Monday, February 24th, 2020


Ben Twohig will head back to Worcestershire CCC tomorrow with three solid months of grade cricket in Australia under his belt after the Anterior Cruciate Ligament injury which ruled him out of the 2019 season.

The spinner has played regularly for Southern Districts in South Australia Cricket Association first grade and T20 cricket since late November.

In addition Twohig has turned out for Unley CC in mid-week Adelaide Cricket Association matches and helped them reach the final of the T20 competition.

It has been an encouraging comeback to action as part of Twohig’s rehabilitation from his ACL injury as he looks to challenge for a first team spot this summer.

He played seven County Championship matches during the 2018 campaign.

In all cricket for Southern Districts, 21-year-old Twohig had figures of 120.3-21-475-20 at an average of 23.75.

The former Malvern College pupil had first grade best figures of 3-55 against Sturt and 3-12 in T20 cricket versus Prospect.

Twohig was also a useful performer with the bat and scored 264 runs in nine innings in all cricket for Southern Districts at an average of 37.71.

His highest score was 62 against Adelaide University in a first grade match.

For Unley, Twohig played six T20 games and his return of 2-11 in four overs versus Hope Valley helped sealed a spot in the final.

His best performance with the bat was 53 versus Reynella.

County colleague Ben Cox also played for Southern Districts either side of being called up by England Lions for the white ball leg of their tour of Australia as a replacement for Tom Moores.

The wicket-keeper-batsman totalled 206 runs in 12 knocks in all cricket for Southern Districts with a best of 66 against Adelaide in a first grade fixture.

*Worcestershire’s players reported back for training today after a mini break and are spending two days going through their paces at the National Performance Centre at Loughborough.