Monday, August 8th, 2016

England U-19S Hero Westbury Returns To Seconds For Derby Clash

England U-19S Hero Westbury Returns To Seconds For Derby Clash

Ollie Westbury will return to Worcestershire Seconds action as part of a strong line-up for Wednesday's Second Eleven Trophy clash with Warwickshire Seconds at RGS Worcester (11am start).

Westbury was voted England Under-19s man of the series after scoring 196, 45 and 41 (run out) in the two 'Tests' against Sri Lanka Under-19s at Fenners and Northampton.

He has also scored two centuries for the Seconds this summer.

George Rhodes, Tom Fell, Joe Clarke and Charlie Morris, part of the senior side who played against Kent in the Specsavers County Championship at Canterbury, are included.

Clarke will have another opportunity to keep wicket, having been behind the stumps for the recent two-day match against Pakistan at New Road.

Alex Milton, who has been wearing the gloves in recent matches, will play purely as a batsman.

It is also an opportunity for players to hone their white ball skills ahead of the Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final against Somerset at Taunton on August 17.

The Seconds have enjoyed a successful season in red ball cricket and are currently third in the Championship table after last week's impressive victory over Nottinghamshire.

But they will be looking to register their first win of the campaign in white ball cricket against their local rivals.

Second Eleven coach Kevin Sharp said: "It's been a mixed bag this year. The white ball cricket, we have struggled a bit with T20 and 50 over stuff.

"We haven't quite managed to get over the line but the red ball stuff, we've been quite consistent really."




Clarke (w)


Hepburn (c)