Birmingham’s Westside Business Improvement District (BID) has honoured Warwickshire County Cricket Club’s legendary treble-winning team of 1994 on the Broad Street Walk of Stars.
The Warwickshire team, which made history 25 years ago by winning the County Championship, the Sunday League and the B&H Cup, was presented with a special commemorative plaque at Edgbaston last night before a stone is installed on Broad Street following the redevelopment work in the area.
The achievements of the Warwickshire’s treble-winners in 1994 are rightly recognised as one of the greatest in the history of county cricket. However, it is also one of the greatest sporting achievements that Birmingham and the wider region of the West Midlands has known.Jasper Carrott
Jasper Carrott, Chairman of Westside BID’s Broad Street Walk of Stars, said: “The achievements of the Warwickshire’s treble-winners in 1994 are rightly recognised as one of the greatest in the history of county cricket. However, it is also one of the greatest sporting achievements that Birmingham and the wider region of the West Midlands has known.
“As Bears fans, we have so many great memories of the 1994 campaign, whether it’s the Lord’s finals, Brian Lara’s world record 501 not out at Edgbaston or the moment that we clinched the treble with the Sunday League win at Bristol.
“It was a very memorable time for many of us and it’s right, in the year that marks the 25th anniversary, that we recognise the team on the Walk of Stars.”
Warwickshire’s treble-winning exploits came under the leadership of captain Dermot Reeve alongside vice-captain Tim Munton, whilst the campaign also caught the headlines thanks to the performances of West Indies cricket legend Brian Lara.
The presentation was made by Jasper Carrott and the Lord Mayor of Birmingham Cllr Mohammed Azim at the Years of the Bears gala dinner for Warwickshire players past and present at Edgbaston, which also recognises 125 years as a First Class county.
Neil Snowball, Chief Executive of Warwickshire CCC, said: “Celebrations around the 25th anniversary of the treble have formed an important part of our plans for this year, including Pat Murphy’s The Greatest Season book, speaker sessions with various players and the commemorative blue plaques that have been installed at Edgbaston.
“It’s fantastic that the celebrations are being celebrated more widely and that the Warwickshire class of 1994 is to be recognised alongside so many icons of Birmingham and the West Midlands on the Broad Street Walk of Stars.”