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Brian Halford brings you all the latest cricket news and comment in his Birmingham Post CricketTalk column.

Edgbaston chief Colin Povey

Warwickshire CCC chief Colin Povey to retire

The man who steered the club through the £32 million redevelopment of Edgbaston is standing down later this year

Edgbaston chief Colin Povey

Ashes boost will play into Edgbaston's hands in any sponsor talks

Edgbaston cricket stadium is on course for record revenue thanks to a £7 million Ashes boost.

Robert Peston

Robert Peston to appear at Journalists' Charity fundraiser

  • BBC

The BBC’s economics editor will talk about his career and answer questions at the event at Warwickshire Country Cricket Club in Edgbaston on October 16

Halesowen Cricket Club chairman Richard Evans, with Neil Mocroft, Kevin Drew and Omar Sadique of Clark Brookes Turner Cary

Clark Brookes Turner Cary to sponsor Halesowen Cricket Club

  • Law

As well as injecting a “significant sum” to help support the Birmingham & District League Division Two side, the law firm will also be utilising the club’s facilities to target a part of the Black Country where it has previously had only a minimal presence

Rachael Heyhoe Flint joins Julie Burn (FBC Manby Bowdler) and Mike Elphick (Wolverhampton Cricket Club) to promote the Cricket Force weekend

FBC Manby Bowdler staff volunteer for Wolverhampton Cricket Club spruce-up

  • Law

Volunteers from FBC Manby Bowdler will get behind the three-day Wolverhampton Cricket Club NatWest Cricket Force weekend from March 27 to 29 to give the Tettenhall ground a new look

The Edgbaston High School for Girls team which won the heat of ICAEWs national business and accounting competition, BASE

Edgbaston High School for Girls team triumphs in ICAEW’s business and accounting competition

Edgbaston High School for Girls impressed the judges and will go on to represent Birmingham at the national final which takes place at the Metropole Hotel in Solihull in June. This was one of 46 heats attracting nearly 3,000 students around the country

Niall McCooey from Mills and Reeve, John Marsden, and George Britain from CBRE, Gurj Kang from fitness first Solihull, and Tom Rawling from Warkwickshire County Cricket club are calling businesses to take part in the Great Birmingham 10k run in May

Is your company up for the Great Birmingham 10k run business challenge?

Every team that enters 12 or more employees will receive their own personalised company engraved plaque

Sky Ride Birmingham 2013 in Cannon Hill Park

Skyride Birmingham: City council steps up search for replacement event

Last month the city council said it was unable to host a Skyride event in Cannon Hill Park

An artist's impression of the proposed Icknield Port Loop development near Edgbaston Reservoir

9,000 Midland house plots 'sat on' by Homes and Communities Agency

The agency has 1,500 acres of public sector land across the country, of which 596 acres are in the Midlands

Positive times at Warwickshire CC with Edgbaston hosting some major cricket matches over the next four years

Positive outlook for Warwickshire CCC as turnover rises and losses fall

Edgbaston club making 'solid progress' as they prepare for big summer of high-profile matches including the third Ashes Test

Indian players celebrate their win at the ICC Champions Trophy Final match against England at Edgbaston.

Edgbaston naming rights talks reignited by haul of major cricket matches

The potential for a money-spinning naming deal is back on the table with some major cricketing events are heading to Birmingham

Edgbaston Stadium

Cricket World Cup, Champions Trophy and Ashes head to Edgbaston

Some major cricketing events are heading to Birmingham after the ECB's match allocation was revealed

Dennis Amiss wearing his specially designed skull dome for protection in 1978

Phil Hughes tragedy will make game safer says helmet pioneer Amiss

Birmingham cricketing legend who introduced helmets says tragic accident in Australia shows more needs to be done to protect players

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham

Peter Sharkey: Ashes Test match special for city with a fortune forecasted

Edgbaston Stadium and Marketing Birmingham announced that next year's Third Ashes Test could provide a boost in excess of £26 million to the local economy.

Colin Povey at Edgbaston

Warwickshire CCC first team matches plan for ex-M&B Brewery ground

The club will take ownership of the former M&B Brewery sport ground at Cape Hill in early November, which will be run as a community facility

Australia's Mitchell Johnson and England's Stuart Broad during the 2009 Ashes Test at Edgbaston

2015 Ashes test at Edgbaston 'will boost Birmingham by £26.4m'

The figure was revealed today by Marketing Birmingham with exactly nine months until the long-awaited England-Australia Test Match

The Tower in Avon Dassett, former home of John Profumo

John Profumo's incredible Warwickshire home goes on the market

The Profumo Affair saw the rural town of Avon Dassett inundated with journalists and became the latest twist in the home’s fascinating history

Cecil William Boyle: an incredible life which led him to Warwickshire

Cecil William Boyle, who only lived to the age of 48, played international rugby union for England and first-class cricket before a rather more unfortunate feat

Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott

The best Warwickshire CCC XI from the past 15 seasons

As he stands down as our cricket writer, Brian Halford picks his dream Bears XI from a decade and a half on the Edgbaston beat

England cricketer Chris Woakes and pupils from Victoria Specialist Arts College with the new Lord's Taverners minibus

Investec Wealth & Investment co-funds Lord’s Taverners minibus for Victoria Specialist Arts College

Following England’s international summer of cricket against India, T20 hero Chris Woakes unveiled the accessible minibus at Edgbaston Cricket Ground

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