The Bears penultimate county championship game is away at Essex, in some ways this game is the cricket equivalent of the Battle of Jutland. The established but unsteady super power against the brash up and coming rival, the super power cannot afford to lose and defeat would be far more costly than victory would be beneficial meanwhile the whippersnapper has it all to gain. Will the super power be content with grinding out a draw?
Tony Frost, who was on the ground staff last year of course, returned to the side to fill a gap in wicketkeeping but i have always been a fan of the batting of this latter day Jellicoe. 121no by the end of the day as Warks ended on day 2 at 277/3 chasing 341. Let him go on and lets hope he is back next year, we need the grit and grind of this hero of the Midlands for awhile yet.