Nine Worcestershire batsmen scored a combined total of 18 centuries for the county's Second Eleven during the 2015 campaign.

Alex Hepburn led the way with four while there were three for Brett D'Oliveira who has forced his way into the senior side in the opening batsman's role.

Joe Clarke became the first Worcestershire player to score two double hundreds for the Seconds with his 201 not out against Gloucestershire at Cheltenham College.

That also led to him being elevated into the senior side and culminated in an England Lions spot along with Ross Whiteley for the winter programme in the UAE.

On the bowling front, there were two five-wicket or more hauls for a trio of players in Chris Russell, Ed Barnard and Ben Twohig.

All-rounder Barnard has also progressed into the first team set-up, playing every white-ball game this summer, while spinner Twohig is one of the many bright Academy prospects.

But it was another Academy member, paceman Josh Tongue, who returned the best figures of the summer – 6-27 against Hampshire at Kidderminster in the final game of the season.

Second Eleven coach Kevin Sharp and Academy coach Elliot Wilson have been keen to promote Academy players into the second team to enhance their cricketing education.

*Sharp will be looking back at the season via the Worcestershire web-site in the next few days.

WORCS 2NDS HUNDREDS 2015

Alex Hepburn

119* v Unicorns at Kidderminster – Trophy

113 v Middlesex at New Road – Friendly

112 v Durham at Darlington – Championship

101 v Warwickshire at Olton – Trophy

Brett D'Oliveira

135 v Gloucestershire at Cheltenham – Friendly

122 v Unicorns at Kidderminster – Trophy

100* v Warwickshire at Kidderminster – T20

Alexei Kervezee

127 v Durham at Darlington – Championship

102 v Warwickshire at Olton – Trophy

George Rhodes

103* v Loughborough MCCU at Loughborough – Friendly

101 v Nottinghamshire at Trent College – Trophy

Tom Kohler-Cadmore

153 v Yorkshire at Barnt Green – Championship

104 v Cardiff MCCU at Bromsgrove – Friendly

Ross Whiteley

135 v Nottinghamshire at Trent College – Trophy

100* v Middlesex at New Road – Friendly

Joe Clarke

201* v Gloucestershire at Cheltenham – Friendly

Ed Barnard

133 v Warwickshire at Barnt Green – Friendly

Ollie Westbury

111 v Nottinghamshire at Notts Sports Club – Championship

WORCS SECONDS FIVE WICKET HAULS 2015

Chris Russell

6-104 v Northamptonshire at Milton Keynes – Championship

5-52 v Yorkshire at Barnt Green – Championship

Ed Barnard

6-31 v Nottinghamshire at Notts Sports Club – Championship

5-67 v Yorkshire at Barnt Green – Championship

Ben Twohig

6-74 v Lancashire at Southport – Championship

5-33 v Somerset at New Road – Friendly

Josh Tongue

6-27 v Hampshire at Kidderminster – Friendly

Alex Hepburn

5-66 v Leicestershire at Kidderminster – Championship