Cricket
Hughes ready for Middlesex clash

By Tim Clarke 25/05 Updated: 25/05 21:36

AUSTRALIAN opener Phil Hughes will go straight into Worcestershire’s side to face Middlesex in the Clydesdale Bank 40 at New Road on Sunday after landing on English soil yesterday (Thursday).

The left-hander arrives at Worcestershire keen to prove to the Australian selectors that he is worth a recall to the Test side having taken part in a Cricket Australia training camp, which delayed his arrival in England.

The Royals’ director of cricket Steve Rhodes believes Hughes’ determination to force his way back into the Australia side could pay huge dividends for Worcestershire.

“It will be a very exciting time,” Rhodes said.

“He has obviously got a point to prove and would desperately love to get his place in the Australia side back, so that can be a massive benefit to us at Worcester.

“I’m looking forward to seeing him perform in all formats including the t20 which will soon be upon us.

“Phil just wants to score runs and if he’s doing well for us and other players are not flying then I’m sure he’ll push himself back into contention.”

Sunday’s game starts at 1.45pm.

Popular Stories »

1 Students combine studies with running restaurant

2 Arrivederci as restaurant shuts its doors

3 Trust goes even deeper in the red

4 Former soldier is new Lord Lieutenant

5 Perdiswell floated as new pool site

More sport »

Abbott pens new Sixways deal

HOMEGROWN back row star Jake Abbott has pledged

Lancaster throws down the gauntlet to Mullan

ENGLAND head coach Stuart Lancaster has challenged Worcester

THE MATT MASON COLUMN

WE'RE all looking forward to welcoming Phil Hughes

Warriors name Redman as forwards coach

NIGEL Redman will make a return to Worcester

Regional sport »


Stratford Observer
Midlands glory for Hammadi

STRATFORD & District Boxing Academy gained another champion over the ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Droitwich Hockey Club's Ladies 2nds get first win of the ...

LORNA Davidson scored four as Droitwich Spa Ladies 2nds collected ...

Redditch Standard
Laura is a golden girl in Holland

THERE was gold medal glory for Redditch judo ace Laura ...

Evesham Observer
No disgrace in cup exit for much-changed Robins

EVESHAM United's run without a victory extended to eight matches ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »