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

Warwickshire head coach Dougie Brown.

Brown relishes Bears' shot at breaking T20 hoodoo

Dougie Brown is adamant the Bears are capable of winning through to the Finals Day to be held at their own Edgbaston HQ on August 23.

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

Plans to expand Edgbaston for two India matches mooted

Warwickshire CCC is investigating the potential of erecting a further 800 seats in a temporary structure behind the Stanley Barnes Stand after strong demand

Chris Woakes

Chris Woakes is ready to answer the England call

Chris Woakes would love nothing more than to help Warwickshire to victory in Horsham today then head off to the Rose Bowl and make the cut for the final XI on Sunday.

Ateeq Javid

Javid believes inner-city is hotbed of cricket talent

All-rounder insists next generation can follow him into the pro game.

England's Ian Bell

Bears hand Bell honour to mark his 100th Test match

Ian Bell has been awarded honorary life-membership by Warwickshire to commemorate his milestone of playing 100 Test matches.

Sam Hain celebrating his century

Sam Hain happy and settled into life with Bears

Australia's loss as young batsman picks Warwickshire and England

New Warwickshire signing Shoaib Malik at Edgbaston

Malik class seen as big T20 boost for Bears

Former Pakistan skipper makes immediate impact at Edgbaston

Brian Lara celebrates after scoring 501 against Durham in 1994.

Dougie Brown: I'd trust Brian Lara to bat for my life

It was a privilege to be on same field as 'misunderstood' legend.

William Porterfield of Warwickshire

Where there's a Will there's a way to more tons

After 69 attempts in the championship, Bears' batsman can reflect on reaching three figures

Britain's Lost Cricket Festivals

Basking in ambience of English tradition...

Around 5,000 were inside the War Memorial Ground, Stourbridge, to see the opening day of Worcestershire's county championship match with Northamptonshire.

Captain Jim Troughton with Dougie Brown

Bears aim for a flying start in T20

Skipper Jim Troughton says it's time for Warwickshire players to step up to the plate.

Jim Troughton and Chris Wright in the Birmingham Bears T20 kit

Warwickshire CCC's 'rebrand' as Birmingham is difficult to Bear

Newly-branded Birmingham Bears take on the Yorkshire Vikings in the NatWest T20 Blast competition.

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

Warwickshire CCC chief predicts record Ashes crowd at Edgbaston

Warwickshire County Cricket Club boss Colin Povey said a five-day test match against Australia is likely to exceed the record 101,000 crowd Edgbaston enjoyed in the 2009 Ashes

Colin Povey at Edgbaston

Edgbaston chief relishing return of 'biggest ticket in world cricket'

Warwickshire boss Colin Povey said a five-day test match against Australia is likely to exceed the record 101,000 crowd Edgbaston enjoyed in the 2009 Ashes.

Jeetan Patel

Jeetan Patel eager to extend his stay at Edgbaston

Kiwi spinner in talks about new deal after spurning tour call-up.

Edgbaston Cricket Ground

Ashes cricket to return to Edgbaston

Warwickshire CCC to host third test of 2015 Ashes series against Australia

Ranjit Boparan Singh

Midland firms celebrate Asian awards and rich list

Wednesday-based food supplier wins top prize as Midlands Asian Rich List also revealed at Birmingham ceremony

The Gentlemen of Worcestershire tour of Nazi Germany 1937

The Gentlemen of Worcestershire who took on the Nazis

Little known tale of the English cricket team who toured Germany with just one order... do not lose.

Ian Bell

Ian Bell is keen to play part in England rebuilding

We owe fans after the winter of discontent, says Bears star Ian Bell.

Shoaib Malik will be part of Warwickshire's T20 squad this season

Edgbaston T20 finals day target for Bears

Warwickshire Club chiefs want a successful campaign as tickets sell well.

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