Assistant Coach Richard Jones believes Worcestershire batters Taylor Cornall and Kashif Ali have the potential to also develop another side of the game with their spin bowling.
Cornall picked up nine wickets in the Seconds Championship encounter with Lancashire at Kidderminster, a game in which Kashif also bowled some promising spells.
The pair are part of the Seconds squad for their third Championship match of the summer against Derbyshire at Repton School beginning tomorrow (Monday).
Jones said: “Taylor bowled beautifully throughout the whole game which was really good to see. He’s gone away in the winter and worked hard on his bowling.
“He’s bowled a lot and I think he has got better, more confident just from bowling and it was great to see him get through so many overs against Lancashire.
“To take nine wickets was a great effort and he could easily have had 10 for the game. He is a good example to our young batters who can bowl a little bit of spin.
“I’ve spoken to those guys, Rehaan can bowl some off spin, Olly Cox can bowl a little bit of leg spin.
“It is really important because the way the modern game is, particularly the shorter format, if you can get a couple of overs in, if the captain trusts you as an option, then you make yourself a much more rounded player and more selectable.”
Jones added: “Kashif bowled beautifully as well, caused a lot of problems, and I actually think he is a really talented off spinner.
“I’ve certainly got to try and make sure he gets a lot of overs when he is playing second team cricket because I can see him developing into a really good off spin bowler over the next couple of years
“I think he has got a natural ability to bowl off spin but it is not surprising because he is a prodigious talent, a very skilful player.
“As a batter, he is a natural timer of the ball and seems able to score runs on all wickets which is a great indication of his talent.”
Pat Brown will again captain the side which includes batter Adam Hose, keeper Ben Cox, spinner Josh Baker and pace bowler Adam Finch while triallist Adam Sylvester will have another outing.
BEN COX (W)
HENRY CULLEN (W)
PAT BROWN ©