A STRONG Worcestershire seconds line-up were skittled for 59 as they lost by an innings and 163 runs at rivals Warwickshire.

The four-day friendly at Coventry and North Warwicks started badly for the County as a string of first teamers, including top scorer Tom Fell (13) and Ross Whiteley (0), were dismissed cheaply.

Warwickshire were firmly in control after replying with 391 all out and Worcestershire resumed on 55-4 in their second innings on the final day.

The visitors were quickly reduced to 75-8 with Keith Barker doing most of the damage.

But then pace duo Pat Brown and Charlie Morris dug in to extend play well into the afternoon session.

The ninth-wicket pair added a defiant 62 in 23 overs before Brown, having made 34 off 89 balls in just under two hours, was caught at second slip.

Morris and last man George Scrimshaw then put on 34 in 13 overs before the latter (8) was pouched at first slip to leave the County on 169 all out.

It left Morris undefeated on 44 from 104 balls with five fours as he held up Warwickshire for two-and-a-half hours.

Worcestershire academy lost off the final ball of a 50-over contest as Staffordshire seconds won by two wickets at Milford Hall.

The academy opted to bat and totalled 241-5 through opener Jujhar Johal with 84 off 132 balls and Josh Dell's 42 off 38.

But Staffordshire squeezed out the one run required to get over the finishing line.

Alex Simpson and George McCormick both picked up two wickets alongside tidy spells from George Marshall, Josh Dickenson and Johal.