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Chopra rejoins Essex on three-year deal

Aug 2, 2016: Varun Chopra, the England Lions batsman, has agreed a deal to return to Essex

George Dobell

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Warwickshire confirm Chopra exit

Jul 5, 2016: Warwickshire have confirmed that Varun Chopra is to leave the club at the end of the season

George Dobell

County news

Counties vie over Hales signature

Jun 29, 2016: Nottinghamshire admit they face a fight to keep Alex Hales after two other clubs made approaches for a player who can still potentially make a big impact in a relaunched English T20 tournament

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Warwickshire v Notts, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Chopra fears for his Warwickshire future

Jun 28, 2016: Varun Chopra could be forgiven for the look of confusion on his face when asked "what's gone wrong?" in his Warwickshire career

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Warwickshire v Durham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Edgbaston

Bears coast home on Chopra's 97*

Jun 3, 2016: Varun Chopra returned to the team in the most spectacular style with a brilliant unbeaten 97 to power Birmingham Bears to a nine-wicket NatWest T20 Blast win over Durham

ECB Reporters Network

Warks v Yorks, County Championship, Division One, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Chopra hundred reminds what might have been

Apr 26, 2016: Varun Chopra was not the batsman the selectors had come to watch but, with his first Championship century for almost a year, he may have reminded them of his qualities as a potential opening partner to Alastair Cook

George Dobell at Edgbaston

County previews

Championship Bell could ring for Warwickshire

Apr 6, 2016: Ian Bell has always wanted to skipper Warwickshire at some stage of his career and he could have taken over at a propitious time

George Dobell

County news

Bell replaces Chopra as Warwickshire captain

Jan 21, 2016: an Bell is to replace Varun Chopra as Warwickshire captain, following his axing from England's Test squad and his retirement from limiited-overs cricket

George Dobell

Lancashire v Warwickshire, Royal London Cup, Group B, Old Trafford

Warks scrape home in nail-biting finish

Aug 2, 2015: Warwickshire notched up their first victory of this season's Royal London Cup after a thrilling last-gasp three-wicket win against Lancashire at Old Trafford


Lancashire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Old Trafford

Birmingham start in a jam, Lancashire end in one

Jun 26, 2015: Liam Livingstone's penultimate ball heave for six leaving Lancashire requiring three from the final delivery but he was run out off the last delivery

George Dobell

Warwickshire v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Div One, Edgbaston, 3rd day

Rankin, Wright record take game away from Worcestershire

May 10, 2015: Moeen Ali suffered the indignity of becoming the first bowler hit for six by Boyd Rankin in first-class cricket as Warwickshire built a strong position on the third day against Worcestershire at Edgbaston

Press Association

Warwickshire v Worcestershire, LV= Championship, Division One, Edgbaston

Warwickshire seamers out-gun neighbours

May 10, 2015: Warwickshire are in total control at the halfway stage of their LV=County Championship tussle with neighbours Worcestershire as wickets continue to tumble at Edgbaston.

Press Association

Yorkshire v Warkwickshire, LV= Championship, Division 1, Headingley, 4th day

Chopra plays long game as Bears opt for safety first

Apr 29, 2015: Warwickshire ultimately decided that much as they might have liked to leave Headingley with a win it was the long game that they were really interested in. Thus not losing became the priority that dictated their tactics on the final day

Jon Culley at Headingley

Warwickshire v Hampshire, Edgbaston, 4th day

Chopra hundred leaves honours even

Apr 22, 2015: Warwickshire and Hampshire settled for a draw at Edgbaston after a final day which had promised much but delivered only stalemate

Press Association

Warwickshire v Durham, Edgbaston, 2nd day

Trott and Chopra secure second place

Sep 24, 2014: Warwickshire have secured a second-place finish in the County Championship and with it and top-two finish in all three competitions

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Durham v Warwickshire, RL Cup final, Lord's

Stokes nerve guides Durham to title

Sep 20, 2014: Durham claimed their second piece of limited-overs silverware to cap another season as county cricket's magnificent overachievers

Report by Alan Gardner at Lord's

County news

Chopra named Troughton successor

Sep 16, 2014: Varun Chopra has been appointed Warwickshire's new club captain after the retirement of Jim Troughton

ESPNcricinfo staff

Warwickshire v Kent, Royal London Cup, Edgbaston

Warwickshire return to Lord's, but English cricket should worry

Sep 4, 2014: The contrasting expressions on the faces of the players told the story: whatever the gentle decline in popularity of county cricket over the last couple of decades, the prospect of a Lord's final still means a great deal

George Dobell at Edgbaston

Somerset v Warwickshire, Taunton, 3rd day

Chopra restates England case

Aug 17, 2014: Varun Chopra might easily be vying to replace Sam Robson opening the batting for England but has endured a miserable 2014 in whites. All of which made his first first-class century of the season particularly commendable.

Tim Wigmore at Taunton

England v India, 5th Investec Test, The Oval, 2nd day

Do England stick or twist with Robson?

Aug 16, 2014: A number of holes in England's Test team have been filled, but the second opening slot has not been nailed down. A tricky decision will need to be made with an Ashes looming next year

George Dobell at The Oval
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