Wicket-keeper batsman Alex Milton finished as Worcestershire Seconds leading run-scorer in the 2019 Championship.

Milton put a challenging start to the campaign behind him to score Second Eleven Championship (SEC) hundreds against Leicestershire (138) and Nottinghamshire (135).

It helped earn him a senior recall and he responded with a fine 74 against Australia and an attack including Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood before returning to the Specsavers County Championship side against Northamptonshire.

Academy product Nick Hammond topped the averages with 257 runs at 85.67 and also hit two SEC centuries against Leicestershire and Durham.

Josh Dell, with 260 runs at 32.50, was the other main SEC run-getter with the highlight a superb 131 not out against Lancashire at Northern CC when he carried his bat.

It helped him to secure a first team spot and he has made six County Championship appearances so far this season.

On the bowling front, the spoils were shared around with spinner George Rhodes the leading wicket-taker.

He ended with 11 wickets at an average of 13.82 and was followed by Adam Finch and Josh Breed with nine apiece.

Club captain Joe Leach topped the averages with eight wickets at 13.63 during early season appearances when proving his fitness after a stress fracture of the back.

BATTING Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave

NA Hammond 3 6 3 257 103 85.67 1

AG Milton 8 13 3 444 138 44.40

A Karvelas 2 2 1 39 22* 39.00

CJ Clist 3 4 1 100 64* 33.33

J Breed 6 7 2 163 59 32.60

JJ Dell 5 9 1 260 131* 32.50

BS Phagura 2 3 0 88 46 29.33

CE Lea 3 5 1 97 78 24.25

JA Haynes 3 4 0 95 39 23.75

EWH Bragg 4 5 2 55 27* 18.33

J Banton 2 4 0 70 45 17.50

M Ahmed 6 5 1 68 38 17.00

MD Lezar 1 2 0 33 20 16.50

RX Clarke 1 2 0 31 21 15.50

JC Tongue 1 2 0 30 27 15.00

DY Pennington 3 2 0 29 15 14.50

GH Rhodes 3 4 0 57 31 14.25

OE Westbury 8 13 0 177 67 13.62

JL Haynes 1 2 0 25 21 12.50

AJ Robson 2 3 0 37 21 12.33

J Leach 3 5 0 55 29 11.00

CWG Sanders 1 2 0 17 17 8.50

CAJ Morris 2 2 0 16 16 8.00

TC Fell 4 6 0 46 22 7.67

AW Finch 4 6 1 25 11* 5.00

A Godsal 1 2 0 6 5 3.00

MC Davis 4 3 0 5 4 1.67

BOWLING Ovs Mdns Runs Wkts Best Ave

J Leach 47 11 109 8 4-10 13.63

GH Rhodes 49 10 152 11 7-84 13.82

AR Wilkinson 13 3 49 3 3-16 16.33

EWH Bragg 44 9 158 7 2-20 22.57

CAJ Morris 48 16 141 6 3-46 23.50

MC Davis 58 16 193 8 2-14 24.13

A Karvelas 39 9 105 4 2-27 26.25

DY Pennington 45.3 9 134 5 5-16 26.80

JC Tongue 21 1 108 4 3-76 27.00

CWG Sanders 29 4 110 4 3-53 27.50

AW Finch 86.2 14 266 9 4-28 29.56

J Breed 76 4 294 9 4-71 32.67

Y Singh 13.1 2 91 2 1-21 45.50

J Dickenson 19 2 51 1 1-40 51.00

R Lord 17 1 52 1 1-35 52.00

BS Phagura 27.5 3 125 2 2-53 62.50

M Ahmed 71 3 285 4 3-66 71.25

A Godsal 16 3 83 1 1-47 83.00