Tuesday, November 14th, 2023


Head Coach Alan Richardson has outlined the programme the Worcestershire players will undertake during the build-up to the 2024 season.

The players who are not in action abroad this winter have reported back for pre-season training at Malvern.

It is a five month programme with physical work and the chance for players to work on individual aspects of their game to the fore leading up to Christmas.

Then technical and team work will be more evident in the New Year ahead of a potential return in early March to Spain for a 10-day training camp after the success of this year’s venture.

Richardson said: “We started back on Monday, with a physical fitness day and then we will slowly work our way into things.

“We’ve got about a five-and-a-half week block leading into Christmas where the guys will do a lot more physical work.

“They will also do a lot of individual work, in terms of their own game, and stuff they’ve identified they want to work on.

“It might be strengths that they want to continue working on, and making sure they are even better, and any sort of gaps they’ve got in their game.

“In the New Year, we will have two three-week blocks which will be pretty intense in terms of cricket.

“There will be quite a lot more team stuff and scenario based things which will hopefully lead us up to being able to go outside at Desert Springs and then having a couple of friendly fixtures before the start of the season.

“Desert Springs, that is an opportunity. We’ve got quite a few guys who are away or will be going away this winter.

“They will go away and stay there until the second week of March and it’s a great opportunity for us, if we can, to go on a bit of a camp at the start of March for 10 days to get some cricket in for those lads staying here.

“We need to have a bit of a look at that. We had a really good trip there last year so hopefully we will be able to continue that relationship.”