Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Seconds Share Spoils In Final Championship Game Of Campaign

Seconds Share Spoils In Final Championship Game Of Campaign

Worcestershire Seconds ended their 2016 Championship programme by securing a hard fought draw with Warwickshire Seconds in the day-night clash under the Edgbaston floodlights.

The home side set a 274 target on the final day of the fixture in which a pink ball was used and Worcestershire closed on 157-5 from 33 overs.

Openers Tom Kohler-Cadmore (27) and Ollie Westbury (23) put on 54 in eight overs before four wickets fell in the space of six overs for 20 runs – three of them to Mitchell Spencer.

But then a stand of 66 between Alexei Kervezee and keeper Alex Milton ensured that the game ended with honours even.

Kervezee was eventually dismissed for 43 for the second time in the match but Milton remained unbeaten on 35 from 65 balls with five fours at the close.

The Seconds ended the Championship campaign with three victories in the competition compared to one in 2015.

Warwickshire Seconds had resumed on 17-1 at the start of the second day and paceman Chris Russell quickly removed Andy Umeed (7) and nightwatchman Josh Poysden (15).

Matt Lamb (127 not out) and Liam Banks (75) then set up the declaration with a stand of 135 in 36 overs.

Lamb, who struck six sixes and 11 fours in his 171 ball knock, also added 95 with Ateeq Javid (29).


(overnight 17-1)

Umeed c Dell b Russell 7

Poysden c Kohler-Cadmore b Russell 15

Banks c Dell b Malik 75

Lamb not out 127

Javid b Kohler-Cadmore 29

Extras 6

Total (for 5 wickets declared) 269 in 63.5 overs

FOW: 16, 20, 39, 174, 269


Russell 10-2-28-2

Scrimshaw 6-0-31-0

Kervezee 16-3-39-1

Twohig 10-1-48-0

Brown 4-0-30-0

Hepburn 7-1-19-0

Malik 9-0-54-1

Kohler-Cadmore 1.4-0-14-1


Kohler-Cadmore c Porterfield b Spencer 27

Westbury b Javid 23

Kervezee c Spencer b Thornton 43

Hepburn b Spencer 4

Malik b Spencer 6

Milton not out 35

Dell not out 8

Extras 11

Total (for 5 wickets) 157 in 33 overs

FOW: 54, 58, 66, 74, 140


Thornton 10-1-44-1

Poysden 12-0-57-0

Javid 2-0-8-1

Spencer 6-1-21-3

Brookes 3-0-21-0