Worcestershire Seconds conceded a first innings lead of 24 before spinners Ben Twohig and George Rhodes collected two wickets apiece on the third day of the four-day match with Hampshire Seconds at Kidderminster. 

Worcestershire resumed on 74-2 but lost their last eight wickets for 63 runs as they were bowled out for 137.

Twohig and Rhodes then both enjoyed a double success but Hampshire opener Tom Alsop hit 89 to help his side to 211-4 by the close – a lead of 235.

Opener Ollie Westbury (28) and Alex Hepburn (23) were the main contributors with the bat for Worcestershire today.

Spinner Danny Briggs finished with 3-17 for the visitors.

When Hampshire batted for a second time, it was Rhodes who bowled Alsop when 11 runs short of his hundred.

He hit 13 fours in his 92 ball innings.

Rhodes ended with 2-44 from 11 overs and Twohig 2-67 from 14 overs before bad light halted play with 12 overs remaining.

Worcestershire Seconds – first innings

(overnight 74-2)

Westbury c Morton b Akram 28

Malik lbw Tomlinson 6

Hepburn c and b Nugent 23

Twohig c West b Nugent 4

Tongue lbw Briggs 10

Williams c Morton b Briggs 13

Russell b Briggs 0

Wilcox lbw Crane 0

Whiles not out 0

Extras 17

Total (all out) 137 in 50.2 overs

FOW continued: 77, 92, 105, 114, 124, 124, 125, 137

Bowling: Briggs 3-17, Akram 2-21, Tomlinson 2-28, Nugent 2-30, Crane 1-9.

Hampshire Seconds – second innings

Alsop b Rhodes 89

Weatherley c Hepburn b Twohig 23

West c Kervezee b Rhodes 16

Morton lbw Twohig 3

Lintott not out 41

Gorvin not out 32

Extras 7

Total (for 4 wickets) 211 in 53 overs

FOW: 67, 112, 117, 151

Bowling

Russell 13-3-36-0

Tongue 7-3-25-0

Twohig 14-1-67-2

Whiles 4-0-21-0

Rhodes 11-1-42-2

Williams 4-1-14-0