaration. Into their innings we been agressive with the ball and field placings and look like the clear favourites to win this IF we can get enough overs in.

On the weather there's potentially lots of overnight rain but hopefully mostly cleared by early morning so should be able to start on time. If we can clear them up early in the afternoon session and get 40-50 overs in at a decent lick we can hopefully have a 300+ target with a full day to bowl them out. It's all about being really aggressive from here.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 28, 2022, 12:39:22 PM
Umpire has just saved Vince by not giving what looked like a plumb LBW
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 28, 2022, 03:20:21 PM
Took a lot longer than it should but Vince has gone leaving them 230/7

We need to be really ruthless with the tail now, more about time than score because we need 70-80 overs to bowl them which means we're already limiting ourselves to 40-50 to post a score.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 28, 2022, 04:57:35 PM
39 run deficit, twenty odd overs left in the day. Need to smash it around, and set them a target of 200 or so and it isn't impossible. Gutting we lost so much time or would likely have been able to build a big first innings lead and be in with a good chance now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 28, 2022, 05:05:03 PM
I'd want 83-84 overs (so we get a late new ball) so 24 overs tonight and 9-10 tomorrow, need to get 250ish to set a decent target.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 28, 2022, 05:28:50 PM
Yorkshire only need 23 now.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 28, 2022, 05:32:54 PM
Gloucestershire have done their bit, win by 18.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 28, 2022, 05:36:07 PM
Thanks Redsox. We still need a bit of a miracle but at least it's not completely impossible.

Elsewhere, Nottinghamshire promoted.

Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 28, 2022, 05:40:09 PM
The lost overs are going to be the problem I think. On this pitch things get flat after about 25-30 overs but we won't have time to wait that out before going big.

Yates gone in pretty tough batting conditions, still need 9 to get level. Brooks coming in, so Nightwatchman or coming out to have a thrash without losing any frontline batters?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 11:02:32 AM
How Hampshire are slowing the game down this morning is disgusting, 6 overs in the first half an hour, cheating fucks.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 12:12:03 PM
Going to struggle to set a target of 150. Need a miracle.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 12:26:41 PM
177 all out. Hampshire need 139 to win but 138 will be enough to relegate us. Need about, say, seven quick wickets to make it interesting.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: spangley1812 on September 29, 2022, 01:29:57 PM
Hants 14 for 2

1 wkt each for OHD and Norwell

Vince's wkt will be key
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 01:30:14 PM
Decent start... 14 for 2.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 01:31:09 PM
Norwell is up for this, looks very dangerous.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 01:38:41 PM
Notts win Division Two and Middlesex promoted.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: spangley1812 on September 29, 2022, 02:09:10 PM
49 for 4

Vince gone !!!!!!!!!!!

Norwell has 3
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 02:09:47 PM
It's starting to look possible... bet Barker sends us down!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 02:09:55 PM
49/4 with Vince gone, 1-2 more wickets without too many runs and this is on. Not many runs to play with though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 02:46:49 PM
Could do with breaking this pair up soon, another couple before tea would be massive.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 03:03:14 PM
Norwell with another, He's been exceptional in this match. If he'd been fit all summer we'd be nowhere near the relegation battle.

73/5
Gubbins 28*
Donald 0*

can't imagine time being a problem now, this is all about whether we can get the wickets.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 03:41:09 PM
that's 6, Norwell with 5for.

This is a belter of a day of cricket.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: spangley1812 on September 29, 2022, 03:41:30 PM
85 for 6

Norwell now has 5

Needs Gubbins out and Barker is in next
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 03:59:35 PM
and another for Norwell.

What a performance from him, this is incredible.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: TelfordVilla on September 29, 2022, 04:06:47 PM
Come on you bearz
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: spangley1812 on September 29, 2022, 04:30:11 PM
17 to win 3 wkts left

its the hope that kills you
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 04:31:16 PM
Gubbins gone, 124/8

Not many runs to play with but not much batting left either.

Anyone got any nails left?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: spangley1812 on September 29, 2022, 04:39:26 PM
129 for 8
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Drummond on September 29, 2022, 04:42:57 PM
Yorkshire, Yorkshire!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Drummond on September 29, 2022, 04:43:15 PM
8 needed now...
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 04:45:43 PM
Weather has absolutely fucked us. We'd have pissed this if we had even one clear day out of the first two.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 04:47:11 PM
9 down! They need 5 to tie.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: rjp on September 29, 2022, 04:47:54 PM
Exciting end, come on you bears!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Drummond on September 29, 2022, 04:48:30 PM
Oh, oh!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Drummond on September 29, 2022, 04:49:11 PM
Tbf, I don't actually give a toss!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 04:50:08 PM
We don't have boring last days of the season, do we?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: rjp on September 29, 2022, 04:51:03 PM
That'll do :)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 04:51:07 PM
Yioushabsnsbansnb besasrstststst
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard E on September 29, 2022, 04:51:19 PM
Yesssssssssss
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: spangley1812 on September 29, 2022, 04:52:00 PM
Youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu Bears

