Worcestershire Seconds experienced mixed fortunes when they launched their Second Eleven T20 campaign with two matches against their Northamptonshire counterparts at Milton Keynes.

They won the first encounter by six wickets after dismissing the home side for 89.

But the roles were reversed in the second match with Worcestershire bowled out for 88 and going down by seven wickets.

In match one the Worcestershire new ball attack of Ed Barnard and Chris Russell shared six wickets after skipper Shaaiq Choudhry decided to bat.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore – 23 off 13 balls – and skipper Shaaiq Choudhry with a run a ball 30 helped Worcestershire to triumph with 5.4 overs to spare.

In match two Choudhry top-scored with 22 after this time deciding to bat on winning the toss but Olly Stone with 4-10 was chiefly responsible for dismissing Worcestershire cheaply.

Russell picked up another three wickets including two in two balls. But George Munsey's unbeaten 48 off 51 balls with three sixes saw Northants home with 4.3 overs to spare.

MATCH ONE

Northants

Munsey c Barnard b Tongue 12

West c Rhodes b Russell 0

Duckett run out 26

Carter c and b Rhodes 9

Murphy c and b Russell 17

Zaib c Whiles b Rhodes 10

Stone c Whiles b Barnard 2

Young c and b Barnard 5

Chambers c Rhodes b Barnard 2

Claydon not out 2

Griggs b Russell 1

Extras 3

Total (all out) 89 in 19.2 overs

FOW: 0, 16, 46, 51, 72, 76, 81, 86, 86, 89.

Bowling

Barnard 4-1-17-3

Russell 3.2-0-8-3

Tongue 2-0-13-1

Whiles 1-0-12-0

D'Oliveira 1-0-4-0

Choudhry 4-0-20-0

Rhodes 4-0-15-2

 

Worcestershire

Kohler-Cadmore c Murphy b Stone 23

Clarke st Murphy b Griggs 12

Whiteley c Griggs b Young 17

Choudhry b Stone 30

Barnard not out 13

Hepburn not out 2

Extras 5

Total (for 4 wickets) 92 in 14.2 overs

FOW: 26, 26, 61, 85.

Bowling: Stone 2-15, Griggs 1-18, Young 1-15.

 

MATCH TWO

Worcestershire

Kohler-Cadmore c Stone b Chambers 4

Clarke c Duckett b Stone 1

Whiteley c Duckett b Stone 4

Choudhry b Young 22

Barnard c Murphy b Young 14

Hepburn st Duckett b Zaib 16

Rhodes c Murphy b Stone 12

Hill b Stone 2

Tongue c Young b Griggs 4

Russell not out 4

Whiles lbw Griggs 4

Extras 1

Total (all out) 88 in 18.4 overs.

FOW: 5, 9, 10, 38, 55, 72, 76, 78, 87, 88.

Bowling: Stone 4-10, Chambers 1-19, Griggs 2-19, Young 2-22, Zaib 1-9.

Northants

Munsey not out 48

West c Kohler-Cadmore b Russell 0

Duckett lbw Russell 0

Carter c Clarke b Russell 29

Murphy not out 6

Extras 6

Total (for 3 wickets) 89 in 15.3 overs.

FOW: 4, 4, 59.

Bowling

Barnard 4-1-8-0

Russell 3-0-5-3

Whiles 1-0-16-0

Choudhry 2-0-14-0

Rhodes 2-0-11-0

Tongue 1-0-7-0

Whiteley 1.3-0-14-0

Hepburn 1-0-12-0

 

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*The two sides will meet again tomorrow at the same venue on the first day of the opening Second Eleven Championship fixture of the campaign.

Worcestershire:

Joe Clarke

Tom Kohler-Cadmore

George Rhodes

Brett D'Oliveira

Shaaiq Choudhry (captain)

Alex Hepburn

Will Fraine

Michael Hill

Josh Tongue

Chris Russell

Graeme Whiles