» Wor­rall set to have scan on back injury

Gloucestershire Echo - - CITIZEN -

GLOUCES­TER­SHIRE face an anx­ious few days to dis­cover the ex­tent of a back prob­lem that has kept over­seas sign­ing Dan Wor­rall on the side­lines.

The 27-year-old seamer has made just two Royal Lon­don One-day Cup ap­pear­ances since ar­riv­ing from Aus­tralia and is un­der­go­ing treat­ment for the injury.

Wor­rall had to fly home early from the county last sea­son be­cause of a foot injury and re­turned this year, hav­ing been un­der re­cent treat­ment for a ham­string prob­lem.

Head coach Richard Dawson said: “Dan is see­ing a spe­cial­ist this week and we should know a lot more about the ex­tent of his injury in the next few days.

“He had quite an injury-plagued sea­son in Aus­tralia dur­ing our win­ter and it might be linked to that. At the mo­ment we have no idea how long he will be out.”

Wor­rall missed Glouces­ter­shire’s open­ing Spec­savers County Cham­pi­onship clash with Der­byshire at Bris­tol and the past three Royal Lon­don One­day Cup group games.

There is bet­ter news of win­ter sign­ing Stu­art Whit­ting­ham, whose Glouces­ter­shire de­but has been delayed by an abdominal strain.

The Scot­land in­ter­na­tional seamer is due to play in a three-day sec­ond XI game against Glam­or­gan at Bris­tol CC, start­ing to­mor­row, and should be ready for first-team se­lec­tion after that.

The county’s Royal Lon­don One-day Cup hopes took a knock as they lost by 74 runs to Glam­or­gan at Bris­tol.

Chris Cooke’s ca­reer-best List A score of 161 guided Glam­or­gan to 331 for seven as he shared a fourth-wicket stand of 234 with Billy Root, who con­trib­uted 98.

Glouces­ter­shire slumped to 26 for four as Marchant de Lange claimed three early wick­ets.

They were even­tu­ally dis­missed for 257, Jack Tay­lor top-scor­ing with 75 from 70 balls and Marchant de Lange claim­ing three for 41.

Both sides face the prospect of elim­i­na­tion from the com­pe­ti­tion be­fore the knock-out stage.

It was only Glam­or­gan’s sec­ond win in six matches, while Glouces­ter­shire have three vic­to­ries from the same num­ber of games.

Dent said: “Glam­or­gan posted a de­cent to­tal, but we felt that if we made a good start it was a tar­get we could reach. Un­for­tu­nately, our top five bats­men played shots that weren’t in our game plan and it was dif­fi­cult from then on.”

Jack Tay­lor hits out dur­ing his in­nings of 75 against Glam­or­gan

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