Day Three and Day Four
Unfortunately no further play was possible due to the wet conditions and weather.
Despite the best efforts of the ground staff play was delayed due to heavy overnight rain. An early lunch was taken and play re-commenced at 1pm with 82 overs to be bowled.
Ben Cliff completed the outstanding over, and the first of the day from the old pavilion end was bowled by Mickey Edwards. The seamer struck immediately having Cornall caught behind by Harry Duke for five. Cliff, from the old football stand end struck shortly after, bowling Kashif Ali for one and his opening spell produced figures of 7-3-15-1.
Edwards completed seven consecutive overs bowling Oliver Cox and having two catches dropped in the slips: 7-0-21-2.
Following a spell by Ben Mike, Cliff returned to have Ben Cox taken by Dom Leech at long leg. Leech, himself, had Edavalath very well caught by Isaac Light running from mid wicket to square leg and Ben Cliff took a similar running catch at fine leg to dismiss Walker off Ben Mike.
Worcestershire were 110-6 when the rain reappeared. Tea was taken but following more rain play was called off at 4.18pm.
Today saw the start of the Second Eleven County Championship with Yorkshire starting the defence of their title with a home fixture against Worcestershire.
Thanks to the efforts of the ground staff it was the only fixture to start on time. However, within 18 minutes play had stopped, initially due to bad light but very quickly followed by rain.
Lunch was taken but play was abandoned at 2pm.
John Virr – 2nd XI Scorer