Stuart Broad will have a scan this morning on an ankle injury that prevented him bowling as Nottinghamshire pushed for victory against Worcestershire yesterday.

The fast bowler bowled four overs in the Pears second innings before leaving the field with a sore ankle.

Notts fell just two wickets short of victory as Worcestershire held on for a draw with the help of an unbeaten 177 from Joe Clarke as the visitors closing on 368-8.

“Stuart’s sore ankle has been ongoing and it was stirred up a little bit when he landed in the footholds, so it made sense for him to come off the field when it was too sore for him to bowl,” said Moores.

“It is manageable, but he has a lot of cricket to play in the rest of the summer. He will have a scan on it this morning.

“It was disappointing for him because he was desperate to get out there and was prowling around the dressing room, but injuries are injuries and you have to take heed of them.”

Moores was proud with his side’s efforts, despite not quite getting over the line and recording a fifth victory of the season.

He was particularly praiseworthy of the fast bowling unit, who stayed on for long spells in a bid to secure the win.

Moores added: “You can never guarantee a win in any game – and credit to the way Worcestershire fought hard – but what you want is for your side to show character and spirit, which is essential if you are going to do well over the course of a season.

“We showed that in bucketloads. The seam bowlers all worked really hard for the cause and gave it there all, with Harry (Gurney) bowling over 50 overs in the match, Fletch (Luke Fletcher) doing his Freddie Flintoff impression by finding an extra yard of pace and Matt Milnes putting everything into it.”


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