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Seamer Jack Shantry finished with career-best figures of 7-60 as Worcestershire beat Oxford MCCU by 130 runs at The Parks.

Needing an improbable 339 runs for victory on the final day, the students were keeping Daryl Mitchell's side at bay at 124 for three before Shantry tore through the middle-order, leaving the hosts 208 all out.

Wicketkeeper Ben Cox finished with a joint-club-record 10 catches in a professional performance from the visitors, who had gained the early ascendancy thanks to a first-innings century from their skipper and 5-45 from Richard Jones.

Somerset spinner Jack Leach followed up his five-wicket haul against Warwickshire with 4-26 to set up a nine-wicket win against Cardiff MCCU.

Jos Buttler's 54, the highest score of the game, gave Somerset a 122-run first-innings lead and, after Leach restricted the students to 139 in their second dig, Tom Abell and James Hildreth saw the hosts over the finish line.

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