Worcestershire Seconds fought back with the experimental orange ball after a first innings collapse handed Hampshire Seconds a lead of 125 on day two of the four-day clash at the Ageas Bowl Nursery Ground.

George Scrimshaw impressed with the new ball for the second time in the game and he ended the day with figures of 3-28 as Hampshire closed on 102-6 – an overall advantage of 227.

Hampshire had resumed in their first innings on 308-7 and spinner Ben Twohig took two of the last three wickets to fall as they were dismissed for 358 in 109 overs.

Twohig ended with 3-82 from 21 overs and there were two wickets apiece for Scrimshaw, Pat Brown and Billy Cox.

Worcestershire lost openers Ollie Westbury and Will Fraine but then Alexei Kervezee and Ross Whiteley opted for an aggressive approach in adding 108 in just 13 overs.

Kervezee made 58 off 50 balls with one six and nine fours and Whiteley a typically robust 65 from 53 deliveries with four sixes and seven fours.

But after reaching 157-2, Kervezee was caught at first slip off Andy Carter while Whiteley holed out to deep mid wicket off leg spinner Mason Crane.

Only Alex Milton (32) of the remaining batsmen reached double figures as the Seconds were bowled out for 233 in 52.4 overs.

When Hampshire batted for a second time, Scrimshaw helped to reduce them to 28-4.

DAY TWO

HAMPSHIRE SECONDS – FIRST INNINGS CONTINUED

(overnight 308-7)

Duggan c Dell b Brown 178

Assani lbw Twohig 15

McCoy not out 20

Carter c Whiteley b Twohig 7

Extras 27

Total (all out) 358 in 109 overs

FOW continued: 320, 344, 358.

BOWLING

Scrimshaw 26-5-73-2

Brown 20-2-81-2

Cox 17-2-41-2

Twohig 21-2-82-3

Kervezee 12-3-26-1

 

WORCESTERSHIRE SECONDS FIRST INNINGS

Westbury c Ellis b Golding 18

Fraine c Ellis b Crane 22

Kervezee c Goodwin b Carter 58

Whiteley c Hay b Crane 65

Hepburn lbw Carter 0

Milton lbw Carter 32

Dell lbw Hay 6

Malik c Ellis b Crane 5

Twohig b Carter 7

Cox not out 2

Scrimshaw b Carter 0

Extras 18

Total (all out) 233 in 52.4 overs

FOW: 37, 49, 157, `157, 175, 182, 195, 220, 231, 233

BOWLING: Carter 13.4-2-35-5, Crane 15-1-59-3, Golding 5-0-35-1,Hay 5-1-20-1

 

HAMPSHIRE SECOND INNINGS

Weatherley c Dell b Scrimshaw 8

Duggan c Fraine b Brown 8

Goodwin c Milton b Scrimshaw 4

Hay c Westbury b Twohig 37

Crane c Kervezee b Scrimshaw 3

McCoy c Milton b Cox 21

Golding not out 15

Ellis not out 3

Extras 3

Total (for 6 wickets) 102 in 26 overs

FOW: 12, 16, 20, 28, 68, 98

BOWLING

Scrimshaw 6-1-28-3

Brown 6-0-31-1

Twohig 7-1-28-1

Cox 3-1-5-1

Kervezee 4-1-8-0