Friday, April 20th, 2018

Wiffen And Whiteley Plunder Centuries As Seconds Draw At Taunton Vale

Adam Wiffen and Ross Whiteley both hit centuries as Worcestershire Seconds batted through the final day of their three-day friendly with Somerset Seconds at Taunton Vale.

Wiffen made his maiden Seconds hundred, eventually finishing with 118, and he struck 15 boundaries in his 250 ball knock.

Whiteley fell just four runs short of his double ton immediately before Worcestershire skipper Ollie Westbury declared to end the game.

The all-rounder hit seven sixes and 23 fours and in his 214 ball innings.

It was Whiteley’s second three figure score for the Seconds after he made a century against Middlesex Seconds at New Road during the 2015 campaign.

Wiffen and Whiteley joined forces at 50-2 and added 265 in 56 overs for the third wicket.

They were only parted shortly before tea when Wiffen was leg before to Ollie Sale.

Whiteley added a further 62 in 14 overs with first innings century-maker Zen Malik (20) who was caught at mid on.

The former Derbyshire player holed out at deep mid wicket trying to reach his 200.

Worcestershire batted through the day after Somerset’s decision not to declare on the second evening left little room to manouvere to set up a positive result.


(overnight 36-1)

Wiffen lbw Sale 118

Dell b Gilchrist 10

Whiteley c van der Merwe b Banton 196

Coates c Trenouth b Waller 0

Malik c Rouse b Waller 20

Twohig lbw Waller 5

Ul-Hassan not out 0

Extras 27

Total (for seven wickets) declared) 389 in 101.5 overs

FOW continued: 50, 315, 315, 377, 385, 389