Worcestershire Rapids return to Vitality Blast action on Friday against visiting Durham Jets with the now departed Martin Guptill and Pat Brown their current leading run-scorer and wicket-taker in the competition.

Guptill signed off with style with his sensational 35-ball century against Northamptonshire Steelbacks on Friday.

The New Zealander ended his spell at Blackfinch New Road with 253 runs from seven knocks at an average of 147.09,

Guptill also struck important half centuries in the wins over Birmingham Bears and Derbyshire Falcons.

Joe Clarke has the best strike rate of the front-line Rapids batsman with his runs being scored at a rate of 202.08 per ball.

Brown is still the leading wicket-taker in the country in the Blast with 15 from seven appearances.

He returned his best figures of 3-28 against the Bears but also picked up three wicket hauls against the Steelbacks and Yorkshire Vikings.

Dillon Pennington has the best economy rate of the Rapids bowlers, conceding 7.16 runs per over from his four appearances.

VITALITY BLAST AVERAGES

BATTING

D’Oliveira Matches 7, Inns 4, Not Out 2, Runs 88, Highest 37*, Av 44.00, Strike Rate 149.15

Head 4, 4, 1, 120, 40, 40.00, 144.57

Clarke 6, 6, 1, 194, 61*, 38.80, 202.08

Whiteley 7, 6, 2, 145, 37, 36.25, 172.61

Guptill 7, 7, 0, 253, 102, 36.14, 147.09

Ferguson 3, 3, 0, 90, 45, 30.00, 140.62

Cox 7, 6, 2, 77, 19, 19.25, 110.00

Barnard 7, 4, 2, 34, 25*, 17.00, 117.24

Mitchell 6, 4, 1, 38, 18, 12.66, 90.47

Wood 7, 2, 0, 18, 11, 9.00, 150.00

Pennington 4, 2, 1, 6, 6*, 6.00, 75.00

Moeen Ali 2, 1, 0, 4, 4, 4.00, 133.33

Brown 7, 1, 0, 0, 0, 0.00, 0.00

Rhodes 2, 1, 1, 6, 6*, —-, 200.00

BOWLING

Pennington Inns 4, Overs 12.0, Maidens 0, Runs 86, Wickets 7, Av 12.28, Economy 7.16

Carter 1, 2.0, 0, 15, 0, 0-15, —-, 7.50

D’Oliveira 5, 16.0, 0, 122, 3, 1-21, 40.66, 7.62

Mitchell 6, 13.0, 0, 109, 5, 2-30, 21.80, 8.38

Brown 7, 22.0, 1, 191, 15, 3-28, 12.73, 8.68

Barnard 7, 23.0, 0, 205, 7, 3-29, 29.28, 8.91

Wood 7, 20.4, 0, 186, 4, 1-21, 46.50, 9.00

Head 1, 2.0, 0, 20, 1, 1-20, 20.00, 10.00

Rhodes 2, 6.0, 0, 66, 3, 2-27, 22.00, 11.00

Moeen Ali 2, 7.0, 0, 78, 3, 2-45, 26.00, 11.14