Ben Cox has returned to New Road after his four month spell in Australia and can reflect on a successful winter with Greenvale Kangaroos.

The Worcestershire wicket-keeper is already being put through his paces by the county's fitness and conditioning coach Ross Dewar after arriving back in this country on Monday.

But he can take satisfaction from his time with the Victorian Premier Cricket Bartercard Men's Premier Firsts club.

Cox ended his time with the Kangaroos sitting on top of their batting averages.

He scored 563 runs at an average of 40.21 including five half centuries and a top score of 93 not out.

Cox's efforts meant he also occupied ninth spot in the overall league batting averages for the 2014-15 season.

He also finished third in the league wicket-keeping lists with 18 dismissals comprised of 14 catches and four stumpings.

Cox has also been working to a strict fitness plan – along with the other Worcestershire players – while Down Under set out for him by Dewar to ensure he is in the best possible shape for his return to New Road.

His county colleague Jack Shantry is to remain with the Kangaroos for the next two weekends before flying direct to join up with the county squad on their pre-season tour of Abu Dhabi.

*Ben will be reflecting on his time in Australia and his ambitions for the forthcoming season in an interview with the Worcestershire web-site during the next few days.