Worcestershire Under-17s went down by 80 runs despite another fine knock from Dan Holland plus a half century from Pete Clark and late order resistance from Ed Bragg in the ECB County Championship clash with Somerset Under-17s at Bath.

The visitors were set a 329 target after Somerset, who resumed on 133-4, added another 100 runs for the loss of four wickets in 22 overs.

Worcestershire made their opponents work hard for their victory and the game was deep into the final session when the final wicket fell.

Cameron Harding was a major reason for Somerset’s success with two half centuries and seven wickets in the game.

Bragg, Dan Meredith, Josh Baker and Bilal Hussain all picked up one wicket this morning before Somerset put Worcestershire back into bat.

They lost openers Callum Lea (13) and Hussain (6) cheaply but then Holland and Clark added 92 for the third wicket.

Holland went to 60 from 72 balls with 10 fours before he was lbw to Harding at 115-3.

Clark dug in and added a further 72 for the sixth wicket with Bragg (36) before the latter was trapped lbw by Will Scott-Munden.

Worcestershire were then 222-6 and eight runs later Clark, having made 68 off 164 balls with 10 boundaries, was caught behind off Harding.

The last five wickets went down for 26 runs.

SOMERSET UNDER-17S – SECOND INNINGS CONTINUED

(overnight 133-4)

Baird c Fitzmaurice b Bragg 31

Harding c Clark b Meredith 67

Sumerauer lbw Baker 15

Hall not out 35

Thomas c Bragg b Hussain 1

Walsh not out 1

Extras 14
Total (for 8 wickets declared) 233

FOW CONTINUED: 145, 166, 212, 219

BOWLING

Clark 6-1-20-0

Hussain 3-0-8-1

G. Marshall 6-0-32-1

H. Marshall 7-4-13-1

Bragg 12-0-62-3

Baker 19-6-64-1

Meredith 6-1-21-1

WORCESTERSHIRE UNDER-17S – SECOND INNINGS

Lea c Chesterman b Sumerauer 13

Hussain c Reed b Harding 6

Holland lbw Harding 60

Clark c Reed b Harding 68

Hardwick c Reed b Harding 0

Meredith lbw Scott-Munden 13

Bragg lbw Scott-Munden 36

Fitzmaurice c Harding b Scott-Munden 0

Baker b Hall 6

G. Marshall lbw Sumerauer 4

Greening not out 4

Extras 42

Total (all out 248 in 67.3 overs

FOW: 19, 23, 115, 127, 150, 222, 230, 230, 240, 248

BOWLING

Harding 18-9-36-4

Sumerauer 12-3-50-2

Walsh 8-0-20-0

Chesterman 11-1-43-0

Hall 8-2-25-1

Scott-Munden 12-5-19-3

Young 1-0-16-0