Saturday, December 2nd, 2023


Pace bowler, Adam Finch, is back bowling off a full run-up in the nets to the Worcestershire batters this week after his end of season back injury.

Worcestershire Head Coach Alan Richardson says Finch is absolutely flying ahead of flying out to Adelaide on December 28 for a two-and-a-half month spell playing grade cricket for Sturt CC.

He will combine that with training during the week with the West End Redbacks, the official name of the South Australia state side, before returning to New Road in mid March.

Finch topped the Worcestershire bowling averages of the regular members of the attack last summer and made impressive strides forward before missing the final stages of the season with his injury.

Richardson said: “He flies out to Australia on December 28. He is back up and running now. He was off his full run-up in the nets at Malvern on Thursday, bowling at batters.

“He is absolutely flying, which is great to see, and he will be in a really good spot when he gets out there.

“For him, he has started to find himself a really good niche for the winter, where he goes and plays for Sturt in Adelaide but also trains with the Redbacks as well.

“He gets a really good mix of everything he needs, does some really good training and some really good match-time.

“He really benefited from it last winter, and I’m sure it will be same this time around.”

Finch will join fellow first team squad members Josh Baker, Ed Pollock, Ethan Brookes and Gareth Roderick in playing abroad this winter.

Richardson said: “With the lads who are away, I’d like them to stay out there as long as possible because they are working hard and playing cricket.

“Their last Saturday overseas will be March 9 and then they will come back for our pre-season training the week after at Kidderminster and the pre-season programme.”