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 »

Sorry, not available

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
Lewis revels in London experience

STRATFORD'S Keir Lewis revealed being roared down the home straight ...

Bromsgrove Standard
Sporting win first FA Cup game

The FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round Bromsgrove Sporting (2) 0 ...

Redditch Standard
Redditch Entaco

REDDITCH Entaco head into the weekend's fixtures hoping to improve ...

Evesham Observer
Hurricane Bertha has the final say

HURRICANE Bertha did not deter six intrepid sailors from entering ...

Business Directory »

See your advert here »