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Warwickshire take it easy

The pressure will be off Warwickshire when they take on Worcestershire in tonight's final Twenty20 Cup group match at Edgbaston.

The Bears now know that they will top the Midlands group and have home advantage in the quarter-finals in two weeks time, irrespective of tonight's result.

Though Warwickshire suffered their first defeat in the competition against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road on Wednesday, they cannot be over-taken at the top of the group after Gloucestershire, their closest challengers, were beaten by Somerset at Bristol.

With Jonathan Trott and Ian Bell still away on England duty and allrounder Dougie Brown injured, Warwickshire will pick from the same squad that was on duty at Northampton.

Seamer Lee Daggett could be in line for a return to the side after recovering from the fractured cheekbone which he sustained in training last week. Daggett was given the all-clear to resume training after he was assessed by a specialist on Tuesday.

Meanwhile seamer Stuart Hole will attempt to make his comeback in Monday's Second XI trophy game against Somerset at Taunton.

Hole, who is in his first full season on the county staff, has been sidelined for two months with a badly bruised knee which he sustained playing club cricket in his native Oxfordshire in April.

Hole played in two pre-season friendlies before he suffered the injury but has yet to play a competitive Second XI game for Warwickshire.

The former Wycombe Wanderers professional footballer was available for selection this week but the Second XI Trophy one-day games against Worcestershire at Dorridge and Glamorgan at Port Talbot were both abandoned because of flooded grounds.

source - iccoventry.co.uk
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