Luke Fletcher reflected on a good day’s work at Worcester as he gained career-best figures of five for 27.

The 29-year old, who missed the second half of last season through injury, scythed through the Worcestershire middle and lower order to help dismiss them for 110 before lunch.

“It’s nice, it’s been a long wait to get a five-wicket haul,” he said. “I think it’s been five years since my last one, so it’s nice to get one and it’s been a good day for me.”

With two days already lost to the weather and a heavily overcast morning, Fletcher agreed that the conditions were more favourable to the bowlers.

“Obviously the pitch has been under cover for two days, with all the bad weather we’ve had and the flooding they had recently, so bowling first was always going to be the way.”

Amongst his tally of wickets were the two top scorers in the home side’s innings, Joe Clarke and Travis Head and Fletcher was pleased to claim their dismissals.

“They’re both good players and they came at the bowlers and played really well, so it was nice for me to chip away and get them. It’s always nice to get the big players out.”

Whilst Jake Ball and Harry Gurney each bagged 14 wickets in the matches against Lancashire and Yorkshire, the ‘Bulwell Bomber’ was restricted to just seven victims, so was delighted that things fell his way in this match.

“You go through your processes and some days it’s your day and some days it’s not." 

"This season I’ve been happy with the way I’ve bowled in the first two games and if you keep doing the right things and stick to your disciplines you eventually get your rewards and today proves that.”


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