Thursday, August 17th, 2017

Milton Hits Another Half Century As Seconds Lose At Ageas Bowl

Milton Hits Another Half Century As Seconds Lose At Ageas Bowl

Alex Milton continued his run of impressive scores as Worcestershire Seconds suffered a 311 run defeat before lunch on the final day of the four-day clash with Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl nursery ground.

The wicket-keeper batsman made his second half century of the game after Worcestershire resumed on 121-5.

But the last five wickets went down for 70 runs with the occasional spin of Joe Weatherley, who has been on loan to Kent this season, picking up five wickets.

Milton, who made 54 in the first innings, was eventually out for 55 off 79 balls.

It followed on from scores of 40 not out versus Leicestershire, 91 against Yorkshire and 63 off the Nottinghamshire attack in red ball cricket for the Seconds.

Milton and Zen Malik resumed on a damp pitch after a night of rain and extended the total to 149.

Malik was then caught at short midwicket by Calvin Dickinson in the eighth over of the morning and in the next over Jack Haynes was lbw to Asher Hart.

Milton and Zain Ul-Hassan batted together for nine overs with the latter taking a single off the last ball of four successive overs to make Milton wait patiently for a chance to complete his half century which he eventually reached with a four over midwicket.

As in the first innings, Milton was out in the next over after completing his 50 and skipper Charlie Morris and Ben Twohig lasted only two more overs.

Worcestershire Seconds – second innings continued
(overnight 121-5)

AG Milton+ lbw b JJ Weatherley 55 79

ZUA Malik c CM Dickinson b TAR Scriven 15

JA Haynes lbw b AHJA Hart 4

Z Ul-Hassan c CM Dickinson b JJ Weatherley 7

BJ Twohig b JJ Weatherley 13

CAJ Morris* not out 1

Extras 12

Total (all out) 191

FOW continued: 149, 154, 169, 182, 191


ME Salisbury 9-2-30-2

BTJ Wheal 6-2-8-1

JJ Weatherley 10.2-2-15-5

AHJA Hart 14-6-35-2

IG Holland 4-0-15-0

JB Lintott 12-2-46-1

TAR Scriven 11-2-34-1