Wednesday, November 5th, 2014

Morris Pays Tribute To Work Of Davies And Dewar In Keeping Players Fit

Morris Pays Tribute To Work Of Davies And Dewar In Keeping Players Fit

Charlie Morris has paid tribute to the "outstanding work" of Worcestershire physiotherapist Ben Davies and conditioning coach Ross Dewar in enabling him to complete a first full season of senior cricket.

The county paceman played all 16 LV = County Championship matches and lifted the club's Players' Player and Young Player of the Year awards.

But the 22-year-old is quick to recognise the part played by Davies and Dewar with himself and all the bowlers in ensuring they could stay on the park throughout a six month season.

His new ball partner Jack Shantry was also an ever present in the Championship and he and Morris both bowled almost 500 overs apiece.

Morris, who ended up with 52 Championship wickets, said: "During your first season, you've got to take each game at a time, just keep focusing on the next game, not looking at the bigger picture.

"If you keep smashing the little processes, then the bigger things will take care of themselves.

"To get through 16 Championship games, looking back, I'm surprised, but I'm really pleased and I think that goes down to a lot of hard work that Ben Davies and Ross Dewar have put in.

"The work they do behind the doors, whether that is coming in early for extra treatment sessions with Ben or the programmes that Ross puts together, that's the reason why all the bowlers are able to stay really fit.

"There are always going to be niggles but it's the way they are dealt with and the pre-hab beforehand which sets the squad up to stay on the park.

"Ben and Ross are second to none in what they do and it was brilliant to be on the pitch for all 16 games. They were outstanding."