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Coleshill CC have to settle for a share of the spoils from … 

12 May 16

NUNEATON CC (240-6) drew with COLESHILL CC FIRST XI (83-2)DERBY honours ended even as Coleshill CC’s weather-affected clash with Nuneaton ended in a draw on Saturday.


Blog
Gavin joins young Enville cricketers for coaching session 

11 May 16

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined members of Enville Cricket Club on Friday evening to take part in their youth coaching session.


Cricket
Warwickshire-Somerset abandoned as draw 

11 May 16

Warwickshire’s home game with Somerset is abandoned as a draw after a second successive washed-out day at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Rain disrupts County Championship games 

10 May 16

Heavy rain sees day three of a number of County Championship matches abandoned without a ball being bowled.


Council
Bears launch T20 community programme with Birmingham City Council 

10 May 16

With just 10 days to go until the start of the NatWest T20 Blast, Warwickshire County Cricket Club has revealed a new Birmingham Bears T20 community programme with Birmingham City Council.


Cricket
Trego fifty keeps Somerset in control 

9 May 16

Peter Trego makes another half century to give Somerset the edge over Warwickshire on a day of 18 wickets at Edgbaston.


Blog feature
Our Year Four cricket Team 

9 May 16

Our year 4 cricket squad had a fantastic day taking part in the Walsall Kwik Cricket Festival.


Cricket
Official Opening of the new Electronic Scoreboard 

9 May 16

On Friday evening 13th May Aston Manor are officially opening their new Electronic Scoreboard.


Cricket
Weather ruins possibility of an exciting finish 

9 May 16

2nd XI Birmingham League Division Two (South) Bromsgrove 299-6 (45 overs) Aston Manor 195-4 (32 overs) BROMSGROVE WON BY 22 RUNS (D/L METHOD) The visitors made great use of a small boundary and an excellent batting surface at Church Road as…


Cricket
Manor lose tense and exciting finale 

9 May 16

1st XI Birmingham League Division Three Aston Manor 172 all out Fordhouses 174-9 FORDHOUSES WON BY 1 WICKET An early season meeting between two of the favourites for promotion this season ended with the home side securing a narrow victory …


Cricket
Weather Intervenes 

9 May 16

The debut at Church Road of ex England international, Phillip deFreitas, turned into a damp squib for Aston Manor as the match against Whitchurch had to be abandoned following a torrential snow and hail storm! Manor had made an encouraging…


Cricket
Abell & Trego build Somerset platform 

8 May 16

Somerset youngster Tom Abell makes his second first-class century to help his side post 295 against Warwickshire.


Blog
Gavin helps cricket club get ready for new season 

8 May 16

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined members of Springhill Cricket Club in Lower Penn this weekend to help prepare the playing surface and construct their new training nets that are to be built for the upcoming season.


FixMyStreet
Cricket Pitch too near Houses, 8th May 

8 May 16

Cricket pitches have been laid out on Hamstead Playing Fields and there is one that is too near to houses.


Sport
In pictures: Lichfield Cricket Club v Pershore CC 

8 May 16

See pictures by Godden Photography from Lichfield Cricket Club’s game with Pershore.


Sport
Tamworth CC look to build on a perfect start 

7 May 16

Tamworth CC head to Stratford-upon-Avon this Saturday looking to build on a perfect start.


Cricket
Season starts here – Bears boss Brown 

6 May 16

Warwickshire boss Dougie Brown says that it is time the cricket season “got going” after a weather-affected start.


Local news
England wicket keeper impressed by Arthur Terry girls’ cricket team 

6 May 16

England cricket champion Tammy Beaumont has been bowled over by the sporting success of female students at Sutton Coldfield’s Arthur Terry School.


Sport
Cricket: Staffordshire seek to continue unbeaten start 

5 May 16

 Staffordshire will be looking to continue their winning start to the new cricket season this Sunday.


