Sunday, August 8th, 2021


Worcestershire Rapids were frustrated by the weather as the Royal London Cup encounter with Lancashire Lightning at Emirates Old Trafford was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

Heavy overnight rain had left the ground saturated and was followed by another steady downpour this morning.

After making four inspections, Umpires Peter Hartley and Mark Newell finally called off play at 3pm after yet another heavy shower.

The Rapids collected one point from their first wash-out in the 2021 competition to take their points tally to seven from seven games.

They will now switch their attention to Tuesday’s final Group 2 meeting with Durham at New Road in the battle to qualify for the knockout stages.

Rapids Assistant Coach Alan Richardson, who is overseeing the Royal London Cup competition with Kadeer Ali, said: “It is frustrating, but there is nothing you can do about the weather.

“We will now put all our focus onto the final game against Durham.
“There is still all to play for, and we will be looking to end the group stages on a positive note and see where that leaves us.

“A win will keep alive our hopes of qualifying before the other final games in the group are played on Thursday.”