Worcestershire's fourth wicket pair of Alexei Kervezee and Tom Kohler-Cadmore led an impressive counter-attacking display on the third morning of the LV = County Championship clash with Leicestershire at New Road.

The pair joined forces after Worcestershire lost their third wicket to the fifth ball of the day from Nathan Buck when Richard Oliver (37) was bowled off the bottom edge from an attempted pull.

Worcestershire were then 50-3 – an overall lead of 91 – and with plenty of work ahead to set up a potentially match-winning situation.

But Kervezee and Kohler-Cadmore responded by reeling off a succession of handsome boundaries.

Kervezee had been his side's saviour on a green pitch at Grace Road three weeks ago when he scored a century which he followed up with a second innings half century.

The Dutch international was again in excellent form as he brought up his 50 off 99 balls with nine fours.

Kervezee was particularly severe on Buck in pulling, driving and cutting the bowler for three boundaries in one over.

He had one slice of good fortune when on 23 when he edged Rob Taylor, who had replaced Buck, in between wicket-keeper Niall O'Brien and first slip Jigar Naik for four.

Kohler-Cadmore, who had scored his maiden Championship 50 at Grace Road, produced a series of fine on and off drives for boundaries.

The 100 partnership between the pair came up in just 25 overs and they extended the overall lead past 200 in the 44th over of the innings.