Tuesday 4 February 2014 

Schedule confirmed for Bears tour of Barbados

The Kensington Oval, venue for the Semi-Finals and Final of the Barbados Cup
The Bears' squad line-up on the 2012 tour of Barbados

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has confirmed that the team will play two-day matches against Nottinghamshire and Northamptonshire as well as a minimum of two twenty20 matches on its upcoming tour of Barbados in March.

Bears supporters can join the team for the 11-day tour that’s hosted by former England fast bowler Devon Malcolm, Warwickshire’s treble and double-winning all-rounder Paul Smith and legendary West Indian batsman Gordon Greenidge.

Warwickshire's pre-season schedule

12th March: fly to Barbados
15th March: T20 v Nottinghamshire
16th/17th March: T20 semi-final/final
18th-19th March: 2-day game v Northants
21st-22nd March: 2-day game v Notts

The team fly out on Wednesday 12th March from London Gatwick and take on Nottinghamshire in the first game of the Barbados T20 Cup on Saturday 15th. Should they win, the Bears will progress to the Cup semi-finals, and potentially Final, on the following day at the Kensington Oval or play in the Plate Final at Desmond Haynes Oval if not.

The first of the two-day games at Winward Cricket Club begins on Tuesday 18th March against Northamptonshire. They subsequently face Nottinghamshire in the second fixture on Friday 21st March.

Dougie Brown, Director of Cricket at Warwickshire CCC, said: “The March tour is a key part of our pre-season preparation and Barbados has proven to be incredibly popular with several counties, who return each year to take part in the Barbados Cup & Plate.

“In addition to having fantastic weather, we have access to excellent facilities and playing our fellow counties ensures that there is strong competition in all fixtures. We’re all looking forward to our first outdoor matches of 2014 and hope that Bears supporters will be able to join us on this 11-day tour.”

Packages to tour Barbados with the Warwickshire squad start from £1,455, including flights, transfers and accommodation, as well as tickets to the Bears’ fixtures, welcome party, an end of tour presentation night and tour merchandise.

Additionally, a number of optional extras can be booked with the Club’s tour operator Smile Travel, including golf with the players at a top Barbados course, safari around the island and a catamaran cruise amongst others.

For further information, click here or contact Smile Travel direct on 0207 537 9844.

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