Notts bowler Wood goes on loan to Worcestershire

Luke Wood'PICTURE BY MARK FEAR/MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY
Luke Wood'PICTURE BY MARK FEAR/MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY

Nottinghamshire seam bowler Luke Wood has joined Worcestershire on a month-long loan deal.

The 22-year-old left-armer started the 2018 season well, taking four wickets in the first two Specsavers County Championship games of the campaign.

But he was subsequently struck down by an ankle ligament injury that kept him out for several weeks before suffering a bout of illness on his return.

Worksop-born Wood has been gradually rebuilding his fitness since then and has been a regular feature for the Second XI team.

Director of cricket Mick Newell believes this stint with the Pears will help him to rediscover his best form.

“Luke has been a little unlucky after a bright start to the season, so getting some games under his belt at this point in his comeback is just what we think he needs,” he said.

“Worcestershire will be getting a player who will be determined to prove himself and hopefully when he comes back to Trent Bridge, he will be pushing for a first-team place.”

The loan starts tomorrow and covers a raft of T20 Group games, plus Worcestershire’s four-day game at home to Somerset.