Sport
Staffordshire cricket round-up: Whittington win as most games abandoned 

3 May 16

Skipper Salim Khan is confident Walsall YPF will soon find their feet in the Staffordshire Club Cricket Championship Premier.


Sport
Tamworth CC get their campaign off to a winning start 

2 May 16

TAMWORTH CC FIRST XI (167-6) beat WOMBOURNE (161-9) by three runs (DLS)Birmingham League Division Two TAMWORTH CC got their campaign off to a winning start as they won a thriller against Wombourne.


Sport
Tamworth CC prepare to get their season underway 

29 Apr 16

BEN Maddox believes that his Tamworth CC side are looking stronger than last season but hasn’t set any specific target for his side just yet, writes Scott Smith.


Cricket
Yorkshire held to second draw by Bears 

27 Apr 16

Warwickshire and champions Yorkshire settle for a draw on day four following a rain-affected match at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Yorkshire held to second draw by Bears 

27 Apr 16

Warwickshire and champions Yorkshire settle for a draw on day four following a rain-affected match at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Chopra hits century to thwart Yorkshire 

26 Apr 16

Former Warwickshire skipper Varun Chopra makes a century as the rain-hit meeting with Yorkshire heads for a draw.


Cricket
Bears appoint Franklin as women’s boss 

26 Apr 16

Warwickshire appoint former Bears county junior player Darren Franklin as their head of women’s cricket.


Sport
Cricket: Staffordshire start season with comfortable win 

26 Apr 16

Peter Wilshaw hit a quick-fire century as Staffordshire won their first match of the new cricket season yesterday, beating Cheshire by 50 runs.


Cricket
Yorkshire pile up runs at Edgbaston 

25 Apr 16

Gary Ballance top scores with 68 and Steve Patterson hits a career-best 62 as Yorkshire build against Warwickshire.


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Ballance and Leaning rescue Yorkshire 

24 Apr 16

Half centuries from Gary Ballance and Jack Leaning rescue Yorkshire on a rain interrupted first day at Warwickshire.


Blog feature
County Champions! Under 13 Girls Cricket Team 

22 Apr 16

The Under 13 Year 8 team has become County Champions and has progressed to the regional finals.


Cricket
Robson records as Middlesex & Bears draw 

20 Apr 16

Sam Robson breaks batting records at Lord’s as Middlesex draw their opening Championship game with Warwickshire.


Cricket
Trott double ton turns match for Bears 

19 Apr 16

Jonathan Trott makes his highest score for Warwickshire to offer hope of a final-day victory over Middlesex at Lord’s.


Business
Edgbaston cheered by seven figure beer sponsorship 

19 Apr 16

WARWICKSHIRE County Cricket Club has secured a major new sponsorship deal with regional pubco and brewer, Marstons.


News
Warwickshire CCC drinks to Marston’s partnership 

19 Apr 16

Historic Black Country brewery extends long-standing relationship with cricket club and will support development of a stadium bar…


Cricket
England’s Gunn in Edgbaston move 

19 Apr 16

Warwickshire sign England all-rounder Jenny Gunn from Nottinghamshire for the 2016 domestic season.


Cricket
The 2016 Season Starts Now! 

19 Apr 16

After the complete washout last weekend Aston Manor will be desperate for some quality practice this weekend as the 1st XI entertain Eaton Bray CC in a friendly match at Church Road.


Cricket
Robson best keeps Middlesex on top 

18 Apr 16

Sam Robson makes a career-best 231 at Lord’s to maintain Middlesex’s superiority against Warwickshire.


Cricket
Bears bettered by Robson ton at Lord’s 

17 Apr 16

Sam Robson becomes the first centurion of the summer at Lord’s as Middlesex pile up the runs against Warwickshire.


Business
Edgbaston preparing for unique cricket tournament 

15 Apr 16

EDGBASTON Stadium is set to host a unique multi-faith cricket tournament as the venue looks to celebrate Birminghams religious and sporting diversity.


