Sunday, 19 September 2010

Lonely Wicketkeeper

Just a quick note on a non-football front to say congratulations to Warwickshire who won the Clydesdale Bank 40 Trophy final by three wickets in an exciting final at Lords. It is of course hard not to feel sorry for Somerset who also finished as runners up in the County Championship and the Twenty20 this season but it was a good performance all-round by the Bears.

In particular, Tahir took 5-14 with the ball from four overs towards the end and forced a Somerset collapse when they made 199 and the Warwickshire captain Ian Bell held strong with the bat as he made 107 off 95 balls. His decision to field was somewhat dubious when he won the toss but there were a lot of unknowns given that this was the first day/night 40-over final. The decision paid off as Somerset made only 199 all out and Bell has certainly done a good job in putting his name forward for an international call-up.

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