WORCESTERSHIRE have received a boost to their bowling attack as the pace duo of Dillon Pennington and Charlie Morris are back following injuries and illness for the trip to Derbyshire tomorrow.

The pair missed the draw with Durham last week - Morris to a stomach bug and Pennington to a hamstring injury - but both are a welcomed addition for the trip to the undefeated Derbyshire.

Head Coach, Alex Gidman, confirmed the fit-again duo have been added to the 11 on duty against Durham.

“It’s nice to have the options available again and, with Ben (Gibbon) and Adam (Finch) performing pretty well last week, it’s obviously put us in a good position again (numbers-wise).”

The entertaining draw last week will have acted as a morale boost to a Worcestershire side who have enjoyed an encouraging start to the 2022 LV=Insurance County Championship campaign.

The Pears impressed in the first two games, coming agonisingly close to winning the opener against Leicestershire before a resounding victory over Sussex.

They showed good character to battle hard in the defeat to Nottinghamshire before last week's unlikely draw after the heroics of Ben Stokes for Durham.

Gidman has liked what he has seen so far.

"We’ve had four games, the first two games we’ve played extremely well in and beat, or came close to beating, teams on an even keel with us in terms of where they would see themselves," he said.

"We’ve had two really tough tests, two weeks ago (versus Nottinghamshire) and last week, and our performances have been outstanding.

"Obviously, we haven’t managed to get a win in those games, but there is no disgrace in the way the lads have performed at all.

"We can’t win them all but really impressed with how we’ve shown some wonderful characteristics and behaviours during those two games and competed very hard against two very good teams.

"We’ve had some tough games against Durham and Nottinghamshire during the past couple of years, and they’ve put us to the sword a little bit, but hopefully, it shows the signs of the improvement.

"From a coaches perspective, you want the results, but it’s equally important you see the guys improving and performing, and the two performances have shown the improvement within the group.”