Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

DOUBLE STRIKE FOR FINCH AND BROWN AS SECONDS GO UNDER AT KIDDERMINSTER

Adam Finch and Pat Brown both enjoyed a double success with the ball before Worcestershire Seconds went down by six wickets to Gloucestershire Seconds on the final day of the Second Eleven Championship match at Kidderminster.

Finch followed up his initial breakthrough yesterday evening by having Oliver Meadows (11) caught behind by Alex Milton from a delivery that bounced on him with only eight runs added to the overnight 24-1.

The 50 came up in 17.3 overs, but then Brown made inroads into the Gloucestershire batting line-up.

Ian Cockbain (12) mistimed a shot off his legs against the England T20I international, and triallist George Drissell held onto the chance at short mid-wicket.

It became 68-4 when Tom Smith (5) was beaten all ends up by a Brown delivery which cut back sharply and was leg before.

Worcestershire pressed for the extra breakthroughs, which could have tipped the game in their favour.

But the fifth-wicket pair of Jared Warner (31 not out) and Will Naish (38 not out) added an unbroken 48 to see Gloucestershire to victory on the stroke of lunch.

Worcestershire collected five points from their opening four-day game โ€“ two for batting and three for bowling.

Finch finished with figures of 9-3-31-2 and Brown 5-3-16-2.

The other bowling figures being Josh Tongue 9-3-20-0, Mitchell Stanley 6-1-11-0, Ross Whiteley 4-0-22-0, Drissell 2-0-6-0 and Jacques Banton 1.4-0-2-0.