Monday, May 9th, 2016

Seconds Include Shafique In Side For Derby Clash At Barnt Green

Worcestershire Seconds have included Adeel Shafique in their side to face local rivals Warwickshire Seconds in a four day match at Barnt Green beginning tomorrow (11am start).

Shafique, 21, played for Nottinghamshire at Under-13, Under-14, Under-15, Under-17 and Second Eleven level.

This summer he has been part of the MCCYoung Cricketers side and last week turned out for Sussex Seconds in two T20 games against Somerset Seconds.

He will bat at number six in this game and can also keep wicket if required although Ben Tegg will be behind the stumps in place of Alex Milton who is taking his exams at Cardiff MCCU.

Triallist paceman Matthew King, who impressed in the Championship win over Leicestershire at Oakham, is again part of the side.

King returned 4-36 in the second innings as coach Kevin Sharp's side triumphed by nine wickets.

With Moeen Ali playing the last game of his current spell with Worcestershire against Glamorgan, the opportunity will be there for the batsman to stake a claim to be added to the senior squad for Sunday's home encounter with Sussex.

Worcestershire Seconds

Rhodes (c)







Tegg (w)