Sunday, June 7th, 2015

Clarke Returns To Happy Hunting Ground With County Seconds

Clarke Returns To Happy Hunting Ground With County Seconds

Wicket-keeper Joe Clarke returns tomorrow to the ground where he made history last season for Worcestershire Seconds who start a three-day Second Eleven Championship match against Leicestershire at Kidderminster (11am).

Clarke scored the highest score by a county player in the Second Eleven Championship when he made 222 against MCC Young Cricketers at Kidderminster.

The 19-year-old made his LV = County Championship debut in last week's drawn encounter with Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl.

Clarke, all-rounder Ross Whiteley, part of the Rapids squad for today's NatWest T20 Blast clash with visiting Notts Outlaws, and leg spinner Darrel Williams are added to the squad.

The trio replace Gareth Andrew, Jack Butler and Aadil Rashid of the players involved in the Championship game against Durham at Darlington last week.

Williams also scored a half century for the county's Under-19 side against the Midlands Club Cricket Conference.

Paceman Josh Tongue has recovered from being hit on the helmet while batting at the start of the final day against Durham.

Tongue was forced to retire and went to hospital for a check-up and, although he returned to the ground, he was unable to bowl or field as Durham achieved a six wicket win.

Worcestershire Seconds (from):




Clarke (wicket-keeper)



Choudhry (captain)