First team coach Mark Robinson makes no bones about Warwickshire's approach to the Royal London Cup, which starts this week - "We want to win it."

The Bears begin their eight-game 50-over group campaign with a trip to Cardiff to face Glamorgan on Thursday before playing their first home game in this year’s tournament against Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston on Sunday.

Like all counties, they will be without some key players due to The Hundred. But while this will give opportunities to some of the younger, home-grown players, it does not detract at all from the Bears’ ambition to be there in the final at Trent Bridge on August 19th.

“We want to win it,” he said. “As a professional sportsman, you don’t go into any tournament not aiming to win it.

“Whatever team you put out, whatever age it is, you want to win. To have any other attitude would be a disservice to the players and a disservice to the members. There is no guarantee you will win, but that’s always the goal.

Mark Robinson

“There will be some names in the team that the members and supporters are not that familiar with and what you do in that situation is find out about players. Careers can be launched, which is always quite exciting.

“Hopefully we will have some good crowds in to watch. People love watching cricket and love watching Warwickshire and my promise is that, whatever team we put out, we will be looking to win. And if we don’t win, we look hard at why we didn’t and go hard again to put things right in the next game.”