Tuesday, May 10th, 2022


Reeve Evitts struck his maiden half century for Worcestershire Seconds but it was a demanding day for the bowlers on day two of the Second Eleven Championship match with Glamorgan at Newport.

All-rounder Evitts steered Worcestershire from their overnight 250-6 to 339-9 declared by making 62 not out from 96 balls with nine boundaries.

It followed on from his seven wickets in the opening SEC game of the campaign against Gloucestershire at Kidderminster.

But a powerful Glamorgan side then replied with 377-1 from 72 overs by the close with Joe Cooke and Billy Root both hitting centuries.

When Worcestershire resumed this morning, Taylor Cornall, unbeaten on 124 overnight, added 15 more before he was lbw to Rhodri Lewis.

The left hander batted for seven hours, faced 316 balls and hit 18 fours in another example of his excellent potential.

Worcestershire secured two batting points but then Cameron Jones (10), a recent addition to the 2021-2022 Academy intake, and Pat Brown (1) were caught at slip and stumped respectively off Lewis who completed a five wicket haul.

Evitts had time to complete a 91 ball fifty before the declaration.

When Glamorgan batted, Cooke and Root took advantage of a batsman friendly pitch and an inexperienced Worcestershire attack with the exception of Brown.

He was able to send down eight overs during two spells in the first part of his comeback from a back injury.

The opening pair put on 299 in 58.1 overs before Mitchell Stanley claimed the only wicket so far in the innings.

Cooke on 136 fell to a fine legside catch by keeper and captain, Gareth Roderick, away to his right.

By the close, Root had moved onto 175 not out and Colin Ingram 47 not out.