Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

BRAGG MARKS SECONDS CHAMPIONSHIP DEBUT WITH DOUBLE STRIKE

ed bragg marked his second eleven championship debut for worcestershire seconds by picking up two wickets on a severely truncated second day against northamptonshire at the county ground, northampton.

bragg, part of the 2018-2019 academy intake at New Road, accounted for openers rob newton (15) and emilio gay (18) after the home side had been put into bat.

the all-rounder, who played for the successful under-17s side in the ecb royal county cup two weeks ago, came on first change when play got underway in the early afternoon and ended with figures of 6-1-22-2.

bragg, who also featured for the seconds in the t20 against warwickshire at stourport last week, has developed as a pace bowler during the past 12 months.

he showed his prowess as a batsman with a century for the academy against northants in the final game of last season.

josh breed โ€“ 1-16 in four overs โ€“ claimed worcestershireโ€™s third success of the day in dismissing richard levi (22).

but only 22 overs were possible before bad light and rain ended play and northamptonshire closed on 92-3 from 22 overs.

after a blank first day yesterday, pat brown and dillon pennington shared the new ball and bowled spells of 7-2-21-0 and 5-0-23-0 respectively.