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Warwickshire County Cricket Club
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Edgbaston
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The first known reference to a cricket match played in Warwickshire appeared in the Aris Gazette in 1751. It is generally believed, however, that the game had reached Warwickshire by the end of the 17th century. There was certainly interest in cricket in Warwickshire prior to the game in 1751, as the Warwickshire & Staffordshire Journal carried a report of a London v Mitcham game held in London on 11 August 1738. Various teams existed throughout the 19th century bearing the name of Warwickshire, with the first known match having been contested by a Warwickshire team in 1843. A group of gentry founded a Warwickshire County Cricket Club in 1864 but the team ignored much of the county and therefore was not truly representative. After this team had folded, the opportunity was seized upon to create a truly representative side and Warwickshire County Cricket Club as we know it today was formed in 1882. Warwickshire joined the County Championships in 1894. They struggled initially due to weaknesses in their bowling attack but had improved enough to win the County Championship for the first time in 1911. The club has won the title on four further occasions since. They also have five Friends Provident Trophy titles and two Benson and Hedges Cup finals.


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