Zain Ul-Hassan impressed with ball and then bat as Worcestershire Under-17s completed a convincing seven wicket win over Devon Under-17s in a Royal London Cup Group 4A encounter at Stourport CC.
Ul-Hassan took the new ball Devon elected to bat and finished with the excellent figures of 3-31 from his 10 overs.
He then ended unbeaten on 33 and shared in an unbroken stand of 63 in 12 overs with Xavier Clarke – younger brother of Joe – as Worcestershire won with 9.2 overs to spare.
It was their second successive win after their nine wicket triumph over Somerset Under-17s the previous weekend.
Ul-Hassan's victims included B.Phillips who top-scored for Devon with 51 off 79 balls with one six and six fours out of a total of 178-7 in 50 overs.
There were several excellent performances from the Worcestershire bowlers.
Mahaaz Ahmed gave Ul-Hassan good support with 2-40 from his 10 overs, Clarke conceded only 30 runs in 10 overs and George Marshall finished with 1-22 from nine.
Skipper Jack Haynes and Jujhar Johal gave Worcestershire the ideal start in reply with an opening stand of 88 in 19 overs.
Haynes, a century-maker against Somerset, made 39 off 56 balls with five fours while Johal fell one short of his half century. He hit 10 boundaries in his 63 ball knock.
Ul-Hassan and Clarke (30 not out) then joined forces at 119-3 and saw Worcestershire over the finishing line in 40.4 overs.
The pair both struck five boundaries
H Sargent c and b M Ahmed 26
A Causey c B Fitzmaurice b Z Hassan 11
H Ward c X Clarke b M Ahmed 22
J Khan c B Fitzmaurice b G Marshall 3
B Phillips+ b Z Hassan 51
J Lathwell run out(M Davis) 13
B Abrahams b Z Hassan 21
L Horn not out 10
K Szymanski not out 14
Total (for 7 wickets) 178 in 50 overs
FOW: 36, 50, 63, 69, 111, 147, 152
Z Hassan 10-2-31-3
A Finch 6-0-30-0
M Ahmed 10-1-40-2
G Marshall 9-2-22-1
X Clarke 10-1-30-0
C Brandrick 5-0-23-0
J Haynes* c B Phillips b L Horn 39
J Johal c B Phillips b J Lathwell 49
C Brandrick c H Ward b M Hancock 13
Z Hassan not out 33
X Clarke not out 30
Total (for 3 wickets) 182 in 40.4 overs
FOW: 88, 96, 119
C Yabsley 5-0-23-0
J Gibbs 8-2-24-0
M Hancock 10-0-46-1
K Szymanski 5-0-25-0
L Horn 8-0-41-1
J Lathwell 4-0-13-1
B Abrahams 0.4-0-8-0