Tuesday, June 4th, 2024

Pollock hits explosive century as Seconds triumph in T20 battle

Ed Pollock smashed an explosive century as Worcestershire Seconds defeated Gloucestershire by six wickets in an ECB T20 encounter at Visit Worcestershire New Road.
The opener hit NINE sixes as Worcestershire chased down a 207 target with three balls to spare.
Pollock also struck nine fours with a total of 90 of his runs scored in boundaries.
He was given crucial support by Rob Jones – 45 off 39 balls – during a second wicket partnership of 164.
Jones fell for 45 and Pollock was dismissed two runs later for 111 at 166-3 with 41 runs still needed off 3.4 overs.
But Jake Libby hit a quickfire 18 and then Ethan Brookes – 18 not out – and Tom Taylor – seven not out – saw the Seconds over the finishing line.
Brookes collected the winning boundary when pulling Josh Shaw on the leg side.
Earlier Gloucestershire opener, Ollie Price, struck an unbeaten 96 off 67 balls in a total of 206-3 after the visitors had been put into bat.
SACA spinner Kyme Tahirkheli (2-0-25-1) made the first breakthrough and the other-wicket-takers were Taylor (4-0-33-1) and Libby (2-0-14-1).
*The Seconds are back in action at New Road on Tuesday when they take on Glamorgan in another T20 fixture (12.30pm start).