Windies A trump Worcestershire in high scoring game

Jason Mohammed
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Windies A (338-9) registered a 21-run win over Worcestershire (317-8) owing to hundreds from Blackwood (119) and Mohammed (142).

Coming in to bat, Blackwood (119) helped Windies A to get off to a solid start. Despite losing Chanderpaul Hemraj (20) and Devon Thomas (3) early, Captain Mohammed (142) played a classic innings to stitch a great partnership with Blackwood.

Rovman Powell (42) cashed on in the end overs to take the Windies A score to 338 for 9. It was either everything or nothing for the Worcester bowlers as Dillon Pennington (9-67-5) and Ross Whiteley (9-58-4) bagged 5 and 4 wickets respectively.

A breezy 95 from opening batsman George Rhodes looked promising but other batsmen, namely Tom Fell (28), Jack Haynes (33) and Joshua Dell (46) failed to capitalise after getting starts.

Although Ross Whiteley scored a quick 70, it was not enough to take Worcester over the line. Ultimately, the team fell short by 21 runs to lose the practice match. 

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