Friday, February 16th, 2018

Head Continues County’s Strong Link With Australian Cricket

Travis Head will become the 24th Australian cricketer to play County Championship cricket for Worcestershire when he links up with the County for the start of the 2018 season.

The 24-year-old will follow Herbert Hopkins, Tom Moody and Mark Harrity in being the fourth South Australia to represent Worcestershire in the Championship.

Worcestershire have had especially strong links with Australian players since the turn of the century with 16 from Down Under wearing the club’s colours in the past 18 years if you include Head.

They include the likes of Glenn McGrath, Andy Bichel, Matt Mason, Phil Jaques, Doug Bollinger and the late Phil Hughes.

Last season John Hastings and Nathan Lyon helped Worcestershire to gain promotion in the Championship.

Now the link with Down Under is continuing via returning fast bowler Steve Magoffin who first played for Worcestershire in 2008.

He is one of three Queenslanders to play Championship cricket for Worcestershire after Bichel and Ashley Noffke.

The list below only refers to Australians who have played Championship cricket for Worcestershire and NOT players like current Australian captain Steve Smith who only played T20.

The full list of Australians who have played County Championship cricket for Worcestershire is:

1) JA Cuffe

2) HO Hopkins

3) FB Warne

4) RCM Kimpson

5) NK Hughes

6) DP Harkness

7) GD Watson

8) TM Moody

9) GD McGrath

10) AJ Bichel

11) MS Mason

12) S Lee

13) MA Harrity

14) PA Jaques

15) DE Bollinger

16) SJ Magoffin

17) AA Noffke

18) DG Wright

19) M Klinger

20) PJ Hughes

21) MA Johnson

22) JW Hastings

23) NM Lyon

24) TM Head