Sunday, May 15th, 2022

WORCESTERSHIRE ACADEMY WIN LOCAL DERBY AFTER CHANGE OF VENUE

Worcestershire Academy (Under-18s) defeated their Warwickshire counterparts by five runs under the Duckworth-Lewis Method in a T20 encounter switched to Old Hill CC.

The match was initially scheduled to occur at King Edwardโ€™s School, Birmingham, as part of the ECB County T20 Cup, along with a friendly against Somerset.

Heavy overnight rain led to the two games at that venue being cancelled, but a friendly against the Bears was rescheduled for the Haden Hill Ground.

Worcestershire were put in to bat and totalled 118-8 in 15 overs after rain interrupted their innings.

Opener Oli Cox scored 27 off 19 balls with two sixes and three fours before he was second out with the total on 36.

Four wickets fell for five runs to leave Worcestershire on 41-5, but Ismail Mohammed ensured they could set a competitive total with 36 off 24 deliveries.

He hit two sixes, and four fours and then captain Stanley weighed in with an unbeaten 16 from eight balls.

Warwickshire were left with a revised target of 114, and Ollie Walker made two early breakthroughs.

The home side reached 62-2, but two wickets for Olly Davidson on either side of a run out brought the game back into the balance.

Angus Catto then held his nerve by picking up a wicket and conceding only six runs in the final over.

Walker finished with figures of 3-1-12-2 and Davidson 3-0-16-2.