Worcestershire CCC Academy went down by 87 runs when they visited Malvern College First Eleven for their first match of the 2016 campaign after three previous wash-outs at Shrewsbury School.
But encouragingly it was three of the County's 2015-2016 Academy intake in Josh and Jack Haynes and Jack Charters who played important roles for the College in achieving their victory.
The Haynes brothers featured in a splendid opening stand of 188 with Josh making 76 and Jack 83 as Malvern College totalled 247-5 in their 45 overs.
Zain Hassan picked up two wickets for the Academy but Dom Badger and Matt Davis were the most economical bowlers with 1-37 in nine overs and 0-31 in 8 respectively.
Charters, who played for Fiji in the recent Under-19 World Cup, then dismissed Academy opener Adam Wiffen and finished with 1-30 from his eight overs.
Then the Haynes duo completed a successful day by each finishing with two wickets.
Hassan top-scored with 45 for the visitors with Jamie Hammond hitting 27 not out as the Academy closed on 160-8 from 45 overs.
Josh Haynes* c Wiffen b Badger 76
Jack Haynes b Hassan 83
Dan Holland run out (Shazad) 12
Mahaaz Ahmed c Shazad b Hassan 19
Sam Grace not out 8
William Annetts run out (Finch) 15
Joseph O'Gorman not out 1
Total (45 overs) 247-5
FOW: 188 196 221 223 244
Ryan Wheldon 5-0-23-0
Adam Finch 7-1-37-0
Matt Davis 8-1-31-0
Jamie Hammond 5-0-27-0
Musharraf Shazad 4-0-32-0
Dom Badger 9-0-34-1
Xavier Clarke 3-0-26-0
Zain Hassan 4-0-24-2
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Archie O'Hara c O'Gorman b Ahmed 20
Adam Wiffen c S Grace b Charters 10
Zain Hassan st A Manur b Josh Haynes 45
Xavier Clarke b Josh Haynes 5
Matt Davis b Barrell 5
Edd Bragg run out (Josh Haynes) 5
Oli Rogoff+ lbw b Jack Haynes 1
Jamie Hammond not out 27
Musharraf Shazad* b Jack Haynes 9
Ryan Wheldon not out 10
Total (45 overs) 160-8
FOW: 24 76 87 96 104 105 108 124
George Amphlett 7-2-19-0
Jack Charters 8-2-30-1
Luke Tulacz 2-0-13-0
Mahaaz Ahmed 9-0-32-1
Josh Haynes 9-3-20-2
Jack Haynes 7-1-31-2
George Barrell 3-0-11-1