Worcestershire Rapids are continuing to set a strong pace in the North Group of the 2018 Vitality Blast.

The Rapids lead the table by two points despite suffering a first setback of the campaign in yesterday’s clash with Yorkshire Vikings at Blackfinch New Road.

They are two points ahead of Lancashire Lightning, Notts Outlaws and the Vikings who all have a game in hand.

Worcestershire were the last side to surrender an unbeaten record in the competition after winning their opening four games.

They defeated Lancashire, Birmingham Bears, Derbyshire Falcons and Northamptonshire Steelbacks before losing to the Vikings.

The Rapids will next be in action on Friday when they take on Durham Jets under lights at the Emirates Riverside.

They are next at home in the Vitality Blast against Lancashire Lightning on Sunday, July 29 (2.30pm start).

NORTH GROUP TABLE

RAPIDS Played 5, Won 4, Lost 1, No Result 0, Points 8, Run Rate 0.561

Lancs 4, 3, 1, 0, 6, 1.204

Notts 4, 3, 1, 0, 6, 1.135

Yorks 4, 3, 1, 0, 6, 0.381

Leics 4, 2, 2, 0, 4, 0.652

Dur 4, 2, 2, 0, 4, -0.038

Bham 5, 2, 3, 0, 4, -0.557

Derbys 4, 0, 4, 0, -1.457

Nor 4, 0, 4, 0, 0, -2.108