Youngsters make their mark in opening draw

Worcester News: DARYL MITCHELL: Golf success.

12:00pm Saturday 12th April 2014

THE rain meant we only managed a frustrating eight overs in the first two days of our game at Hampshire.

Let’s end campaign with a flourish

Worcester News: CHRIS RUSSELL: The Worcestershire pace bowler is back in the side to face Northamptonshire this week.

10:30am Tuesday 24th September 2013

ALTHOUGH this season has been a disappointment, it was never going to be the case that winning promotion from Division Two of the LV= County Championship would be easy.

We should have made most of good start

Worcester News: BEN COX: Has shown plenty of improvement this year with the gloves and the bat.

11:00am Tuesday 17th September 2013

WE bowled well and created chances to start with in our LV= County Championship Division Two game against Hampshire, but failed to take them.

Our season has been consistently inconsistent

Worcester News: Moeen's grand hope may come up short

10:30am Tuesday 10th September 2013

OUR chances of promotion from Division Two of the LV=County Championship have now gone, which is disappointing, but we still have two games left to play, starting with Hampshire at New Road tomorrow.

County have got to believe that promotion is still possible

Worcester News: THILAN SAMARAWEERA: Completed his best innings for Worcestershire with an unbeaten 144 against Leicestershire.

9:30am Tuesday 3rd September 2013

WE managed to give ourselves an outside chance of promotion from LV= County Championship Division Two with last week’s nine-wicket win at Leicestershire.

Big wins in a fantastic seven days at New Road

Worcester News: TOM KOHLER-CADMORE: Impressed against Bangladesh ‘A’.

10:25am Thursday 22nd August 2013

THE past week has been excellent both for Worcestershire and myself on a personal level.

We can’t be afraid of the openers at Trent Bridge

Worcester News: GARETH ANDREW: Could miss today’s trip to Nottinghamshire with a bad back.

11:00am Tuesday 13th August 2013

TRENT Bridge is always a difficult place to go to as Nottinghamshire are a team with a star-studded line-up.

We never got going in our Kent washout

Worcester News: GARETH ANDREW: Injury blow.

10:00am Tuesday 6th August 2013

THE weather put paid to our hopes of taking anything from our LV= County Championship Division Two game with Kent at New Road, which has been disappointing.

Glad to see the back of this year’s t20 event

Worcester News: County will keep on fighting says Leatherdale

9:00am Tuesday 30th July 2013

TWENTY20 cricket is always great fun when you are winning but it can be depressing if it isn’t going well, so I am glad to see the back of it now.

We can’t give up our t20 last eight pursuit

Worcester News: ROUGH JUSTICE: Thilan Samaraweera fell to a terrible lbw decision against Gloucestershire.

10:30am Tuesday 23rd July 2013

WE were bitterly disappointed with our Friends Life t20 defeat against Northamptonshire at New Road on Sunday.

We can still reach the last eight of the t20

Worcester News: ALEXEI KERVEZEE: Has found some form with the bat.

10:11am Tuesday 16th July 2013

ALTHOUGH we have had mxed results in the Friends Life t20, I still believe we can qualify for the quarter-finals.

Don’t expect an Ashes clean sweep

Worcester News: TOP GUY: Nick Compton was a good influence on Worcestershire’s younger players.

10:30am Tuesday 9th July 2013

AFTER losing our first two games in the Friends Life t20 it was vital that we beat Gloucestershire at the weekend to get us back up and running.

Compton is someone our lads can learn from

Worcester News: PHIL HUGHES: Travelled on the County’s team coach for the match against Gloucestershire at Bristol.

10:30am Tuesday 2nd July 2013

WE will be taking on the touring Australian team this week — it is a great game for the club to have and financially it will be a good thing for New Road.

t20 a welcome break after YB40 away loss

Worcester News: EXCEPTIONAL: Daryl Mitchell was full of praise for Chris Russell’s (centre) bowling display in Worcestershire’s seven-wicket defeat to Northamptonshire in the YB40 on Monday night.

10:30am Wednesday 26th June 2013

WE are really looking forward to our Friends Life t20 campaign that starts with a visit to New Road from Glamorgan on Friday.

Time for sweet revenge against Glamorgan

Worcester News: NATIONALISED: Nambian-born former Netherlands international Alexei Kervezee is now officially a British citizen.

10:30am Wednesday 19th June 2013

GLAMORGAN come to New Road tomorrow for our LV= County Championship Division Two re-match and we owe them one after our defeat at the SWALEC Stadium at the start of the season.

Jack Shantry and Moeen Ali are ready for t20 battle

Worcester News: MOEEN ALI.

10:00am Wednesday 12th June 2013

WE don’t have a match this week, but we have organised a t20 against Shropshire, which will be decent preparation for when the action starts for real in a couple of weeks.

