Charlie Morris has become the sixth Worcestershire CCC player to head to Australia so far this winter to play grade cricket.

The County paceman flew out yesterday to Canberra to join up with Tuggeranong Valley who compete in the ACT Premier Cricket first grade.

Morris is set to make his debut for Tuggeranong in next Saturday's Gallop Cup 50 over clash away to Western District UC.

He joins Ed Barnard, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Jack Shantry, Alex Hepburn and George Rhodes who are already in action Down Under.

New Worcestershire captain Joe Leach will be heading to the same region next weekend to play for North Canberra Gungahlin, also in the ACT Premier Cricket first grade.

Leach enjoyed a successful spell with the Northies two years ago when he helped them lift their first trophy for 10 years via the T20 competition.

Worcestershire's Players' Player Of The Year is to play for two blocks of six weeks for North Canberra either side of Christmas before heading back to New Road to prepare for his first term as skipper.

Several other County players in Ben Cox, Ross Whitely and Ben Twohig are also expected to have spells in Australia this winter.