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Sport
England cricketer Ben Stokes charged with affray over incident outside nightclub in Bristol 

15 Jan 18

Ben Stokes missed the Ashes series after England and Wales Cricket Board awaited an update…


News
Birmingham 2022: Four unanswered questions for the Commonwealth Games 

22 Dec 17

Birmingham has been confirmed as the host of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, but there are several issues still to be addressed.


News
Thriving Berkswell junior section celebrates successful season 

21 Dec 17

BERKSWELL Cricket Club has reason to be cheerful this Christmas after 30 of its young players were selected for Warwickshire Cricket Board’s County or District winter training squads.


News
Bears lend a helping hand at Birmingham Dogs Home 

14 Dec 17

PLAYERS and coaching staff at Warwickshire County Cricket club helped spread some festive cheer by giving up their time to volunteer at Birmingham Dogs Home.


Cricket
Moeen Ali reflects on his Birmingham upbringing 

13 Dec 17

England all-rounder Moeen Ali visits his hometown in Sparkhill, Birmingham to reflect on his younger days and how street cricket helped him tackle his confidence.


Rugby
Why Birmingham would like cricket to be in 2022 Commonwealth Games 

13 Dec 17

Despite its popularity among Commonwealth nations it has so far not been possible to put cricket in a Birmingham bid…


News
Why Birmingham would like cricket to be in 2022 Commonwealth Games 

13 Dec 17

Despite its popularity among Commonwealth nations it has so far not been possible to put cricket in a Birmingham bid…


Sport
Moeen Ali urges England to improve off-field behaviour on Ashes tour 

10 Dec 17

Moeen led his country for the first time in a drawn two-day tour match against a Cricket Australia XI…


Blog music
Tonight Alive – Temple 

6 Dec 17

Sadly these days if a track doesn’t grab me in roughly 2 seconds when I’m whizzing through the dozens of music channels I’m off to the next one in search of Wham’s Last Christmas vid, so kudos to Aussie rockers (no one mention the cricket please) …


Local news
Protect Birmingham Cyclists 

3 Dec 17

People from Balsall Heath joined a column of riders (3 rd December) to deliver their petition to Andy Street, elected Mayor of the West Midlands.


News
Under-19s World Cup: Jonathan Trott & Jon Lewis to join England coaching staff 

1 Dec 17

Former England Test players Jonathan Trott and Jon Lewis are to join England’s coaching staff at the Under-19 Cricket World Cup.


Cricket
T20 Blast: Notts Outlaws start defence against Birmingham Bears in repeat of 2017 final 

28 Nov 17

In a repeat of the 2017 final, holders Notts Outlaws will host Birmingham Bears on day one of next summer’s T20 Blast.


Cricket
Notts face Bears in T20 opener 

28 Nov 17

The 2018 NatWest T20 Blast will begin with a repeat of the 2017 final between Nottinghamshire Outlaws and Birmingham Bears.


Cricket
Notts face Bears in T20 opener 

28 Nov 17

The 2018 T20 Blast will begin with a repeat of the 2017 final between Nottinghamshire Outlaws and Birmingham Bears.


Sport
Warwickshire Cricket Club win Cricket’s Community Accolade for Third Time in Four Years 

28 Nov 17

Tom Rawlings reviews Warwickshire Cricket Club’s win of the Unleashing Cricket in the Community Award for the third time in four years.


Cricket
‘This is my backyard’ – Moeen’s England take on Birmingham street cricketers 

21 Nov 17

England cricketers Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow and Chris Woakes rock up in Sparkhill, Birmingham to take on a group of young street cricketers at their own game.


Blog feature
Autumn in York 

17 Nov 17

I’m sharing a double layout about a rainy day out in York earlier in the autumn.


News
Ashes 2017-18: Chris Woakes takes six wickets as England endure day in field 

15 Nov 17

Chris Woakes takes 6-54 as England are made to field all day by a Cricket Australia XI in Townsville.


News
Thugs vandalise sports clubs and raid gaming machines 

14 Nov 17

Lichfield Cricket and Hockey Club and Lichfield Rugby Club targeted on same night…


Cricket
Ian Westwood: Former Warwickshire skipper joins Edgbaston coaching staff 

7 Nov 17

Warwickshire create a new development coach role for retired former Bears captain Ian Westwood.


