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Cricket
Watch: Bell & Hain ease Bears to T20 win at Notts 

4 Jul 18

Ian Bell and Sam Hain combine to lead Birmingham Bears to an eight-wicket win over Notts Outlaws in their T20 Blast opener at Trent Bridge.


Cricket
Bell shines as Bears outclass Notts in T20 Blast opener 

4 Jul 18

Notts Outlaws begin their T20 Blast title defence with an eight-wicket loss to Birmingham Bears.


Cricket
Quinton de Kock: Nottinghamshire sign South Africa star 

29 Jun 18

South Africa batsman Quinton de Kock joins Nottinghamshire for the climax of their County Championship campaign…


Cricket
Watch: Best shots as England batsmen dominate Australia 

27 Jun 18

Watch the best shots as England make their second-highest Twenty20 total in a 28-run win over Australia at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v Australia: Alex Hales caught and bowled by Marcus Stoinis 

27 Jun 18

Marcus Stoinis takes an amazing caught and bowled to dismiss Alex Hales for 49 in England’s one-off Twenty20 against Australia at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England v Australia: Jos Buttler out for 61 

27 Jun 18

England opener Jos Buttler is out for 61 off 30 balls, caught by D’Arcy Short off Mitchell Swepson in the one-off Twenty20 against Australia at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Buttler to open England batting in T20 against Australia 

26 Jun 18

Jos Buttler will open the batting for England in their sole Twenty20 against Australia at Edgbaston on Wednesday.


Sport
Petra Kvitova retains Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham 

24 Jun 18

Petra Kvitova fights back to beat Magdalena Rybarikova and retain her Nature Valley Classic title in Birmingham.


Sport
Kvitova sets up Birmingham final against Rybarikova 

23 Jun 18

Defending champion Petra Kvitova reaches the final of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham, where she will face Magdalena Rybarikova.


Sport
Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova beats Julia Goerges to reach semi-finals 

22 Jun 18

Defending champion Petra Kvitova beats Julia Goerges in straight sets to reach the Nature Valley Classic semi-finals in Birmingham.


Sport
Nature Valley Classic: Petra Kvitova reaches quarter-finals in Birmingham 

21 Jun 18

Defending champion Petra Kvitova battles windy conditions in Birmingham to reach the quarter-finals with win over Daria Gavrilova.


Sport
Birmingham Classic: Naomi Osaka retires against Dalila Jakupovic with injury 

20 Jun 18

Japan’s Naomi Osaka retires from her second round match against Dalila Jakupovic in Birmingham with an abdominal problem.


Sport
Birmingham Classic: Johanna Konta beaten by Petra Kvitova 

19 Jun 18

British number one Johanna Konta is knocked out in the first round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham.


Sport
Birmingham Classic: Karolina Pliskova beaten by Magdalena Rybarikova in first round 

18 Jun 18

Third seed Karolina Pliskova is knocked out in the first round of the Nature Valley Classic in Birmingham by Magdalena Rybarikova.


Sport
Maria Sharapova withdraws from Birmingham to be fully fit for Wimbledon 

13 Jun 18

Maria Sharapova withdraws from next week’s WTA event in Birmingham in order to be fully fit for her return to Wimbledon after a three-year absence.


Cricket
County Championship: Usman Khawaja’s Glamorgan debut ton sets up Bears run chase 

11 Jun 18

Australia Test batsman Usman Khawaja hits a debut century as Glamorgan set Warwickshire 294 to win at Edgbaston.


Cricket
County Championship: Warwickshire’s Josh Poysden spins Glamorgan out 

9 Jun 18

Leg-spinner Josh Poysden’s career-best 5-29 helps Warwickshire dismiss Glamorgan for 220, with the home side 24-2 in reply at Edgbaston.


Rugby
England’s losing run continues as South Africa win 10-try thriller 

9 Jun 18

England’s losing run continues as South Africa launch an astonishing fightback to win the first Test at Ellis Park…


Cricket
Ferguson in line for Edgbaston One-Day Cup decider 

4 Jun 18

Worcestershire hope Australian batsman Callum Ferguson will be fit for Thursday’s One-Day Cup decider against Warwickshire.


Cricket
One-Day Cup: Warwickshire thrash Leicestershire by nine wickets 

3 Jun 18

Jonathan Trott and Sam Hain’s unbroken stand of 159 takes Warwickshire to a nine-wicket win over Leicestershire at Edgbaston.


Cricket
One-Day Cup: Warwickshire v Northamptonshire abandoned at wet Edgbaston 

30 May 18

The One-Day Cup game between Warwickshire and Northamptonshire at Edgbaston is abandoned without a ball being bowled.


Cricket
Patel’s Warwickshire beat Derbyshire as Trott and Bell see Bears home 

6 May 18

Jeetan Patel’s Division Two leaders Warwickshire beat Derbyshire at Edgbaston to record a second straight win.


Rugby
Oldest winger in town going strong at 95 

1 May 18

Easton Roy kicked his rugby career into touch at 85, but returned to the pitch ten years later.


