Monday, July 27th, 2015

Dell And Williams Hit Centuries As Worcs Under-19S Defeat Lincs

Dell And Williams Hit Centuries As Worcs Under-19S Defeat Lincs

Josh Dell and Darrel Williams scored centuries as Worcestershire Under-19s gained an emphatic seven wicket win over Lincolnshire Development X1 in a three-day match at Stourbridge.

Lincolnshire elected to bat and were bowled out for 223 in their first innings despite 78 off 129 balls with one six and 11 fours from Alex Wheatley.

Mikesh Patel (3-34) was the most successful Worcestershire bowler with Freddie Wynn (2-26), Williams (2-50), Patrick Brown (1-24) and Josh Haynes (1-33) the other wicket-takers.

Worcestershire lost early wickets in their first innings and at one stage were 133-6 but Dell and Williams revived their fortunes with good support from Liam Smith and Ian Bullock.

Dell added 127 with Smith (69) for the seventh wicket and then a further 64 for the eighth with Williams before he was dismissed for 122 off 187 balls with one six and 19 fours.

Williams raced to 100 not out off just 67 deliveries with one six and 18 fours and added an unbroken 100 for the ninth wicket with Bullock before the declaration at 424-8.

Lincolnshire, faced witha deficit of 201, were bowled out for 278 after opener Ross Connelley had struck 93 from 105 balls with 18 fours.

Leg spinner Williams continued a fine all-round match by returning 4-60 in 16 overs with Liam Smith (2-51), Patel (1-49) Wynn (1-44) and Brown (1-44) also enjoying some success with the ball.

Worcestershire were left with a 78 target and, although they lost three early wickets, Connor Dudley (27 not out) and Josh Haynes (17 not out) saw them through to victory.