Worcestershire CCC Academy got off to a winning start when they were finally able to launch their 2018 campaign as they defeated Warwickshire Under-19s by six wickets at Barnt Green.

Skipper Jack Haynes hit a rapid 92 as the Academy chased down a 185 target with more than 10 overs to spare.

Worcestershire’s entire early season programme had been wiped out by the weather but their bowlers quickly settled into the groove.

Riecko Parker-Cole and Bilal Hussain both picked up two wickets while England Under-19 bowler Adam Finch dismissed the Bears leading scorer and opener R. Yates for 58.

Warwickshire reached 101-2 at one stage but were never allowed to flourish and five other bowlers also picked up a wicket apiece in dismissing them for 184 in 46.4 overs.

Haynes got the Academy innings off to a flying start and struck three sixes and 12 fours in his 88 ball knock.

He shared in an opening stand of 110 with Charlie Clist (48) and added a further 48 with Jujhar Johal before falling at 158-2.

Worcestershire lost two more wickets but Zain Ul-Hassan (19 not out|) saw them home after 39.1 overs.

WARWICKSHIRE UNDER-19S

Yates b Finch 58

Rigg c and b Parker-Cole 11

Akhtar c Parker-Cole b Ul-Hassan 12

Johnson c Clist b Parker-Cole 18

Hargrave c Haynes b Hussain 21

Chapman-Lilley lbw Hussain 9

Bharaj b Stanley 1

Ellis c Clark b Davis 17

Davis run out (Haynes) 8

Raza c Ul-Hassan b Clark 16

Rudge not out 1

Extras 12

Total (all out) 184 in 46.4 overs

FOW: 31, 67, 101, 109, 140, 141, 141, 151, 182, 184

BOWLING

Parker-Cole 6-1-20-2

Finch 9-0-29-1

Davis 7.4-0-26-1

Stanley 6-0-30-1

Ul-Hassan 7-0-22-1

Clark 8-0-32-1

Hussain 3-0-20-2

WORCESTERSHIRE ACADEMY

Haynes c Chapman-Lilley b Bharaj 92

Clist c Yates b Bharaj 48

Johal c Chapman-Lilley b Raza 17

Ul-Hassan not out 19

Wade c Johnson b Raza 0

Hussain not out 0

Extras 11

Total (for 4 wickets) 187 in 39.1 overs

FOW: 110, 158, 183, 183

BOWLING

Hines 5-0-29-0

Davison 8-0-37-0

Ellis 3-0-21-0

Raza 8-0-46-2

Bharaj 10-1-34-2

Yates 5.1-0-26-0