Worcestershire CCC Academy went down by an innings and 48 runs to their Leicestershire CCC counterparts in a Tri-Series match at Uppingham School.

The County were dismissed for 150 from 59.4 overs in their first innings after resuming on 23-4 and, following on, were bowled out for 207 in 62.4 overs with a day to spare.

Worcestershire were indebted to an unbeaten 65 in their first innings from Alex Coates after they had been 53-8 at one stage.

He struck eight fours in his 93 ball nock and added 64 for the last wicket in 20 overs with George McCormick (16).

It followed on from his three wickets after Leicestershire had totalled 405-8 declared on the opening day.

When they followed on, Worcestershire again lost early wickets despite 40 from Mahaaz Ahmed who was fifth out at 67.

But numbers seven to 11 added a further 140 runs.

Billy Cox made 29 and then Ryan Wheldon, who top scored with 42, added 47 for the seventh wicket with Coates (22)


Worcestershire Academy – first innings continued

(overnight 23-4)

M Ahmed b C Ball 14

K Green lbw b C Ball 1

B Cox c R Bell b J Bailey 12

R Wheldon st R Bell b D Butchart 3

A Coates not out 65

R Barker c R Bell b T Read 13

G McCormick c R Bell b T Read 16

Extras 16

Total (all out) 150

FOW continued: 31, 34, 45, 53, 86, 150

Bowling

C Ball 13-3-30-5

J Graham 8-4-7-1

T Read 11.4-0-42-2

D Butchart 16-5-32-1

J Bailey 6-0-20-1

J Dickenson 5-0-13-0


Worcestershire Academy – second innings

C Lea lbw b J Graham 3

J Johal* lbw b C Ball 1

S Flavell+ lbw b C Ball 5

M Ahmed lbw b J Dickenson 40

X Clarke c R Bell b J Keast 8

K Green b D Butchart 9

B Cox b D Butchart 29

R Wheldon c J Bailey b J Keast 42

A Coates c H Merriman b W Rogers 22

R Barker lbw b W Rogers 20

G McCormick not out 4

Extras 24

Total (all out) 207

FOW: 3, 7, 10, 65, 67, 95, 126, 173, 181, 207

Bowling

C Ball 12-5-22-2

J Graham 5-3-4-1

T Read 6-0-34-0

J Keast 17-5-43-2

J Dickenson 11-3-39-1

D Butchart 8-3-27-2

W Rogers 3.4-0-18-2