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RESULT
Division 1, Birmingham, September 21 - 24, 2021, County Championship
367 & 294/3d
(T:273) 389 & 154

Warwickshire won by 118 runs

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Comms: Andrew Miller
Scorecard summary
Warwickshire 367/10(112.5 overs)
1st INNINGS
Sam Hain 83 (161)
Craig Overton5/88 (30.5)
Will Rhodes 60 (133)
Jack Brooks3/83 (25)
Somerset 389/10(136.3 overs)
1st INNINGS
Tim Bresnan3/35 (20)
Azhar Ali 60 (124)
Danny Briggs3/77 (27)
Warwickshire 294/3(51 overs)
2nd INNINGS
Rob Yates *132 (168)
Jack Brooks1/60 (13)
Will Rhodes 62 (44)
Josh Davey1/55 (9)
Somerset 154/10(52 overs)
2nd INNINGS
end of over 52Wicket maiden
SOM: 154/10CRR: 2.96 
Josh Davey15 (37b 3x4)
Liam Norwell 13-5-40-2
Craig Miles 9-1-26-3

4.36pm So that's the end of that. Reaction to follow from George Dobell. Thanks for joining us, from Miller and Matt, goodbye!

4.27pm Out come the rest of the Somerset squad, to shake hands on the outfield. And there's a punch of the fist from Woakes towards the Warwickshire faithful in the stands. Quite the comeback from the Bears, after their rather abject relegation a couple of seasons ago. They've overcome a changing of the guard, including the retirement of their club legend Ian Bell, and the impact of England call-ups for Sibley and Woakes. It's an eighth Championship title, and their first since 2012. And they'll be dancing on Broad Street tonight.

Fitting, too, that the innings that made this achievement possible today was that of the young prospect Rob Yates, who looks every inch an England opener in the making. A multi-faceted performer, he showed some T20 flourish in his acceleration today.

51.6
W
Norwell to Brooks, OUT

flinched to the gully and Warwickshire are champions! Pushed onto the back foot, fenced with an open face, a flying edge to the skipper Rhodes, and the celebrations begin! Huge glee from the fielders, before Bresnan breaks off to shake hands with the Somerset batters, and the rest of the team follow. Victory by 127 runs, and thoroughly deserved!

Jack Brooks c Rhodes b Norwell 4 (8m 8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50
51.5
Norwell to Brooks, no run

on the back foot, nudged to the leg side

51.4
Norwell to Brooks, no run

full length, Brooks has a front-foot wipe, no contact

51.3
Norwell to Brooks, no run

thumps the pad, angled into the batter, can't connect on the leg-glance

51.2
Norwell to Brooks, no run

beaten! Stuck in the crease, lift off the deck, so close to the edge!

51.1
1lb
Norwell to Davey, 1 leg bye

on the legs, flicked to backward square

end of over 514 runs • 1 wicket
SOM: 153/9CRR: 3.00 
Jack Brooks4 (3b 1x4)
Josh Davey15 (36b 3x4)
Craig Miles 9-1-26-3
Liam Norwell 12-4-40-1
50.6
Miles to Brooks, no run

flicked in the air, off the pad, Miles thunders through but can't reach it

50.5
4
Miles to Brooks, FOUR runs

full and wide, and Brooks launches into a square drive! Well why not. In the slot, and boshed

50.4
Miles to Brooks, no run

full and pushed to mid-off

50.3
W
Miles to Gregory, OUT

short, wide, a wide swipe, a thin nick! A massive take from Burgess! Leaping high to intercept, and now it's Match Point, Warwickshire! Gregory was lured once too often, and the Bears are rampant!

Lewis Gregory c †Burgess b Miles 31 (97m 56b 6x4 0x6) SR: 55.35

Briggs may be limbering up... some talk of a neck problem...

50.2
Miles to Gregory, no run

tight line on off stump, firm defence to cover

50.1
Miles to Gregory, no run

through to the keeper, no stroke offered

end of over 508 runs
SOM: 149/8CRR: 2.98 
Josh Davey15 (36b 3x4)
Lewis Gregory31 (53b 6x4)
Liam Norwell 12-4-40-1
Craig Miles 8-1-22-2

Big Bill, Bursl: "Hoping that this pair stick around and the tension builds - Gregory v Woakes is the ultimate battle of the 'nice bloke who can kind of do everything' cricketer. Also as a Notts fan - go Somerset!"

49.6
Norwell to Davey, no run

edged, but inches short of the tumbling second slip! Excitement abounds... but it's not quite the moment

49.5
4
Norwell to Davey, FOUR runs

another boundary! Less convincing but they all count. Leaning forward, opening the face, picking off the runs through third man

49.4
4
Norwell to Davey, FOUR runs

sublime drive! Clattered through the covers, extending the forearms through the stroke, holding the pose for the cameras

49.3
Norwell to Davey, no run

drags the bat inside the line, played it well in the end

49.2
Norwell to Davey, no run

solid in defence once more

49.1
Norwell to Davey, no run

into line, pushed to the off-side

end of over 492 runs
SOM: 141/8CRR: 2.87 
Lewis Gregory31 (53b 6x4)
Josh Davey7 (30b 1x4)
Craig Miles 8-1-22-2
Liam Norwell 11-4-32-1
48.6
Miles to Gregory, no run

leg-sided again, Gregory flings into a clip but misses. He looks in the mood to go for these runs. Well, I guess there's time...

48.5
Miles to Gregory, no run

lifting past the off stump

Match details
Edgbaston, Birmingham
TossSomerset, elected to field first
Series
Season2021
Match days21,22,23,24 September 2021 - day (4-day match)
Umpires
England
Russell Warren
England
Steve O'Shaughnessy
Match Referee
England
Dean Cosker
PointsWarwickshire 22, Somerset 6
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