Skipper Jack Haynes came close to scoring his second century in 24 hours as he led Malvern College to a five wicket win over the visiting Worcestershire Academy.
Haynes, a member of the Worcestershire Academy 2017-2018, had scored his first hundred for Worcestershire Seconds in Tuesday’s Trophy win over Nottinghamshire at Kidderminster.
The Malvern College pupil looked set for a repeat performance as the College chased a 176 target in 40 overs.
He made 85 off 78 balls with 16 boundaries and added 111 for the third wicket with E. Mayell (43) before he fell to Oliver Halion.
Halion also dismissed Mayell and there were three wickets, for Ed Bragg, who made two early breakthroughs, but the College triumphed with 5.4 overs to spare.
Worcestershire Academy had elected to bat and opener Jujhar Johal top-scored with 44 and put on 50 for the first wicket with Will Wade.
After reaching 90-1, wickets fell at regular intervals as the Academy finished on 175-7.
Haynes dismissed Johal and there were two wickets apiece for Jack Catto and Josh Baker.
Johal b Haynes 44
Wade lbw Baker 19
Clews lbw Baker 25
Scrimshaw c Baker b Catto 5
Caswell b Catto 6
Halion c Baker b Cox 12
Edavalath not out 23
Lees c Millard b Holland 13
Bragg not out 3
Total (for seven wickets) 175 in 40 overs
FOW: 50, 90, 105, 110, 122, 138, 164
Haynes c Clews b Halion 85
Brierley b Bragg 4
Aggarwell c Halion b Bragg 4
Mayell c and b Halion 43
Williams c Scrimshaw b Bragg 1
Dickenson not out 6
Millard not out 5
Total (for five wickets) 176 in 34.2 overs
FOW: 22, 36, 147, 160, 163
*Jack Haynes had also been in superb form for Malvern College in another fixture, scoring 177 not out in a 50 run win over Filton College.