Worcestershire Under-17s two-day Inter-County clash with Warwickshire Under-17s at Rugby School ended in an honourable draw.
Warwickshire Under-17s gained a first innings lead of 87 thanks chiefly to a fine 152 from E. Brookes who shared in a double century partnership with B. Chapman-Lilley.
But Callum Lea struck a rapid 75 not out as Worcestershire Under-17s replied with 98-0 in their second innings before the two teams shook hands.
Warwickshire had resumed on 45-2 and lost a third wicket with only four runs added courtesy of a run out.
But then Brookes and Chapman-Lilley embarked on their fine partnership of 217.
Alex Coates finally ended the stand with a return catch to dismiss Champan-Lilley for 67 and held onto a chance offered by Chapman-Lilley off Charlie Cross.
Then Charlie Greening wrapped up the innings by dismissing the last three batsmen for ducks.
He finished with 3-40 with Coates 3-44 and Cross who sent down 30 overs for his 3-85 sharing the wickets.
When Worcestershire Under-17s batted again, Lea smashed an unbeaten 75 from 50 balls with one six and 11 fours.
Chad Brandrick (23 not out) helped him add 98 before stumps. —–
Warwickshire Under-17s – first innings continued
B Rex run out (D Holland) 14
E Brookes c A Coates b C Cross 152
B Chapman-Lilley c and b A Coates 67
J Banton not out 57
W Rigg lbw b A Coates 0
D Mousley b C Cross 26
S Malvernkar lbw b C Greening 0
M Ahmed lbw b C Greening 0
J Hoffman b C Greening 0
Total (all out) 364
FOW: 13, 37, 49, 266, 278, 287, 353, 358, 364, 364
G Marshall 5-1-24-0
A Coates 18-5-44-3
C Cross 30-7-85-3
J Johal 10-1-26-0
M Davis 15-2-71-0
X Clarke 6-0-25-0
C Greening 14.4-2-40-3
C Brandrick 2-0-14-0
C Lea 3-0-23-0
Worcestershire Under-17s – second innings
C Lea* not out 75
C Brandrick not out 23
Total (for 0 wickets) 98 in 15 overs
J Hoffman 4-0-38-0
D Ison 2-1-6-0
M Ahmed 5-0-23-0
J Banton 4-0-31-0