Giles desperate for silverware
August 06, 2012 16:37:15 UK
Warwickshire director of cricket Ashley Giles admits there will be disappointment at Edgbaston if the club does not claim silverware this year.
We are right up there, Nottinghamshire are a strong side and Somerset will be dangerous on the run-in and you can see those three sides fighting it out.Ashley Giles
The Bears are still on course for a league and cup double - they head Division One of the County Championship, eight points clear of Nottinghamshire with five matches to go, and are well placed to make the semi-finals of the Clydesdale Bank40, having won five and lost only once in Group C.
"We would be disappointed not to at least go very close to a trophy this season," Giles said.
"We put a hell of a lot of hard work into what we do, just as all other counties do of course, but we are a good side and and still improving so let's see where it takes us.
"In the Pro40 our fate is in our own hands while the championship race is bubbling up nicely. We are right up there, Nottinghamshire are a strong side and Somerset will be dangerous on the run-in and you can see those three sides fighting it out.
"There will be a lot of twists to the tale, that's for sure, because there is a hell of a lot of cricket to play, but we keep reiterating to the guys just keep doing the day job - win every ball."
Crucially, Warwickshire face Nottinghamshire twice in the final three matches of the 2012 County Championship, while three more victories out of their remaining five 40-over contests would all but seal their passage to the last-four stage.
Warwickshire last won a competition two years ago when they beat Somerset in the CB40 final at Lord's.
The Bears are 1.90 to win the Clydesdale Bank40, with Sussex 1213.00 and Surrey 1213.00.
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