Things are looking up on all fronts at New Road

Worcester News: FINE CATCH: Moeen Ali showed a safe pair of hands against Warwickshire to dismiss Varun Chopra in their Yorkshire Bank 40 match at New Road.

10:30am Wednesday 5th June 2013

PERSONALLY, it has been nice to get a few runs lately — it is what you work towards in the nets and the practice sessions — so it’s good to reap the rewards in the middle.

Confident we can still beat Essex – and the rain

Worcester News: JACK SHANTRY: Batted well down the order against Gloucestershire until he was run out.

10:30am Wednesday 29th May 2013

IN the LV= County Championship matches, you want to be playing for the best part of the four days, so it is always frustrating to lose a day to the weather.

Time for Worcestershire to shine under the Canterbury lights

Worcester News: SAFE HANDS: Thilan Samaraweera took a great catch against Nottinghamshire.

10:30am Wednesday 15th May 2013

WE have a big Yorkshire Bank 40 game at Kent tonight and it’s on TV and under the lights, which is always exciting, so we just need to go out and perform well like we did against Sussex at Hove.

Mitchell is looking forward to being at New Road

Worcester News: MOEEN ALI: His spin bowling may be crucial for Worcestershire against Leicestershire at New Road this week.

9:30am Wednesday 8th May 2013

IT is definitely great to be back at New Road today for the start of our LV= County Championship Division Two match with Leicestershire (11am).

Big opportunity for Worcestershire's young guns

Worcester News: CHANCE: Ben Cox will play against Oxford MCCU this week.

11:30am Wednesday 1st May 2013

PLAYING the Oxford MCCU students always gives a few of the Worcestershire guys an opportunity to show what they can do in the first team.

Time we had a bit of luck after tough start

Worcester News: GARETH ANDREW: Back to his best with the ball for Worcestershire.

10:30am Wednesday 24th April 2013

IN our LV= County Championship Division Two defeat at Glamorgan, it was a big toss to win in overcast, humid conditions with the balls winging around a lot on a fresh pitch.

Plenty still to play for in final three matches

Worcester News: Plenty still to play for in final three matches

9:30am Monday 27th August 2012

OUR six-wicket LV= County Championship Division One defeat up at Durham was a tough one to take and the batters certainly let us down in both innings.

We must show rivals no mercy whatsoever

12:00pm Tuesday 14th August 2012

FOLLOWING our disappointing seven-wicket LV= County Championship Division One defeat to Warwickshire, we have to be more ruthless as a team when we get into decent positions.

Heavy Worcestershire defeat at Sussex was unacceptable

Worcester News: GREAT SCOTT: Ben Scott nearly fired County to victory at Middlesex.

12:00pm Tuesday 7th August 2012

AFTER our performance in the innings and 117-run defeat to Sussex at Hove, where we were very poor in all aspects of the game, there has to be some changes to the side.

Tough Hove test next after poor Essex show

12:00pm Tuesday 31st July 2012

IF I’m being honest, we were pretty ordinary in the first-half of our Clydesdale Bank40 defeat to Essex at New Road.

Fantastic chance to reach finals day

Worcester News: UNBELIEVABLE: Ben Scott’s century played a key role in Worcestershire’s LV= County Championship Division One victory at Lancashire last week.

1:00pm Tuesday 24th July 2012

WE face Yorkshire tomorrow in the quarter-finals of the Friends Life t20 at Headingley and it is a good achievement to have reached this stage — that was one of our main goals at the start of the season.

We’re ready to face Gladiators challenge

Worcester News: ROAD TO RECOVERY: Alexei Kervezee is still on the sidelines after breaking a finger in the Friends Life t20 clash with Somerset Sabres.

10:00am Tuesday 17th July 2012

WE are hoping to beat the weather today and be able to play our Clydesdale Bank 40 match with Gloucestershire Gladiators at Cheltenham (1.45pm).

Poignant game up next for us

11:00am Tuesday 26th June 2012

WE play Glamorgan at New Road in the Friends Life t20 on Friday night and it will be our first game with them in this year’s competition after the SWALEC Stadium clash was postponed following the tragic death of Tom Maynard.

Our t20 displays can be helped by 40-over form

10:30am Tuesday 12th June 2012

WEATHER-permitting, we will step up our preparations for the Friends Life t20 today with some scenarios training out in the middle.

Patchy Somerset show sums up season so far

Worcester News: CRACKING START: Australian import Phil Hughes got his Worcestershire career under way with a century against Middlesex.

10:00am Tuesday 5th June 2012

OUR performance in the LV= County Championship Division One draw against Somerset was similar to how the season has gone so far.

Let’s sign off with Somerset success

Worcester News: PHIL HUGHES: Showing the sort of form Worcestershire will be hoping to benefit from this summer.

