Sunday, April 23rd, 2023


Worcestershire have received encouraging news about the fitness of Club Captain, Brett D’Oliveira. 

D’Oliveira was struck on the hand when batting during the final day of the LV=Insurance County Championship match with Gloucestershire at New Road. 

The all-rounder was forced to retire injured shortly before lunch and went for an hospital x-ray. 

But concerns about him being side-lined for a lengthy spell have proved unfounded. 

Worcestershire Head Coach, Alan Richardson, confirmed: “Brett is okay. He went off to hospital and had an x-ray and, as it stands, it is all clear. 

“It is pretty shaken up at the moment and it is a bit sore. 

“But Brett is a very hard type of character and it takes a lot for him to come off the field. 

“A couple of days of icing it and getting some painkillers, and seeing where he stands after that.”