Monday, October 10th, 2016

Hepburn And Barnard Make Most Of Colts Action In Australia

Hepburn And Barnard Make Most Of Colts Action In Australia

Alex Hepburn and Ed Barnard made the most of some invaluable practice when turning out for the colts sides of Willetton Dragons and Scarborough respectively in the Western Australia Cricket Association Colts League.

The Worcestershire duo had been frustrated by the weather on the previous day as the entire WACA first grade programme was washed out.

Hepburn skippered Willetton against Bayswater-Morley and finished with 3-41 in 9.4 overs as the home side were dismissed for 189 in 48.4 overs after being put into bat.

He then went in at number three and scored 34 off 53 balls but Willetton were bowled out for177 in 49.4 overs.

Barnard enjoyed success with the ball as Scarborough triumphed away to South Perth.

Scarborough totalled 200-8 in 50 overs after being asked to bat first and then Barnard picked up four wickets as South Perth subsided to 187 all out in 48.2 overs.

The game was in the balance at 135-4 but then Barnard picked up three quick wickets.

Around the world, a cluster of Worcestershire players of the recent past, present and future have been in international action.

Moeen Ali was on the losing side, bowling nine overs for 39 runs and scoring four, as England were bowled out for 204 in pursuit of Bangladesh's 238-8 in the second ODI in Dhaka to leave the series all square at 1-1.

One of Worcestershire 2016 overseas players in Kyle Abbott played a key role in South Africa's six wicket win over Australia in the fourth ODI in Port Elizabeth.

Abbott removed openers Aaron Finch and David Warner cheaply and finished with 4-40 as Australia were dismissed for 167.

The County's 2017 overseas signing, John Hastings, scored four and bowled four overs for 27 runs as the Proteas comfortably reached their target.

Another two of Worcestershire's 2016 players, New Zealand duo Matt Henry and Mitchell Santner, returned 35-3-127-0 and 44-4-137-1 respectively as a superb 201 from Virat Kohli helped India to 557-5 declared in the third Test in Indore. The Black Caps replied with 28-0 at the end of the second day.