Worcestershire Development Of Excellence X1’s hopes of an exciting finish to their two-day encounter with the Oxfordshire Emerging Player Programme X1 at Dumbleton were ended by the weather.

The home side, who were 110-3, overnight. declared on 142-5 – 78 runs in arrears.

Oxfordshire reached 127-4 in their second innings – an overall advantage of 205 – but then the elements intervened and the game was abandoned.

Worcestershire’s overnight pair of Oli Caswell and Tom Longworth were dismissed when play resumed today for 61 and 29 respectively.

Keeper Vikai Dass and Edd Bragg added 16 more runs before the declaration.

When Oxfordshire batted for a second time, Brendan Lovatt struck an early blow as H.Pretorius (4) was caught behind by Dass.

Dass also brought about two stumpings and then Charlie Greening trapped top scorer, opener and skipper W. Hawtin (66) lbw, before rain set in.

Lovatt, Greening, Zak Abbas and Aaron Tomson all ended with one wicket apiece.
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Worcestershire Development Of Excellence – first innings continued

(overnight 110-3)

O Caswell c and b E Davie 61

T Longworth c A Chapman b E Davie 29

V Dass+ not out 7

E Bragg not out 9

Extras 13

Total (for five wickets declared ) 142

FOW continued: 126, 126

Bowling

A Chapman 10-2-30-0

C Turner 4-1-15-0

E Davie 14-4-42-3

L Higgins 1-0-4-0
D Jarvis 5-1-13-0

H Pretorius 5-0-19-2

G Tait 4-0-9-0

A Turner 1-1-0-0

Oxfordshire Emerging Player Programme – second innings

W Hawtin* lbw b C Greening 66

H Pretorius c V Dass b B Lovatt 4

D Driscol st V Dass b Z Abbas 19

W Laird+ st V Dass b A Tomson 21

A Chapman not out 8

C Turner not out 0

Extras 9

Total (for four wickets) 127

FOW: 13, 69, 109, 127

Bowling

H Akram 3-0-21-0

B Lovatt 8-2-26-1

R Evitts 3-1-18-0

Z Abbas 6-0-38-1

B Sutton 4-3-11-0

C Greening 3-1-5-1
A Tomson 2-1-4-1
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*Worcestershire Seconds were restricted to just 11 overs on the opening day of their four-day encounter with Surrey Seconds at Kidderminster.

Skipper Charlie Morris claimed the only wicket to fall as Surrey closed on 37-1 from 11 overs after being put in with play not getting underway until after lunch.

Morris shared the new ball with Dillon Pennington who was back in Seconds action after recovering from a shoulder injury.

Nicholas Welch was caught behind by Alex Milton on the day the signing of his first professional contract at New Road was announced.
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Surrey Seconds – first innings

N Welch c A Milton b C Morris 10

C Whittock not out 14

W Jacks not out 2

Extras 11

Total (for one wicket) 37

FOW: 35

Bowling

C Morris 6-3-11-1

D Pennington 5-1-17-0