21st Nov, 2017

Bromsgrove sign Baker from Knowle and Dorridge

Craig Gibbons 2nd Nov, 2017 Updated: 2nd Nov, 2017

BROMSGROVE have made their first signing of the winter by bringing in Alec Baker from Birmingham League Premier Division champions Knowle & Dorridge.

The 26-year-old had seen first-team chances limited with New Zealand international George Worker scoring 1,677 runs last term as the Solihull side finished six points clear of runners-up Shrewsbury.

Looking for more game time after spending the year with the Seconds, the former Warwickshire youth player has teamed up with Bromsgrove who were looking to recruit after losing the mercurial Alexei Kervezee at the end of the season.

Skipper Mark Evenson was delighted to bring in the left-handed batsman, who can also bowl right-arm off-spin, and said Baker would play a key part next season.

“With Alexei going we had a large gap to fill so to bring in someone like Baker is a bonus for us,” he said.

“He was looking to get back into regular action and his signing shows we are heading in the right direction.

“Alec can score big and take wickets so we have got plenty of options with him in the squad.

“We are excited to have him on board and we hope he can do a massive job for us.”

Evenson added he was looking to bring in another couple of players to bolster the ranks and revealed he may look at signing one of Warwickshire’s professionals as most of Worcestershire’s are already affiliated to local clubs.

“It’s an avenue we are looking into at the moment but nothing is for certain just yet,” he said.

“We want to get our business done before Christmas so we can be fully prepared for the new season.

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