Bowling Coach Graeme Welch spoke as the Bears returned to pre-season training in the Edgbaston Cricket Centre.

“We had fitness testing Thursday and Friday since the lads had a month in the lockdown,” said Welch.

“The lads have been keeping fit and Jack (Murfin) is happy they’re in shape. I think there has been a few lads who have struggled with it (lockdown), but obviously being around a group all the time it’s been difficult.”