WORCESTERSHIRE skipper Joe Leach praised the way his side got their County Championship season back on track after a disappointing NatWest T20 Blast campaign.

They beat visitors Gloucestershire by 189 runs to go back to second spot in Division Two.

He said: “It was a great team performance after what has been a tough six weeks.

“For us to get our promotion campaign back on track, and back on a roll hopefully, is a very good achievement.

“At one point or another everyone stepped up and did their jobs but a couple of individuals in particular.

"Mitch’s (Daryl Mitchell’s) hundred set up the game for (Ravichandran) Ashwin who proved what a world-class performer he is.

“It certainly makes it a bit easier as captain if you’ve got someone of his ability to throw the ball to.

"That is not to take away from the performance of the other lads in the team.

“All the bowlers have stepped up. Even Browny (Pat Brown), who didn’t bowl in the first innings and not for much of the second innings, stood up and got the key wicket of Phil Mustard when they were starting to put together a partnership.

“I’m very proud of what has been a fantastic overall team performance.”

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson admitted: “They played the conditions better than we did with both bat and ball. They’ve outplayed us."