Bell: “There’s a new energy in the dressing room”

Warwickshire captain Ian Bell  said: “We believe we can still stay up. We can beat anybody on our day and we are especially dangerous now because a lot of people have written us off as being relegated.

“We have a bit of a new-look team now and there’s a new energy in the dressing room. Matt Lamb, Ryan Sidebottom, Andy Umeed and Dom Sibley all played their part in this win and we have some proper players who have come in and can help to take this team forward.

"We are trying to shape a side not necessarily for this season but for the future, but there is still no reason we can’t start again from now.

“It was great to see Chris Woakes come through this game so strongly, although I think he needs six more weeks with us before playing for England again! Seriously, he was a bit rusty at the start of the match but there were some good signs today when he began to hit his lengths. He did well, with ball and bat in this game.

"Matt Lamb, Ryan Sidebottom, Andy Umeed and Dom Sibley all played their part in this win and we have some proper players who have come in and can help to take this team forward."

Ian Bell

“We might have got the better of the conditions over the three days, but it was a fine performance to come back from being bowled out for 126 on day one and a lot of players stood up.

"Lord’s is a great place to play cricket, but this was the poorest pitch I’ve seen here because it was not a great cricket wicket. To score 361 in our second innings was, on that pitch, a great effort.”

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