9:30am Monday 28th May 2012

WE play Somerset in our last LV= County Championship Division One game for over a month this week and it would be good to get a win to sign off before the one-day cricket takes over.

Training week awaits squad

Worcester News: GOOD INFLUENCE: Mike Klinger would be welcomed back to Worcestershire after completing his ‘fantastic’ early-season spell, according to County captain Daryl Mitchell.

10:00am Monday 21st May 2012

IT has been a pretty hectic start to the season and we now have a week off from cricket before the CB40 game with Middlesex at New Road on Sunday.

Kidderminster move is no problem for squad

2:00pm Monday 7th May 2012

IT is sad to see our New Road ground hit by the flooding, especially after the amount of effort that has gone in by so many people to get it ready for the start of the season.

We’re not too far away from clicking

2:00pm Monday 30th April 2012

I THOUGHT we bowled reasonably well on the first day of our LV= County Championship Division One match with Nottinghamshire at New Road, given it was quite a slow wicket that didn’t seam around as much as we thought it would.

We need to learn from last season’s mistakes

10:00am Monday 9th April 2012

IT is so important to get off to a good start in the first few LV= County Championship Division One matches this year.

Mission accomplished

Worcester News: ALAN RICHARDSON: Leading wicket-taker with 73.

9:20am Saturday 17th September 2011

IT was an unbelievable feeling knowing that we will be playing LV= County Championship Division One cricket next season.

We can still control our division destiny

Worcester News: GREAT NEWS: We all wanted to see Ben Scott (left) sign permanently.

10:00am Saturday 10th September 2011

I’M not really keeping an eye on what is happening elsewhere in the country.

State of shock at our Lancashire demolition

Worcester News: DREAM TIME: Last man Glen Chapple trudges off after being dismissed by Gareth Andrew who celebrates his third wicket in four balls during Lancashire’s first innings. Picture: EMMA PERRINS

10:00am Saturday 3rd September 2011

WELL I certainly didn’t expect to be writing this column on an unexpected day off!

All four final fixtures are crucial to survival

Worcester News: IMPRESSIVE RETURN: For bowler Richard Jones at Lancashire.

9:00am Tuesday 23rd August 2011

WE cannot treat today’s game at Hampshire any differently to how we would any other.

Three more wins should guarantee we stay up

Worcester News: GARETH ANDREW: His re-signing is a positive for the club.

9:00am Tuesday 26th July 2011

WITH seven games left in LV= County Cham-pionship Division One we have to treat them all as cup finals.

We will be better for our t20 experiences

Worcester News: JACK SHANTRY: Scored 47 runs in the defeat at Yorkshire.

9:00am Tuesday 19th July 2011

I THINK we have made good progress in Friends Life t20 this year — we took it to the last game to be in with a shout of qualifying.

Nothing but win will be enough for quarters

Worcester News: GARETH ANDREW: Has taken 25 wickets in the Championship so far.

9:00am Tuesday 12th July 2011

THE win over Warwickshire Bears in Friends Life t20 means we are still in with a chance of reaching the quarter-finals.

Two wins needed to make t20 last eight

Worcester News: THAT’S MAGIC: Ben Scott wowed colleagues with his card tricks.

10:00am Tuesday 5th July 2011

A PLACE in the quarter-finals of the Friends Life t20 is still very much in our own hands.

Matt has been great servant to the County

Worcester News: STEAMING IN: County paceman Matt Mason in action against Sri Lanka.

10:00am Tuesday 28th June 2011

IT is always a sad day when one of your colleagues retires and Matt Mason has been a great servant to Worcestershire over the years.

Vikram’s upturn in form has us firing

Worcester News: VIKRAM SOLANKI: On a good run with the bat.

10:00am Tuesday 21st June 2011

IT’S great to see that Vikram Solanki has found some good form in the LV= County Championship — when that happens, we are a better side for it.

On-song Gaz has added consistency to his game

Worcester News: GARETH ANDREW: Starting to fulfil potential with bat and ball.

8:50am Tuesday 14th June 2011

WE have got a pretty remarkable schedule this week with our Friends Life t20 matches before returning to LV= County Championship action on Saturday.

Notts win has given us taste for more success

Worcester News: IN FULL SWING: Matt Pardoe formed a fine partnership with Vikram Solanki in helping the County chase down their target against defending champions.

10:00am Tuesday 7th June 2011

THERE was a really good atmosphere in the dressing room after our championship win over Nottinghamshire and hopefully we can get a few more of those.

T20 is focus and getting to the last eight is aim

Worcester News: TIMING: Vikram Solanki batted superbly against Notts.

10:00am Tuesday 31st May 2011

AS a group of players, we were all very shocked by the Adrian Shankar news.

My injury absence is proving a nightmare

Worcester News: ANEESH KAPIL: Back to school after impressing. 20280201

10:00am Tuesday 24th May 2011

IT’S been a long, boring week for me.

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