Worcestershire Rapids paceman Pat Brown is the leading wicket-taker in the country in the 2018 Vitality Blast.

The University of Worcester student has taken 12 wickets in his six appearances in the competition this summer.

Brown has one more wicket than Leicestershire spinner Callum Parkinson.

He began the campaign against Lancashire and since then has had returns of 3-28, 2-28, 2-14, 3-34 and 2-23.

Brown’s wickets have come at an average of 13.33 runs apiece.

The Rapids will return to Blast action on Friday when they take on Northamptonshire Steelbacks at Wantage Road.

Keeper Ben Cox has the third highest number of dismissals in the competition – six – which is one behind Sam Billings (Spitfires) and Dane Vilas (Lightning).

VITALITY BLAST LEADING WICKET-TAKERS

Pat Brown (RAPIDS) Matches 6, Wickets 12, Average 13.33

Callum Parkinson (Foxes) 6, 11, 14.81

Imran Tahir (Jets) 6, 10, 16.10

Matthew Pillan (Surrey) 4, 9, 8.44

Adam Zampa (Eagles) 6, 9, 13.11

Lockie Ferguson (Falcons) 5, 9, 15.11

Joe Denly (Spitfires) 5, 9, 16.00

Harry Gurney (Outlaws) 6, 9, 17.66

Carlos Brathwaite (Spitfires) 5, 9, 18.88

James Weighell (Jets) 6, 9, 19.55