Warwickshire Bears

Warwickshire Bears

Warwickshire Bears Cricket BettingOne of the stronger teams in the Twenty20 Cup at least they should be with a host of international and former international stars in their ranks. The Bears will be once again amongst the favourites in the Twenty20 Cup outright winn betting to win the tournament, something that they have so far failed to do. The Bears are ranked at number 7 in the Twenty20 Cup Rankings

Twenty20 Cup Performances

Warwickshire has a very consistent record in this tournament over the years, qualifying for at least the quarter finals every year with the exception on 2006. Unfortunately for them they appear to be incapable of winning a quarter final match, losing five times, including the last three years. They did make the final in the tournament's inaugural year of 2003 but were beaten by the Surrey Browncaps.

In the 2009 competition they were runners up in the now defunct Midlands Group, behind Northamptonshire. They won seven of their ten games and qualified to meeet Sussex in the quarter finals, a match they lost by 38 runs.

2009/10 Squad

The squad is made up from 23 players that include top England all batsmen Ian Bell and also the Twenty20 Cup's highest run scorer of 2009, Jonathan Trott.


Ian Bell England RHB
Darren Maddy England RHB
Navdeep Poonia Scotland RHB
Jonathan Trott England RHB
Jim Troughton England LHB
Ian Westwood England LHB


James Anyon England R Fast Med
Tony Frost England L Med
S Sreesanth India R Fast Med
Steffan Piolet England R Med
Boyd Rankin Ireland R Med Fast
Naqaash Tahir England R Fast Med
Chris Woakes England R Med
Keith Barker England L Med
Jeetan patel NZ R Off Spin

All Rounders

Ant Botha SA LHB Sloe L Arm Spin
Neil Carter SA LHB L Med Fast
Rikki Clarke England RHB R Fast Med

Wicket Keepers

Tim Ambrose England  RHB
Tony Frost England RHB
Richard Johnson England RHB

Top Batsmen - 2009

The batting stats for the top five Warwickshire batsmen are below. Jonathan Trott was easily the highest run scorer and finished top of the 2009 Twenty20 Top Run scorer table with an uncredible 525 runs off only 393  balls faced. He is favourite in the 2010 Twenty20 Top Run Scorer market. .

Player Innings Runs Balls Average HS  S/R 6's
Jonathan Trott    11 525 393   65.62 86*  133.58  11
Jim Troughton    11 280 201   25.45 62  139.30     7
Neil Carter    11 180 125   16.36 45  144.00     7
Ian Westwood      8 143 126   28.60 49*  113.49     1
Ian Bell      7 132 113   18.85 42  116.81     3

Top Bowlers - 2009

Below are the statistics on the Warwickshire top bowlers in the 2009 Twenty20 Cup. Those who will be making T20 Free Bets will find this information helpful as and when they place a bet in the Twenty20 Top Wicket taker Odds.

In 2009 the lead wicket taker was 22 year old Keith Barker, who only made his first class debut this season. HIs 16 wicket haul put him into second place in the 2009 Twenty20 Cup top wicket takers list behind Mike Clayden. Barker was only wicket ahead of another Warwickshire newcomer, Jeetan Patel who has played yest cricket for New Zealand. See Twenty20 Top Bowler betting. Their stats along with other leading wicket takers are listed below and they include best bowling performance, economy rates and averages.

Player Matches Innings Runs Wickets Best Average  Economy Mdns
Keith Barker   11   11 283  16 4-19   17.68  8.08  0
Jeetan Patel   10   10 270  15 3-15   18.00  7.16  0
Steffan Piolet   11   11 237  10 2-17   23.70  6.77  0
Rikki Clarke     5     5 166  10 3-20   16.60  9.76  0
Neil Carter   11   11 289    9 3-16   32.11  7.22  0