Jacques Banton top-scored for Worcestershire Academy for the second time in 24 hours as they went down by 109 runs in a high-scoring 50 over match with Ireland Under-19s at Dumbleton CC

Banton followed up his 52 against the same opponents on Tuesday by hitting 70 off 65 balls with eight boundaries.

He put on 80 for the ninth wicket with spinner Josh Dickenson who remained unbeaten on 53 from 54 deliveries with one six and three boundaries.

Alex Hinkley (37) and keeper Henry Cullen (25) had earlier made useful contributions as the Academy closed on 265-8.

Earlier, Ireland had amassed 374-8 after opting to bat with the major contributions coming from M. Poskett (114), A. Stiles (80) and T. Tector (77).

George Marshall picked up four wickets and ended with figures of 10-1-68-4 while Reeve Evitts (2-34) and Aaron Tomson (1-62) were the other wicket-takers.

The two teams will meet again tomorrow in a T20 match at Barnt Green in which the start time has been brought forward to 11am.

The Academy will line-up:

Banton

Hinkley

Miszkowski

Holland

Lees

Cullen

Tomson

Hesketh

G. Marshall

H. Marshall

Baker

TBC