Saturday, August 21st, 2021


FOUR Worcestershire CCC players are in contention to play in the inaugural men’s final of The Hundred at Lord’s on Saturday evening.

Moeen Ali, Dillon Pennington and Pat Brown were already through to the final as part of the Birmingham Phoenix squad.

They have been joined as part of the Worcestershire quartet by Ross Whiteley, who was victorious with Southern Brave in the Eliminator against Trent Rockets at the Kia Oval.

Whiteley was at the wicket when the Brave completed a convincing seven wicket win with 32 balls to spare.

He finished unbeaten on seven from 12 balls, after safely negotiating a ‘five’ from speed merchant Marchant de Lange.

Pennington is hoping to play twice at Lord’s in three weeks, with Worcestershire taking on Middlesex in a LV Insurance County Championship match at the home of cricket next month.

He said: “I’ve played at Lord’s once for the MCC to try and get the games in needed so that I can become a member one day.

“It will be a great experience on Saturday and the goal is to play there twice before the end of the season.

“Hopefully I can play as many of the last four Championship games as possible for Worcestershire.”

Moeen has been released by England to lead the Phoenix in the final before rejoining the squad on Sunday for the third Test against India.