Worcestershire were 137-4 off 48 overs at the end of a truncated first day against the MCC Young Cricketers at New Road.
Worcestershire were put into bat and lost the wicket of Tom Fell (7) in the morning session as they got to lunch on 57-1 off 30 overs. After lunch Steve Leach (30) departed before the players went off for rain at 2:15pm, with the score on 83-2 off 36.5 overs.
Despite a couple of heavy showers the players came back on the field just before 6:10pm and Worcestershire lost both Neil Pinner (22) and Jack Shantry (16) before the close of play at 7pm, with Ben Cox unbeaten on 34 and Tom Kohler-Cadmore unbeaten on 5.
On the second day at New Road Worcestershire were bowled out for 264 and the MCC Young Cricketers, in reply, were 129-5 at stumps.
Resuming on 137-4 Worcestershire lost Ben Cox (34) in the second over of the day and then Shaaiq Choudhry (9), Ollie Steele (3), Richard Jones (10), David Lucas (18) and Graeme Cessford (15) all departed as Worcestershire were bowled out for 264 off 82 overs, with Tom-Kohler Cadmore top scoring with an unbeaten 60 off 118 balls, with 8 fours.
The MCC Young Cricketers began their reply after lunch and were soon in trouble at 6-3 but Billy Root (61) and Ben Dougall (56*) put on 118 for the fourth wicket as the MCC Young Cricketers reached 129-5 off 28 overs when rain took the players off the field. Tea was immediately taken but the rain continued to fall and eventually the day's proccedings were brought to an end at 5:50pm.
The wicket-takers for Worcestershire were Choudhry (1-5 off 2 overs), Cessford (1-20 off 5 overs), Jack Shantry (1-29 off 8 overs) and Jones (1-42 off 9 overs).
Worcestershire, in their second innings, were 208-5 at stumps on the third day at New Road, with a lead of 209 runs.
Resuming on 129-5 the MCC Young Cricketers added 45 runs until David Lucas took 3 wickets in an over to reduce the visitors to 174-8. Ben Dougall looked to be heading towards a century but he was out for 99, with the score on 219-9, and a last wicket partnership of 44 took the MCC Young Cricketers to 263 all out off 63.1 overs.
Lucas was the top wicket-taker with 3-39 off 11 overs, with Shaaiq Choudhry (2-23 off 5 overs), Graeme Cessford (2-44 off 12.1 overs), Jack Shantry (1-61 off 16 overs) and Richard Jones (1-83 off 19 overs) all taking at least one wicket for the home side.
Worcestershire led by 1 run when they began their second innings and after losing the early wicket of Steve Leach (0) Tom Fell and Neil Pinner put on 99 for the second wicket until Fell was out for 62 off 96 balls, with 8 fours and 1 six. Then Ben Cox (27) and Pinner (48) fell in consecutive overs to leave Worcestershire on 154-4 and one more wicket was to fall on the third day as Tom Kohler-Cadmore was out for 11. Choudhry (30*) and Ollie Steele (11*) then saw out the remaining overs of the day as Worcestershire ended the third day on 208-5 off 60 overs.
On the fourth and final day at New Road Worcestershire secured a 71 run victory against the MCC Young Cricketers.
Resuming on 208-5 Worcestershire were bowled out for 292 off 80 overs as Ollie Steele (15), Richard Jones (4), David Lucas (15), Shaaiq Choudhry, who top-scored with 69 off 99 balls, with 8 fours, and Jack Shantry (15) all departed during the morning session.
The visitors required 294 runs to win but Graeme Cessford took 2 wickets before lunch, with the score on 22-2. In the afternoon session Shantry took the next two wickets and then a three-wicket burst from Lucas reduced the visitors to 85-7. The MCC Young Cricketers resisted for a while but after tea Cessford and Shantry polished off the innings as the visitors were all out for 222 off 53.4 overs.
Cessford finished with figures of 4-59 off 15 overs, Shantry took 3-46 off 15.4 overs and Lucas ended up with 3-16 off 7 overs. The other bowlers were Jones (0-45 off 6 overs), Choudhry (0-19 off 5 overs) and Neil Pinner (0-28 off 5 overs).
Worcestershire Team; Steve Leach, Tom Fell, Neil Pinner*, Ben Cox, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Shaaiq Choudhry, Ollie Steele+, Richard Jones, David Lucas, Jack Shantry, Graeme Cessford, George Rhodes