Friday, September 1st, 2023


Head Coach Alan Richardson says it is a real boost to have Worcestershire Club Captain, Brett D’Oliveira, fit and available for the return to LV=Insurance County Championship action against Glamorgan at New Road on Sunday.

D’Oliveira suffered a dislocated shoulder during fielding practice three weeks ago and missed six matches during the Metro Bank One Day Cup campaign.

But the all-rounder has worked tirelessly with Andy Powell, Head Of Sports Science And Medicine, and Zak Bess, Strengthening And Conditioning Coach, to ensure he is ready for the final three games of the campaign.

Richardson said: “Three weeks ago, Dolly was lying on the outfield with his left shoulder out of its socket.

“It shows him as a character and as a leader that he has worked incredibly hard to get himself back himself back into a position to play, and to have an impact on the season.

“His value as a leader and as a player, on the field as well as off it, is huge for the whole club really.

“It is exciting for him to be back in the side and a real fillip for him to be available for us again going into that last month.

“I’m no medical expert but when you dislocate your shoulder you always think there is a chance that is going to take quite a while, and there is still some work to be done no doubt.

“But Dolly, Andy Powell and Zak Bess have worked so hard to give him that opportunity.”

One Day Cup captain, Jake Libby, said: “Having Brett back is going to be massive for us, and I believe that is going to be the case.

“That will give the group a real lift, just his energy coming back into the group.

“Hopefully now he can lead us to some success in September.”