Ed Barnard is another Worcestershire CCC player to have made a significant impact while playing grade cricket abroad this winter.

Ollie Westbury’s fine form during the past five months for Grafton United in New Zealand has already been well documented on the Worcestershire CCC official website (see February 19).

All-rounder Barnard has continued in the same vein as with the County last summer, when he picked up four trophies at the end of season Awards Night, while playing for Scarborough CC in Australia.

The England Lions player totalled 408 runs in Western Australia Cricket Association first grade cricket at an average of 40.80.

He hit one century against Willetton plus four other fifties in his 10 knocks.

Barnard had scores of 31, 0, 56, 103, 55, 11, 60, 17, 9 and 66 at a strike rate of 63.2 batting in the top five.

The 23-year-old did not bowl until the New Year but then returned to the attack and picked up nine wickets at 25.78 runs apiece.

His final figures were 81-21-232-9.

Barnard’s efforts helped Scarborough to climb the table and he left them when well in contention to reach the knockout stages approaching the conclusion of the group matches.

He also helped them to reach the quarter-finals of the One-Day Club, where they were beaten by Claremont-Nedlands, and the semi-finals of the T20 Cup when Midland-Guildford were their conquerors.

Barnard flew back to England on Sunday and will rejoin his Blackfinch New Road team-mates before heading out to Abu Dhabi on March 6 for the pre-season tour.