Thursday, March 8th, 2018

County Pace Trio Fully Fit For Pre-Season Tour Of Abu Dhabi

worcestershire ccc pace trio josh tongue, charlie morris and george scrimshaw are all fit to play a full part in the pre-season tour of abu dhabi.

ben davies, the county’s head of sports science and medicine, is delighted to be able to report a positive picture on the health for the trio.

tongue (ankle) morris (side strain) and scrimshaw (back) will fly out later today (thursday) with their team-mates for the 11-day training camp.

tongue enjoyed a successful first season of senior cricket last summer and ended with 47 specsavers county championship wickets.

he was initially named in the ecb pace programme squad for the winter but was promoted to the england lions and was part of the training camp in australia before returning to New Road because of his ankle problem.

tongue underwent successful surgery and has now resumed bowling.

scrimshaw made his first team breakthrough during 2017 in the t20 blast and, after undergoing surgery on his back problem in september, has been part of the ecb pace programme.

morris has been away for the winter playing grade cricket in australia for tuggeranong valley and the act comets.

davies said: “on george scrimshaw,  basically he is going to be fit to bowl off his long run and take a full part in the tour which is really good news for us.

“that is what we were hoping for and he is perfectly on schedule.

“with josh tongue, he will take a full part on the tour after his ankle operation.

“everything is going well. he is bowling off his full run.  he bowled about 10 overs last week and he is building up his bowling again this week.

“charlie morris, who returned from a side strain in australia, is also gain fully fit so it’s all good news.

“at this moment, we’ve got all the bowlers taking a full part in the tour and they should be fit for the start of the season.”