Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Unbeaten Half Century From Rhodes As Seconds Topple Surrey

George Rhodes hit an unbeaten half century as Worcestershire Seconds gained a fine five wicket win over their Surrey counterparts at Kidderminster.

The opener hit 61 not out as Worcestershire chased down a 154 target with four sessions to spare.

His 141 ball knock contained six boundaries and he featured in a fourth wicket stand of 53 with Callum Lea.

Surrey resumed on 80-5 in their second innings and were bowled out for 210 with Angus Atkinson unbeaten on 108 not out.

Andy Carter followed up his three wickets in an over yesterday with another scalp to finish with 4-27 from 12 overs.

Spinner Ben Twohig mopped up the tail to finish with 3-51 while Charlie Morris claimed 2-51.

When Worcestershire launched their reply, skipper Ollie Westbury followed up his first innings 77 by making 21 before he was lbw to Matt Dunn.

Josh Dell and Nick Hammond fell cheaply but then Lea, who scored a first innings half century on his debut, again made an important contribution.
When he was dismissed, only 23 more runs were needed and Rhodes and keeper Tom Keast saw Worcestershire over the line.

(overnight 80-5)

Bhoys b Carter 22

Atkinson not out 108

Dunford c Keast b Morris 5

Dunn c Lea b Twohig 8

Evans b Twohig 9

Stephens c Rhodes b Twohig 1

Extras 12

Total (all out) 210 in 57.3 overs

FOW: 81, 94, 152, 192, 210


Morris 13-3-51-2

Carter 12-2-27-4

Twohig 14.3-1-51-3

Scrimshaw 8-0-33-0

Hart 10-0-45-1


Rhodes not out 61

Westbury lbw Dunn 21

Dell c Dunford b Harrison 6

Hammond st Dunford b Stephens 14

Lea c Boys b Harrison 28

Hart lbw Harrison 6

Keast not out 10

Extras 10

Total (for 5 wickets) 156 in 51.3 overs

FOW: 33, 51, 78, 131, 143


Dunn 11-1-37-1

Atkinson 3-0-13-0

Evans 15-1-36-3

Harrison 15-1-36-3

Stephens 16.3-2-48-1