Fixture Type: SEC
Venue: Kidderminster CC
Fixture Date: Tuesday 13 August – Thursday 15 August
Start Time: 11:00am
Results: Won by 166 runs
WORCESTERSHIRE 2ND XI v LEICESTERSHIRE 2ND XI – CHAMPIONSHIP REPORT
After electing to bat first on the first day at Kidderminster Worcestershire were all out for 161 off 43.3 overs, with only Joe Leach (45) and Connor Smith (35) scoring over 20 runs.
In reply Leicestershire were reduced to 50-4 thanks to Leach (2-21 off 9 overs) and Liam Smith (2-16 off 6 overs) but an unbeaten fifth wicket partnership of 68 between Sunny Patel (36*) and Ben Raine (26*) took the visitors to 118-4 at stumps, a deficit of 43 runs.
On the second day at Kidderminster Leicestershire were all out for 257 off 85 overs as the visitors collapsed after a fifth wicket partnership of 110 between Sunny Patel (47) and Ben Raine (45).
The wickets were taken by six bowlers, Liam Smith (2-34 off 12 overs), Shaaiq Choudhry (2-40 off 15 overs), Joe Leach (2-42 off 17 overs), David Lucas (2-44 off 19 overs), George Rhodes (1-20 off 5 overs) and Jon Denning (1-60 off 17 overs).
Traling by 96 runs Worcestershire fared better with the bat in their second innings as Michael Johnson led from the front by scoring an unbeaten 100 off 182 balls, with 14 fours, and with good support from both Tom Kohler-Cadmore (68) and Leach (57) the home side ended the day on 251-3, leading by 155 runs.
Worcestershire ended their Championship campaign with a 166-run victory against Leicestershire on the final day at Kidderminster.
Worcestershire were all out in their second innings for 375 before lunch, with Michael Johnson eventually out for 168 off 254 balls, with 26 fours.
Needing 280 runs to win Leicestershire were soon reduced to 68-4 by tea and then lost their last six wickets for 36 runs to be all out for 113, with Shaaiq Choudhry (4-32 off 10 overs) being the leading wicket-taker for Worcestershire, with the other wickets taken by George Rhodes (2-2 off 2.4 overs), Connor Smith (2-21 off 10 overs), Liam Smith (1-15 off 5 overs) and Joe Leach (1-18 off 7 overs).
WORCESTERSHIRE 2ND XI (161 & 375) BEAT LEICESTERSHIRE 2ND XI (257 & 113) BY 166 RUNS
Worcestershire Team: Matt Pardoe, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Michael Johnson*+, Joe Leach, Shaaiq Choudhry, George Rhodes, Jamie Harris, David Lucas, Connor Smith, Jon Denning, Liam Smith, Aadil Rashid