Worcestershire CCC Academy were beaten by Leicestershire and Northamptonshire in T20 matches at Barnt Green as part of the Tri-Series between the three counties this summer.

In Game One, number seven batsman Zahid Kaflet led a recovery for Worcestershire after they had elected to bat.

He came to the wicket at 35-5 in the ninth over and hit an unbeaten 59 from just 36 balls with two sixes and six fours.

Kaflet shared in stands of 36 with Academy captain Riecko Parker-Cole (27) and 43 with Ryan Wheldon (11) to lift the final total to 133-9.

Leicestershire were made to work hard to reach their target in reply after Pete Clark had struck two early blows with the ball.

The visitors were 47-3 and then 100-5 after Josh Baker picked up wickets in successive overs but they suffered no more setbacks in reaching 134-5 in 17 overs.

In Game Two, Northamptonshire scored 175-9 in their 20 overs after opting to bat first.

Knocks by C. Home – 52 off 22 balls – and G. Miller – 50 off 23 deliveries – were the mainstay of the Northants innings.

But, after reaching 149-4 in the 15th over, a burst of wickets by Josh Baker meant they scored only 26 from the final five overs.

Baker finished with the excellent figures of 3-17 from his four overs with Liam Doran (3-40) also amongst the wickets.

When Worcestershire batted opener Jujhar Johal scored 47 off 40 balls with one six and six fours.

He added 52 for the third wicket in six overs with Parker-Cole (18) but the loss of three wickets with the total on 84 and three run outs meant the Academy cwere bowled out for 135 in 19.5 overs.

GAME ONE

Worcestershire Academy

Clarke c Timby b Khan 0

Johal c Butchart b Khan 5

Hardwick+ c Evans b Butchart 5

Parker Cole c Timby b Dickinson 27

Clark st Timby b Bowley 13

Stanley run out(sub) 0

Kaflet not out 59

Wheldon c Bowley b Evans 11

Hammond c sub b Evans 1

Doran b Bailey 0

Baker not out 6

Extras 6

Total (for 9 wickets) 133 for 9

BOWLING

Butchart 4.0 1 13 1

Khan 3.0 0 18 2

Ahmed 3.0 0 20 0

Bowley 2.0 0 10 1

Dickinson 2.0 0 25 1

Evans 4.0 0 31 2

Bailey 2.0 0 15 1

Leicestershire Academy

Trusz c J Hammond b P Clark 17

Nightingale* c R Hardwick b P Clark 0

Butchart run out(sub) 20

Green b J Baker 39

Funnell b J Baker 11

Ahmed not out 20

Timby+ not out 16

Extras 11

Total (for 5 wickets) 134

BOWLING

P Clark 4.0 1 28 2

J Hammond 1.0 0 15 0

R Wheldon 3.0 0 30 0

J Baker 4.0 0 26 2

L Doran 4.0 0 20 0

J Johal 1.0 0 12 0


GAME TWO

Northamptonshire CCC Academy

Home b L Doran 52

Bramley c J Hammond b R Parker Cole 4

Miller c J Hammond b L Doran 50

Cox c J Baker b L Doran 10

Gouldstone Lbw b J Baker 18

Heathfield c J Baker b R Wheldon 14

Mills st H Cullen b J Baker 6

Bates not out 10

Mills b J Baker 0

Stoker st H Cullen b R Wheldon 2

Dhillion not out 0

Extras 9

Total (for 9 wickets) 175

BOWLING

Kaflet 2.0 0 23 0

Parker Cole 3.0 0 42 1

Clark 4.0 0 34 0

Doran 4.0 0 40 3

Baker 4.0 0 17 3

Wheldon 3.0 0 16 2

Worcestershire Academy

Johal c H Gouldstone b H Dhillion 47

Clarke b F Heldriech 6

Hardwick c F Heldriech b H Bates 9

Parker Cole* c A Mills b C Stoker 18

Kaflet c W Heathfield b H Dhillion 0

Stanley c H Bates b C Stoker 4

Clark run out(A Bramley) 15

Wheldon run out(H Bates) 3

Hammond c M Mills b C Home 19

Doran run out(sub) 0

Cullen+ not out 0

Extras 14

Total (all out) 135

BOWLING

Home 3.3 0 15 1

Heldriech 2.5 0 18 1

Heathfield 4.0 0 38 0

Bates 3.0 0 21 1

Dhillion 4.0 0 24 2

Stoker 2.3 0 14 2