With a race to gain full fitness ahead of the Australia’s successful ICC Cricket World Cup campaign, the media spotlight was very firmly on Captain Michael Clarke on 1 February, as he began his comeback from a back injury in Sydney for Western Suburbs against Gordon CC.
After hosting a famous England victory in the Investec Ashes Test Match and a record-breaking Royal London One Day International (ODI) win over New Zealand, tickets for Edgbaston Stadium’s 2016 international cricket fixtures are now on-sale.
Birmingham Bears batsman Brendon McCullum has been handed a CMJ Spirit of Cricket Award in recognition of his conduct during New Zealand’s tour of England, which he captained in May and June earlier this year.
Director of cricket Dougie Brown admitted that Birmingham Bears "just didn't deliver our skills" as they relinquished their hold on the NatWestT20Blast Trophy with a five-wicket semi-final defeat to Northants Steelbacks.
Richard Levi again guided Northamptonshire Steelbacks to a NatWest T20 Blast Final with an unbeaten 63 as the 2013 champions defeated reigning NatWest T20 Blast holders Birmingham Bears by five wickets.
Following qualification for our second consecutive NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston, on Saturday 29 August, the Club will release an extra allocation of tickets for our Members and supporters.
Brendon McCullum's stunning 158 might be the highlight and Ian Bell and Rikki Clarke have sparkled along the way but a standout story of the Birmingham Bears' NatWest T20 Blast campaign is the impact of Recordo Gordon.
Defending NatWest T20 Blast champions Birmingham Bears have achieved a 25 per cent year-on-year increase in ticket sales for this year’s group games at Edgbaston, with 49,573 tickets sold to watch Varun Chopra’s team progress to the Quarter Finals.