Saturday, September 5th, 2020

BRETT & CHARLIE HEAD AVERAGES IN BOB WILLIS TROPHY

Brett D’Oliveira and Charlie Morris head Worcestershire’s batting and bowling averages respectively after four rounds of the Bob Willis Trophy.

D’Oliveira has scored 331 runs at an average of 66.20 including knocks of 91 not out against Gloucestershire at Bristol and 174 versus Glamorgan at Blackfinch New Road.

Wicket-keeper Ben Cox is also averaging over 60 after a series of important late order contributions in tandem with his excellent performances behind the stumps.

Jake Libby is the leading run-scorer with 417 – a figure surpassed in the tournament only by his former Trent Bridge team-mate Ben Slater (425).

Libby has already hit 77 against Gloucestershire, 184 against Glamorgan and 84 off the Warwickshire attack in a splendid start to his Worcestershire career.

On the bowling front, Morris has continued the excellent form which saw him being voted the Supporters’ Association Player Of The Year and win the Dick Lygon Award in 2019.

He has taken 14 wickets at 22.50 runs apiece including 5-80 against Warwickshire.

Club captain Joe Leach is again amongst the wickets after reaching the 300 mark in first class cricket last summer.

He is Worcestershire’s leading wicket-taker in the BWT with 17 which includes two decisive four-wicket bursts against Gloucestershire and Glamorgan.

BATTING

D’Oliveira Matches 4, Inns 6, Not Out 1, Runs 331, Highest 174, Av 66.20

Cox 4, 6, 3, 185, 45*, 61.66

Libby 4, 7, 0, 417, 184, 59.57

Fell 4, 7, 2, 290, 110*, 58.00

Haynes 4, 7, 2, 251, 51, 50.20

Mitchell 4, 7, 0, 350, 110, 50.00

Barnard 4, 4, 2, 84, 48*, 42.00

Wessels 4, 6, 0, 116, 88, 19.33

Leach 4, 4, 1, 24, 17, 8.00

Pennington 2, 2, 1, 0, 0*, 0.00

Tongue 3, 1, 1, 1, 1*, —-

BOWLING

Morris Overs 99.3. Maidens 21, Runs 315, Wickets 14, Best 5-80, Av 22.50

Tongue 93.1, 19, 295, 13, 3-38, 22.69

Libby 14.4, 2, 46, 2, 2-45, 23.00

Pennington 56.3, 16, 142, 6, 3-30, 23.66

Leach 130.3, 29, 407, 17, 4-67, 23.94

Barnard 116.4, 28, 312, 11, 4-46, 28.36

Mitchell 30, 7, 52, 1, 1-7, 52.00

D’Oliveira 71.0, 9, 227, 2, 2-57, 113.50