Giles: Bell's in top form.Byline: Brian Halford
ASHLEY Giles Ashley Fraser Giles MBE (born in Chertsey, Surrey, on 19 March, 1973) is a retired English cricketer who played Test cricket for England and county cricket for Warwickshire. believes Ian Bell's return to form with the Bears "bodes well" for England in the run-up to their Test series with West Indies West Indies, archipelago, between North and South America, curving c.2,500 mi (4,020 km) from Florida to the coast of Venezuela and separating the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico from the Atlantic Ocean. .
Bell warmed up for the Windies with a superb 120 in difficult conditions to underpin the Bears' Championship win against Durham and then a classy class·y
adj. class·i·er, class·i·est Informal
Highly stylish; elegant.
classi·ness n. 82 not out in the CB40 victory over Northamptonshire.
And while he is content with the squad at his disposal at Edgbaston, director of cricket Giles admits that having Bell (pictured) and England colleague Jonathan Trott Ian Jonathan Leonard Trott (born 22 April, 1981 in Cape Town) is a South African born English cricketer who has played domestic cricket in South Africa, England and New Zealand. He has represented South Africa at U19 level. sometimes available is a huge fillip.
"What a difference it makes when you have got Trott and Bell in your side," he said. "We have good depth in the squad but when you have that quality as well, it's just world-class.
"The way Belly played last week, especially on Sunday when he looked close to his best, bodes well for us and England.
"We will miss Ian against Derbyshire on Sunday because he will be with the Lions but we have a strong squad here and everyone has their part to play. We had guys unlucky to miss out last Sunday and they know they will be needed.
"That is a good position for us to be in and the idea then is to keep all the players fit and fresh and look after them so we know that we can pick horses for courses.
"Then hopefully we will always have our best bowling attack available to suit any wicket."
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