Charlie Morris and Jack Shantry are battling to emulate spin wizard Saeed Ajmal in topping the 50 wicket mark for Worcestershire in the LV= County Championship this season.

The two pacemen have taken 48 and 44 wickets respectively in the Championship with two games remaining against Surrey at New Road tomorrow and Essex at Chelmsford from September 23.

Morris reached 50 first class wickets against Derbyshire at Derby with the aid of his four for Oxford University against Nottinghamshire in April.

Ajmal leads the way with 63 victims from his nine Championship appearances for the County in 2014.

On the batting front, skipper Daryl Mitchell still comfortably leads the way as Worcestershire's highest run-getter with 1308 runs at an average of nearly 69.

Alexei Kervezee, Ben Cox, Tom Fell and Richard Oliver have all topped the 500 run mark in the competition.

Oliver has the highest strike rate of the county batsman with an average of 85.1 runs per 100 balls.

 

BATTING

 

M Inns N/O Runs Avg Top 50s-100s

DKH Mitchell 14 23 4 1308 68.84 172* 4-5

AN Kervezee 14 22 1 771 36.71 110 5-2

OB Cox 14 21 2 580 30.53 104 3-1

T Fell 10 16 1 526 35.07 133 1-2

RK Oliver 5 10 0 505 50.50 179 4-1

MM Ali 6 7 0 461 65.86 162 2-1

T Kohler-Cadmore 11 19 0 441 23.21 99 2-0

JD Shantry 14 20 6 315 22.50 37 0-0

J Leach 10 15 0 288 19.20 74 2-0

MG Pardoe 9 13 1 284 23.67 52 1-0

RA Whiteley 9 12 0 214 17.83 43 0-0

SH Choudhry 6 10 1 209 23.22 44 0-0

S Ajmal 9 10 2 156 19.50 53* 1-0

GM Andrew 4 6 1 108 21.60 71* 1-0

AD Hales 1 2 0 78 39.00 63 1-0

CJ Morris 14 16 12 72 18.00 24 0-0

MJ McClenaghan 3 5 0 63 12.60 27 0-0

 

BOWLING

 

M Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Av Best

S Ajmal 9 417.3 116 1038 63 16.48 7-19

CJ Morris 14 438.4 119 1189 48 24.77 5-54

JD Shantry 14 420.5 106 1138 44 25.86 6-53

J Leach 10 229.5 42 840 32 26.25 5-36

GM Andrew 4 106.0 25 319 20 15.95 5-40

MJ McClenaghan 3 92.0 22 353 10 35.30 5-78

SH Choudhry 6 108.1 13 384 8 48.00 3-79

MM Ali 6 104.5 22 282 8 35.25 3-43

CJ Russell 1 14.0 1 73 2 36.50 2-73

RA Whiteley 9 12.0 1 44 0 n/a 0-4

MG Pardoe 9 10.0 2 24 0 n/a 0-6

DKH Mitchell 14 6.0 2 20 0 n/a 0-0

AN Kervezee 14 7.3 0 34 0 n/a 0-5