Sunday, August 7th, 2016

County Squad Given Chance To Recharge Batteries After Hectic Spell

County Squad Given Chance To Recharge Batteries After Hectic Spell

Worcestershire's players will spend the next few days recharging their batteries and having "a good think" about their performance against Kent before stepping up preparations for their return to Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup action.

Many of the squad have played for eight of the last nine days – and spent the other making the long trip to Canterbury.

That spell included back to back wins over Lancashire and Nottinghamshire to secure a One-Day Cup quarter-final against Somerset but also a 10 wicket reversal in the Championship against Kent.

Worcestershire take on Glamorgan in a Championship match at New Road starting next Saturday before the One-Day clash at Taunton on August 17.

Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes said: "The lads will have a few days off now, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and I think that's right for them,to have a bit of a breather, just try and recharge the batteries.

"Also to go away and have a think, have a good think about where we went wrong in the Kent game both individually and as a team – then hit the ground running next week with all this behind us.

"It is very important in life and in county cricket to put things behind you, learn from it but move on and get stuck into trying to win some games of cricket."

Rhodes intimated several of the players would feature in a Second Eleven Trophy game against Warwickshire at RGS Worcester on Wednesday before undertaking full scale practice sessions for the rest of the week.

He said: "There is a second team game on Wednesday and I would imagine some of these guys will be playing in that, mainly to keep them in form and give them a chance to score some runs and take some wickets.

"We've got a couple of practice days on Thursday and Friday in line for the quarter-final and the Championship game versus Glamorgan."