Thursday, April 14th, 2016

Charlie Confident Worcs Can Instantly Bounce Back If They Play To Their Potential

Charlie Confident Worcs Can Instantly Bounce Back If They Play To Their Potential

Paceman Charlie Morris says there is "no reason" why Worcestershire can't make a quickfire return to Division One of the Specsavers County Championship if they play to their potential.

Morris believes the County have the quality to bounce straight back from last summer's relegation from Division One.

He also has his sights on another wicket-laced summer at New Road after collecting 96 Championship wickets in the last two campaigns.

Morris said: “Division One was definitely a step up in standard. Sides are a lot stronger with a lot more depth in bowling and batting. It is where we want to be playing our cricket.

“With just one team being promoted from Division Two at the end of this season, it will be hard to get back straight away.

“But we have to focus on trying to play good cricket and winning each session during the summer.

“If we can do that enough, there’s no reason why we can’t get into that top spot and go straight up.

"We have definitely got the squad and players to achieve it. "Everyone in the camp is getting better each year and we need to put in good performances and show what we can achieve.”

Morris added: “The benchmark for a bowler in Championship cricket is to get 50 wickets in a season.

"That’s the ultimate goal but you have to take each game as it comes.

“A lot of things can happen because it’s a long season and you have to keep putting in the performances on and off the field.

"But I would like to get to that benchmark of wickets and push for higher honours with the side towards the end of the season.”

Morris has been making slight alterations to his game during the winter months.

He said: “I have been working on my stock ball and trying to make it swing a bit more because that’s a good tool to have, especially towards the middle of the season when the pitches dry out and there’s not much movement off the straight.

"To have more swing in the armoury would be great and I am looking forward to putting it into practice.”

Morris will have to wait a few more days to put his changes to the test after opening game with Kent was washed out.