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    The 2015 season is the 134th year in the history of Warwickshire County Cricket Club and their 121st as a first-class county. In 2015, Warwickshire are competing in the first division of the County Championship, Group B of the Royal London One-Day Cup and the North Division of the NatWest t20 Blast. In the NatWest t20 Blast, the club are competing under the name "Birmingham Bears" for the second time.

    On 1 July a new county record was set for a sixth wicket partnership when Laurie Evans and Tim Ambrose added 327 against Sussex in the County Championship at Birmingham.

    Squad

    Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Ref
    Batsmen
    Ian Bell  England (1982-04-11)11 April 1982 (aged 33) Right-handed Right arm medium [1]
    Varun Chopra  Scotland (1991-12-15)15 December 1991 (aged 23) Right-handed Right arm off break [2]
    Freddie Coleman  England (1987-06-21)21 June 1987 (aged 27) Right-handed Right arm off break [3]
    Laurie Evans  England (1987-10-12)12 October 1987 (aged 27) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast [4]
    Sam Hain  England (1995-07-16)16 July 1995 (aged 19) Right-handed Right arm off break [5]
    Ateeq Javid  England (1991-10-15)15 October 1991 (aged 23) Right-handed Right arm medium, off break [6]
    William Porterfield  Ireland (1984-09-06)6 September 1984 (aged 30) Left-handed Right arm off break [7]
    Jonathan Trott  England (1981-04-22)22 April 1981 (aged 33) Right-handed Right arm medium [8]
    Jonathon Webb  England (1992-01-12)12 January 1992 (aged 23) Right-handed Right arm medium [9]
    Ian Westwood  England (1982-07-13)13 July 1982 (aged 32) Left-handed Right arm off break [10]
    All-rounders
    Keith Barker  England (1986-10-21)21 October 1986 (aged 28) Left-handed Left arm medium [11]
    Rikki Clarke  England (1981-09-29)29 September 1981 (aged 33) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium [12]
    Chris Woakes  England (1989-03-02)2 March 1989 (aged 26) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast [13]
    Wicket-keepers
    Tim Ambrose  England (1982-12-01)1 December 1982 (aged 32) Right-handed [14]
    Peter McKay  England (1994-10-12)12 October 1994 (aged 20) Left-handed [15]
    Bowlers
    Recordo Gordon  England (1991-10-12)12 October 1991 (aged 23) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium [16]
    Oliver Hannon-Dalby  England (1989-06-20)20 June 1989 (aged 25) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast [17]
    Richard Jones  England (1986-11-06)6 November 1986 (aged 28) Right-handed Right arm medium-fast [18]
    Jeetan Patel  New Zealand (1980-05-07)7 May 1980 (aged 34) Right-handed Right arm off break [19]
    Boyd Rankin  England (1984-07-05)5 July 1984 (aged 30) Left-handed Right arm medium-fast [20]
    Chris Wright  England (1985-07-14)14 July 1985 (aged 29) Right-handed Right arm fast-medium [21]

    County Championship

    Division One Table

    Pld W L T D A Bat Bowl Ded Pts
    Yorkshire (C) 16 11 1 0 4 0 45 45 0 286
    Middlesex 16 7 2 0 7 0 29 43 1 218
    Nottinghamshire 16 6 5 0 5 0 45 45 0 211
    Durham 16 7 8 0 1 0 26 45 0 188
    Warwickshire 16 5 5 0 6 0 31 45 0 186
    Somerset 16 4 6 0 6 0 46 43 0 183
    Hampshire 16 4 6 0 6 0 31 38 0 163
    Sussex (R) 16 4 8 0 4 0 36 41 0 161
    Worcestershire (R) 16 3 10 0 3 0 44 44 0 151

    Source: [22]

    Results

      Win   Draw   Loss

    19–22 April
    v
    Match drawn
     
     
    319 (89.3 overs)
    AJA Wheater 74 (91)
    WB Rankin 6/75 (16.3 overs)
    280 (85.3 overs)
    TR Ambrose 113 (159)
    JA Tomlinson 3/53 (17 overs)
    339 (94.2 overs)
    SM Ervine 102 (144)
    R Clarke 3/63 (16 overs)
    244/5 (105.4 overs)
    V Chopra 119* (309)
    JA Tomlinson 2/56 (21 overs)
    • Warwickshire won the toss and elected to field
    • Points: Hampshire 11, Warwickshire 10
    26–29 April
    v
    Match drawn
     
     
    435 (143.3 overs)
    IJ Westwood 196 (377)
    TT Bresnan 5/85 (30 overs)
    303 (98.3 overs)
    AW Gale 96 (182)
    WB Rankin 6/55 (15.3 overs)
    219/7d (54.3 overs)
    IJ Westwood 84 (134)
    JD Middlebrook 5/82 (16.3 overs)
    221/4 (64 overs)
    AJ Hodd 54* (93)
    JS Patel 3/70 (28 overs)
    • Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bat
    • Points: Warwickshire 11, Yorkshire 9
    9–12 May
    v
    Warwickshire won by 181 runs
     
     
    264 (101.3 overs)
    SR Hain 82 (166)
    J Leach 6/73 (26.3 overs)
    149 (42.5 overs)
    OB Cox 45 (72)
    KHD Barker 3/43 (15 overs)
    321/8d (109 overs)
    V Chopra 107 (229)
    J Leach 2/61 (24 overs)
    255 (83 overs)
    OB Cox 44 (47)
    JS Patel 4/69 (22 overs)
    • Worcestershire won the toss and elected to field
    • Points: Warwickshire 21, Worcestershire 3
    17–20 May
    v
    Warwickshire won by 8 wickets
     
