Wednesday, June 1st, 2022


Kadeer Ali is looking for Worcestershire Seconds to end their SET20 campaign on a successful note when they take on Northamptonshire in a double header at the County Ground, Northampton on Thursday.

They recorded their second win in the competition after an impressive performance against Gloucestershire in the second of two games at Cheltenham College yesterday.

Their other triumph was against Somerset at New Road when both sides fielded several first teamers in preparation for the Vitality Blast.

Seconds Coach Kadeer said: “The lads played really well in the second game at Cheltenham and improved from the mistakes they made in the first game.

“We bowled really well at the end, went to our yorker more often with the odd change-up.

“We were probably 20-30 runs light with the bat especially after the start Jacques Banton and Tom Fell gave us.

“We didn’t quite get a strong finish with the bat but we certainly got a strong finish with the ball which was brilliant.

“In the first game we leaked quite a lot in the final five overs which allowed them to get a big score.”

The Seconds went down by one wicket to Northamptonshire in a thrilling last ball decider in the Second Eleven Championship earlier in the season.

Kadeer said: “Two T20 games to go, we will set out to try and win both of them, and it is a good opportunity for the lads to perform well.

“What a great finish that Championship game produced and we’ve had some good games with Northants over the last couple of years, so looking forward to some good T20s tomorrow.”

Worcestershire will make one change from the side which defeated Gloucestershire with Adam Finch replacing triallist George Furrer.


Oli Cox
Taylor Cornall*
Jacques Banton
Tom Fell
Rehaan Edavalath
Ollie Walker
Henry Cullen +
Reeve Evitts
Adam Finch
Ben Gibbon
Mitchell Stanley

Worcestershire Academy are in double T20 action tomorrow (Thursday) against Cricket Wales and Warwickshire at Port Talbot CC.

They have named a 12 strong squad and will select from:

I Mohammed
G Nisar
B Fitch
C Sharland
J Stanley (c)
L Powell (w)
B Clarke
B Arshad
H Khan
A Shingadia
J Warner
E Small