Sunday, May 6th, 2018

Skipper Haynes Leads By Example As Academy Overpower Local Rivals

Worcestershire CCC Academy got off to a winning start when they were finally able to launch their 2018 campaign as they defeated Warwickshire Under-19s by six wickets at Barnt Green.

Skipper Jack Haynes hit a rapid 92 as the Academy chased down a 185 target with more than 10 overs to spare.

Worcestershireโ€™s entire early season programme had been wiped out by the weather but their bowlers quickly settled into the groove.

Riecko Parker-Cole and Bilal Hussain both picked up two wickets while England Under-19 bowler Adam Finch dismissed the Bears leading scorer and opener R. Yates for 58.

Warwickshire reached 101-2 at one stage but were never allowed to flourish and five other bowlers also picked up a wicket apiece in dismissing them for 184 in 46.4 overs.

Haynes got the Academy innings off to a flying start and struck three sixes and 12 fours in his 88 ball knock.

He shared in an opening stand of 110 with Charlie Clist (48) and added a further 48 with Jujhar Johal before falling at 158-2.

Worcestershire lost two more wickets but Zain Ul-Hassan (19 not out|) saw them home after 39.1 overs.


Yates b Finch 58

Rigg c and b Parker-Cole 11

Akhtar c Parker-Cole b Ul-Hassan 12

Johnson c Clist b Parker-Cole 18

Hargrave c Haynes b Hussain 21

Chapman-Lilley lbw Hussain 9

Bharaj b Stanley 1

Ellis c Clark b Davis 17

Davis run out (Haynes) 8

Raza c Ul-Hassan b Clark 16

Rudge not out 1

Extras 12

Total (all out) 184 in 46.4 overs

FOW: 31, 67, 101, 109, 140, 141, 141, 151, 182, 184


Parker-Cole 6-1-20-2

Finch 9-0-29-1

Davis 7.4-0-26-1

Stanley 6-0-30-1

Ul-Hassan 7-0-22-1

Clark 8-0-32-1

Hussain 3-0-20-2


Haynes c Chapman-Lilley b Bharaj 92

Clist c Yates b Bharaj 48

Johal c Chapman-Lilley b Raza 17

Ul-Hassan not out 19

Wade c Johnson b Raza 0

Hussain not out 0

Extras 11

Total (for 4 wickets) 187 in 39.1 overs

FOW: 110, 158, 183, 183


Hines 5-0-29-0

Davison 8-0-37-0

Ellis 3-0-21-0

Raza 8-0-46-2

Bharaj 10-1-34-2

Yates 5.1-0-26-0