One-Day Cup: Worcestershire chase 305 to beat Lancashire

Alexei Kervezee
Kervezee had scored 57 runs in his previous four One-Day Cup innings
One-Day Cup, New Road
Worcestershire 305-3 (47.5 overs) beat Lancashire 304-7 (50 overs) by seven wickets
Match scorecard

Daryl Mitchell, Tom Fell and Alexei Kervezee all hit half-centuries as Worcestershire beat Lancashire by seven wickets at New Road in the One-Day Cup.

Ashwell Prince (69), Karl Brown (50) and Steven Croft (50) were all significant contributors as Lancashire piled up 304-7 from their 50 overs.

Mitchell (88) and Fell (74) put on 137 for the second wicket to keep Worcestershire on track.

And Kervezee (63no) and Ross Whitely (45no) won the game with 13 balls left.

Victory lifted Worcestershire up to fourth place in Group A, while Lancashire are bottomexternal-link after winning only one of their five games.

Top of Royal London One-Day Cup - Group A
Top four qualify for the quarter-finals

Batsmen were on top throughout the game as Prince and Brown shared 105 for the second wicket to lay the platform for Lancashire's total.

Captain Paul Horton also weighed in with 43, while Jordan Clark (20) and Wayne White (26 not out) made useful late contributions as Lancashire reached 300 for the second successive One-Day Cup match.

Tom Bailey had Richard Oliver caught behind by wicket-keeper Alex Davies for 13 as Lancashire made an early breakthrough.

Fell came in to seize the initiative, hitting 10 fours in his 92-ball innings, as he outscored Mitchell in their stand.

White removed both Fell and Mitchell to leave Worcestershire 216-3,external-link needing 89 to win from the last 10.4 overs.

But they ultimately secured a comfortable victory as Kervezee, who hit eight fours in his 49-ball knock, and Whiteley, who faced only 31 balls and hit three sixes and four fours, hit the accelerator to ease Worcestershire to their target.