FAST bowling lead coach Kevin Shine says Worcestershire paceman George Scrimshaw can benefit from working alongside more experience in this winter's ECB Page Programme.

Scrimshaw linked up at the ECB’s Performance Centre at Loughborough this week with seven other seamers ahead of a training camp later this month at Desert Springs, Spain.

After making his County debut in the T20 Blast last summer, it is another chance for Scrimshaw to develop his game with some other up-and-coming young English talent.

Toby Roland-Jones, recovering from the stress fracture in his lower back that ended his Ashes dreams, is also part of the programme.

Shine said: “We’ve got a great balance this winter.

"There’s a quartet of lads with experience in Reece Topley, Jamie Overton, Jamie Porter and now Toby who was first with us on the programme as a young lad six or seven years ago.

“They’ve got so much to share with the younger guys Tom Barber, Zak Chappell, George and Paul Walter which all goes to show the quality and strength in depth we have in our fast bowling ranks.

“The lads have been working hard in Loughborough and with their counties and the chance to get outside and hopefully a bit of sun on our backs at Desert Springs will come at just the right time.”

Scrimshaw made a successful return to action with the County in the summer after suffering a stress fracture in the back before aggravating it towards the end of the campaign.

Shine said: “Unfortunately fast bowling is always going to be a brutal business. That’s one of the reasons we have the programme.

"The aim is to reinforce the physical and technical foundations required for international fast bowling.

“In the 10 or 12 years since we started it the programme has evolved to develop the athleticism of our talented bowlers.

“There’s been a growing focus on things like running technique, movement patterns, mobility, co-ordination and agility and of course we also work on the craft and skills of fast bowling as well as the technical areas surrounding pace.

“This year the guys have been able to do more bowling before Christmas on the back of some new research suggesting a complete shutdown from bowling for long periods of time increases injury risk.

“Also we want to ensure their bodies adapt to bowling after they have trained.”

Meanwhile, Charlie Morris’ efforts proved in vain as Tuggeranong Valley lost by 19 runs in the McDonald’s ACT Premier Cricket first-grade semi-final with Weston Creek Molonglo.

The County paceman finished with figures of 8-2-34-3 as Creek were bowled out for 242 in 47.3 overs.

But then Tuggeranong were dismissed for 223 in reply with Morris making nine off 14 balls.

George Rhodes’ side Onslow lost their 100 per cent record with a 71-run defeat to Eastern Suburbs in the Ewen Chatfield Trophy.

Rhodes bowled a tidy spell of 9-1-21-1 as Suburbs were dismissed for 138.

But Onslow were skittled for just 67 in reply with Rhodes making six.

Ollie Westbury's Scarborough lost the battle for first-innings points against Joondalup in a Western Australia Cricket Association first-grade match.

Scarborough scored 256 all out on day one with Westbury managing seven and Joondalup declared on 416-4.

In a second-grade match, Josh Dell’s Midland-Guildford claimed first-innings points against University.

Dell made 37 from 64 balls with five fours as Midland-Guildford scored 276 on day two in reply to 193 all out.