Monday, June 6th, 2016

Henry And Hepburn Added To Rapids Squad For Vikings Clash

Henry And Hepburn Added To Rapids Squad For Vikings Clash

Worcestershire Rapids have named a 13 strong squad for tomorrow's Royal London One-Day Cup televised clash with Yorkshire Vikings at Headingley (2pm start).

Matt Henry, George Rhodes and Alex Hepburn are added to 10 of the players in action against Derbyshire Falcons in the competition at New Road yesterday.

New Zealand paceman Henry returns into contention after being rested for the Falcons clash.

He has played in four of the County's six Championship games where play has been possible plus all four NatWest T20 Blast games.

Assistant coach Matt Mason said: "We've got to manage his workload. He's had a heavy start to the season.

"Likewise we need to look after some of the other bowlers as well."

Second Eleven captain Rhodes was part of the squad originally announced the the Derbyshire meeting.

All-rounder Hepburn made his senior debut in two One-Day Cup matches at the end of last season against Leicestershire and Derbyshire, picking up six wickets.

The Rapids defeated the Vikings in Thursday's televised NatWest T20 Blast clash at New Road.

Mason said: "Will the T20 win over Yorkshire win count for anything? We will have a bit of an advantage going into that game on recent form.

"We need to move on quickly from the Derbyshire game. This group of lads is pretty good at doing that.

"They will be disappointed but by the time they come around for the Headingley contest, they will be up for it. They are a good young side.

"Yorkshire have struggled a bit with white ball cricket so we've every reason to be confident going into that match."

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