George Rhodes scored a century as Worcestershire Seconds overcame North Staffordshire and South Cheshire Premier Division by 80 runs in a 50 over match at Longton, Stoke-on-Trent.

The all-rounder hit 131 off 125 balls with two sixes and 18 fours as Worcestershire amassed 310-6 after electing to bat.

Rhodes shared in an opening stand of 76 in 19 overs with Ollie Westbury (28) and 122 for the fourth wicket in 16 overs with Nick Hammond.

Hammond continued his fine form in 50 over cricket after his hundred and 73 for the county's Academy against Ireland Under-17s at Stourbridge last week.

He hit four sixes and six fours in his 53 ball knock.

When the home side launched their reply, they lost wickets at regular intervals until Haider (62) and Rasool (41) added 103 in 15 overs for the eighth wicket.

North Staffs-South Cheshire were eventually bowled out for 230 in 47.1 overs with paceman Chris Russell returning 3-34 from his 10 overs.

There were also two wickets apiece for Russell's new ball partner George Scrimshaw and spinner Alexei Kervezee.

WORCESTERSHIRE SECONDS

Rhodes c and b Richardson 131

Westbury b Ball 28

Kervezee c Hancock b Rasool 18

Hepburn b Williams 16

Hammond c Haider b Richardson 70

Jack Haynes not out 19

Josh Haynes c Hassett b Williams 13

Newton not out 0

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Total (for 6 wickets) 310 in 50 overs

FOW: 76, 110, 142, 264, 278, 299

BOWLING

Ball 10-0-46-1

Richardson 10-1-61-2

Haider 10-2-79-0

Rasool 10-1-41-1

Williams 10-0-78-2

 

NORTH STAFFS-SOUTH CHESHIRE

Hancock lbw Scrimshaw 5

Forster b Russell 9

Beech b Kervezee 43

Mould c Kervezee b Josh Haynes 3

Hassett c Russell b Rhodes 15

Haider run out (Hammond) 62

Richardson c Scrimshaw b Kervezee 1

Rasool c Scrimshaw b Russell 41

Coates not out 11

Williams b Russell 9

Ball c Rhodes b Scrimshaw 0

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Total (all out) 230 in 47.1 overs

FOW: 11, 21, 38, 87, 96, 98, 107, 210, 221

BOWLING

Russell 10-2-34-3

Scrimshaw 6.1-2-16-2

Josh Haynes 8-1-55-1

Rhodes 9-1-53-1

Kervezee 8-0-37-2

Hepburn 2-0-14-0

Newton 4-1-17-0