Josh Dell and triallist Safwaan Imtiaz provided the strongest resistance with the bat for Worcestershire Seconds on the final day of the Championship match with Durham Seconds at Kidderminster.

But the home side were bowled out for 146 in 45.1 overs and went down by 210 runs after Durham had batted on this morning and set a 357 target.

Dell has had an excellent and consistent season for the Seconds and he top-scored with 49 from 77 balls with nine fours.

Wicket-keeper and triallist Imtiaz made 29 and helped Dell add 73 in 15 overs for the fifth wicket.

But either side of their partnership, wickets fell at regular intervals.

Gavin Main made an early double breakthrough in dismissing opener George Rhodes – caught at mid wicket – and Tom Fell – via an edge through to the keeper – with only eight on the board.

Dell and Imtiaz joined forces at 57-4 and lifted the score to 130 but then the last six wickets went down for 16 runs.

Durham had resumed on 152-3 and added 84 in 19 overs for the loss of two wickets before the declaration at 236-5.

Dylan Ross-Watt bowled Sam Steel (65) and Mitchell Spencer held onto a return catch from James Weighell (40) to leave first innings century-maker Bryden Carse unbeaten on 54.

DURHAM SECONDS – SECOND INNINGS CONTINUED

(overnight 152-3)

Steel b Ross-Watt 65

Carse not out 54

Weighell c and b Spencer 40

Read not out 5

Extras 9

Total (for five wickets declared) 236 in 56 overs

FOW CONTINUED: 155, 214

BOWLING

Magoffin 7-0-21-2

Spencer 16-2-65-2

Twohig 11-1-56-0

Ross-Watt 12-0-56-1

Ul-Hassan 7-0-21-0

Rhodes 3-0-10-0

WORCESTERSHIRE SECONDS – SECOND INNINGS

Rhodes c Steel b Main 0

Westbury c Harding b Carse 21

Fell c Read b Main 8

Gibson b Campbell 15

Dell b Pringle 49

Imtiaz b Weighell 29

Haynes b Pringle 4

Ul-Hassan c Carse b Pringle 1

Twohig c Read b Campbell 1

Magoffin c Pringle b Harding 10

Spencer not out 0

Extras 8

Total (all out) 146 in 45.1 overs

FOW: 0, 8, 33, 57, 130, 130, 135, 136, 140, 146

BOWLING

Main 5-1-32-2

Campbell 12-6-30-2

Carse 5-2-4-1

Weighell 6-3-14-1

Greenwell 3-1-12-0

Whitehead 4-0-21-0

Harding 3.1-0-19-1

Pringle 7-3-10-3