Warwickshire CCC Director of Cricket Paul Farbrace labelled the Bears eighth County Championship title triumph an 'unbelievable achievement' after his side claimed the trophy on the final day of the season.

“It’s been fantastic hasn’t it?,” Farbrace said when asked to reflect on the final day drama.

“I said going into this that if we win it it will be an unbelievable achievement, because it’s probably happened quicker than we thought it would do. But you’re not going to give it back are you? When you win a trophy you’re not giving it back. 

“The full credit goes to the way the coaches, Captain Will Rhodes and the senior players have just kept that belief going all season. 

“You were there at Trent Bridge and you experienced that. It was a fantastic win against a very good Nottinghamshire side, but it was two teams who were not sure on how to win. Then you back it up against Essex the following week – the County Champions – that gave so much confidence and belief to the team.

“That belief has grown week on week and we haven’t always done it in the perfect way. We haven’t always got 450 and bowled teams out, but we’ve done very often by having to scrap and fight and show a bit of resilience. 

“I think that’s the pleasing aspect when you’ve got that resilience fight and resistance in you and your skills can only get better. That bodes well for the future hopefully. “

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