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Chris Wood took a blow to the face with the light fading

Worcestershire v Hampshire, NatWest T20 Blast quarter-final, New Road

Spotlight on ECB after floodlight failure

Holding an evening knockout fixture on a ground without floodlights betrays a lack of common sense. If the ECB is to back the 18-county structure for T20, it needs to take greater responsibility

A packed crowd salutes a boundary as the sun sets

Warks test rebrand loyalty

The news that Warwickshire will be known as Birmingham Bears in next season's T20 is another example of the muddled thinking that surrounds the format in England

Rory Hamilton-Brown and Marcus Trescothick with the CB40 trophy


Somerset could feel the strain

Somerset have a reputation for finishing second and, as their side ages, they may soon begin to wonder if their best chance of a trophy has gone

Warwickshire pose with the County Championship trophy

Rain, Bears and tears

There was joy and silverware for Warwickshire, Hampshire and Derbyshire at the end of a watery season that was also tinged with sadness. George Dobell hands out his awards