WORCESTERSHIRE bowling coach Alan Richardson has revealed Charlie Morris’ “thirst and hunger to keep getting better” after a successful 2019 campaign.

Morris was the club’s joint leading wicket-taker in Specsavers County Championship Division Two with 44 victims in his first full season of senior cricket since successfully remodelling his action.

The Hereford-born paceman also impressed for Rapids in the Royal London One-Day Cup and forced his way into the Vitality Blast side for the quarter-final and finals day after a three-year absence from T20 action.

Morris’ work ethic and desire to learn helped him battle back from the challenges of the previous three years.

Richardson said: “First and foremost Charlie should be extremely proud of his work.

“We haven’t got a harder-working player in the squad in terms of their game and how they go about their work.

“He’s got that incredible work ethic but is very smart with it as well.

“He’s very organised and has a real structure to what he wants to do, not only with the work he does with the coaches but the work he does on his own which also has real direction about how he wants to go about things.

“That has really paid off for him this year. It was amazing to watch.

“He bowled brilliantly throughout the season and forced his way into the T20 squad towards the end.

“He was frustrated that he wasn’t in that (squad) but understood it. His powerplay bowling in 50-over cricket was absolutely sensational.

“The stats will show that and he contributed for us in all three formats, stayed fit, was nice and robust and the quality of performance on the field was really strong. He is a really humble guy but should have that little swagger about him now.

“He is performing really well and is going to be a leader in this really strong group that we are going to need.

“Guys will get injured, we will need to rotate a bit, they will need all sorts of TLC throughout the season as a bowling group.

“All nine of them will be huge throughout the season.”

Richardson, who is also assistant coach, added: “Charlie shows a really good example to all our lads. He will go out and seek work and it’s not just him being busy.

“It’s him having a real direction towards what he wants to achieve.

“He knows his game brilliantly well, he’s a real student of his own game and other people’s and he wants to get better at that still.

“We had a chat with him at the end of the year and he was happy with his season but he kept saying ‘I need to work on this, I need to work on that, this has happened’ and it’s amazing.

“He is constantly striving to get better and most certainly will reap the rewards of that hunger and desire to keep getting better.

“Whatever happens next season it won’t be through lack of effort and a lack of preparation from Charlie.

“He’s got a real thirst and hunger to keep getting better and not standing still and evolving as a bowler and as a player.”