Worcestershire CCC Academy ended their 2016 match programme in fine style with a comprehensive 105 run victory over their Warwickshire counterparts in a 50 over clash at Harbourne.

Opener George Balderson scored a half-century for Worcestershire and there were several other useful contributions in helping them to reach 277-9.

Then fine bowling by spinner Aaron Tomson and medium pacer Mahaaz Ahmed was largely responsible in dismissing Warwickshire for 172 in 40.1 overs.

Worcestershire opted to bat after winning the toss and Balderson shared in partnerships of 65 in 12 overs with Dan Holland (30) and 62 in 13 overs with Ed Bragg (31) for the second and third wickets.

Balderson was eventually out for 58 off 77 balls with seven fours and five wickets went down for 25 runs as Worcestershire rerached 174-7.

But then Tomson (36) and Louis Botes (27) added 62 in 10 overs for the eighth wicket and there was also a late flourish of 25 not out from 16 balls by Matt Davis.

Warwickshire reached 56-1 in reply before Ahmed removed Barhey (21) and Mousley (28) in quick succession.

Tomson then took centre-stage and returned the excellent figures of 5-32 from 10 overs.

WORCESTERSHIRE ACADEMY

Lea c Holloway b Grice 6

Balderson lbw Mousley 58

Holland c Gafeney b Brookes 30

Bragg c and b Pyke 31

Hassan c Rex b Mousley 8

Ahmed lbw Pyke 5

Evans lbw Mousley 1

Botes c McGreath b Gafeney 27

Tomson c Holloway b Grice 36

Davis not out 25

Fitzmaurice not out 4

Extras 46

Total (for 9 wickets) 277 in 50 overs

FOW: 22, 87, 149, 160, 169, 172, 174, 236, 261

BOWLING: Mousley 3-36, Pyke 2-50, Grice 2-54, Brookes 1-37, Gafeney 1-39

 

WARWICKSHIRE ACADEMY

Rex c Fitzmaurice b Botes 4

Barhey c Hassan b Ahmed 21

Mousley b Ahmed 28

McGreath st Fitzmaurice b Tomson 26

Glover c Lea b Akram 1

Brookes c and b Tomson 12

Malvernkar st Fitzmaurice b Tomson 32

Holloway st Fitzmaurice b Tomson 10

Pyke lbw Ahmed 19

Gafeney b Tomson 6

Grice not out 0

Extras 13

Total (all out) 172 in 40.2 overs

FOW: 5, 56, 66, 67, 99, 117, 144, 149, 172, 177

BOWLING

Botes 8-0-53-1

Davis 6-0-27-0

Ahmed 7.2-2-11-3

Akram 4-1-22-1

Tomson 10-0-32-5

Evans 5-0-26-0