George Scrimshaw is included in Worcestershire Rapids squad for the first time in the NatWest T20 Blast for this evening’s clash with Birmingham Bears at Edgbaston(7pm).

Academy product Scrimshaw has impressed since returning from the stress fracture of the back which ruled him out of the first two months of the season.

He returned 5-12 for the Seconds in last week’s T20 match against Yorkshire and picked up another three wickets in a win over Warwickshire in the short format yesterday.

Scrimshaw was part of a Young Lions training camp last winter in the UAE before returning home with the injury.

It means the Rapids have three of their brightest young pace bowling prospects included in the squad in Josh Tongue, Pat Brown and Scrimshaw.

The Rapids face back to back T20 Blast games – Northamptonshire Steelbacks visit New Road tomorrow afternoon (2.30pm) – before heading straight into Sunday’s Specsavers County Championship clash with Sussex at New Road (11am).

*The gates will open at 12 noon tomorrow and parking at New Road will be only for those members with a valid 2017 Worcestershire CCC car park pass.

Worcestershire Rapids (from):

Clarke

Hastings

Cox

Mitchell

Santner

D’Oliveira

Whiteley

Leach

Barnard

Tongue

Brown

Rhodes

Hepburn

Scrimshaw