     
    450 (107.4 overs)
    KHD Barker 102* (124)
    G Onions 5/85 (29 overs)
    185 (40.5 overs)
    PD Collingwood 68 (77)
    RA Jones 4/48 (12 overs)
    327 (92.2 overs)
    Mark Stoneman 111 (216)
    Keith Barker 5/103 (27.2 overs)
    63/2 (17.4 overs)
    Ian Westwood 32* (52)
    Chris Rushworth 1/16 (7 overs)
    • Warwickshire won the toss and elected to bat
    • Points: Warwickshire 24, Durham 3

    Royal London-One Day Cup

    Group B Table

    Pos Team Pld W L T NR Ded Pts NRR
    1 Nottinghamshire Outlaws 8 5 1 0 2 0 12 0.755
    2 Essex Eagles 8 4 2 0 2 0 10 0.480
    3 Hampshire 8 3 3 0 2 0 9[a] 0.554
    4 Kent Spitfires 8 3 3 0 2 0 8 0.031
    5 Lancashire Lightning 8 3 3 0 2 0 8 −0.034
    6 Warwickshire Bears 8 3 3 0 2 0 8 −0.765
    7 Middlesex 8 3 4 0 1 0 7 −0.224
    8 Glamorgan 8 2 2 0 4 4 3[b][a] 0.160
    9 Sussex Sharks 8 0 5 0 3 0 3 −1.063
    Source: [24]
    Notes:
    1. ^ a b The match between Glamorgan and Hampshire was abandoned due to a dangerous pitch (the match was recorded as a 'no result', but Hampshire were awarded 2 points and Glamorgan were docked 2 points).[23]
    2. ^ Glamorgan were docked 2 points before the start of season after preparing an unfit pitch in 2014.

    Fixtures

      Win   No result   Loss


    NatWest t20 Blast

    North Division Table

    Pos Team Pld W L T NR Ded Pts NRR
    1 Birmingham Bears 14 10 4 0 0 0 20 0.200
    2 Worcestershire Rapids 14 9 4 0 1 0 19 0.682
    3 Northamptonshire Steelbacks 14 7 5 0 2 0 16 0.115
    4 Lancashire Lightning 14 7 6 0 1 0 15 0.469
    5 Nottinghamshire Outlaws 14 7 6 0 1 0 15 0.018
    6 Durham Jets 14 5 8 0 1 0 11 −0.149
    7 Leicestershire Foxes 14 4 7 1 2 0 11 −0.304
    8 Yorkshire Vikings 14 5 8 1 0 0 11 −0.324
    9 Derbyshire Falcons 14 4 10 0 0 0 8 −0.662
    Source: [25]

    Results

      Win   No result   Loss

    15 May
    Birmingham Bears
    141/7 (20 overs)
    v
    Nottinghamshire Outlaws (H)
    142/2 (14.3 overs)
    Nottinghamshire Outlaws won by 8 wickets
     
     
    18:30 (D/N)
    Scorecard
    Trent Bridge, Nottingham
    Umpires: Martin Bodenham and Michael Gough
    Player of the match: Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire Outlaws)
    Varun Chopra 80 (61)
    Luke Fletcher 3/24 (4 overs)
    Alex Hales 86* (43)
    Rikki Clarke 1/18 (3 overs)
    • Nottinghamshire Outlaws won the toss and elected to field
    • Tom Lewis (Birmingham Bears) made his T20 debut

    References

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    2. ^ "Player Profile: Varun Chopra". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
    3. ^ "Player Profile: Varun Chopra". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    4. ^ "Player Profile: Laurie Evans". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    5. ^ "Player Profile: Sam Hain". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    6. ^ "Player Profile: Ateeq Javid". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    7. ^ "Player Profile: William Porterfield". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    8. ^ "Player Profile: Jonathon Trott". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    9. ^ "Player Profile: Jonathon Webb". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
    10. ^ "Player Profile: Ian Westwood". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    11. ^ "Player Profile: Keith Barker". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    12. ^ "Player Profile: Rikki Clarke". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    13. ^ "Player Profile: Chris Woakes". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    14. ^ "Player Profile: Tim Ambrose". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    15. ^ "Player Profile: Peter McKay". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 17 July 2014.
    16. ^ "Player Profile: Recordo Gordon". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 16 July 2014.
    17. ^ "Player Profile: Oliver Hannon-Dalby". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    18. ^ "Player Profile: Richard Jones". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    19. ^ "Player Profile: Jeetan Patel". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    20. ^ "Player Profile: Boyd Rankin". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    21. ^ "Player Profile: Chris Wright". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 May 2014.
    22. ^ "LV= County Championship Division One, 2015 / Points table". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. Retrieved 25 September 2015.
    23. ^ "Hampshire Awarded Two Points from Abandoned Match Against Glamorgan". ageasbowl.com. ageas bowl. Retrieved 17 August 2015.
    24. ^ "Royal London One-Day Cup". ESPNcricinfo. ESPN Sports Media. Retrieved 19 August 2015.
    25. ^ "NatWest T20 Blast 2015 - North Table". ECB. Retrieved 24 July 2015.