Monday, July 26th, 2021

POWELL AND CLARKE HELP SUB-ACADEMY TO LOCAL DERBY TRIUMPH

Worcestershire CCC Sub Academy gained a convincing 98 run over their Warwickshire counterparts in a 50 over encounter at Stourbridge, with keeper Luke Powell and Ben Clarke making significant contributions with the bat and ball.

Openers Oliver Walker (23), and Lucas Ingram (38), laid the foundations for Worcestershireโ€™s 219-9 after they elected to bat with an opening stand of 59.

Jack Home maintained the momentum, with 36 off 47 balls, and then Powell, batting at number seven, struck a rapid half-century.

He faced just 34 balls and hit two sixes and five fours.

Warwickshire never looked like reaching their target, being bowled out for 121 in 35.2 overs.

Clarke came into the attack for the ninth over, and his initial spell brought figures of 8-3-18-2, and an overall analysis of 10-3-27-2.

Ben Parker (5-0-22-2), Tom Parker (5-1-13-2), and Ciaran Baker-Smith, (9.2-1-40-2), also played their part in a fine win.

The Sub Academy were also in action against a more experienced
Nottinghamshire side at Barnt Green.

Jack Warner (3-62), Amaan Edavalath (2-70), Clarke (1-32), and Baker-Smith, (1-52) were the wicket-takers as Nottinghamshire totalled 328-8 after choosing to bat.

Warne then struck 56 off 43 balls with three sixes and seven fours, after coming in at 111-7, before he was last out at 186 in 43.5 overs.

Haris Khan (28) and Harry Sockett (32) were the other chief contributors.