Worcestershire Rapids have named an unchanged 13-strong squad for tomorrow’s Royal London One-Day Cup encounter with Yorkshire Vikings at Blackfinch New Road (11am start).

Wicket-keeper batsman and red ball vice-captain Ben Cox has recovered from the illness which forced him to miss Wednesday’s impressive five wicket win over North Group leaders Notts Outlaws.

Riki Wessels deputised behind the stumps for Cox against his former club as the Rapids secured a fourth win in six games in the competition.

The Rapids can climb back into the top two if they come out on top against the Vikings.

They are currently in fourth spot after today’s wash-out between the Outlaws and Durham but have a game in hand on the three sides above them.

The Rapids complete their North Group on Bank Holiday Monday with the encounter against Derbyshire Falcons at the 3aaa County Ground – a game which is being shown live on Sky Sports.

The North and the South Group winners both qualify automatically for the semi-finals.

The second placed team in the North Group will host the third placed team in the South Group in the quarter-finals next Friday.

The second placed side in the South Group will entertain the third best team in the North Group on the same day.

RAPIDS (from)

Wessels

Fell

Ferguson

Mitchell

D’Oliveira (c)

Rhodes

Cox (w)

Whiteley

Barnard

Parnell

Morris

Brown

Tongue


REMAINING NORTH GROUP FIXTURES

SATURDAY

Leicestershire Foxes v Northamptonshire Steelbacks

Warwickshire v Lancashire Lightning

RAPIDS v Yorkshire Vikings

MONDAY

Derbyshire Falcons v RAPIDS

Leicestershire Foxes v Warwickshire

Northamptonshire Steelbacks v Notts Outlaws

Yorkshire Vikings v Durham

UPDATED NORTH GROUP TABLE

Notts Played 6, Won 5, Lost 1, Tied 0, No result 1, Points 11 Run Rate 0.715

Lancs 7, 5, 2, 0, 0, 10, 0.411

Durham 7, 4, 2, 0, 1, 9, 0.472

RAPIDS 6, 4, 2, 0, 0, 8, 0.874

Derbys 7, 3, 3, 1, 0, 7, -0.036

Yorks 6, 2, 2, 2, 0, 6, 0.499

Warks 6, 1, 4, 1, 0, 3, -1.104

Northanta 6, 1, 5, 0, 0, 2, 0.005

Leics 6, 1, 5, 0, 0, 2, -1.848