Worcestershire pick point secure promotion back to Division One
Alan Richardson’s side scored the 20 runs needed to pass 300 against Yorkshire early on the second morning at Headingley to win the second batting bonus point needed to edge out third-placed Leicestershire.
In addition to already being crowned Division Two champions Durham, the Pears will play top flight cricket again next season for the first time since being relegated for a sixth time in 2018.
In 2017, they were last promoted six years ago.
In what could have been the promotion-sealing run, D’Oliveira fell leg before wicket to Matt Milnes for 103 with just one needed.
Josh Baker took the honor instead, scoring two runs off Milnes.
After Baker holed out to give Milnes a second wicket, Essex all-rounder Ben Allison made 75, his best first-class score.
79 runs were added with Joe Leach (36) before Worcestershire lost three wickets in 15 balls as the Pears were bowled out for 389.