Worcestershire CCC Academy got off to a winning start when they were finally able to launch their 2018 campaign as they defeated Warwickshire Under-19s by six wickets at Barnt Green.
Skipper Jack Haynes hit a rapid 92 as the Academy chased down a 185 target with more than 10 overs to spare.
Worcestershire’s entire early season programme had been wiped out by the weather but their bowlers quickly settled into the groove.
Riecko Parker-Cole and Bilal Hussain both picked up two wickets while England Under-19 bowler Adam Finch dismissed the Bears leading scorer and opener R. Yates for 58.
Warwickshire reached 101-2 at one stage but were never allowed to flourish and five other bowlers also picked up a wicket apiece in dismissing them for 184 in 46.4 overs.
Haynes got the Academy innings off to a flying start and struck three sixes and 12 fours in his 88 ball knock.
He shared in an opening stand of 110 with Charlie Clist (48) and added a further 48 with Jujhar Johal before falling at 158-2.
Worcestershire lost two more wickets but Zain Ul-Hassan (19 not out|) saw them home after 39.1 overs.
Yates b Finch 58
Rigg c and b Parker-Cole 11
Akhtar c Parker-Cole b Ul-Hassan 12
Johnson c Clist b Parker-Cole 18
Hargrave c Haynes b Hussain 21
Chapman-Lilley lbw Hussain 9
Bharaj b Stanley 1
Ellis c Clark b Davis 17
Davis run out (Haynes) 8
Raza c Ul-Hassan b Clark 16
Rudge not out 1
Total (all out) 184 in 46.4 overs
FOW: 31, 67, 101, 109, 140, 141, 141, 151, 182, 184
Haynes c Chapman-Lilley b Bharaj 92
Clist c Yates b Bharaj 48
Johal c Chapman-Lilley b Raza 17
Ul-Hassan not out 19
Wade c Johnson b Raza 0
Hussain not out 0
Total (for 4 wickets) 187 in 39.1 overs
FOW: 110, 158, 183, 183