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Adam Hose is "really excited" by the prospect of taking the field again with Birmingham Bears when they launch their Vitality Blast campaign.

Like everybody in cricket, Hose is delighted that matches are possible again, albeit without spectators, after a summer which has been strange and difficult for all.

“It is a fresh competition and I’m really excited to be getting out there and playing some T20 cricket,” he said.

“The club and the ECB have done amazingly to get some cricket on this season. It will be strange with hardly anyone in the ground but it will be great to be playing again and we know the Bears fans will be following us through various channels so we want to put on a good show for them.

Adam Hose

“It has been a frustrating year for cricket but we have to keep it in perspective. A lot of people have had, and are still having. a really tough time. We haven’t been able to play the game we love but that doesn’t compare with what a lot of people have had to deal with.

“I think, for a lot of people, this year has been a bit of a reality check. I will certainly come out of it with a different mindset.”

Hose’s impressive sense of perspective has been shared by all at Warwickshire, as shown by a raft of initiatives in which the club has supported their members and the wider community during the last few months.

Tomorrow evening, however, his mindset will stretch no further than chasing quick runs against his former team-mates.

“I’m really looking forward to it,” he said. “I felt in good nick in the warm-up against Staffordshire last Sunday and was hitting the ball cleanly and just can’t wait to get out there against my old team. They are a good side but so are we and in T20 anything can happen.”

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