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Andrew not ready for competitive match

Worcestershire have not included Gareth Andrew in their squad for this week’s County Championship match against Surrey at The Oval despite his surprise appearance in last week’s friendly against Oxford MCCU. Andrew was expected to be out of action until … Continue reading

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Familiar problems for Rhodes and Worcestershire

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has identified the familiar shortcomings of too few runs and insufficient back-up for seamer Alan Richardson for the defeat by Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in their opening County Championship match. After bowling out Nottinghamshire for … Continue reading

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Andrew on the mend following winter surgery

Worcestershire have played down the significance of all-rounder Gareth Andrew’s appearance in their pre-season friendly against Glamorgan at New Road on March 26. Andrew, who underwent major knee surgery before Christmas, is still unlikely to feature before June even though … Continue reading

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Klinger to deputise for Hughes until end of May

Worcestershire have signed South Australia batsman Michael Klinger as a locum overseas player until the end of May. Klinger, 31, has been signed to deputise for his compatriot Phil Hughes who has been included in an Australia training camp during … Continue reading

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Saeed Ajmal helps Moeen to perfect his doosra

Worcestershire’s off-spinning all-rounder Moeen Ali is working on perfecting the doosra and is ready to unveil it in competitive cricket this season. Ali has worked closely with Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal, who used the doosra to devastating effect in the … Continue reading

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Gifford back at New Road after a 30-year absence

Former England slow left-armer Norman Gifford has rejoined Worcestershire after a 30-year absence as the county’s new part-time bowling coach. Gifford played for Worcestershire from 1960 to 1982 and captained them to the County Championship title in 1974. He left … Continue reading

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Saeed Ajmal agrees to return to Worcestershire

Saeed Ajmal, England’s chief tormentor in their series whitewash by Pakistan, will play county cricket again this summer as Worcestershire’s second overseas player in the Friends Life t20. The off-spinner took 24 wickets in three Tests against England in the … Continue reading

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Rhodes tells ECB to reject 14-game County Championship

Worcestershire’s director of cricket Steve Rhodes has made an impassioned plea for the England and Wales Cricket Board to reject the recommendations in the Morgan Report to reduce the County Championship to a 14 match per-side programme. The ECB board … Continue reading

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Willis criticism of Saeed Ajmal angers Rhodes

Worcestershire director of cricket Steve Rhodes has criticised Bob Willis for raising doubts about the legality of Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action after the Pakistan off-spinner had taken a career-best seven for 55 in the first Test against England in Dubai. … Continue reading

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Hughes signs for full summer with Worcestershire

Worcestershire have secured the services of Australia opening batsman Phil Hughes for the whole of the 2012 season. The left-hander was due to link up with Worcestershire in June at the conclusion of Australia’s tour to the West Indies. But … Continue reading

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