Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Trio Hit Half Centuries For Seconds At Cheltenham After Bowlers Fightback

Worcestershire Seconds mopped up Gloucestershire’s first innings before three of their batsmen scored half centuries on day two of the four-day friendly at Cheltenham College.

The home side resumed on 336-5 but lost their five wickets to Zain Ul-Hussan and Riecko Parker-Cole for 42 runs in just 12.1 overs.

Then Jack Haynes, triallist Safwaan Imtiaz and Josh Dell topped the fifty mark as Worcestershire closed the day on 261-9.

Ben Charlesworth (53 not out) and George Drissell (31 not out) were quickly dismissed when play recommenced.

Drissell was first to depart without addition to his or the overnight team total when caught behind off Ul-Hassan.

Charlesworth added only four more runs before he fell victim to Parker-Cole and the innings was quickly wrapped up.

Ul-Hassan finished with the commendable figures of 4-60 from 21.1 overs and Parker-Cole 2-72 from 17 overs.

Worcestershire lost three early wickets in reply before Haynes and Imtiaz joined forces at 38-3 and added 94 in 21 overs.

Imtiaz went on the offensive and needed just 51 balls to clock up his fifty with six fours while Haynes reached his half century off 91 balls with seven fours

The pair departed within 15 runs of each other for 56 and 57 respectively.

But then Dell and Ul-Hassan featured in the second significant partnership of the innings – 96 in 29 overs.

As with the Imtiaz-Haynes stand, the two of them were dismissed within quick succession.

Dell reached a fifty off 99 deliveries with six boundaries before he was seventh out at 246 and just four runs later Ul-Hassan (33) was leg before.


(overnight 336-5)

Charlesworth c Rhodes b Parker-Cole 57

Drissell c Imtiaz b Ul-Hassan 31

Allen lbw Ul-Hassan 1

Gregory c Barrett b Parker-Cole 3

Hankins lbw Ul-Hassan 22

Currill not out 6

Extras 22

Total (all out) 374 in 108.1 overs

FOW: 336, 340, 342, 351, 374


Thornton 18-2-70-1

Blackledge 9-0-37-0

Parker-Cole 17-2-72-2

Ul-Hassan 21.1-6-60-4

Twohig 26-7-82-2

Rhodes 17-5-38-1


Rhodes c Garrett b Neill 0

Westbury c Allen b Hankins 16

Barrett c Allen b Gregory 3

Haynes c Garrett b Gregory 56

Imtiaz b Neill 57

Dell c Allen b Noema-Barnett 64

Twohig lbw Drissell 0

Ul-Hassan lbw Drissell 33

Blackledge not out 6

Parker-Cole c Hammond b van Buuren 5

Thornton not out 2

Extras 19 (Total for nine wickets) 261 in 79 overs

FOW: 1, 8, 38, 134, 149, 152, 246, 250, 259


Gregory 10-2-41-2

Neill 9-2-18-2

Hankins 8-0-48-1

Currill 6-0-35-0

Noema-Barnett 11-3-32-1

Drissell 21-6-39-2

Van Buuren 13-3-21-1

Hammond 1-0-5-0