Cricket
Woakes stays at Warwickshire 

15 Apr 16

England all-rounder Chris Woakes is one of three Warwickshire players to sign contract extensions at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Woakes signs new Warwickshire contract 

15 Apr 16

England all-rounder Chris Woakes, wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose and fast bowler Chris Wright sign new contracts at Warwickshire.


Cricket
Bell ‘not thinking about England’ 

14 Apr 16

Warwickshire captain Ian Bell says his century against Hampshire was not meant to prove a point to England’s selectors.


Cricket
Hampshire hold off Bears to secure draw 

13 Apr 16

Hampshire hold out against Warwickshire’s attack to draw their Championship game after Bears skipper Ian Bell makes 174.


Cricket
Bell century puts Bears in ascendancy 

12 Apr 16

Warwickshire captain Ian Bell hits his first ton since June 2015 against Hampshire to give England’s selectors a nudge.


News
Berkswell Cricket Club aiming for the league title ahead of 2016 season 

12 Apr 16

AFTER finishing second in the Birmingham League Premier Division, Berkswell are aiming to go one place higher when the 2016 campaign begins.


Cricket
Hampshire and Warwickshire rained off 

11 Apr 16

Day two of Hampshire’s County Championship home game against Warwickshire is totally washed out.


Villa
The Thread By Which We Hang Will Soon Break 

11 Apr 16

What a year for the underdog! With Leicester in the footballing ascendancy we now have the previously unknown Danny Willett as the Masters’ champion at his first attempt.


Villa
The Thread By Which We Hang Will Soon Break 

11 Apr 16

What a year for the underdog! With Leicester in the footballing ascendancy we now have the previously unknown Danny Willett as the Masters’ champion at his first attempt.


Cricket
McLaren leads rescue after Barker burst 

10 Apr 16

Keith Barker takes 5-44 to put Warwickshire on top at Southampton before Ryan McLaren heads Hampshire’s fightback.


Blog comment
Birmingham Business Club Launch, Edgbaston- Supporting Businesses in the West Midlands Region. 

9 Apr 16

It was a pleasure to support the Birmingham Business launch, last week with key host Anthea McIntyre MEP, for the West Midlands.


Cricket
Bears sign Ronchi for T20 Blast 

8 Apr 16

Birmingham Bears have signed New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi for the entirety of their NatWest T20 Blast campaign.


Cricket
Bears add Ronchi for T20 Blast 

8 Apr 16

Birmingham Bears sign New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi as their overseas player for this summer’s T20 Blast.


Cricket
Bears add Ronchi for T20 Blast 

8 Apr 16

Birmingham Bears sign New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi as their overseas player for this summer’s T20 Blast.


Cricket
Can anyone stop Yorkshire this season? 

8 Apr 16

With the new County Championship cricket season starting on Sunday, BBC Sport previews the 2016 campaign.


Cricket
Bears bring in Gooch in coaching role 

7 Apr 16

Warwickshire announce the appointment of former England captain Graham Gooch as batting consultant.


Cricket
‘Best job in the world? Cricket groundsman’ 

7 Apr 16

What does it take to get a cricket pitch ready for a summer of cricket? BBC Sport asked two head groundsman to find out.


Cricket
Blue plaque for cricketer Jeeves 

7 Apr 16

A blue plaque honouring a cricketer whose name inspired author PG Wodehouse’s infamous butler is unveiled.


Sport
Cannock in the nets for start of the new season 

5 Apr 16

Cannock Cricket Club are encouraging players of all abilities to go along to their training sessions ahead of the new season.


Blog
Gavin helps out at Springhill Cricket Club 

5 Apr 16

Gavin Williamson, MP for South Staffordshire, joined members of Springhill Cricket Club in Lower Penn this weekend to help prepare the playing surface and construct their new training nets that are to be built for the upcoming season.


Cricket
Bears to start season at full strength 

5 Apr 16

Ian Bell, in his first season as Warwickshire captain, has the rare luxury of a full-strength team to choose from.