Warwickshire Bears

Sport Cricket
Country England England
Founding year 1882
Series NatWest T20 Blast
Website edgbaston.com

Warwickshire CCC was officially founded on 8 April 1882 at a meeting in The Regent Hotel, Leamington Spa. The club developed so well that by the time of the first official County Championship in 1890 it was playing some of the top first-class counties such as Surrey and Yorkshire. Warwickshire became first-class themselves in 1894 and surprised the cricket world with wins over Surrey at The Oval and Nottinghamshire. They competed in the County Championship from 1895 but despite being strong in batting, their bowling was, until the arrival of Sam Hargreave and Frank Field in 1899, very weak. From 1900 to 1906 they were strong enough to be in the upper-middle reaches of the table, but the decline of their bowling from 1907 returned them to the lower reaches of the table late in that decade.

Frank Foster, who first played as an amateur left arm pace bowler in 1908 but improved greatly in 1910 as a result of slowing his pace to gain accuracy, still stands as Warwickshire’s greatest all-rounder. In 1911 he headed both batting and bowling averages and, along with a fully fit Frank Field, enabled Warwickshire to take the Championship from the “Big Six” for the only time between 1890 and 1935. Foster and Field took between then 238 wickets, but in Wisden nobody doubted that Warwickshire’s win was largely caused by an abnormally dry summer, and the following three years saw them return to mid-table although Foster in 1914 displayed all-round form equal to that of 1911.

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Match Results

Warwickshire Bears won a game against Lancashire Lightning (181 - 177) in the NatWest T20 Blast -

Warwickshire Bears won a game against Surrey Lions (194 - 178) in the NatWest T20 Blast -

Warwickshire Bears won a game against Essex Eagles (197 - 178) in the NatWest T20 Blast -

Warwickshire Bears won a game against Leicestershire Foxes (160 - 108) in the NatWest T20 Blast -

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Team Roster

Name Position
Neil Miller Carter all-rounder
Oliver James Newby bowler
Christopher Woakes all-rounder
Andrew Stephen Miller bowler
Joshua Edward Poysden all-rounder
William Rankin bowler
James Atkinson wicket-keeper
Alan Jones bowler
Thomas Patrick Milnes bowler
Aaron Dean Thomason batsman

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