Warwickshire v Lancashire: Bob Willis Trophy final, day one – live!
September 28, 2021sports
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I was thinking of leaving this discussion till later in the week, but it seems Lancashire have pre-booked on the 19:57 from Euston tomorrow night. I’m interested to know if you would still like the Bob to be played next year and, if so, would you like it tweaked? Played at the start of the season between first and second? North v South? England XI v Overseas XI? Champion County v MCC? Ping me on email@example.com or let loose BTL.
Big Dane jiggles and bends at the crease, but is hit bang on the ankle and is sent on his way.
Um, Lancashire…this is not good for freelancers! Wells plays carefully, but ball brushes pad and removes bail.
An almost imperceptible tear in the galaxy as Balderson glides to slip.
Belying the weather-forecast, the sun is beaming down on St John’s Wood. This might – might be the second and final Bob. The ECB are putting in a recommendation to the meeting of county chairmen and CEOs here at Lord’s tomorrow that the Bob is not played next year.
The five minute bell is rung and out come the County Champions, all sprightly and bright, followed by the runners-up. Both teams line up facing the pavilion, we think in memory of Bob Willis. I can’t see many in the ground, perhaps a hundred.
Lancashire: Balderson, Davies, Wells, Bohannon, Vilas, Jones, Croft, Wood, Bailey, Blatherwick, Parkinson.
Warwickshire: Rhodes, Bresnan, Briggs, Burgess, Hain, Johal (first-class debut), Lamb, Miles, Norwell, Sibley, Yates.
Good morning from Lord’s! The two teams are on the ground practising, Lancashire to the right, Warwickshire to the left, as I look from the media centre, and there is no sign in their vigour of any end-of-season douleur. Weather check: Paul Allot is in trousers and the MCC flag is blowing away.