Cricket
‘Vile and disgusting’ comments led to De Kock row – Warner 

8 Mar 18

Australia vice-captain David Warner says that “vile and disgusting” remarks about his wife prompted his altercation with Quinton de Kock.


Cricket
David Warner & Quinton de Kock charged by ICC after South Africa v Australia Test 

6 Mar 18

Australia batsman David Warner and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock are charged by the ICC for an incident after the first Test in Durban.


Cricket
Warner has Australia’s backing after De Kock incident – Lehmann 

6 Mar 18

Australia’s David Warner receives the full backing of coach Darren Lehmann after an incident involving South Africa’s Quinton de Kock.


Cricket
ICC look into Warner-De Kock incident as Australia beat South Africa 

5 Mar 18

An incident involving Australia’s David Warner and South Africa’s Quinton de Kock is being investigated by the ICC after the first Test between the two countries.


Rugby
Sexton clinches astonishing win with towering last-second drop-goal 

3 Feb 18

Johnny Sexton scores a brilliant drop goal in stoppage-time to give Ireland a thrilling 15-13 win over France in the Six Nations.


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.


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
‘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.


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.


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
Warwickshire v Hampshire: Ian Bell’s half-century leaves Hants in relegation danger 

27 Sep 17

Ian Bell’s unbeaten 77 leaves relegation-threatened Hampshire needing 239 to beat Warwickshire at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Warwickshire v Somerset: Tom Abell and Steven Davies help visitors respond 

5 Sep 17

Tom Abell and Steven Davies help Somerset reach 203-4 on a rain-affected first day against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.


Cricket
T20 Blast final: Samit Patel & Brendan Taylor’s partnership helps Notts to victory 

2 Sep 17

Samit Patel and Brendan Taylor’s superb 132-run stand helps Notts Outlaws to their first T20 title with victory over at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Watch: ‘They’ve waited so long’ – Notts seal T20 Blast win 

2 Sep 17

Watch the winning moment as Notts Outlaws beat Birmingham Bears by 22 runs to be crowned T20 Blast champions at Edgbaston.


Cricket
T20 Blast: Dan Christian smashes ‘searing’ six as Notts post big total 

2 Sep 17

Notts captain Dan Christian smashes a “searing” six in the final over of the innings as his side make 190-4 against Birmingham in the T20 Blast final.


Cricket
T20 Blast: Birmingham’s Chris Woakes dismisses Nottinghamshire’s Riki Wessels 

2 Sep 17

Watch Birmingham’s Chris Woakes dismiss Nottinghamshire’s Riki Wessels as he takes three early wickets in the T20 Blast final at Edgbaston.


Cricket
T20 Blast semi-final: Notts Outlaws beat Hampshire to reach final 

2 Sep 17

Notts Outlaws will face Birmingham Bears in the T20 Blast final after beating Hampshire by 23 runs in their semi-final.


Cricket
T20 Blast: Fielding masterclass helps Birmingham Bears to victory over Glamorgan 

2 Sep 17

Watch as a fielding masterclass helps Birmingham Bears to victory over Glamorgan in their T20 Blast semi-final at Edgbaston.


Cricket
T20 Blast: James Vince confident Hampshire will thrive on Finals Day 

1 Sep 17

Hampshire captain James Vince is confident his side can reverse their previous poor form in T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston.


Cricket
T20 Blast: Birmingham Bears, Glamorgan, Hampshire and Notts seek Finals Day glory 

1 Sep 17

BBC Sport takes a close look at the likely stars as four teams chase glory at T20 Blast Finals Day at Edgbaston on Saturday.


Cricket
T20 Blast: Elliott and de Grandhomme guide Birmingham Bears into T20 finals day 

25 Aug 17

Grant Elliott and Colin de Grandhomme guide Birmingham Bearsto victory over Surrey at The Oval.


Cricket
T20 Blast: Birmingham Bears Grant Elliott gets controversial reprieve 

25 Aug 17

Watch the controversial moment Birmingham Bears skipper Grant Elliott is reprieved via a review by the third umpire after he looked to have been caught by Surrey’s Rory Burns.


Cricket
This series will be sad to watch – Vaughan 

19 Aug 17

England’s series against West Indies will be “sad to watch”, says ex-England captain Michael Vaughan after the hosts’ crushing win at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Pint-sized TMS: Landmark Stuart Broad wicket as England cruise to win over poor West Indies 

19 Aug 17

Stuart Broad passes Ian Botham’s tally of 383 wickets as England thrash West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
England thrash West Indies in three days – report & highlights 

19 Aug 17

England take 19 wickets on the third day to beat West Indies by an innings and 209 runs in the day-night Test at Edgbaston.


Cricket
Watch: Broad passes Botham as England close in on win 

19 Aug 17

Stuart Broad claims his 384th Test wicket to go past Sir Ian Botham’s tally in England’s innings-and-209-run win over West Indies inside three days at Edgbaston.







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