So, here we are again, about to embark on our campaign to win our first ever Twenty20 Cup. The finals day is at Edgbaston this year so that give us even more incentive to get past that tricky quarter-final hurdle!
The competition begins on June 1st with a repeat of last years final – Somerset v Hampshire. The Bears first game will be a tough one against Durham Dynamos at Chester-le-Street on Thursday.
It is a good chance for us to wipe the slate clean and forget the disappointments of the Championship defeats against Lancashire and Durham (twice), and our precarious position in the CB40 table after narrow loses to Hampshire and Northants!
Neil Carter and Ant Botha are possibly returning from injury for the first game – so thats great news to start the campaign with!
My XI (assuming Woakes not fit) would be:
So how do my fellow Bears think we will do?
What should our first XI for T20 cricket be?
And who will be our star performers this year?
Over to you . . . .