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Jonathan Agnew: can India stand up to relentless England?

The Edgbaston pitch looks quite green here on the final practice day before the third Test, and for India that means more of the same from an England team who, I believe, will be pretty relentless in their approach to … Continue reading

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Edgbaston head groundsman Rouse to retire

Steve Rouse has announced that he will retire as Warwickshire’s head groundsman at the end of the season after 17 years in charge at Edgbaston. But Rouse, 62, hopes to continue an involvement with the county that stretches back to … Continue reading

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Allan Donald fails to make shortlist of Warwickshire greats

The buck is being passed and feet are being shuffled in embarrassment at Edgbaston after Warwickshire asked supporters to vote for greats from the county’s illustrious history after whom rooms in the club’s new £32 million pavilion should be named. … Continue reading

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Flimsy pitch appeal costs Warwickshire £3,000

Warwickshire’s attempt to claw back the eight points they were deducted for preparing a poor pitch for the County Championship match against Worcestershire at Edgbaston two weeks ago has failed. The county’s appeal against the decision of an England and … Continue reading

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ECB set date for Warwickshire pitch penalty appeal

Warwickshire’s appeal against an eight-point penalty imposed by an England and Wales Cricket Board pitch panel for producing a poor surface for last week’s County Championship match against Worcestershire at Edgbaston will be heard at Lord’s on May 23. Warwickshire … Continue reading

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Steve Rhodes: Edgbaston pitch was “unfit for first-class cricket”

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes slammed the controversial Edgbaston pitch on which his side suffered a crushing 218-run defeat to Warwickshire, describing it as “unfit for first-class cricket”. The pitch was deemed poor by an England and Wales Cricket … Continue reading

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Eight-point pitch penalty could bring Warwicks appeal

Warwickshire have until 9pm on May 14 to decide whether to appeal the decision of an England and Wales Cricket Board pitch panel to dock them eight points. The panel chaired by Tony Pigott and also including David Hughes and … Continue reading

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Pitch penalty facing Warwickshire at Edgbaston

Current on-field events at Edgbaston will be overshadowed by the presence of an ECB pitch panel which will sit at the close of play on the third day of Warwickshire’s County Championship match against Worcestershire to decide whether to impose … 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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Mills urges ECB major matches reform

Warwickshire’s treasurer Steven Mills has urged the England and Wales Cricket Board to “get off the fence” and agree a new way of allocating major matches. The bidding process that has increased the number of English Test venues in recent … Continue reading

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