Worcestershire Seconds bounced back from a comprehensive defeat to hand out a thrashing of their own to MCC Young Cricketers in a T20 double header at Merchant Taylor's School.

The Seconds went down by nine wickets in Game One after being bowled out for 94 and MCC YC reached their target with 7.5 overs to spare.

But they responded in Game Two by bowling out MCC YC for 101 and then a century stand from Alex Hepburn and Zen Malik saw them to two points with 7.4 overs in hand.

Ben Twohig won his first toss as Worcestershire Seconds captain and elected to bat first in Game One

Worcestershire gave a debut to paceman Sam Grant who has played for MCC YC this season.

The visitors were dismissed for 94 in 19.2 overs with Ross Whiteley top-scoring with 22 off 23 balls.

He added 38 for the fifth wicket with Malik (11) after the first four wickets had fallen for 27 runs.

Keeper Joe Dodd (10) was the only other player into double figures as Praven Sivirajah, Ben Brookes, Tom Smith and Luke Jones all picked up two wickets for MCC YC.

MCC YC made quick work of their modest target and reached 98-1 in 12.2 overs.

Openers Ben Curran (43 not out) and Joe Barrett (29) put on 72 in 7.2 overs before the latter fell to Alexei Kerveze.

Kervezee returned the impressive figures of 1-10 from his four overs but Curran, who struck two sixes and four fours in his 32 ball innings, and Smith saw MCC home.

In Game Two, Kervezee continued in the same vein with the ball as MCC YC opted to bat and were dismissed for 101 in exactly 20 overs.

The all-rounder removed both openers cheaply and then fellow spinners Ben Twohig and George Rhodes, who replaced Whiteley for the second game, worked their way through the MCC batting line-up.

Kervezee finished with 2-19, Twohig 3-20, Rhodes 2-13 and paceman Pat Brown 2-22.

The Worcestershire openers Hepburn and Malik saw their side through to a comprehensive victory in quickfire time.

Hepburn finished unbeaten on 48 from 34 balls with three sixes and two fours while Malik just had time to complete his half century and ended 52 not out from 40 deliveries with eight boundaries.

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GAME ONE

Worcestershire Seconds

A Hepburn c FH Allen b PA Sivirajah 9

JJ Dell c and b BL Brookes 5

AN Kervezee c JH Barrett b OW Smithson 1

OE Westbury c PA Sivirajah b BL Brookes 9

RA Whiteley c and b TF Smith 22

Z Ul-A Malik st SM Imtiaz b TF Smith 11

BJ Twohig* c and b LA Jones 6

CM Dudley c and b LA Jones 3

JMH Dodd+ lbw b PA Sivirajah 10

PR Brown run out (BJ Curran) 9

SE Grant not out 3

Extras 6

Total (all out) 94 in 19.2 overs

FOW: 11, 12, 27, 27, 58, 65, 69, 77, 85, 94

Bowling

OW Smithson 3.2-0-10-1

PA Sivirajah 3-0-20-2

BL Brookes 4-1-16-2

ATE Hazeldine 2-0-15-0

TF Smith 4-0-20-2

LA Jones 3-0-12-2

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MCC Young Cricketers

BJ Curran not out 43

JH Barrett c JJ Dell b AN Kervezee 29

TF Smith not out 15

Extras 11

Total (for 1 wicket) 98 in 12.1 overs

FOW: 72

Bowling

PR Brown 2-0-17-0

SE Grant 1-0-10-0

A Hepburn 1-0-13-0

BJ Twohig 3.1-0-29-0

AN Kervezee 4-0-10-1

Z Ul-A Malik 1-0-10-0

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GAME TWO

MCC Young Cricketers

BJ Curran c PR Brown b AN Kervezee 12

JH Barrett c GH Rhodes b AN Kervezee 6

TF Smith c OE Westbury b PR Brown 5

FH Allen st JMH Dodd b GH Rhodes 10

MD Lezar* c Z Ul-A Malik b BJ Twohig 9

SM Imtiaz+ not out 25

LA Jones c and b GH Rhodes 0

ATE Hazeldine c and b BJ Twohig 9

BL Brookes c A Hepburn b BJ Twohig 0

OW Smithson c and b PR Brown 15

PA Sivirajah run out (PR Brown) 5

Extras 5

Total (all out) 101 in 20 overs

FOW: 14, 21, 25, 43, 45, 47, 62, 62, 94, 101

Bowling

AN Kervezee 4-0-19-2

PR Brown 4-0-22-2

SE Grant 1-0-2-0

BJ Twohig 4-0-20-3

GH Rhodes 4-0-13-2

Z Ul-A Malik 1-0-6-0

A Hepburn 2-0-17-0

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Worcestershire Seconds

A Hepburn not out 48

Z Ul-A Malik not out 52

Extras 2

Total (for 0 wickets) 102 in 12.2 overs

Bowling

TF Smith 2-0-15-0

OW Smithson 2-0-17-0

BL Brookes 2-0-15-0

ATE Hazeldine 3-0-14-0

LA Jones 2-0-12-0

PA Sivirajah 1.2-0-28-0