Carter and Maddy chosen for Second XI Championship final

Warwickshire will be boosted by the inclusion of experienced pair Neil Carter and Darren Maddy in their side for the Second XI Championship final against Glamorgan at Coventry starting on Tuesday September 6.

Carter has played only two County Championship matches this season having missed the first half of the season with a pelvic injury.

Last year’s Professional Cricketers’ Association Player of the Year is not required for Wednesday’s County Championship clash with Nottinghamshire at Edgbaston so he will instead attempt to help Warwickshire win the Second XI Championship for the first time since 1996.

Former England all-rounder Maddy is on his way back from a broken little finger and is also not in the senior squad against Nottinghamshire.

Batsman Laurie Evans, wicketkeeper Richard Johnson and seamer Andy Miller, who have all played in the County Championship this season, are also in a strong Warwickshire side that will be captained by Ateeq Javid.

The squad also includes Moseley paceman Ricardo Gordon who is expected to be offered a contract for next season having impressed in Second XI cricket throughout the season.

But there is no place for seamer Naqaash Tahir, who has been released after ten seasons with Warwickshire, or off-spinner Maurice Holmes who faces an uncertain future in the county game because of continuing doubts about the legality of his controversial bowling action.

The Second XI Championship final will be played over four days at Binley Road starting at 10.30am each day. If the match is drawn the winners will be the side who has the first innings lead.

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