Tuesday, August 3rd, 2021


Worcestershire CCC Academy player, Jack Home, helped the Midlands to a four-wicket win over South and West with an unbeaten half-century in a 50 over match
at the prestigious Bunbury Cricket Festival at Loughborough.

All-rounder Home came to the wicket at 144-3, with the Midlands chasing down a 262 target, and he saw them over the finishing line with 62 not out.

He struck one six and five fours in his 91-ball knock and featured in stands of 44 with Sinel Gunarathne and 47 with George Maddy.

Home enabled the Midlands to achieve victory with 13 balls to spare after Sam Seecharan (52), and Arush Buchake (62) had laid the foundations with a third-wicket stand of 93.

Worcestershire CCC Academy Pathway player Ben Clarke bowled a tidy spell of 10-0-49-1 in a South and West total of 261, all out in 49.4 overs after being put into bat.

Slow left armer Clarke came into the attack at 84-1 after 16 overs and bowled his allocation of overs straight through.

He dismissed opener Harry Southgate (51) in his fifth over to break a partnership of 80 with Aadi Sharma (64).

The Midlands had defeated London and East by six wickets in a T20 match on the previous day.

Shared the new ball, and in his four-over spell, conceded only 15 runs, while fellow Worcestershire CCC Pathway player, pace bowler Ben Clements, picked up a wicket and had figures of 1-12 from his two overs.

London and East totalled 147-6, and none of the Worcestershire trio were required with the bat as the Midlands reached their target in 17.3 overs.