Monday, September 6th, 2021


Worcestershire CCC Under-18s were involved in two closely fought T20 matches with Nottinghamshire Under-18s at Notts Sports Club.

They lost the first game off the final ball by four wickets and then were edged out by just three runs in a high-scoring second encounter.

In Game One, Worcestershire were put into bat and totalled 145-8.

Opener Rehaan Edavalath scored 29 off 33 balls and Oliver Halion struck four boundaries in his 32 from 28 deliveries.

Ben Parker (18 not out) provided some late momentum and he and Ismail Mohammed picked up a wicket apiece in reducing Nottinghamshire to 2-2.

It became 23-3 with another scalp for Mohammed before a stand of 102 in 11 overs between Ben Martindale (58) and George Park (43) looked to have sealed victory for the home side.

But Worcestershire dragged the game back thanks to some tight overs from Parker, Jack Warner and Cameron Jones.

A single off the final delivery from Warner saw Nottinghamshire over the finishing line.

Parker finished with 4-0-27-1, Mohammed 4-0-21-2, Oliver Davidson 4-0-25-1 and Warner 4-0-42-2, but only seven runs from his final two overs.

In Game Two, Nottinghamshire elected to bat and 89 not out from Sam King and 55 by Lucas Stentiford helped them to total 199-3.

Mohammed, 4-0-35-1, Jones, 3.5-0-39-1, and Walker, 3-0-34-1, were the wicket-takers.

Worcestershire were 88-4 in the 11th over but an explosive innings from Oliver Cox revived their hopes.

He raced to 68 not out off just 28 balls with five sixes and six fours and was well supported by Myles Holland, 65 off 54 deliveries with one six and eight fours.

They added 92 in 8.3 overs but the task of hitting 40 from the final two overs was just beyond them despite some big hitting and they closed on 196-5.