Worcestershire won their 40 over friendly match against Gloucestershire by 8 wickets at Kidderminster.
Worcestershire won the toss and put Gloucestershire into bat and after an opening stand of 20, David Lucas took the first two wickets by dismissing both Chris Dent (5) and Dan Housego (1) and the visitors soon slipped to 39-5, in the 13th over, as Moeen Ali took the wickets of Hamish Marshall (23), Ian Cockbain (0) and Alex Gidman (8).
By the 18th over Gloucestershire were in disarray at 63-9, with Ali taking his fourth wicket to dismiss Jack Taylor (6) and Nick Harrison getting the other three wickets, as he dismissed Ed Young, Cameron Herring and David Payne, all for 0.
Benny Howell then took the visitors to three figures but when he was dismissed by Jack Shantry for 50 Gloucestershire were all out for 101 in 26.3 overs. Ali took 4-39 off 8 overs, Harrison had figures of 3-26 off 8 overs, Lucas was 2-12 off 5 overs and Shantry ended up with 1-22 off 5.3 overs.
In reply Worcestershire got off to a quick start as Ali and Daryl Mitchell put on 72 for the first wicket, inside 9 overs, before Ali was out for 50. Alexei Kervezee (12) was the second wicket to fall, at 94-2 in the 13th over, but Mitchell and Neil Pinner took the home side past their 102 target in the 16th over.
Both teams agreed to continue the innings until 40 overs had been bowled and the third wicket partnership ended on 99 when Mitchell was out for 74. Three more wickets fell as Pinner scored 61, Tom Kohler-Cadmore making 30 and Joe Leach getting 2 and when Worcestershire finished their 40 overs on 278-6, the two not-out batsmen were Ben Cox (38*) and Brett D'Oliveira (2*).
Worcestershire Team: Daryl Mitchell*, Moeen Ali, Alexei Kervezee, Neil Pinner, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Joe Leach, Ben Cox+, Brett D'Oliveira, David Lucas, Jack Shantry, Nick Harrison, Edward Barnard