WORCESTERSHIRE'S Jack Haynes and Zain Ul-Hassan made important contributions with the bat as the Midlands made it two wins out of two in the Super Fours.

They helped the region enjoy a 34-run triumph over holders the North at Loughborough.

Opener Haynes made 49 off 91 balls with six fours as he shared an opening stand of 70 with Warwickshire’s Robert Yates (32).

He was third out at 118 but then Ul-Hassan scored 44 off only 48 deliveries with four boundaries.

Ul-Hassan added 60 for the fifth wicket with Warwickshire’s Ethan Brookes (37).

He was ninth out at 229 before the Midlands were dismissed for 231 in 49.5 overs.

The Lancashire trio of seamer Rehan Udwadia (4-38) and slow left-armers Jack Morley (1-29) and Mo Ahmed (2-49) were among the wickets.

Ul-Hassan also picked up an early wicket when the North replied in dismissing one of the openers Ed Fluck for 17.

Then Worcestershire paceman Adam Finch, who had shared the new ball, mopped up the final two wickets as the North were bowled out for 197.

Finch finished with figures of 8.1-0-32-2 and Ul-Hassan 4-0-25-1.

Nottinghamshire’s Jordan Cook returned 3-29 while fellow spinner Hamidullah Qadri of Derbyshire bowled his 10 overs for just 26 runs and one wicket.

The Midlands top the table on four points followed by the South West (2) and then the North and London-East (both 1).

Victory, a tie or a wash-out would clinch the title for Midlands tomorrow when they face London-East after a rest day.