Ajmal arrives to launch second Worcestershire spell against Derbyshire

Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes is relishing working again with “a special talent” after spin wizard Saeed Ajmal finally got the green light to link up with Worcestershire for three months of the 2014 season. The Pakistan star will make the first appearance of his second spell with the Club in the home LV= County Championship clash with Derbyshire starting at New Road on Sunday (27th April). READ MORE

Seconds launch campaign against Derby after losing high-scoring friendly

Worcestershire will launch their Second Eleven Trophy campaign away to Derbyshire on Tuesday at Alvaston and Boulton Cricket Club. They will then take on the same opponents in a three-day Championship match at Derby starting the following day. The county were beaten by four wickets when they faced Somerset in a three-day friendly encounter at Taunton. READ MORE

Rhodes believes Derbyshire will provide another "Tough nut to crack"

Worcestershire Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes is expecting Derbyshire will prove to be another "tough nut to crack" in the LV County Championship clash which gets underway at New Road on Sunday (11am). The county have been boosted by the availability of Pakistan spin star Saeed Ajmal in time to start his second spell at New Road against Derbyshire. READ MORE

Clarke completes ton before Choudhry strikes with the ball for seconds

Worcestershire wicket-keeper Joe Clarke completed his century and then spinner Shaaiq Choudhry was amongst the wickets on the second day of the second eleven friendly encounter with Somerset at Taunton. England Under-19 player Clarke resumed on 86 out of 247-8 when play finally got underway after rain washed out the morning session. READ MORE

Clarke shines with the bat for county seconds at Taunton

England Under19 wicket-keeper Joe Clarke top-scored for Worcestershire on the opening day of the second eleven friendly match with Somerset at Taunton. Clarke struck an unbeaten 86 from 152 balls with 12 fours as Worcestershire reached 247-8 from 70 overs before rain halted play for the day at tea. READ MORE

Rhodes believes Morris has potential to become "major player" for Worcestershire

Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes believes Worcestershire paceman Charlie Morris has the potential to become a "major, major player" for the county in the years to come. Morris gained his release from university cricket in his final year at Oxford to start the season in the Worcestershire first team and Rhodes's faith in him has been more than justified. READ MORE

Ben taking strides forward but determined to continue improving

Ben Cox believes he has taken steps forward as a batsman and wicket-keeper and is determined to continue striving to improve. Cox hit a career best 89 to help the county recover from a tricky position in their second innings and defeat Kent by 125 runs in last week's LV County Championship match at New Road. READ MORE

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