Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

Seconds Suffer More Derby Wash-Out Misery At Barnt Green

Seconds Suffer More Derby Wash-Out Misery At Barnt Green

Worcestershire Seconds suffered more weather frustration as the second day of the four-day derby clash with Warwickshire Seconds at Barnt Green suffered the same fate as the first and was called off without a ball being bowled.

A succession of showers during the morning led to an early lunch being taken but, with little sign of any improvement in the elements, play was abandoned for the day at 1.15pm.

The first day's play had been abandoned because of a damp patch on the wicket and today there were puddles on the outfield which left the umpires with little alternative but to signal a second successive wash-out.

The two teams will now try again tomorrow to get the game underway.

Worcestershire are looking to build upon their fine start to the season which has seen them defeat Middlesex Seconds in a four-day game at New Road and register double T20 triumphs over Somerset and then Cardiff MCCU at Taunton Vale and Bromsgrove CC respectively.

Shaaiq Choudhry will again captain the Seconds if and when play finally gets underway in a fixture that last year saw Worcestershire opener Richard Oliver score 292 not out.

It was a record score by a Worcestershire player in Second Eleven cricket and led to his elevation into the LV = County Championship side for the last seven games of the season in which he averaged nearly 40.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Clarke, Ed Barnard and Chris Russell are part of the Seconds squad for this current fixture.