Thursday, September 16th, 2021


Tom Fell and Taylor Cornall hit centuries as Worcestershire Seconds batted throughout the fourth day to earn a draw from their final Second Eleven Championship match against Yorkshire Seconds at Scarborough.

Fell made a return to form and batted for nearly six hours in making 161, off 279 balls with 20 boundaries.

Triallist Cornall, who played two games for Lancashire in this summer’s Royal London Cup, made 106 off 207 deliveries with 12 fours.

The pair put on 241 for the second wicket in 69 overs as Worcestershire, who began the day on 95-1 after following on, closed on 380-5.

The two sides shook hands once Worcestershire, who had been dismissed for 135 in their first innings in reply to Yorkshire’s 505-6 declared, had wiped out the deficit.

Fell was first to three figures off 149 balls, and he and Cornall batted through the morning session without being parted in adding 110 runs.

Cornall brought up his century from 199 deliveries.

The partnership was eventually broken when spinner Josh Sullivan bowled Cornall from one of the few balls to turn after he had played forward.

The second new ball was taken at 267-2, and Jacques Banton provided further solid support for Fell during a partnership of 73.

Fell’s excellent knock finally ended when he was caught by former Worcestershire team-mate Tom Kohler-Cadmore at slip, and Banton (36) departed in the same manner.

It became three wickets in three overs for no runs when Aadil Ali (0) went lbw at 318-5.

At that juncture, Worcestershire were still 52 runs in arrears, but Zain Ul-Hassan (34 not out) and keeper Henry Cullen (12 not out) ensured there were no further setbacks.