Worcestershire CCC Academy opener Ollie Westbury has been praised for his performances and conduct during a successful five month spell with Hay Park CC in Australia this winter.

Hay Park first grade captain Jono Whitney said Westbury had been "a credit to his family and Worcestershire CCC."

Westbury put the icing on a successful season by scoring a century in the Bunbury and District Cricket Association first grade Grand Final against Colts CC.

But he has also impressed off the pitch during training and in his role as a groundsman with Hay Park.

Whitney said: "Olly has been a credit to his family and Worcestershire CCC the way he has conducted himself.

"He has thrown himself 100% into everything, whether that be training, playing or his work as a groundsman.

"Our head curator can't speak highly enough of how he has gone about his work and he takes enormous pride in the finished product.

"I think that Olly has learnt an awful lot about himself over these six months and come a long way as a young man.

"He has battled through the tough times and it all culminated in his spectacular man of the match performance in the Grand Final where he stole the show with his century on day one after Murray Goodwin had posted his own 100 and a tricky total for us to chase down.

"I look forward to following his progress this summer, I think he has a bright future.

"We as a club wish Olly all the very best in his career and we hope to see him on these shores in the not too distant future.

"He should be very proud of what he has achieved while he has been at the club and we hope that he takes back some fond memories of his time in the South West."