Worcestershire batsman Tom Fell has participated in his first net session at New Road since starting three cycles of chemotherapy in his bid to combat cancer.
The county announced the news on their Twitter account before the final day of their pre-season match against Warwickshire at Edgbaston.
The 22-year-old was the county’s leading run-scorer in last season’s Specsavers County Championship before being diagnosed with testicular cancer late last year.
Fell, who also took part in gym work and fielding practice, remains positive and hopes he can carry on his development after the first cycle of chemotherapy.
“I had a little bat and got involved in the gym and in fielding and it was alright,” Fell said.
“It felt pretty well in the nets. If I’m feeling okay, there is no reason why I can’t get involved in some more training. Of course, I know I’ve not got to get too far ahead of myself, I’m aware of that, but I’ve reacted well to the first cycle (of chemotherapy).
“I had two days out of 21 in the first three-week cycle when I didn’t feel so good which is pretty good. If the second cycle is like the first, there is no reason why I won’t be able to get involved in a bit more training.”