RESULT
Birmingham, August 30 - September 02, 2000, PPP Healthcare County Championship Division Two
263 & 181/1

Match drawn

Report

Draw due to weather means Warwickshire must win last two games to have chance of promotion

Warwickshire's failure to beat Worcestershire at Edgbaston has put them under stronger pressure in their bid for promotion

Brian Marshall
02-Sep-2000
PPP Healthcare County Championship
Warwickshire's failure to beat Worcestershire at Edgbaston has put them under stronger pressure in their bid for promotion.
They now need to win their last two games to put themselves in contention, while Worcestershire need to win their last game of the season against Northants at New Road to move into the First Division.
Poor weather prevented either team making a bid for victory at Edgbaston.
Warwickshire moved to maximum batting points when they declared at 407-7 giving them a first innings lead of 144.
Pace man Glenn McGrath demonstrated his skill with impressive figures of 6-90 after picking up three cheap wickets for ten runs on the Edgbaston wicket which was never very helpful to bowlers.
The result was that Worcestershire were reduced to just surviving for the rest of the game.
This was not difficult on a dead wicket and for the first time this season their openers, Philip Weston and Elliott Wilson, produced a second half century stand.
Wilson was the more dominant player as Weston was quite happy to play the anchor role.
Wilson was the first to be dismissed for 51, which included six fours, following a wild sweep at Neil Smith which enabled Allan Donald to mark his final championship appearance at Edgbaston with a catch at backward square leg.
Vikram Solanki took full advantage of some gentle bowling and during his innings recorded 1000 runs in championship games this season.
He raced to his 50 in 63 minutes after facing only 57 balls. At the close Worcestershire were 181-1 with the patient Weston 58 and Solanki 57.

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