Friday, July 24th, 2015

Rapids To Take On Hampshire In T20 Blast Q-Finals At New Road

Rapids To Take On Hampshire In T20 Blast Q-Finals At New Road

Worcestershire Rapids now know who they will entertain in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast at New Road.

The Rapids will do battle with Hampshire in the last eight after finishing runners-up in the North Group to Birmingham Bears.

The tie will take place in three weeks time on Friday, August 14.

Hampshire have an impressive record in T20 cricket and have reached the finals day for the past five seasons, winning the competition in 2010 and 2012.

But the Rapids have demonstrated their own ability in the competition in recent seasons, reaching three of the last four quarter-finals.

This season they have also won SIX successive away matches and are determined to try and secure a finals day spot for the first time.

Worcestershire Director of Cricket Steve Rhodes said: "Obviously delighted we can go for finals day by trying to win in front of our own crowd and it will be a wonderful experience for our lads and also for our many supporters.

"The opportunity to try and get to finals day in front of our home crowd is a magnificent challenge and a wonderful thing.

"We are also desperately happy for the club. It means potentially so much to the club because financially it is going to be a really nice pay day for them.

"It is also a happy day for the lads because they put a lot of effort in to try and get a home quarter-final and to do so with one game to go has been a terrific effort."

The Rapids final North Group match against Lancashire Lightning at New Road this evening was abandoned without a ball being bowled.