Skipper George Rhodes' excellent century was in vain as Worcestershire Seconds went down by 121 runs to their Gloucestershire counterparts on the final day of a three-day friendly match at Cheltenham College.

Rhodes made 125 off 197 balls with one six and 12 fours before joining up with the senior side at Hove for the Specsavers County Championship clash with Sussex.

But Worcestershire were bowled out for 282 in 73.3 overs after being a target of 404 in 88 overs by the home side.

Rhodes enjoyed an excellent all-round day, picking up a further three wickets in the morning session to finish with 4-55 as Gloucestershire advanced from their overnight 203-1 before declaring on 239-5.

Ollie Westbury followed up his first innings hundred by making 44 of an opening stand of 68 with Rhodes and then Alexei Kervezee (1) was dismissed to the last ball before lunch for the second time in the game.

Alex Hepburn hit nine fours in his 44 off 54 balls and helped Rhodes add a further 80 for the third wicket.

But, after reaching 151-2, Worcestershire lost wickets at regular intervals, including Ross Whiteley (8) who also travelled to Hove to be part of the squad.

Rhodes was eventually eighth out at 268 – one of five victims of off spinner George Drissell who finished with 5-54 in 15.3 overs. —–

Gloucestershire Seconds – second innings continued

(overnight 203-1)

CT Bancroft b GH Rhodes 86

GH Roderick+ c AN Kervezee b GH Rhodes 24

IA Cockbain* c JJ Dell b GH Rhodes 21

GL van Buuren c GH Rhodes b A Hepburn 8

GT Hankins not out 1

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Total (for 5 wickets declared) 239 in 36.5 overs 

FOW continued: 209, 210, 222, 239

Bowling

PR Brown 3-0-24-0

DY Pennington 2-0-15-0

AW Finch 2-0-17-0

BJ Twohig 7-0-44-0

A Hepburn 11-0-52-1

GH Rhodes 8.5-0-55-4

Z Ul-A Malik 3-0-27-0

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Worcestershire Seconds – second innings

GH Rhodes c MD Taylor b GS Drissell 125

OE Westbury c CJW Gregory b K Noema-Barnett 44

AN Kervezee c GT Hankins b GS Drissell 1

A Hepburn* c and b MAH Hammond 44

RA Whiteley c GH Roderick b MAH Hammond 8

JJ Dell c GH Roderick b GS Drissell 16

Z Ul-A Malik c GH Roderick b GS Drissell 6

BJ Twohig b GL van Buuren 6

JMH Dodd+ c K Noema-Barnett b GL van Buuren 7

DY Pennington not out 11

PR Brown c GH Roderick b GS Drissell 0

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Total (all out) 282 in 73.3 overs

FOW: 68, 71, 151, 185, 221, 243, 256, 268, 281, 282.

Bowling

MD Taylor 7-1-25-0

CJW Gregory 11-0-50-0

GL van Buuren 18-0-64-2

K Noema-Barnett 11-3-33-1

GS Drissell 15.3-2-54-5

MAH Hammond 11-0-47-2