Wednesday, April 24th, 2019


Worcestershire wicket-keeper Ben Cox, whose unbeaten 31 helped the Rapids over the finishing line, gave his reaction after the four wicket success against visiting Durham in the rain-affected Royal London One-Day Cup clash.

Cox and Ross Whiteley (26) steered the Rapids to the brink of victory with a half century stand after they had stood on 81-5 chasing a revised 152 target in 24 overs under the Duckworth-Lewis Method.

Cox said: “It is always difficult to work out where you are in the game in rain-affected matches.

“But it was nice to get the win after the loss at Leicester, to wrestle the momentum back, especially with the way this tournament is condensed, the way the games come so thick and fast.

“Riki (Wessels) and Hamish (Rutherford) got us off to a flier there but if we are honest, we need to take responsibility and make sure we don’t get into a situation where it is nervy at the end there.

“We did something similar at Durham last season and messed up on the Duckworth-Lewis. It was important we shook that one off and got over the line.

“We just needed to be a bit resilient when there was a bit of pressure on and myself and Rosco (Whiteley) put on a nice little partnership there.

“As long as we took it deep, we knew we were going to be in the game because we scored quick enough and it worked out in our favour.

“We didn’t need to take any major risks.

“Two wins out of three is a solid start? One hundred per cent. I know we had a bit of a challenging middle period there (in our innings) but we’ve got two wins out of three and will go to Northampton on Friday with a bit of confidence.

“The games are coming thick and fast in this competition. It’s almost like with the T20 but harder on the body but momentum might carry you through.

“Everyone is beating everybody. It is quite an open tournament at the moment so it was important we got a second win today.”