Worcestershire keep Scott
Youngster bumped for Veteran
By Jessica Basi. Last Updated: May 10, 2011 9:52am
Scott: Re-signs for Royals on loan
Worcestershire have re-signed Middlesex wicketkeeper Ben Scott on a one-month loan contract.
Scott wowed Worcestershire during his initial loan spell last season. The 29-year old took 30 catches across seven LV= County Championship matches, and mustered a respectable 31.3 average run rate.
"It is sad for Ben Cox that he has had to serve his apprenticeship in the firing line of Division One cricket."
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He also wracked up an impressive 98 runs in a memorable performance against Sussex.
Scott will replace teenage wicketkeeper Ben Cox, who is taking a step back from Division One cricket.
The 18-year old conceded 41 byes in Worcestershire's last match against Warwickshire, and another 21 against Nottinghamshire in April.
With Worcestershire bottom of the table, director of cricket Steve Rhodes acknowledged Cox has had a difficult debut season.
He told the club's official site: "As a club we are very proud of the development of our homegrown young players and it is sad for Ben Cox that he has had to serve his apprenticeship in the firing line of Division One cricket.
"To aid his development, and to give Worcestershire more experience behind the stumps, the club is pleased to announce the signing of Ben Scott."
Rhodes hopes Scott's "experience and class with the gloves" will bolster the Worcestershire side in their match against Warwickshire on Wednesday.