Worcestershire Seconds launched their Second Eleven T20 competition with two matches against Leicestershire Seconds at Kibworth.

They went down by 54 runs in the opening fixture and lost by six wickets in the second encounter. In Game One,

Alex Hepburn picked up three wickets for 16 runs as Leicestershire totalled 156-6 after electing to bat.

Former Worcestershire all-rounder Gareth Andrew scored an unbeaten 21 for the home side.

Hepburn top-scored with 30 for Worcestershire who were bowled out for 102 in 19.4 overs with Andrew returning 2-9 in three overs.

In Game Two, Worcestershire chose to bat and openers Alexei Kervezee (24) and Josh Dell put on 68 in nine overs.

Keeper Alex Milton also struck a quickfire unbeaten 28 off 18 balls as Worcestershire totalled 143-5 in 20 overs.

Charlie Morris picked up two early wickets when Leicestershire batted but a stand of 93 for the third wicket in 12 overs between Aadil Ali (60) and Tom Wells (55) steered the game Leicestershire's way.

Morris finished with the excellent figures of 2-19 from four overs and spinners George Rhodes and Ben Twohig also bowled tight spells.

GAME ONE

LEICESTERSHIRE

Ali c Morris b Hepburn 34

Tillcock c Morris b Hepburn 31

Eckersley b Rhodes 14

Wells c Russell b Twohig 13

Cammish run out 19

Swindells lbw Hepburn 14

Andrew not out 21

Sayer not out 3

Extras 7

Total (for 6 wickets) 156

FOW: 60, 70, 85, 99, 127, 133

Bowling

Kervezee 2-0-22-0

Morris 2-0-15-0

Russell 4-0-47-0

Scrimshaw 1-0-4-0

Hepburn 3-0-16-3

Rhodes 4-0-23-1

Twohig 4-0-23-1

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WORCESTERSHIRE

Kervezee c Ali b Hurt 17

Rhodes st Swindells b Sayer 0

Hepburn c Wells b Tillcock 30

Dell c Swindells b Sykes 8

Milton c Swindells b Tillcock 22

Malik c Swindells b Wells 7

Twohig c Wells b Tillcock 0

Westbury c Cammish b Andrew 6

Russell c Swindells b Andrew 0

Morris c Sayer b Hurt 6

Scrimshaw not out 0

Extras 14

Total (all out) 102 in 19.4 overs

FOW: 1, 24, 43, 81, 81, 82, 93, 94, 94, 102.

Bowling: Sayer 1-18, Andrew 2-9, Hurt 2-16, Sykes 1-21, Tillcock 3-18, Wells 1-10.

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GAME TWO

WORCESTERSHIRE

Kervezee b Tillcock 24

Dell c Swindells b Sayer 41

Hepburn b Tillcock 8

Rhodes c Wells b Sykes 26

Milton not out 28

Malik c Ali b Sykes 6

Twohig not out 3

Extras 7

Total (for 5 wickets) 143

FOW: 68, 70, 90, 115, 127.

Bowling: Sykes 2-26, Sayer 1-16, Tillcock 2-17

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LEICESTERSHIRE

Ali c Morris b Rhodes 60

Swindells b Morris 8

Eckersley b Morris 0

Wells c Malik b Hepburn 55

Tillcock not out 10

Sayer not out 4

Extras 7

Total (for 4 wickets) 144 in 19.4 overs

FOW: 22, 22, 113, 138.

Bowling

Kervezee 1-0-12-0

Morris 4-1-19-2

Twohig 4-0-28-0

Hepburn 4-0-42-1

Scrimshaw 1-0-9-1

Rhodes 4-0-24-1

Russell 1.4-0-9-0