Monday, April 26th, 2021


Worcestershire CCC have climbed into second spot in Group One of the LV=Insurance County Championship.

Their 15 point haul from the drawn home match with Nottinghamshire has enabled them to move up two places.

They have acquired more batting points – 10 – than any other side in the division.

Head Coach Alex Gidman is delighted with the start made by Worcestershire in the ten-game group, which will reach a climax in early July.

He said: “I’ve always said you can never predict what is going to happen in this game, so we keep taking it a game at a time.

“If they keep trying to repeat their skills over and over, the game will look after them, and they will get that win or two that will give them a real fighting chance.

“It’s very early days. Conditions have been different to what we expected because there has been no rain, so it’s been brutal cricket for everyone around the country.

“But the players are taking it face on, adapting to conditions and applying themselves well, and if we keep doing that, then we will keep picking up points.”

As regards the draw against Nottinghamshire, Gidman said: “It was tough, wasn’t it. Once again, I thought the boys applied themselves well and consistently were doing the right things over and over again.

“I’m sure if we keep doing that for more extended periods over these next few weeks, we will get our rewards at some stage.

“I think the players can be really satisfied with their efforts and discipline throughout the game.

“It was tough to try and force a result, but I can’t knock the effort and application at all. I thought they were outstanding.”