Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016

Hepburn And Fraine Take The Honours For Seconds At Scarborough

Hepburn And Fraine Take The Honours For Seconds At Scarborough

Alex Hepburn scored his first century of the season for Worcestershire Seconds before Will Fraine hit his career best score on day two of the Second Eleven Championship match with Yorkshire Seconds at Scarborough.

Worcestershire closed on 373 all out after electing to bat following the day one wash-out and then Josh Tongue picked up an early wicket as Yorkshire closed on 20-1.

Hepburn hit four hundreds for the Seconds last season but has not been as prolific during the current campaign until today.

He gradually accelerated in making 121 off 186 balls with two sixes and 17 fours.

His second fifty came off just 43 balls.

Fraine marked his first Championship appearance of the season – he has been studying at Durham University – by making an unbeaten 87 off 131 balls with one six and 10 fours.

Worcestershire lost two early wickets to Yorkshire paceman James Wainman with Ollie Westbury (8) caught behind and Tom Fell (1) nicking through to first slip.

Skipper George Rhodes and Hepburn began the recovery with a stand of 69 in 19 overs.

Rhodes went to his half century and struck eight fours in his 96 ball innings before he became another Wainman victim.

Hepburn and Zen Malik (41) added a further 83 in 25 overs and a further 75 in 18 overs came from the Hepburn-Fraine partnership.

Hepburn was fifth out at 244 and Fraine was the key figure for the remainder of the innings, receiving useful support from Ben Twohig (21) and wicket-keeper Joe Dodd (27).

Wainman finished with 5-49 from 20 overs.

There was only time for Yorkshire to face two overs but Tongue trapped Elliot Cass lbw for a duck with the second ball.

Some expansive strokeplay by Ryan Gibson meant Yorkshire ended at 20-1.



G Rhodes c Callis b Wainman 50

Westbury c Read b Wainman 8

Fell c W Rhodes b Wainman 1

Hepburn b Rafiq 121

Malik c W Rhodes b Thompson 41

Fraine not out 87

Twohig b Wainman 21

Tongue c Hussain b Wainman 2

Dodds c Gibson b Thompson 27

Morris b Gibson 0

Scrimshaw b Thompson 2

Total (all out) 373 in 99.2 overs

FOW: 13, 17, 86, 169, 244, 279, 299, 364, 370, 373


Wainman 20-6-49-5

Rhodes 16-4-34-0

Rafiq 24-7-95-1

Warner 5.2-1-30-0

Carver 20.4 – 1- 71-0

Thompson 9.2-0-52-3

Gibson 4-0-33-1



Callis lbw Tongue 0

Geldart not out 0

Gibson not out 20

Extras 0

Total (for 1 wicket) 20 off two overs

FOW: 0


Tongue 1-0-5-1

Morris 1-0-15-0