Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Worcs Academy Gain Five Wicket Success Over Gloucs Academy

Worcs Academy Gain Five Wicket Success Over Gloucs Academy

Worcestershire Academy gained a five wicket success over their Gloucestershire counterparts at Dumbleton CC.

The home side elected to bat first and were all out for 249 off 49.4 overs, with James Bracey (69) and Matt Stephenson (52) scoring half-centuries.

Lee Tyrrell (3-63 off nine overs), Patrick Brown (2-25 off 7.4 overs) and Darrel Williams (2-43 off 10 overs) were the pick of the Academy bowlers.

In reply the Academy were led by Josh Haynes (87) and, with good support from Nick Hammond (45), Will Fraine (33*), Josh Dell (32) and Williams (28*) the visitors won with 11 balls to spare, finishing on 252-5 off 48.1 overs.

The Academy's previous game against the Gentlemen of Worcestershire at Worcester Nomads CC was cut short by the rain.

The Gentlemen, who featured two former Worcestershire players in Duncan Catterall and Matthew Rawnsley, were put into bat and had scored 154-6 off 38.4 overs before the rain arrived to bring an early end to proceedings.

Tom Oakley top-scored for the Gents with an unbeaten 58 off 63 balls, with nine fours.

For the Academy, Jack Charters took 2-27 off five overs, with the other wicket-takers being Mikesh Patel (1-13 off six overs), Ryan Wheldon (1-22 off five overs) and Josh Haynes (1-29 off nine overs).