Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

Magical Spell From Morris Earns Four Wickets At New Road

Magical Spell From Morris Earns Four Wickets At New Road

Worcestershire paceman Charlie Morris bowled a superb opening spell to claim four wickets against Somerset on the first day of the LV = County Championship clash at New Road.

Morris dismissed Marcus Trescothick, Johann Myburgh, Tom Cooper and Jim Allebny after Worcestershire skipper Daryl Mitchell had elected to bat.

He received rapturous applause after his 95 minute spell ended with figures of 11-2-34-4.

By lunch Somerset had reached 98-4 off 29 overs with James Hildreth 23 not out and Alex Barrow unbeaten on 11.

Worcestershire made two changes from the side in action at Sussex with Ross Whiteley and Joe Leach replacing Tom Kohler-Cadmore and the injured Gareth Andrew respectively.

Trescothick had collected two boundaries in the opening over from Jack Shantry at the New Road End.

But after making 10 he gloved a lifting delivery from Morris through to county keeper Ben Cox who held onto a good low catch.

Leach came on for Shantry after an opening spell of 5-3-22-0.

Tom Cooper hooked Morris for six and a straight drive for four off the same bowler raised the half century.

But without addition to the score, he pushed forward to Morris after making 11 and Cox held onto a good catch in front of first slip.

Morris then removed Cooper and Jim Allenby in successive overs.

Cooper (30) aimed an expansive drive at Morris and Cox claimed a third catch.

Then Allenby (7) pushed forward and Mitchell safely pouched a good low catch at second slip.

Morris had taken three wickets in 15 balls for 10 runs before finally taking a well earned breather and being replaced by Whiteley.