JACK Haynes has become part of the 10th father-and-son combination to have played County Championship cricket for Worcestershire.

The 18-year-old followed in dad Gavin’s footsteps with his maiden Championship appearance against Northamptonshire at Wantage Road last month.

He received his County cap at Wantage Road from Moeen Ali.


Gavin Haynes, who is 50 later this month and now coaches the sport, represented the County from 1991 to 1999, playing in 100 first-class and 121 List A games.

Jack Haynes’ current Blackfinch New Road team-mate Brett D’Oliveira was part of the previous father-and-son team to play for the County in the Championship.

Damian D’Oliveira wore the County’s colours from 1982-1995, being part of the second golden era of Worcestershire cricket.

Brett D’Oliveira, currently recovering from a thumb injury, made his Championship debut seven years ago against Warwickshire at Edgbaston in August 2012.

Another member of the 2019 staff to qualify as part of the father-son link-up with the County is George Rhodes although he is currently on loan at Leicestershire before moving permanently.

He made his debut in 2016, 12 years after dad Steve Rhodes hung up his gloves after 20 years as a wicketkeeper.

Damian D’Oliveira also qualifies as part of another father-and-son team after following his dad Basil D’Oliveira into the County XI.

The legendary Basil D’Oliveira represented Worcestershire from 1964 to 1980 and was part of the first golden spell for the County.

Other father-and-son combinations have been George Wilson senior (1897-1906) and George Wilson junior (1924-1926), William Greenstock (1893-1919) and John Greenstock (1924-1927), Henry Foster (1890-1925) and Christopher Foster (1927), Francis Summers (1921-1928) and Douglas Summers (1930), John Lyttelton (1924-25) and Charles Lyttelton (1932-1948) and Edward Righton senior (1911-1913) and Edward Righton junior (1934-1936).

Meanwhile, wicketkeeper-batsman Alex Milton finished as Worcestershire’s leading run-scorer in the 2019 Second XI Championship.

Milton put a challenging start to the campaign behind him to score hundreds against Leicestershire (138) and Nottinghamshire (135).

It helped him earn a senior recall and he responded with 74 against Australia before returning to the Specsavers County Championship side against Northamptonshire.

Academy product Nick Hammond topped the seconds’ averages with 257 runs at 85.67 and also hit two Championship centuries against Leicestershire and Durham.

Josh Dell, with 260 at 32.50, was the other main run-getter with the highlight being 131 not out against Lancashire at Northern when he carried his bat.

It helped him to secure a first-team spot and he has made six County Championship appearances so far this season.

On the bowling front the spoils were shared around with spinner George Rhodes the leading wicket-taker.

He ended with 11 at an average of 13.82 and was followed by Adam Finch and Josh Breed with nine apiece.

Club captain Joe Leach topped the averages with eight wickets at 13.63 during early-season appearances when proving his fitness after a stress fracture of the back.

Eleven venues, including Blackfinch New Road, have been identified to host standalone women’s competition matches in The Hundred, a new 100-ball competition which starts next July.

Pathway spinner Freddie Fallows produced a fine display for Worcestershire under 16s to help seal a 261-run win over Oxfordshire-Sussex Academy in a two-day game at Dumbleton.

The slow left-armer returned figures of 4.1-2-7-6 in the visitors’ second innings as they were dismissed for 65 in 23.1 overs.

Alexander Jordan (2-23) and Ben Clarke (2-9) were the other wicket-takers.

Fallows also impressed with the bat after the County opted to bat, scoring 57 in an opening stand of 98 with century-maker Reeve Evitts.

Evitts went on to make 104 not out from 157 balls with 10 fours.

Oxfordshire-Sussex declared at 49-5 in their first innings and then Oliver Halion hit an unbeaten 44 and Tom Cash 38 before Worcestershire declared on 124-5 in their second innings.

The County were then involved in two 50-over matches against a Warwickshire Development X1 at Barnt Green and Glamorgan under 19s at Newport.

Worcestershire totalled 229-9 against Warwickshire after winning the toss with Oliver Cox scoring 80 off 118 balls with eight boundaries.

Myles Holland (54) was his partner in a fourth-wicket stand of 101.

Warwickshire reached their target in 41.4 overs with four players contributing 40s.

Seb Smith (2-44) and Fallows (1-31) were the most successful bowlers.

Glamorgan chose to bat first and totalled 293-3.

Opener Oliver Halion scored 92 off 116 balls with seven fours when Worcestershire replied.

Halion was ninth out as the County were dismissed for 202 in 49.1 overs.

Rehan Edavaleth made 32 and Alexander Jordan (21) helped Halion add 56 for the ninth wicket.