Reeve Evitts played an important role with bat and ball to help keep Worcestershire Under-18s in contention, heading into the final day of the three-day match with Leicestershire Under-18s at Chester Road, Kidderminster.
Evitts picked up three wickets, as Leicestershire replied with 285-6 declared, in reply to Worcestershire’s 273-9 on the opening day.
He then figured in a crucial partnership with Harry Cooke as Worcestershire, who at one stage were 29-4, ended on 117-5 – a lead of 105.
Evitts removed both openers, both caught by keeper Luke Powell, plus Kieran Pell for exactly 50 and finished with figures of 19-4-52-3.
Captain and new ball bowler, Joe Stanley, chipped in with two wickets and a return of 18-6-34-2 while Jack Warner, (12-2-41-1), was the other wicket-taker.
Freddie Fallows (63 not out) helped Leicestershire into a narrow lead before the declaration.
Worcestershire ran into trouble during the early part of their second innings but Cooke and Evitts put on 77 for the fifth wicket in 24 overs.
Cooke was dismissed just before the close for an excellent 53 off 82 balls with 11 fours.
But Evitts went onto finish with 34 not out from 86 balls with three boundaries.