Worcestershire CCC Academy gained an emphatic 209 run victory over Herefordshire Seconds in a two-day game at Bromyard.

Herefordshire were set a 307 target in 51 overs on the final day but were dismissed for 97 in just 25 overs.

Billy Cox did the initial damage by claiming four of the first five wickets in reducing Herefordshire to 43-5 and they never recovered with Lee Tyrrell (3-26) helping to polish off the innings.

The Academy had notched up 332-5 declared in their first innings with opener Jake Cartwright making 106 off 163 balls with two sixes and 16 fours.

He shared in stands of 86 with Will Fraine and 92 with Jujhar Johal before Darrel Williams hammered 70 from 36 balls and put on 114 with Ian Bullock for the fifth wicket.

Herefordshire replied with 249-7 before declaring 83 behind after seven batsmen had scored between 24 and 39.

There were two wickets apiece for Dom Badger and Dan Lloyd.

The Academy quickly built on their advantage with opener Fraine making an unbeaten 108 off 81 balls with five sixes and 12 fours.

He shared in an opening stand of 104 with Cartwright and 78 with Connor Dudley before the declaration at 223-3 from just 28 overs – and then Cox and Tyrrell got to work with the ball.

Worcestershire Academy – first innings

Fraine c Coleman b Pugh 24

Cartwright c Backhouse b Taylor 106

Johal lbw Yarnold 43

Dudley c Morgan b Yarnold 29

Bullock not out 41

Williams b Morgan 70

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Total (for 5 wickets declared) 332 in 69.5 overs

FOW: 86, 178, 218, 218, 332

Bowling: Yarnold 2-37, Morgan 1-41, Pugh 1-84, Taylor 1-27 

Herefordshire Seconds – first innings

Coleman c Lloyd b Wilkinson 39

Taylor b Tyrrell 0

Tiffin lbw Lloyd 30

Crichard c Cox b Badger 35

Backhouse retired not out 37

Morgan lbw Badger 28

Ahmed lbw Lloyd 30

Scott not out 24

Pugh c Wilkinson b Williams 7

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Total (for 7 wickets declared) 249 in 60.1 overs

FOW: 7, 45, 92, 130, 156, 201, 229, 249

Bowling

Tyrrell 9-3-37-1

Wilkinson 5-0-33-1

Cox 7-1-26-0

Badger 15-4-34-2

Lloyd 12-2-44-2

Williams 11.1-2-59-1

Johal 1-0-4-0

Worcestershire Academy – second innings

Fraine not out 108

Cartwright c Ahmed b Yarnold 49

Johal run out 0

Dudley c Wildig b Ahmed 49

Bullock not out 6

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Total (for 3 wickets declared) 223 in 28 overs

FOW: 104, 105, 183

Bowling: Ahmed 1-31, Yarnold 1-46

Herefordshire Seconds – second innings

Taylor b Wilkinson 2

Ahmed lbw Tyrrell 18

Morgan b Cox 1

Crichard lbw Cox 13

Lander c Fraine b Cox 9

Scott c Lloyd b Cox 4

Pugh c Johal b Cartwright 13

Williams c Bullock b Tyrrell 13

Cross not out 2

Wildig c Cox b Tyrrell 0

Yarnold c Fraine b Cartwright 1

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Total (all out 97) in 25 overs

FOW: 5, 6, 25, 35, 43, 51, 79, 87, 87, 97

Bowling

Cox 9-2-34-4

Wilkinson 6-0-17-1

Tyrrell 6-0-26-3

Cartwright 4-0-7-2