Double centurion Callum Ferguson is part of the Worcestershire Rapids squad for tomorrow’s crunch Royal London One-Day Cup tie with Warwickshire at Edgbaston (2pm start).
Ferguson scored a superb 159 not out in Sunday’s win by the table-topping Rapids over Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Blackfinch New Road.
He did not field as a precautionary measure after suffering a quad strain while batting but the heartening news for Rapids fans is that he has been named in a 12 strong squad by Rapids Head Coach Kevin Sharp.
It is the 11 players who defeated the Steelbacks plus fit again England Under-19 paceman Dillon Pennington.
Pennington, who played in the winter ICC World Cup in New Zealand, has recovered from an ankle injury and has been playing this week for the Seconds against Nottinghamshire at Stourbridge.
Sharp is looking forward to a contest where the winners will be assured of topping the group and securing a home semi-final.
He said: “The two teams at the top of the table, it doesn’t get any better than that. The forecast looks okay as well so there should be a good crowd.
“I’ve seen Edgbaston under lights before, it’s a picture, it’s fantastic, and I’m sure there will be a lot of people there to support the evening.
“We are a dangerous white ball team. We’ve got a batting order that bats very deep and there is a lot of skill and power in there.
“Teams recognise that. We are becoming a team that people are really taking notice of.”
Ben Cox (w)
Joe Leach (c)
ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP
NORTH GROUP LEADING POSITIONS
RAPIDS Played 7, Won 5, Lost 2, No Result 0, Points 10, Net Run Rate 0.202
Warwicks 7, 4, 1, 2, 10, 0.644
Yorks 7, 4, 2, 1, 9, 0.57
Notts 7, 4, 2, 1, 9, 0.047
Derbys 7, 4, 3, 0, 8, 0.121
Notts Outlaws v Durham Jets
Warwickshire v RAPIDS
Yorkshire Vikings v Northamptonshire Steelbacks