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....signs for the Bears:
https://edgbaston.com/news/warwickshire-sign-all-rounder-barnard-on-three-year-contract/

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This should turn out to be an excelelnt signing, a pace bowling all rounder, who is good in the field and with the bat.
I can see him batting about 7 or 8 and bowling first change for many years.

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A lot of us mentioned earlier in the year that McAndrew was the Tim Bresnan replacement (who in turn I guess was the Ricky Clark replacement) so Barnard is the McAndrew replacement. Good bit of business, means we can focus on a left arm pace bowler as our overseas next year.

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Agreed that it is likely to prove an excellent signing - and a big loss for the Pears.
He probably fills the slot currently occupied by Nathan McAndrew as a bowling all-rounder - or maybe the (belated) replacement for Keith Barker, though without the added advantage of bowling left arm.
There must be one or two of the existing pace bowling squad who will be feeling a bit vulnerable right now.

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As a Shropshire Lad this is excellent news for him.

No wonder the Pears played so badly the other night. The Moen story was a bit of a red herring perhaps?

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Ed Barnard hit his highest ever list A score of 85 not out today in a losing cause against Hampshire.

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Yeah good player, his bowling has dropped off a touch but his batting has improved massively. He might bat 6 for us.