Middlesex 2nd XI vs Worcestershire 2nd XI – Second Eleven Trophy Semi-Final
Middlesex Second Eleven head into the Second Eleven Trophy this week with a one hundred percent winning record in the competition to date. Their reward for winning the South Group was a home tie against North Group runners-up Worcestershire, who they’ll play at Radlett Cricket Club on Friday 15th June, in a match starting at 11am.
Middlesex will go to the Brunton Memorial Ground with a strong squad, as they’ve had for the entire campaign to date, with high hopes of securing another victory to take them to the final of the competition.
It’s been an impressive campaign for the Middlesex side thus far, with two Middlesex batsmen sitting in the top ten run scorers in the competition overall. George Scott is out in front for Middlesex, impressing throughout the campaign, with 266 runs at an average of 53.20, whilst Max Holden has shown just what he’s capable of in white ball cricket in the four games he’s played, with 246 runs at 61.50.
Nathan Sowter leads the way with the ball for Middlesex, with 8 wickets taken cheaply at just 18.25, whilst Thilan Walallawita sits just behind him with seven, taken at 18.00.
Worcestershire’s main attacking threat comes in the form of the competition’s leading run-scorer, George Rhodes, who with 390 runs at an average of 97.50 leads the overall run-scoring charts this term, whilst with the ball, he’s taken ten wickets in the competition to date as is also Worcestershire’s leading wicket-taker. Keeping Rhodes quiet at Radlett will be key to Middlesex coming out on top and progressing to the final, scheduled to be played on Thursday June 21st.
With Middlesex Twos still in competitive action this week against Somerset Seconds in a three-day friendly at Merchant Taylors’ School, the club are unable to confirm at this stage their finalised squad for Friday’s game, although Second Eleven Coach Alan Coleman has named the following as his potential squad for the clash with Worcestershire…
George Scott (captain)
Robbie White (wicket-keeper)
The Radlett clubhouse will be open for all spectators, serving refreshments and food throughout the day.
The match starts at 11am and entrance to the game is free for all spectators.