Worcestershire Seconds were beaten in both T20 matches against their Durham counterparts at Blackfinch New Road.

The County used the double header to give an outing to several first teamers ahead of Sunday’s Royal London One-Day Cup semi-final against Nottinghamshire or Kent.

Worcestershire opted to bat first in Game One and skipper Ollie Westbury hit an unbeaten 72 off 59 balls with seven fours out of 163-5.

He shared in a third wicket stand of 69 in eight overs with Ben Cox (34 off 21 balls) and 68 for the fifth wicket with Ed Barnard whose 38 off 17 deliveries contained three sixes.

But Durham reached their target in just 16.4 overs despite George Rhodes and Charlie Morris both claiming an early wicket.

Ryan Pringle gave Durham momentum with 42 off 19 balls and an unbroken 88 between Scott Steel (45 not out) and James Weighell (63 not out off 31 balls with five sixes) saw Durham home.

In Game Two, Pringle was again amongst the runs after Durham opted to bat with 65 off 40 balls with four sixes.

He shared a third wicket stand of 102 in 11 overs with Steel (36) as the visitors reached 181-8.

Ben Twohig, with 1-27 in four overs, and triallist Ryan Gibson, 1-26 in four overs, were the most successful Worcestershire bowlers.

Worcestershire lost early wickets and never seriously threatened to reach their target and, despite a fifth wicket stand of 53 between Rhodes and Safwaan Imtiaz, they closed on 148-9.

GAME ONE

WORCESTERSHIRE SECONDS

Rhodes v Trevaskis b Main 10

Fell c Pringle b Trevaskis 0

Westbury not out 72

Cox c Pringle b Trevaskis 34

Dell c Main b Harding 7

Barnard c Pringle b Adair 38

Extras 2

Total (for 5 wickets) 163 in 20 overs

FOW: 7, 15, 84, 95, 163

BOWLING

Trevaskis 4-0-32-2

Main 4-0-27-1

Adair 4-0-31-1

Campbell 1-0-10-0

Whitehead 4-0-31-0

Pringle 1-0-7-0

Harding 2-0-25-1

DURHAM SECONDS

Carse c Westbury b Morris 10

Trevaskis b Rhodes 0

Pringle lbw Twohig 42

Steel not out 45

Weighell not out 63

Extras 7

Total (for 3 wickets) 167 in 16.4 overs

FOW: 1, 23, 79

BOWLING

Rhodes 4-0-32-1

Brown 2-0-35-0

Morris 3-0-25-1

Barnard 4-0-32-0

Twohig 3.4-0-43-1

GAME TWO

DURHAM SECONDS

Carse c Brown b Pennington 16

Trevaskis b Pennington 5

Pringle b Gibson 65

Steel c and b Twohig 36

Weighell c Rhodes b Gibson 11

Adair c Twohig b Brown 12

Greenwell b Brown 20

Read not out 7

Harding run out (Imtiaz) 1

Whitehead not out 0

Extras 8

Total (for 8 wickets) 181 in 20 overs

FOW: 18, 22, 124, 128, 141, 155, 176, 180

BOWLING

Rhodes 1-0-15-0

Pennington 3-0-28-0

Brown 4-0-44-2

Spencer 1-0-19-0

Twohig 4-0-27-1

Mitchell 3-0-21-0

Gibson 4-0-26-2

WORCESTERSHIRE SECONDS

Clarke c Carse b Adair 13

Fell c Trevaskis b Adair 13

Westbury c Read b Campbell 7

Mitchell st Read b Whitehead 14

Rhodes c Greenwell b Steel 35

Imtiaz b Harding 26

Gibson run out 11

Twohig c Adair b Trevaskis 18

Spencer b Harding 0

Pennington not out 5

Brown not out 1

Extras 5

Total (for 9 wickets) 148 in 20 overs

FOW: 13, 28, 35, 56, 109, 122, 122, 133, 143

BOWLING

Trevaskis 3-0-25-1

Adair 2-0-19-2

Campbell 2-0-7-1

Pringle 3-0-19-0

Whitehead 3-0-18-1

Steel 3-0-27-1

Harding 4-0-30-2