The MCC beat the Emerging Warriors by 41 runs in a high scoring match at The Rectory thanks primarily to centuries from PJ Moor and Daniel Hogan.

Warriors skipper Graham Hume (3-35) and Reece Kelly (1-39) had the MCC in trouble as Alan Lewis, Ehtesham Ahmed and Alistair Frost all went cheaply to leave them reeling on 16 for 3.

MCC

Moor and Hogan rallied strongly as they went to both make hundreds in a fourth wicket stand of 186 in 22 overs that completely changed the complexion of the contest.

Moor reached the milestone first from 80 balls, hitting 12 fours and 6 sixes in a virtually chanceless knock before retiring.

Hundred for PJ Moor

Hogan took just 74 deliveries to reach his hundred, hitting 10 fours and clearing the ropes eight times in an entertaining knock, before he too retired,

Stephen Ogilby hit 23 as the MCC finished on 287 for 9 in their 40 overs.

Century for Daniel Hogan

In reply three wickets for Alistair Frost and two for David Delany had the hosts' chase in tatters at 26 for 5 and an early finish looked on the cards.

However, Jared Wilson (46) and fellow South African Graham Hume shared a sixth wicket stand of 104 to bring them back into contention.

MCC captain Ahmed broke the stand and although Graham Hume hit 7 fours and 6 sixes in a hard-hit 80 from 66 balls the required rate kept climbing.

Emerging Warriors

Cillian McDonnell (2-48) got the prize scalp of Hume, and although there were breezy cameos from Reece Kelly (36*), Varun Chopra (25) and Rachit Gaur (19), the MCC's return to the region after a 17-year absence was a successful one - 41 runs the final margin.

Summary Score

At The Rectory, MCC beat Emerging Warriors by 41 runs

MCC 287/9 (40 overs; D Hogan 106, PJ Moor 101, S Ogilby 23; G Hume 3-35)

Emerging Warriors 246 all out (37 overs; G Hume 80, J Wilson 46, R Kelly 39*, V Chopra 25; A Frost 3-53, D Delany 2-17, C McDonnell 2-48)