Ireland's Under 17 cricketers ended their tour of Worcestershire with two T20 matches, and on an evenly balanced tour, it was perhaps no surprise that the spoils were shared.

Skipper Neil Rock's unbeaten 82 looked to have won the afternoon game for the Irish, as the Rush left-hander hit 11 boundaries in his 57-ball stay saw Ireland post 162 for 3.

He shared a second wicket stand of 118 in 14 overs with fellow leftie Marcus Poskitt, the Coleraine opener hitting 12 boundaries in his 61 from 49 balls.

The Irish bowling wasn't able to defend the total though despite good starts from the Pembroke pair of JJ garth and Gavin Hoey who each took a wicket.

Xavier Clarke's 54 getting the home side over the line with an over to spare.

The morning game was a one-sided contest as Alex Neary (3-16), Cillian McDonnell (2-23) and Gavin Hoey (1-14) were all among the wickets as Worcester stuttered to 109 for 8.

Ollie Metcalfe bludgeoned 5 fours and 2 sixes in a quick 39 from 22 balls, while Alex Stiles (23*), Neil Rock (21) and Max Burton (21*) all contributed - the latter hitting 3 sixes as the Irish won with nearly six overs to spare.

A very worthwhile tour and excellent preparation for next month's Celtic Cup series against Scotland.