Saturday, August 29th, 2015

Dell And Twohig Shine As Six Worcs Ccc Academy Players Help Midlands Into Final

Dell And Twohig Shine As Six Worcs Ccc Academy Players Help Midlands Into Final

Josh Dell and skipper Ben Twohig were again in fine form for the Midlands Under-17s in helping them reach the final of the 'Super Fours' at the National Performance Centre, Loughborough.

It was a proud day for Worcestershire CCC as Dell and Twohig were two of SIX of their Academy players participating in the 22 run win over London-East which set up a second meeting of the week with the North in the final.

Dell followed up his 70 not out in that first meeting with the North by scoring another 70 and he was aided in an excellent partnership of 92 in 15 overs with another Worcs CCC Academy player in opener Zen Malik.

They enabled the Midlands to recover from 19-2 before Malik was dismissed for a fine run a ball 63 containing two sixes and seven fours.

Dell went onto to hit seven fours in his 92 ball knock before he was sixth out at 188 and the Midlands were eventually dismissed for 214 in 44.4 overs.

Nick Hammond, Josh Haynes and Josh Tongue from the County's Academy were also part of the Midlands side.

Spinner Twohig followed up his fine performance in the first meeting with the North by returning fine figures of 3-41 from his 10 overs.

It lifted the wicket tally of the Malvern College pupil to seven in three games in the 'Super Fours' and he is certainly leading by example as captain.

Tongue took the new ball and bowled six overs for 23 runs and Haynes picked up a wicket and finished with 1-39 from eight overs.

London-East were eventually bowled out for 192 in 44 overs with opener Max Holden (71) ninth out – caught by Dell off Connor Marshall.