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Botha circulates availability to other counties

Warwickshire slow left arm bowler Ant Botha has circulated his details to the other 17 first-class counties after being informed that he might not have a future at Edgbaston. Botha is out of contract at the end of the season … Continue reading

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James Taylor offered new challenge by Warwickshire

Warwickshire have made an approach for Leicestershire batsman James Taylor, one of England’s brightest prospects. Taylor still has a year remaining on his existing contract with Leicestershire but Warwickshire have offered to buy him out of the deal and have … Continue reading

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Woakes returns to boost Warwicks T20 Cup bid

Warwickshire hope to be boosted by the return of England one-day international all-rounder Chris Woakes when they return to Friends Life t20 action against Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston on Wednesday June 8. The 22-year-old Woakes has been sidelined for a month … Continue reading

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Metters makes big first impression on Giles

Warwickshire’s rookie spinner Chris Metters has acquired the ‘Ice Man’ tag once held at Edgbaston by Neil Smith. Metters, a winter recruit from Devon, celebrated his first senior appearance by taking six for 65 against Worcestershire at Edgbaston, the best … Continue reading

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Giles cannot hide unhappiness with Edgbaston pitch

Warwickshire’s director of cricket Ashley Giles is hoping for an improvement in the pitches at Edgbaston after his side were skittled for 97 by Lancashire slow left-armers Simon Kerrigan and Gary Keedy. The pair took eight wickets for nine runs … Continue reading

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Knee scan rules out Botha for six weeks

Warwickshire will be without Ant Botha for up to six weeks after scans revealed that the slow left armer tore a knee cartilage fielding in Easter Sunday’s Clydesdale Bank 40 defeat by Hampshire at the Rose Bowl. Botha’s knee swelled … Continue reading

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Giles sees Surrey as big threat for his CB40 winners

Warwickshire’s director of cricket Ashley Giles is wary of the threat posed by Surrey as his side prepare to start the defence of the Clydesdale Bank 40 competition. Warwickshire, who beat Somerset in last September’s final at Lord’s, open their campaign … Continue reading

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Giles praises Warwicks batting after record win

Warwickshire’s director of cricket Ashley Giles has praised his batsmen after the dramatic and record-breaking victory against Somerset at Taunton. The margin of victory – an innings and 382 runs – was the biggest in Warwickshire’s history and the biggest … Continue reading

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Ambrose ready to play as specialist batsman

Former England wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose is prepared to play for Warwickshire as a specialist batsman if it means reclaiming his first team place. Ambrose was displaced by promising youngster Richard Johnson last season after he lost form and was weighed … Continue reading

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Porterfield lined up for Warwicks debut

Ireland captain William Porterfield will make his debut for Warwickshire in the pre-season friendly against Leicestershire at Grace Road on April 1. Porterfield, a winter recruit from Gloucestershire, missed Warwickshire’s pre-season tour to Barbados because of his involvement in the … Continue reading

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