Worcestershire Seconds gained two victories over Somerset Seconds in warm-up matches for the NatWest T20 Blast at Taunton Vale.

The county took the opportunity to involve the majority of their squad during the two fixtures and there were several encouraging performances.

All-rounder Joe Leach picked up three wickets in both games after opening the bowling and in the first match Charlie Morris and Brett D'Oliveira also enjoyed success with the ball.

Alex Gidman made a half century in Game One when skippering the side after a quickfire start from Richard Oliver and there were runs from captain Daryl Mitchell and useful contributions from Joe Clarke, Tom Fell and Alex Hepburn in Game Two.

The Seconds will also play two T20 matches against Cardiff MCCU at Bromsgrove Cricket Club tomorrow (Friday) with the first game getting underway at 12 noon.

GAME ONE

TOSS: Worcestershire

Somerset innings

Regan c Russell b Morris 2

Mellor c Barnard b Leach 3

Davey c Russell b D'Oliveira 63

Waller c Gidman b Leach 12

Hose lbw D'Oliveira 7

C Overton c Whiteley b Barnard 28

Friend c Hepburn b Morris 9

Bartlett lbw Morris 5

Dockrell b Leach 8

Harrison run out (Barnard) 1

Redrup not out 5

Extras 7

Total 150 all out (20 overs)

FOW: 2, 6, 31, 51, 104, 130, 133, 140, 144, 150.

Bowling

Morris 4-0-21-3

Leach 3-0-19-3

Barnard 4-0-38-1

Russell 2-0-17-0

D'Oliveira 4-0-22-2

Whiteley 2-0-21-0

Hepburn 1-0-12-0

 

Worcestershire innings

Oliver c Friend b Redrup 32

Cox c Dockrell b Overton 5

Gidman b Davey 54

Whiteley c Overton b Dockrell 13

Kervezee c Waller b Harrison 18

D'Oliveira c and b Harrison 8

Leach not out 19

Barnard not out 0

Extras 3

Total (for 6 wickets) 152 in 19.2 overs

FOW: 12, 47, 70, 117, 132, 143.

Bowling: Davey 1-30, Overton 1-32, Redrup 1-8, Dockrell 1-31, Harrison 2-11.

 

GAME TWO

Toss: Somerset

Somerset innings

Regan c Kohler-Cadmore b Whiles 19

Mellor c Choudhry b Leach 8

Davey c Whiteley b Leach 6

Hose b Choudhry 21

Friend run out (Whiteley) 31

Bartlett b Mitchell 8

Waller b Leach 23

C Overton c Mitchell b Shantry 12

Dockrell not out 14

Harrison not out 0

Extras 11

Total (for 8 wickets) 153

FOW: 9, 16, 41, 63, 98, 101, 139, 141.

Bowling

Leach 4-0-32-3

Shantry 4-0-33-1

Whiteley 1-0-15-0

Whiles 3-0-22-1

Choudhry 4-0-19-1

D'Oliveira 3-0-25-0

Mitchell 1-0-4-1

 

Worcestershire innings

Mitchell c Dockrell b Redrup 40

Kohler-Cadmore b Overton 3

Clarke c Bartlett b Redrup 29

Fell c and b Waller 22

Hepburn b Harrison 24

Whiteley c Hose b Harrison 9

Leach c Waller b Harrison 0

D'Oliveira not out 8

Choudhry not out 15

Extras 7

Total (for 7 wickets) 159 in 19.1 overs

FOW: 6, 52, 84, 109, 132, 132, 133.

Bowling: Overton 1-12, Redrup 2-20, Waller 1-39, Harrison 3-20.