Friday, June 27th, 2014

Rapids Winning Run Halted By The Weather In New Road Wash-Out

Rapids Winning Run Halted By The Weather In New Road Wash-Out

Worcestershire Rapids six match winning run in the NatWest T20 Blast was halted by the weather at New Road this evening.

The Rapids clash with Nottinghamshire Outlaws was abandoned without a ball being bowled shortly after 7pm.

A final torrential downpour left the outfield covered in puddles and left umpires Nick Cook and Paul Baldwin with little option but to call the game off.

The Rapids and the Outlaws both collected a point each from the game.

Worcestershire have now taken 13 points from their first nine matches in the competition and it was their first wash-out of the campaign.

It was the 24 run win over the Outlaws at Trent Bridge which started the Rapids on their splendid run of victories.

They will next be in T20 Blast action on Friday when they entertain Yorkshire Vikings and then on the following Sunday are at home to Lancashire Lightning.

Assistant coach Matt Mason said: "I don't see the guys see it as a change in form. It's not like we've had our run ended by another team.

"It is just frustrating because we want to keep playing, keep winning. We beat Notts away, we'd love to beat them at home but you can't do anything about the weather.

"The guys are pretty philosophical so onwards and upwards."