Adam Finch has made an impressive start to the campaign for Worcestershire Seconds in the Second Eleven Championship.

The England Under-19 pace bowler – who is making his senior debut this week against Lancashire – is the leading wicket-taker for the Seconds in the competition with eight scalps at an average of 22.25.

His performances earned him a call-up from First Team Coach Alex Gidman into the senior squad for the Specsavers County Championship matches with Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford and Middlesex at Blackfinch New Road before his big breakthrough this week.

Finch also picked up four wickets in the four-day friendly with Gloucestershire at Clifton College although a subsequent significant deterioration in the wicket led to the game being abandoned.

Josh Dell, who is also in action against Lancashire, is top of the Seconds batting averages with 140 runs at an average of 70.

He has also been part of the first team squad, making his debut and scoring 61 in the home meeting with Durham, and yesterday dug in for 18 overs.

Day one of the Seconds Championship match against Northamptonshire at the County Ground, Northampton today was washed out without a ball being bowled.


SECOND ELEVEN CHAMPIONSHIP
BATTING

Dell Matches 2, Inns 3, Not Out 1, Runs 140, Highest 131*, Average 70.00

Karvelas 2, 2, 1, 39, 22*, 39.00

Breed 2, 2, 0, 75, 59, 37.50

Phagura 2, 3, 0, 88, 46, 29.33

Lea 3, 5, 1, 97, 78, 24.25

Milton 3, 5, 1, 68, 32, 17.00

Lezar 1, 2, 0, 33, 20, 16.50

Leach 2, 3, 0, 37, 29, 12.33

Robson 2, 3, 0, 37, 21, 12.33

Ahmed 3, 3, 1, 20, 15*, 10.00

Sanders 1, 2, 0, 17, 17, 8.50

Westbury 3, 5, 0, 41, 18, 8.20

Finch 3, 4, 0, 14, 9, 3.50

Godsal 1, 2, 0, 6, 5, 3.00

Parker-Cole 1, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0.00

BOWLING

Leach Overs 29, Maidens 8, Runs 49, Wickets 6, Best 4-10, Average 8.17

Finch 65.2, 11, 178, 8, 4-28, 22.25

Karvelas 39, 9, 105, 4, 2-27, 26.25

Sanders 29, 4, 110, 4, 3-53, 27.50

Breed 28, 2, 73, 2, 1-36, 36.50

Ahmed 52, 3, 177, 4, 3-66, 44.25

Lord 17, 1, 52, 1, 1-35, 52.00

Phagura 27.5, 3, 125, 2, 2-53, 62.50

Godsal 16, 3, 83, 1, 1-47, 83.00

Parker-Cole 14, 1, 50, 0, 0-14, – —

Westbury 12, 0, 48, 0, 0-18, – —