Tuesday, September 24th, 2019


Worcestershire paceman Charlie Morris gave his reaction after day two of the Specsavers County Championship match with Sussex at the 1st Central County Ground, Hove.

The play mirrored the first day with Worcestershire taking early wickets before being held up by one substantial partnership.

Morris produced a fine delivery to bowl David Wiese and collect his third scalp of the innings.

He told BBC Hereford-Worcester’s Dave Bradley: “I think we were pretty happy with where we were going into the start of the day. There was a lot of rain around and we were unsure we were going to start at 3pm.

“The ground-staff did an excellent job to get us on at that time with all the rain we had.

“It is always hard when you are hanging around and you get the call and you are out there. It all happened quite quickly in the end and we were happy with a few wickets in the session.

“As a bowling group, we probably didn’t execute as well as we wanted with the new ball but hopefully we can take a couple of wickets and finish the innings off in the morning.

“The ball that got Wiese out just nipped back a bit. I finally got the ball in the right area after a couple of wrongly executed deliveries.

“The new ball has certainly done a bit off the pitch but apart from that it seems a pretty good surface if slightly on the slow side.

“But all in all it was a good effort by the bowlers.

“I prefer bowling up the slope. Going down the hill, sometimes takes you out of your rhythm a bit and you can’t really run in.

“But going up the hill I find it easier to find my rhythm. Finchy (Adam Finch) and Barny (Ed Barnard) bowled well down the hill so I was happy to do my shift going up the slope.”