Hemsworth spinner Wainwright named in Yorkshire squad

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HEMSWORTH spinner David Wainwright has been included in Yorkshire’s squad for their opening LV County Championship Division One game at Worcestershire tomorrow.

The former Hemsworth High School pupil will be hoping his inclusion is the first of many in first-class cricket for the White Rose county in 2011 after a season plagued by injury and loss of form last term.

The 26-year-old started 2010 by being included in the England Lions set-up and named in a provisional squad for the England Twenty20 squad, which he narrowly missed the cut.

But, due to injuries and loss of form, the spin bowler failed to find any kind of consistency in appearances for Yorkshire last season.

Wainwright will be looking to forget last year and focus on a much-improved year for Martyn Moxon’s men this season, in all formats of the game, starting at New Road tomorrow.

Yorkshire will travel without England star Tim Bresnan, from Pontefract, who will sit out Yorkshire’s first four Championship games after the ECB imposed a period of rest following his exploits with England in Australia and at the World Cup.

Anthony McGrath has been included in the squad but will face a late fitness to check if he’s fully recovered from a knee injury, while Ossett’s Richard Pyrah is also included.

Yorkshire squad: Lyth, Sayers, Root, Gale (c), Bairstow, McGrath, Brophy, Rashid, Pyrah, Sidebottom, Patterson, Hannon-Dalby, Ashraf, Wainwright.

Worcestershire team: Mitchell (c), Cameron, Solanki, Ali, Kervezee, Pardoe, Andrew, Cox, Wright, Mason, Richardson and Shantry.

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