Never in Doubt
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Drummond on September 29, 2022, 04:52:15 PM
Inspired declaration that.. Couldn't have been judged any better.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: LeeB on September 29, 2022, 04:52:25 PM
Ha ha, fucking get in!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 29, 2022, 04:52:52 PM
The work on the Norwell statue should start within minutes. That's probably the best bowling spell I've seen in county cricket, absolutely incredible.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Dave P on September 29, 2022, 04:53:54 PM
YYYEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!1!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Richard on September 29, 2022, 04:54:44 PM
Omg that's amazing!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: simon ward 50 on September 29, 2022, 04:55:37 PM
Norwell.....................................
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: TelfordVilla on September 29, 2022, 04:58:21 PM
Unbelievable Jeff.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rotterdam on September 29, 2022, 05:02:02 PM
I was nearly worried...You Bears!!!!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: cdbearsfan on September 29, 2022, 05:10:57 PM
Great win all round, a good two fingers up to Andrew Strauss and his desperation to ruin the County Championship, too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Nev on September 29, 2022, 05:43:55 PM
Wonderful sporting drama. Not wonderful enough for some though.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Rory on September 29, 2022, 06:16:33 PM
YOUUU BEEEAAARRRS!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villafirst on September 29, 2022, 06:33:11 PM
Never in any doubt.....! Incredible from Liam Norwell, a Bears legend now.....9 for 62 is unreal!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on September 29, 2022, 07:15:46 PM
Pretty unbelievable finish to the game and the season.  Hopefully the near miss will sharpen a few minds at Edgbaston going forward.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: JD on September 29, 2022, 08:37:41 PM
What a fantastic end to the season. Congratulations Bears on pulling one out the hat.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: DB on September 29, 2022, 08:41:15 PM
Amazing how last season they won it and just avoided relegation, but what a bowling performance. Plus, sends the Yorkies down.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: ADVILLAFAN on September 29, 2022, 09:49:46 PM
Should have let Hants a few more to make it interesting
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on September 29, 2022, 10:14:58 PM
As nerve-wracking goes, sounds similar to Villa in 2020.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on September 30, 2022, 11:06:03 AM
I was on a 9 hour flight so missed all of the drama, what a win! You Bears!

Now the hard work starts, the squad needs a huge overhaul, but for now let’s enjoy the win.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 30, 2022, 11:14:54 AM
That was absolutely unbelievable. Gutted I couldn't be there but after checking the score all day I had to sit in a pub for the last hour or so and watch it on my phone.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: paul_e on September 30, 2022, 01:23:52 PM
That was absolutely unbelievable. Gutted I couldn't be there but after checking the score all day I had to sit in a pub for the last hour or so and watch it on my phone.

My productivity at work dropped through the floor by about 2:30 yesterday afternoon, the youtube feed of the game is fantastic but I suspect I'm not alone in finding it very distracting yesterday.

Anyway, moving on we really need to make sure we're not in this situation again next year. Injuries and internationals have hit us hard in the bowling department and that's undermined our entire season, Barnard coming in will help a little there but I'd like to see another, especially as Stone is leaving. On top of that we really need to replace Sibley because I'm not sure we have anyone along Yates that I like as an opener. We have a lot of mid-order batsmen though so maybe we need to work on getting one or 2 of them up there (Maybe Rhodes who used to open) as a cover option, I'm not convinced by Davies for it.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: shirley_villan on September 30, 2022, 02:21:12 PM
Would be ironic if they decided to drop Davies down the order next year, when for most of this season we could have afforded to play Davies down the order and would have had a more suited opening pair in Yates and Sibley, when we've obviously got one less option now with Sibley going. I don't think Rhodes will push back up, although he should.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: The Left Side on September 30, 2022, 02:44:07 PM
Amazing win... you can watch the live feed back on youtube. Unbelievable stuff and enjoy it but lots of work for next season.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: tomd2103 on October 01, 2022, 12:07:21 AM
Would be ironic if they decided to drop Davies down the order next year, when for most of this season we could have afforded to play Davies down the order and would have had a more suited opening pair in Yates and Sibley, when we've obviously got one less option now with Sibley going. I don't think Rhodes will push back up, although he should.

Think Davies was brought in as a top order batsman in the white-ball formats more than anything else.  Hopefully Rob Yates can find some consistent form at the top of the order, but he probably will need a new partner with Sibley going.  Hain and Rhodes are solid at 4 and 5, so depends on whether Davies can do a job opening or at 3 I suppose.

