Friday, July 22nd, 2016

Clarke And Dolly Get Green Light For Rapids Final T20 Blast Group Clash

Clarke And Dolly Get Green Light For Rapids Final T20 Blast Group Clash

Joe Clarke and Brett D'Oliveira are both available to play for Worcestershire Rapids in their final NatWest T20 Blast North Group fixture away to Derbyshire Falcons this evening.

Clarke and D'Oliveira have been on England Lions duty this week in the Tri Series involving Pakistan 'A' and Sri Lanka 'A' – with the former featuring in both matches to date.

But they have been released for a game the Rapids have to win to keep alive their hopes of qualifying for the quarter-finals although they need other results involving Durham Jets and Yorkshire Vikings to go in their favour.

The duo are part of a 13 strong squad announced by Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes.

It is made up of the 11 players who defeated Birmingham Bears last Friday – minus the departed Matt Henry, who is now on New Zealand duty, plus Charlie Morris, Alexei Kervezee and Chris Russell.

South African paceman Kyle Abbott is still not available because of a foot injury.

Rhodes said: "We will go to the last game against Derbyshire, just try our best to win as well as we can and what will be, will be.

"There have been some hiccups along the way in this competition. We started well and then dropped off.

"We've missed Mitchell Santner but we've done our best.

"If we can win that last game and we sneak in, then possibly we are lucky but we will be giving it a good shot to try and beat Derbyshire."

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