Friday, August 11th, 2023


Worcestershire’s superb performance with the bat in Thursday’s Metro Bank One-Day Cup win over Gloucestershire at New Road produced one of their highest ever scores in List A cricket.

The Rapids total of 375-7, built around Gareth Roderick’s excellent 137, was their second highest score in a 50 over tournament.

It was only surpassed in the same competition, then sponsored by Royal London, during the 2018 season.

Worcestershire then achieved their highest ever run chase to win in a List A game when they overhauled Leicestershire’s 377 target with 16 balls to spare to win by six wickets.

Callum Ferguson made a dream debut for the Rapids in hitting 192 from 143 balls with five sixes and 21 fours, the highest individual score by a Worcestershire player in white ball cricket.

It overhauled the 180 not out by fellow Australian Tom Moody in the NatWest Bank semi-final with Surrey at The Oval in 1994.

Worcestershire total of 380-4 in that game with the Foxes remains their highest score against a first class county in List A cricket.

The highest score achieved by Worcestershire in this form of the game was 404-3 against Devon at New Road in 1987 when Graeme Hick (172 not out) and Ian Botham (101) made centuries in a 299 run drubbing.

They also amassed 376-6 against Surrey at the Brit Oval in 2010 in what was a Clydesdale Bank 40 Over League encounter.

Vikram Solanki (129) and Gareth Andrew (104) were the main contributors as the Rapids came out on top by 90 runs.

The top five scores by Worcestershire in List A cricket is completed by their 367 all out from 49.1 overs in a Royal London One-Day Cup meeting with Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford in 2019.

Hamish Rutherford (108) and Daryl Mitchell (101) were the Rapids leading scorers in a 125 run victory.