Ben Twohig will skipper Worcestershire Seconds for the first time as coach Kevin Sharp looks for a repeat of their impressive Trophy form when they launch their T20 campaign this week.

The Seconds came within one point of qualifying for the semi-finals of the Trophy, winning their opening four games before being edged out by eight runs against Durham and one wicket versus Lancashire.

Any disappointment at not qualifying was dispelled by the brand of exciting cricket played by the Seconds for the majority of the competition – including four centuries.

Now they switch to the short format of the game, starting with two T20 matches on Wednesday against MCC Young Cricketers at Merchant Taylor's School in London, with spinner Twohig leading the side.

Second Eleven-Batting Coach Sharp said: "We will be looking for the same sort of form as in the 50 over competition.

"Stats-wise, we did not perform particularly well last year (in the T20). If we can continue the 50 over form, I will be delighted.

"We just fell short of qualifying (in the Trophy). The game versus Durham at New Road was particularly disappointing because I thought we got into a position to win.

"We didn't quite get over the line to make the semis but I was very pleased with the way we played."

Ross Whiteley, who scored a fighting half century in the Specsavers County Championship match with Sussex, is included in the Seconds side for the first game.

Also included for both games is paceman Sam Grant, a left arm pace bowler who plays for MCC Young Cricketers.

The first game will get underway at 11.30am with the second match due to begin at 3pm.

SECONDS

GAME ONE

Hepburn

Dell

Kervezee

Whiteley

Westbury

Malik

Twohig (c)

Dudley

Dodd (w)

Brown

Grant

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GAME TWO

Hepburn

Malik

Rhodes

Kervezee

Westbury

Dell

Twohig (c)

Dudley

Dodd (w)

Brown

Grant