WORCESTERSHIRE Seconds romped to a 10-wicket victory over Somerset at Stourport on the back of a superb display by bowler Ben Gibbon.

Gibbon had set the tone with a seven-wicket haul in the first innings before Kashif Ali hit a double-century for Worcestershire to give the Pears a lead of 270.

But Gibbon recorded a five-for in the Somerset second innings as they were bowled out for 304, with Kashif and Taylor Cornall also taking a couple of wickets.

Cornall and Josh Dell only needed 41 runs to achieve victory and they did so without losing a wicket.

Worcestershire resumed on 452-7 in their first innings, and Rehaan Edavalath added six more to his overnight 32 before he was caught at deep square leg.

Gibbon dominated the remainder of the innings in making an unbeaten 30 off 48 balls with five boundaries.

He added 32 for the ninth wicket with Pat Brown (8) before Worcestershire were bowled out for 505 in 115 overs.

Gibbon then soon had Somerset on the back foot during a 10 over opening spell either side of lunch, which yielded a trio of wickets.

Andy Umeed (9) was first to go when caught at mid-off by double century-maker Kashif Ali.

Ben Green (9) was trapped lbw, and Xavie Clarke (31) was bowled with the total on 71 to give Gibbon his 10thwicket of the game.

Spin then took command for Worcestershire with Cornall and Kashif Ali, ensuring wickets continued to fall at regular intervals.

Cornall accounted for Will Smeed (25) and Ollie Sale (21) – caught at backward point and cow corner, respectively – and in between, Kashif bowled James Hildreth (61) and trapped Will Smale (1) lbw.

Somerset stood on 269-7 at tea – a lead of five runs – and there was soon more success for the home attack.

George Thomas (91) went lbw to Ben Parker, and Gibbon polished off the innings.

Luke Pearson-Taylor (0) edged to first slip, and Alfie Ogborne (16) went lbw.

Cornall had figures of 21-3-86-2 and Kashif 11-1-49-2.