Worcestershire win by 34 runs in One Day Cup against Northamptonshire

Callum Ferguson during his 192 on debut against Leicestershire
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At the Blackfinch New Road Ground, Worcester today, Worcestershire won the toss and decided to bat and, with Moeen Ali out and the score 0-1, things did not look favourable for the home side.

Worcestershire 348-5 (Callum Ferguson 159*,Joe Clarke 122)

Northamptonshire 314 (Adam Rossington 63, Robert Newton 61, Rob Keogh 51)

Result - Worcestershire won by 34 runs

However, that brought Callum Ferguson (159*) to the wicket with Joe Clarke (122) and the pair put on a club-record second-wicket stand of 239.

Callum Ferguson and Joe Clarke  joined Steven Mullaney (Notts) Heino Khun and Joe Denly  (Kent) and Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) with List A centuries today. Ferguson's unbeaten century followed Tuesday's 192 ,on  debut ,against Leicestershire.

Graeme White (2-51) was the pick of the Northamptonshire bowlers.

In reply, Robert Newton (61), Adam Rossington (63) and Rob Keogh (51) all chipped in, but Northamptonshire were eventually all out for 314. Charlie Morris (2-39) was the pick of the Worcestershire bowlers.

Worcestershire are level on points with Warwickshire at the top of the North Group table and they meet, at Edgbaston, on Thursday which could be knock out decider for which team goes through to Quarter Finals.

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