Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Clarke And Whiteley Seize Chance To Pick Brains Of County Legend Hick

Clarke And Whiteley Seize Chance To Pick Brains Of County Legend Hick

Worcestershire CCC players past and present joined forces in the United Arab Emirates during the England Lions current tour.

Joe Clarke and Ross Whiteley, who are part of the Lions squad, and Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes met up with the County's legendary batsman Graeme Hick in Dubai.

Rhodes and Hick were part of the second 'Golden Era' of Worcestershire cricket, both being key members of the side which won a host of trophies in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

It was an ideal opportunity for Clarke and Whiteley, two of Worcestershire's current brightest hopes, to pick the brains of one of the most prolific batsmen in Worcestershire's history in a career spanning 25 years.

Former England batsman Hick scored 136 first class centuries at an average of 52.23.

Rhodes, who is part of the Lions coaching set-up this winter, said: " Having everyone together here in Dubai was a terrific opportunity for Ross and Joe to enjoy some of Graeme's batting experience.

"Occasions like this are not always possible so a chance we did not want to miss'"

Hick is now Australia's high performance coach at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane.

He returned to New Road last summer with the Australian Under-19 side for an ODI against England as well as entertaining suporters in a question and answer evening with Club president Lord Mervyn King.

Clarke and Whiteley are currently preparing for the Lions five 50 over matches against Pakistan later this month after being part of the squad for last month's five T20s.