WORCESTERSHIRE'S Ollie Westbury was his side’s leading run-getter in the Second XI Championship for the 2018 campaign.

The skipper and opening batsman led by example in amassing 656 runs at an average of 54.67 with three centuries.

His consistent form led to a call-up into the senior squad for the finale of the season and a Specsavers County Championship breakthrough.

Westbury, 21, played against champions Surrey at Blackfinch New Road, scoring 22 and 15, and against Essex at Chelmsford.

He made his Vitality Blast debut at Leicestershire and was part of the squad for finals day.

Josh Dell (510) and George Rhodes (475) were the next highest run-getters for the County in the competition.

Trialist Ryan Gibson, the former Yorkshire player, topped the batting averages with 352 runs in six innings at an average of 88.00.

Another triallist Tom Sturgess, who played Minor Counties cricket for Cornwall this summer, finished with 10 wickets and got second spot in the bowling averages.

Dillon Pennington was next with nine victims before establishing himself in the senior squad during the second half of the campaign.