Zain Ul-Hassan and the Worcestershire Academy’s lower order batsmen led a partial recovery on day two of the Tri-Series match with Northamptonshire Academy at Bromsgrove CC.
The visitors declared on 538-7 in their first innings and then reduced Worcestershire to 74-6 at one stage.
But the last four wickets added 153 to take the final total to 227 all out.
Northamptonshire did not enforce the follow on despite a lead of 311 and reached 10-1 by the close.
Ul-Hassan (40) and Ben Twohig (38) added 68 for the seventh wicket.
After the pair had been dismissed, Alex Simpson (36) and Billy Cox (43) continued the resistance with a partnership of 74 for the ninth wicket.
Simpson then struck an early blow in Northamptonshire’s second innings.
They had resumed on 513-3 in their first innings and lost four quick wickets before the declaration with Simpson finishing with 3-84 and Ollie Westbury 2-92.
Northants Academy – first innings continued
(overnight 513-3 declared)
A Dhadwal+ c O Westbury b A Simpson 130
W Thomas c C Lea b O Westbury 18
M Wells c B Fitzmaurice b A Simpson 9
O Clark run out(J Dell) 1
T Heathfield not out 0
W Heathfield not out 0
Total (for 7 wickets declared) 538
FOW: 519, 528, 530, 538
A Simpson 16.5-1-84-3
M Davis 17-2-83-0
B Cox 11-0-49-0
Z Hassan 11-2-64-1
B Twohig 29-1-147-0
O Westbury 22-3-92-2
Worcestershire Academy – first innings
O Westbury lbw b T Heathfield 23
C Lea c C Thurston b W Heathfield 13
J Dell c C Thurston b W Heathfield 4
X Clarke c A Dhadwal b T Heathfield 5
Z Hassan c C Thurston b W Heathfield 40
W Wade c O Clark b T Heathfield 7
J Johal b T Heathfield 0
B Twohig* st A Dhadwal b O Clark 38
A Simpson b Q Dawlatzai 36
B Cox c C Thurston b Q Dawlatzai 43
M Davis not out 0
Total (all out) 227
FOW: 26, 38, 45, 48, 74, 74, 142, 146, 220, 227
T Heathfield 14-4-37-4
W Heathfield 14-4-45-3
Q Dawlatzai 10.2-4-35-2
F Niyazi 4-0-14-0
S Ahmadzai 7-1-33-0
O Clark 11-2-33-1
S Zaib 6-2-19-0
Northants Academy – second innings
H Adair not out 8
M Wells lbw b A Simpson 0
W Thomas not out 1
Total (for 1 wickets) 10
A Simpson 4-1-8-1
M Davis 3-2-1-0