Worcestershire Seconds went down by four wickets to their Warwickshire counterparts in their opening Second Eleven Trophy encounter at Moseley today.
James Wainman and Adam Finch picked up three wickets apiece for Worcestershire as they tried to defend a total of 198 all out in 45.3 overs.
But a third wicket stand of 105 between Rob Yates and Matthew Lamb proved decisive for the home side who won with 7.3 overs to spare.
The top nine batsmen in the Worcestershire order all reached double figures but no-one went onto to build a substantial innings.
Zain Ul-Hassan (28) and Pat Brown (23) top-scored batting at numbers eight and nine respectively and put on 37 for the eighth wicket – the best partnership of the innings.
Openers George Rhodes (16) and Ollie Westbury (21) added 33 before being caught at first slip and mid off respectively.
Josh Dell (13), Joe Leach (14), Alex Milton (19) – caught at mid on – Wainman (11) and Jacques Banton (10) were the other double figure contributors.
Craig Miles (3-38), Ethan Brookes (3-45), Azeem Rafiq (2-31) and George Garrett (2-37) were the Warwickshire wicket-takers.
When Warwickshire batted, Wainman removed both openers and Finch bowled well as Warwickshire encountered a mini wobble after the stand between Yates (48) – caught at point by Dell – and Lamb (53) had been broken.
Four wickets went down for 13 runs including Alex Mellor for a duck, providing Dell with another catch at first slip.
But Myles’ unbeaten 25 off 26 balls saw Warwickshire home.
Wainman finished with figures of 3-46 from nine overs and Finch 3-38 off 8.3 overs.