Thursday, September 22nd, 2022


Worcestershire completed a superb all-round performance by taking the remaining four wickets to win by an innings and 79 runs on day three of the LV=Insurance County Championship match with leaders Nottinghamshire at New Road.

Nottinghamshire resumed on 129-6 this morning after following on yesterday, and they were dismissed for 183 in their second innings.

Dillon Pennington claimed the opening two wickets in his first two overs of the day before Josh Tongue, and Matthew Waite wrapped up victory.

Worcestershire collected an impressive tally of 23 points from their fourth victory of the season – 16 for a win, three for bowling and four for batting.

They recovered from 99-5 on the opening day and dominated the remainder of the fixture.

Centurion Gareth Roderick and Club Captain Brett D’Oliveira batted with great application and determination on a seamer-friendly pitch.

The five-pronged Worcestershire seam attack then kept the pressure on Nottinghamshire throughout their two innings.

Nottinghamshire are still strong favourites to seal promotion and will need only a handful of points from the final game of the season against Durham at Trent Bridge.

The victory also keeps alive Worcestershire’s hopes of the promotion before they take on Middlesex at New Road in their last match of 2022 beginning next Monday (September 26).

After rain had denied them when strongly placed in the previous two games versus Glamorgan and Sussex, they produced an excellent display.

Nottinghamshire Head Coach, Peter Moores, admitted his side had been on the receiving end of the type of attacking and positive cricket produced by his team for the majority of the campaign.

Worcestershire needed only ten balls to make the first breakthrough of the day through Pennington, who yesterday reached 40 first class wickets in a season for the first time.

Nottinghamshire keeper-batter, Tom Moores, was undone by a delivery which hit the shoulder of the bat and ballooned up, and Brett D’Oliveira took the catch running around from backward point to shortish third man.

There was more joy for Pennington in his next over when Patterson-White tried to work a delivery to leg and was lbw at 142-8.

Jake Ball struck some blows of defiance in making 20 before he fenced at Josh Tongue and was caught behind.

Roderick then claimed his seventh catch of the game to wrap up proceedings after Dane Paterson played back to Matthew Waite.