Monday, September 7th, 2015

Clarke Excited By Arrival Of Windies Pace Ace Gabriel For Finale To Campaign

Joe Clarke is looking to new Worcestershire paceman Shannon Gabriel to put the frighteners on opposing batsmen in the finale to the LV = County Championship campaign.

Gabriel is due to fly in from the West Indies at the end of this week and is available for the final two matches away to Durham and at home to Middlesex.

He is capable of bowling in excess of 90 miles per hour and Clarke is relishing seeing him in action for the County.

The in form batsman said: "We've got Shannon Gabriel coming in which is going to add something different to the attack.

"That is really exciting, someone fresh, with real good pace, who will frighten some lads in county cricket.

"I saw him bowl against England earlier this year and he was bowling 90 miles an hour which is frightening pace.

"Hopefully he has the same effect over here.

"Definitely up at Durham where it is a green wicket, a result wicket, I think he will be very dangerous."

The previous West Indies player to represent Worcestershire in the Championship was Kemar Roach who took 14 wickets in three games at the end of the 2011 season.