Worcestershire Seconds skipper Ollie Westbury ended as his side’s leading run-getter in the Second Eleven Championship for the 2018 campaign.

The opening batsman led by example in amassing 656 runs at an average of 54.67 with three centuries.

His consistent form led to Westbury being called up into the senior squad for the finale of the season and making his Specsavers County Championship breakthrough.

He played against champions Surrey at Blackfinch New Road, scoring 22 and 15, and Essex at Chelmsford.

In addition Westbury made his Vitality Blast debut away to Leicestershire and was part of the squad for finals day.

Josh Dell (510) and George Rhodes (475) were the next highest run-getters for the County in the competition.

Triallist Ryan Gibson, the former Yorkshire player, topped the batting averages with 352 runs in six innings at an average of 88.00.

Another triallist in Tom Sturgess, who has played Minor Counties cricket for Cornwall this summer, finished with 10 wickets and second spot in the bowling averages.

Dillon Pennington was next with nine victims before establishing himself in the senior squad during the second half of the campaign.

SECOND ELEVEN CHAMPIONSHIP

BATTING

Gibson Matches 5, Inns 6, Not Out 2, Runs 352, Highest 155, Average 88.00

Imtiaz 1, 2, 1, 80, 51*, 80.00

Rhodes 7, 11, 3, 475, 152*, 59.38

Westbury 9, 14, 2, 656, 127, 54.67

Fell 5, 8, 0, 378, 117, 47.25

D’Oliveira 1, 1, 0, 43, 43, 43.00

Dell 9, 13, 0, 510, 104, 39.23

Milton 5, 6, 0, 231, 108, 38.50

Barrett 1, 2, 0, 60, 60, 30.00

Whiteley 2, 2, 0, 49, 47, 24.50

Twohig 7, 9, 1, 177, 56, 22.13

Pennington 4, 4, 1, 64, 63*, 21.33

Ul-Hassan 3, 3, 1, 42, 34*, 21.00

Haynes 4, 6, 0, 118, 50, 19.67

Wade 1, 2, 0, 39, 39, 19.50

Magoffin 3, 3, 0, 55, 28, 18.33

Johal 2, 1, 0, 16, 16, 16.00

Grey 2, 2, 1, 15, 8, 15.00

BOWLING

Phagura Overs 19, Maidens 4, RBuns 52, Wickets 4, Best 4-52, Average 13.00

Sturgess 44, 4, 158, 10, 3-36, 15.80

McIlroy 31, 3, 95, 5, 5-84, 19.00

Morris 22, 9, 38, 2, 1-13, 19.00

Tongue 27.1, 5, 98, 5, 4-30, 19.60

Finch 24.3, 6, 90, 4, 2-44, 22.50

Shaw 17, 6, 47, 2, 2-21, 23.50

Pennington 78, 16, 215, 9, 3-19, 23.89

Oxley 42.1, 4, 168, 7, 4-34, 24.00

Malik 27, 3, 121, 5, 2-29, 24.20

Brewster 19, 7, 49, 2, 2-49, 24.50

D’Oliveira 10, 4, 26, 1, 1-26, 26.00

Carter 53, 8, 213, 8, 3-62, 26.63

Holling 11, 2, 54, 2, 2-54, 27.00

Westbury 23.3, 1, 112, 4, 3-44, 28.00