Friday, September 8th, 2023


Joe Leach praised the impact of Logan van Beek and Ben Allison when the pair made their LV=Insurance County Championship debuts for Worcestershire in the three day win over Glamorgan at New Road.

Van Beek continued the form he had demonstrated in the Metro Bank one Day cup by taking eight wickets and hitting a first innings half century.

Allison, on loan for a month from Essex, also played his part in both innings with the ball, picking up the key wickets of Glamorgan captain Kiran Carlson and Chris Cooke.

He also scored 37 in Worcestershire’s first innings batting at number nine and figured in a stand of 64 with Club Captain Brett D’Oliveira.

Leach, who himself picked up five wickets in the game, said: “I can’t speak highly enough about the two of them.

“Logan is a great team man, he already cares deeply about helping the team and influencing games for us.

“I’m really pleased that he was able to contribute so well on what was his four-day debut for us.

“Ben, again he has fitted in really quickly, a nice mature lad, who has got a good skill set.

“He batted really well in the first innings and that probably gave him a bit of confidence going into the two bowling performances.”

Van Beek is available for the home game versus leaders Durham beginning on September 19 and Allison for the final two matches.

Worcestershire have now won three Championship games in a row to cement second spot in the table.

Leach said: “It was a hot week, but it was a great team performance and a lot of hard work and sweat went into it.

“After what had been a reasonable break, to get another four-day win was very satisfying.”

Worcestershire host table toppers Durham in the final home game of the season, starting on Tuesday 19 September, tickets can be bought here.