Friday, June 13th, 2014

Seconds Hoping For Return To Action Against Glamorgan At Kidderminster

Seconds Hoping For Return To Action Against Glamorgan At Kidderminster

Worcestershire Seconds will be finally hoping to return to action with a double header against Glamorgan at Kidderminster next week.

The Seconds have had their last six days of action washed out starting with three days against Nottinghamshire at Royal Grammar School, Worcester.

Then three 50 over friendly matches at Stone, Bristol and Bromsgrove respectively suffered the same fate.

It has denied match practice to the members of the Rapids NatWest T20 Blast squad who are not currently part of the LV = County Championship side and also to push for a spot in the four-day side.

But they will keep their fingers crossed for better fortunes when they entertain Glamorgan at Chester Road on Monday in a Second Eleven Trophy match.

Then the two teams will meet again at the same venue in a three-day Second Eleven Championship match which gets underway on Tuesday.

It is the start of a busy period of cricket for the Seconds who the following Tuesday (June 24) take on Warwickshire in a three-day friendly at Barnt Green.

Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes said: "You can't do anything with the weather and the games weren't played on major county grounds so the cleaning up operation doesn't happen.

"It is just sad they are not getting opportunities to shine but the chance will come.

"It's a long season and the weather hopefully will have some sort of consistent clear spell and hopefully we will see plenty of cricket from those guys."