Saturday, August 15th, 2020


Pat Brown and Ross Whiteley are included in the Worcestershire XI squad for tomorrow’s (Sunday’s) 50 over encounter with Shropshire CCC First XI at Bridgnorth CC.

Brown, Worcestershire’s leading wicket-taker in their last two Vitality Blast campaigns, is continuing his comeback from a winter back injury ahead of the 2020 competition.

Whiteley was part of the Worcestershire CCC squad for the opening two impressive performances in the Bob Willis Trophy against Gloucestershire and Glamorgan.

Ollie Westbury, who hit two half centuries for a Worcestershire XI in last week’s two-day friendly with Warwickshire Seconds at Edgbaston, is also part of the 13 strong squad.

Ed Bragg will captain the side and Alex Milton and Henry Cullen are to share the wicket-keeping duties.

Play will get underway at 11am.

Worcestershire XI (from):

Ollie Westbury

Rehaan Edavaleth

Alex Milton (w)

Ross Whiteley

Ed Bragg ©

Ben Twohig

Harry Cooke

Ollie Walker

Henry Cullen (w)

Josh Dickenson

Pat Brown

Elliott Mason

Ben Parker

*Worcestershire Under-18s two-day match with Warwickshire Under-18s at Barnt Green ended in a rain-hit draw.

Ollie Walker top-scored with 51 off 65 balls with eight fours for Worcestershire.

Henry Cullen (44), Josh Dell (36), Josh Dickenson (34 not out) and Reeve Evitts (26) were the other main contributors to Worcestershire’s 260 all out in 95.1 overs.

Ben Parker picked up both wickets to fall in Warwickshire’s curtailed reply of 57-2 from 24 overs and finished with figures of 6-1-21-2.