All-rounder Alex Hepburn finished as Worcestershire's leading run-scorer in the Second Eleven Championship for the 2016 campaign.

Hepburn, who took over the captaincy of the side following George Rhodes promotion to the senior side, scored 567 runs at an average of 43.62.

Opener Ollie Westbury was the next most prolific batsman with 499 runs at an average of 38.38.

He also made a debut to remember for England Under-19s with 196 in the first Test against Sri Lanka Under-19s at Fenners.

Alexei Kervezee (366), keeper Alex Milton (292) and Rhodes (257) were the other main contributors.

On the bowling front, paceman Chris Russell ended as the top wicket-taker with 22 victims at 31.09 runs apiece.

Spinner Ben Twohig was next in line with 17 wickets at 43.06.

The Seconds climbed four places in the competition to finish fourth in the North Group with three wins from their nine matches.

*Coack Kevin Sharp will be looking back over the 2016 season in an interview with the Worcestershire CCC website.

SECOND ELEVEN LEADING CHAMPIONSHIP AVERAGES

BATTING

Fraine Matches 3, Inns 5, Not Outs 1, Runs 209, Highest 87*, Average 52.25

B Kohler-Cadmore 1, 2, 1, 46, 35*, 46.00

Hepburn 8, 14, 1, 567, 149, 43.62

Rhodes 4, 7, 1, 257, 68, 42.83

Kervezee 5, 10, 1, 366, 140, 40.67

Westbury 7, 13, 0, 499, 137, 38.38

Tegg 1, 1, 0, 38, 38, 38.00

Milton 6, 11, 3, 292, 59*, 36.50

Fell 3, 5, 0, 126, 72, 25.20

Newton 2, 4, 0, 98, 73, 24.50

Dodd 2, 3, 0, 67, 34, 22.33

Dell 3, 6, 1, 111, 65, 22.20

T Kohler-Cadmore 1, 2.0, 41, 27, 20.50

Twohig 8, 13, 2, 217, 99, 19.73

Malik 8, 14, 0, 254, 57, 18.14

 

BOWLING

Shantry Matches 1, Overs 23.5, Maidens 5, Runs 57, Wickets 7, Average 8.14

T Kohler-Cadmore 1, 1.5, 0, 14, 1, 14.00

Willerton 2, 45.5, 12, 159, 8, 19.88

King 1, 23.5, 5, 85, 4, 21.25

Kervezee 5, 55.5, 4, 183.8, 22.88

Tongue 3, 54.1, 12, 183, 8, 22.88

Brown 3, 29.0, 6, 117, 5, 23.40

Russell 8, 183.8, 36, 684, 22, 31.09

Rhodes 4, 40.0, 6, 135, 4, 33.75

Hepburn 8, 137.0, 31, 419, 12, 34.92

Williams 1, 14.0, 1, 77, 2, 38.50

Twohig 8, 181.3, 29, 732, 17, 43.06

Malik 8, 34.0, 4, 143, 3, 47.67

Morris 5, 128.1, 19, 471, 9, 52.33