Cricket
Warwickshire: Graeme Welch returns to Edgbaston as Bears bowling coach 

3 Nov 17

Warwickshire reappoint Leicestershire’s Graeme Welch as bowling coach following Alan Richardson’s departure.


Sport
Boyd Rankin plans to play big part in his swansong with Warwickshire Bears 

2 Nov 17

Boyd Rankin expects the 2018 season to be his last in county cricket but is aiming to bow out with some big performances for Warwickshire.


Rugby
Bonfire Night 2017 firework events near me in Birmingham 

1 Nov 17

Here’s our guide to events in and around Birmingham, including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Moseley and Sutton Coldfield…


Rugby
Bonfire Night 2017 firework events near me in Birmingham 

31 Oct 17

Here’s our guide to events in and around Birmingham, including Edgbaston Cricket Ground, Birmingham Botanical Gardens, Moseley and Sutton Coldfield…


Cricket
As well as another impressive performance by the young New Orleans defence, the main bright spot of the game was the pla 

27 Oct 17

As well as another impressive performance by the young New Orleans defence, the main bright spot of the game was the play of rookie running back Alvin Kamara, who had 10 catches out of the backfield for 71 yards and a score.


Cricket
This video includes Getty Images and music by Birocratic / CC BY ND 3.0.. A spot on the injured reserve list, which woul 

27 Oct 17

This video includes Getty Images and music by Birocratic / CC BY ND 3.0..


Cricket
Lankford’s account is the latest sign that Russians are using social media to raise tensions in the United States. Gary 

27 Oct 17

Lankford’s account is the latest sign that Russians are using social media to raise tensions in the United States.


Cricket
His first highlight reel play of the year came in Week 1 against the Titans. The American Youth Football program also sp 

27 Oct 17

His first highlight reel play of the year came in Week 1 against the Titans.


Cricket
The league and union could reach a deal on all of this separately, outside the framework of the next CBA. “I’m sure they 

27 Oct 17

The league and union could reach a deal on all of this separately, outside the framework of the next CBA.


Cricket
BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: T Jake Fisher (concussion), CB Adam Jones (foot). Wish I could take it back. Il a un rendement de 16 

27 Oct 17

BENGALS: DOUBTFUL: T Jake Fisher (concussion), CB Adam Jones (foot).


Cricket
There also greyhound racing, Busch Gardens theme park and the Hard Rock Casino. As for those big plays on the ground, th 

27 Oct 17

There also greyhound racing, Busch Gardens theme park and the Hard Rock Casino.


Cricket
Jackson promoted long time assistant Mark Ferrante to succeed Talley. He was going to break up with us before we could b 

27 Oct 17

Jackson promoted long time assistant Mark Ferrante to succeed Talley.


Cricket
With the 253rd overall selection, the will make the final selection of the draft. Politics 1 day ago Nation World Califo 

27 Oct 17

With the 253rd overall selection, the will make the final selection of the draft.


Sport
Alan Richardson leaves Warwickshire County Cricket Club 

25 Oct 17

Warwickshire County Cricket Club has announced that Alan Richardson has left the club by mutual consent.


Cricket
Cutler brings an entirely new dimension to the offense, and could possibly make the Bears a dark hoarse contender in the 

25 Oct 17

Cutler brings an entirely new dimension to the offense, and could possibly make the Bears a dark hoarse contender in the NFC.


Cricket
His first highlight reel play of the year came in Week 1 against the Titans. I don’t care if you don’t like it.”. That’s 

25 Oct 17

His first highlight reel play of the year came in Week 1 against the Titans.


Cricket
Obviously, AFL Media is a big part of what we do. We don’t have many more corporate or private dollars to shell out for 

25 Oct 17

Obviously, AFL Media is a big part of what we do.


Cricket
It began with the president calling for NFL protesters to be fired and continued Saturday when he rescinded a White Hous 

25 Oct 17

It began with the president calling for NFL protesters to be fired and continued Saturday when he rescinded a White House invitation for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors over star Stephen Curry’s criticism..


Cricket
That doesn’t mean that anyone is going to be thrilled to see him making calls again during a rematch of that game this S 

25 Oct 17

That doesn’t mean that anyone is going to be thrilled to see him making calls again during a rematch of that game this Sunday in Pittsburgh.


Cricket
Alan Richardson: Warwickshire bowling coach leaves Edgbaston for second time 

24 Oct 17

Warwickshire part company with bowling coach Alan Richardson following the Bears’ relegation in the County Championship.


