After last series whitewash in favour of the South, Steven Mullaney led his North side to a 2-1 series victory in Barbados.

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The series went to a decider after a victory apiece in the opening two matches.  The South took an early lead winning the series opener by 63 runs before being pegged back by the North who recorded a 46-run victory two days later.

The North completed the comeback and finished as series winners after a comfortable 96-run victory at the 3W’s Oval – largely aided by a landmark 112 from Worcestershire’s Joe Clarke – the first Century recorded by a North player across the two series.

Clarke’s match-winning century also saw him named as Player of the Series, the Worcestershire opening batsman amassed a series-best 229 runs at 76.33.

Nick Gubbins also had a series to remember for the South as the Middlesex opener recorded back to back centuries in the first two matches before unfortunately being unable to bat in the series decided due to injury.

Gubbins finished four short of Clarke’s total, some achievement considering his inability to take to the crease during the final match.

Saqib Mahmood finished the series with nine wickets to his name which included a stunning five-wicket-haul in the North’s only defeat of the series while Somerset off-spinner Dominic Bess finished as the South’s leading wicket taker with a total of six wickets.