Several Worcestershire players in action in Australia will be aiming to help their respective sides capitalise on strong positions when two-day games reach their climax.

Wicket-keeper Ben Cox and paceman Jack Shantry will be striving to push home Greenvale Kangaroos advantage after they bowled out Ringwood for 143 last weekend in a Victorian Premier Cricket Bartercard Men's Premier First fixture.

Shantry returned 2-34 from 19 overs and Cox held onto four catches on a rain affected day.

England Under-19 player Joe Clarke hit a half century for South Perth on the opening day away to Melville in a Western Australian Cricket Assciation first grade clash which will be concluded tomorrow.

Clarke's 55 from 83 balls helped South Perth end play on 256-9.

In a WACA second grade match, Alex Hepburn's side, Willetton Dragons, will be looking to press home their advantage against Claremont.

The Dragons will resume on 150-5 after bowling out Claremont for 90 last weekend.

New Road all-rounder Ross Whiteley's team, Prospects CC, begin a two day South Australian Cricket Association 'A' grade match away to Sturt.