Saturday, August 3rd, 2019


worcestershire rapids batting hero riki wessels gave his reaction after the five wicket win over yorkshire vikings at headingley.

the opener smashed 91 off 51 balls as the rapids chased down a 178 target with 15 balls to spare to seal a third successive win in the competition.

it was the rapids fourth win in six games and they are one point behind leaders lancashire lightning going into sunday’s encounter with leicestershire foxes at New Road (2.30pm start).

wessels said: “it’s always nice to get an away win. they’re especially important in this competition.

“last friday we had a poor game against lancashire (at emirates old trafford) but this week we’ve come back quite nicely with a couple of wins and hopefully again on sunday (against leicestershire foxes).

“it’s important you realise what you’ve done wrong quite quickly and try and correct those mistakes.

“we did that from last friday night and have played two pretty decent games.

“at one stage it looked like they could have been close to 200 with wickets in hand. to drag it back to what we did (177-7) gave us a good chance of chasing it down.

“it was not the most aggressive power play from us, but with one short side (towards the east stand of headingley), it was quite easy to target certain balls and the rate never gets too far away from you.”

yorkshire opener adam lyth paid tribute to wessels fine knock but felt the yorkshire attack played to his strengths.

“to be fair to riki, he did play well but we probably fed him 40 or 50 runs into his slot. we know he’s strong on the leg-side, and we fed him all night.”