Cricket
He could be a nice complement to returning TE Tyler Higbee. Simply following the sport of pro football can introduce you 

23 Oct 17

the rest of the body.


Cricket
Most sports related jobs have wide salary ranges depending on whether the person is working with professional athletes o 

23 Oct 17

franchises.


Cricket
The use of anonymous sources has become more prevalent in journalism over the years. 45), fourth rounder (No. Ohio State 

23 Oct 17

trip then make it happen, even if that means hopping on a plane to, say, Finland..


Cricket
Or you stay off carbs. We need to be very smart in the approach. Louis (2003 05).. That really, really big out of so man 

23 Oct 17

sports leagues should just be happy with what they have and not complain, you aren’t doing it by accident.


Cricket
He has proven himself as a starting middle linebacker for us. Les Ravens et les Saints n pas les QB pour se rendre loin. 

23 Oct 17

landed him a spot on the Jills roster.


Cricket
3. “I still have some symptoms. Double bars, then triple bars, followed, with some linemen wearing entire cage like cove 

23 Oct 17

Geographic docs, and Instagram feeds, and he doesn shy away from the extreme: In the Peruvian Amazon, he skewered jungle rats with a pitchfork he made from a tree branch.


Cricket
Connecticut teachers should start now to avoid the pension crisis and so should everyone else for that matter.. Lofty ex 

22 Oct 17

by the elimination of certain benefits in 2010.


Cricket
Some children were getting on a bike for the very first time.. Really don’t know why I was treated the way I was treated 

22 Oct 17

foolish but noble effort to weaken the show’s fanatical fanbase, probably.


Cricket
No drivers, crew or other team members appeared to protest during the national anthem and, in fact, several team owners 

22 Oct 17

flat salary for rookies, who could get a raise to as much as $34,000 if they rise to become franchise players.


Cricket
“He testified that the [Afghan] guy had on an American uniform, but in the panic of the moment, he reflexively put the g 

22 Oct 17

a defensive player in the first round of the draft every year since 2010.


Cricket
“But it can’t be about Ray Lewis versus Kaepernick, about Michael Vick versus Kaepernick. Think everyone is really excit 

22 Oct 17

“But it can’t be about Ray Lewis versus Kaepernick, about Michael Vick versus Kaepernick.


Cricket
The message we’re trying to send is that we want respect and unity, and there’s only so many ways you can do it.”. Add t 

22 Oct 17

Through the years, it just doesn’t straighten anymore.


News
Cricket sides prepare to do battle in memory of former teammate 

22 Oct 17

Highway and Standard will face off – at football – in honour of Balmer Bains…


Cricket
The Legion of Boom would like nothing more than to show the NFL they can reach another Super Bowl without that vaunted h 

21 Oct 17

room, the fact that online jersey store I’m as strong as I am and that I’ve been able to stay healthy for eight years.


Cricket
Quote of the Day II with Tottenham this year, I think they ought to pay Harry Kane and I think they’re going to surpass 

21 Oct 17

one major league baseball player who also performed in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.


Cricket
There anything that is disrespectful to the flag, then we will not play, said Jones, who was inducted into the Pro Footb 

20 Oct 17

On one level, this is classic Trump.


Cricket
“We look at the game, and whether it was a call against us, or maybe a call wasn’t made that we felt should have been ma 

20 Oct 17

but as school spirit raged and rivalries grew, colleges and high schools began to hand paint their helmets to show team spirit.


Cricket
And will offer $3 mimosas, beermosas, sangria and Bloody Marys, along with $1 oysters. You hear Shannon Sharpe going out 

20 Oct 17

The Denver Broncos drafted Memphis QB Paxton Lynch with the 26th pick of the first round..


Cricket
“If your social network makes you feel accepted, you’ll in turn embrace your body more, have a greater appreciation for 

20 Oct 17

Ali banishment from boxing, the MOVEMENT has expanded far, far beyond both the issue of Kaep taking a Knee and, most significantly, the capacity, much less the ability, of the NFL that be to manage the situation..


Football
OCTOBER HALF TERM DISABILITY HOLIDAY CLUBS 

16 Oct 17

There back! Staffordshire FA and Staffordshire Cricket will once again be hosting their Disability Holiday Clubs across the County for children aged between 5 and 17.