We’ve got enough bowling options, but it is just whether they can stay fit. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: dcdavecollett on October 01, 2022, 09:23:57 PM
Amazing from Norwell! Only his fourth game of the season but he kept going for nineteen overs with only two short breaks without it noticeable affecting his performance. Incredible!
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: PGW on October 06, 2022, 11:13:57 AM
I don't profess to have any knowledge about what is going on behind the scenes at Edgbaston but i find it astonishing that Matt
Lamb has been allowed to walk away and join Derbyshire on a 2 year deal.
When is this exodus going to stop?
What are the underlying issues at the club?
Is it Robinson, plenty of rumours that players don't get on with him and the Davies signing upset the applecart by the money they're paying him.
Definetly something wrong whatever the truth is.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on October 06, 2022, 05:15:49 PM
Barnard will improve you, becoming a very good 6/7 bat, good seamer, excellent fielder…be surprised if you see Mo in red ball but he is still a class white ball player.

If you have any spinners you don’t need send them to new road :-)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on October 07, 2022, 04:59:24 PM
Ryan Sidebottom is the next through the revolving dressing room door.

I know that he has been blighted by injuries but unless there’s some strategic recruitment master plan underway then we are down to the bare bones. It all seems a bit strange, particularly when you consider that Farbrace is off too.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on October 15, 2022, 05:02:10 PM
Calling Gareth to the thread.  So, Gidman has gone, we get our wish.  Who comes in next? Will it make a difference if we continue toi lose the talent of the likes of Barnard? I don't count Moeen as he has hardly stretched himself to bother over the last couple of years.  Gidman going has to be good news?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Gareth on October 15, 2022, 06:26:12 PM
Calling Gareth to the thread.  So, Gidman has gone, we get our wish.  Who comes in next? Will it make a difference if we continue toi lose the talent of the likes of Barnard? I don't count Moeen as he has hardly stretched himself to bother over the last couple of years.  Gidman going has to be good news?

It can’t be bad news, Mr Pink & Fluffy gone :-)
As for who is next not sure, guess there is the question of appointing a a director of cricket first, there was talk of Giles a few weeks back but he might have bigger options.

Spot on, losing Barnard is big, hopefully Hose and Waite won’t be end of recruitment and getting Azhar back & Tongue fit will help.  Need promotion next season or can see Haynes & Pennington being next two picked off.
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on October 24, 2022, 12:05:51 PM
The Bears have signed Chris Rushworth from Durham

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/63373966

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Post by: dcdavecollett on October 25, 2022, 02:14:24 AM
Sounds like a good signing if his fitness record is good (well we are signing him...)
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villa Lew on November 01, 2022, 01:15:52 PM
Alan Richardson appointed Worcester head coach.
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Post by: tomd2103 on November 01, 2022, 11:48:30 PM
The Bears have signed Chris Rushworth from Durham

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/63373966

Been a good county pro for many years, but at 36 it's not exactly an inspiring signing. 

Considering we apparently wouldn't offer Keith Barker a two year deal a few years ago because he was over 30, it's a bit of an about turn. 
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on November 12, 2022, 12:03:47 AM
Alan Richardson appointed Worcester head coach.

Calling Gareth again.  Is this a sensible appointment or the cheap option? 
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Post by: Gareth on November 12, 2022, 04:32:00 PM
Alan Richardson appointed Worcester head coach.

Calling Gareth again.  Is this a sensible appointment or the cheap option?

It looks the cheap option but I guess we’ll have to wait and see whether the last couple of years have been all Gidman or partly Richo….let’s hope he has his own ideas.  Hopefully a good quality DoC is next
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Steve67 on November 12, 2022, 07:51:17 PM
Alan Richardson appointed Worcester head coach.

Calling Gareth again.  Is this a sensible appointment or the cheap option?

It looks the cheap option but I guess we’ll have to wait and see whether the last couple of years have been all Gidman or partly Richo….let’s hope he has his own ideas.  Hopefully a good quality DoC is next

Any idea who you'd like?  Must be honest, I am disappointed with the appointment.
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Post by: Gareth on November 12, 2022, 09:25:52 PM
Alan Richardson appointed Worcester head coach.

Calling Gareth again.  Is this a sensible appointment or the cheap option?

It looks the cheap option but I guess we’ll have to wait and see whether the last couple of years have been all Gidman or partly Richo….let’s hope he has his own ideas.  Hopefully a good quality DoC is next

Any idea who you'd like?  Must be honest, I am disappointed with the appointment.

Don’t know, saw Giles mentioned early on but not heard anything since. 

It doesn’t feel like a new start type change does it?
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: KNVillan on November 22, 2022, 08:34:19 AM
Laurie Evans look’s to be in a little spot of bother

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/63708240

He has also had his Big Bash League contract cancelled

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cricket/63712776
Title: Re: Bears/Pears/Domestic Cricket Thread
Post by: Villan For Life on November 24, 2022, 01:44:01 PM
Hassan Ali joining the Bears for part of next season:

https://edgbaston.com/news/boom-explosive-pace-bowler-hassan-ali-sign-for-bears/

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