Wednesday, August 26th, 2020


Alex Milton top-scored for a Worcestershire CCC XI who overcame Herefordshire CCC First XI by 76 runs via the Duckworth-Lewis Method in a 50 over match at Brockhampton CC.

The wicket-keeper batsman struck 81 off 84 balls with seven fours as the Worcestershire XI totalled 304-7 after electing to bat.

The Worcestershire side consisted predominantly of a mixture of professionals and Academy players.

Opener Josh Dell got the innings off to a flying start with 67 off 48 balls with one six and 11 fours as he dominated an opening stand of 85 with Olly Walker (35).

Milton added 100 in 16 overs for the third wicket with Pete Clark (43) and a further 62 in nine overs for the fourth wicket with Ross Whiteley.

He was fourth out with the total on 279 and Whiteley followed nine runs later after making 39 off 33 balls with two sixes and three fours.

In reply Herefordshire totalled 199-8 in 42 overs.

Ben Parker (1-17) removed former Worcestershire batsman Matt Pardoe (5) and there were two wickets apiece for Dillon Pennington (2-39 off nine overs) and Ben Twohig (2-40 off nine overs).

Pennington had played in the previous two Bob Willis Trophy matches against Glamorgan and Northamptonshire.

Reeve Evitts (1-11), Whiteley (1-28) and Josh Dickenson (1-45) were the other wicket-takers.