Sunday, May 14th, 2023


Adam Finch was delighted to register his first five-for in first class cricket for Worcestershire as he continued his encouraging start to the summer.

Finch completed that personal milestone on day two of the LV=Insurance County Championship match with Glamorgan at Sophia Gardens.

After picking up three wickets in four overs on day one, the 22-year-old dismissed Billy Root and James Harris to finish with 5-74 from 20 overs.

Finch had also impressed when bowling in the first innings at Durham and for the Seconds in last week’s Championship win over Derbyshire at Repton School.

He said: “Really pleased to get that first five-for, a little bit of a monkey off the back.

“You always hear people talk about five-fors and currency of wickets and it’s good to tick that first one off, and hopefully I can keep going in that direction.

“I’d not had a great deal of cricket and the Seconds games have been washed out quite a bit.

“But you try and take confidence from those performances that you have got under your belt and I felt in a decent place coming into this game and ready to take the opportunity if selected.

“I didn’t start as well as I would have wanted in my first spell, a bit full in length, and these players are going to put you to the sword if you do miss (the right length).

“But really pleased with how I reacted and how I adjusted my length coming back after tea on the first day and then again on the second morning.”