Worcestershire Academy and Ireland Under-19s will now turn their attention to white ball cricket after honours ended even in a two-day game at Stourbridge CC.

Ireland were set a 282 target on the final day and the two sides shook hands with their total on 213-5.

The visitors had resumed on 235-7 in their first innings and their last three wickets were quickly disposed of to earn the Academy a first innings lead of five runs.

One of those wicket fell to Jujhar Johal who finished with the excellent figures of 11-1-40-6.

When the Academy batted for a second time, Johal was also amongst the runs with 40 off 48 balls with seven fours in the opener’s role.

Xavier Clarke (57 off 67 balls, six fours) and Zain Ul Hassan (44 off 67 balls, six fours) maintained the momentum.

Then first innings century-maker Charlie Clist hit an unbeaten 53 from 25 balls with two sixes and seven fours before the declaration at 276-7 off 50 overs.

Pete Clark (3-46) and Ed Bragg (2-32) were amongst the wickets in Ireland’s second innings.

The two teams will now meet tomorrow (Thursday) in a 50 over encounter at Kidderminster’s Chester Road ground (11am start).

IRELAND UNDER 19- FIRST INNINGS CONTINUED

(overnight 235-7)

Hunter c Parker-Cole b Blunt 7

Garth c Bragg b Johal 6

Neary lbw Blunt 2

McFaul not out 2

Extras 37

Total (all out) 247 in 48.3 overs

FOW CONTINUED: 243, 245, 247

BOWLING

Parker-Cole 6-1-25-0

Bragg 2-0-11-0

Ul-Hassan 4-0-25-0

Davis 4-0-25-1

Clark 7-0-32-0

Blunt 14.3-0-64-3

Johal 11-1-40-6

WORCESTERSHIRE ACADEMY – SECOND INNINGS

Lea c Metcalfe b McFaul 13

Johal c Metcalfe b Neary 40

Clarke c Burton b Hoey 57

Ul-Hassan c Rock b Hoey 44

Janjua b Thompson 14

Parker-Cole c Thompson b Garth 24

Clark b Garth 24

Clist not out 53

Cullen not out 4

Extras 3

Total (for 7 wickets declared) 276 in 50 overs

FOW: 33, 78, 149, 172, 172, 211, 228

BOWLING

McFaul 7-1-43-1

Hoey 10-0-43-2

Garth 13-1-71-2

Neary 4-0-22-1

Thompson 10-0-58-1

Hunter 3-0-14-0

McDonnell 3-0-22-0

IRELAND UNDER-19S – SECOND INNINGS

Metcalfe c Clarke b Bragg 27

Poskett c Clist b Bragg 27

Stiles c Ul-Hassan b Clark 52

Rock lbw Clark 24

Thompson not out 43

Burton b Clark 0

Hunter not out 25

Extras 15

Total (for 5 wickets) 213 in 47 overs

FOW: 52, 71, 130, 171, 172

BOWLING

Parker-Cole 3-0-25-0

Ul-Hassan 3-0-19-0

Bragg 9-0-32-2

Johal 14-1-50-0

Blunt 5-1-26-0

Clark 11-1-46-3

Davis 2-1-7-0