Four Worcestershire batsman have a strike rate in excess of 160 after the opening quartet of Vitality Blast North Group matches.

Wayne Parnell leads the way with a strike rate of 181.81 after his superb 81 not out in the win over Derbyshire Falcons on Wednesday evening at Blackfinch New Road.

But not far behind are Martin Guptill (168.36), Riki Wessels (164.05) and Ed Barnard (161.11).

Guptill is the leading Rapids run scorer with 165 from his four innings including a superb 86 not out off 31 balls against Durham – also at Blackfinch New Road.

Ross Whiteley’s two sixes against Derbyshire mean he has moved onto the 97 mark in T20 cricket for Worcestershire.

On the bowling front, Pat Brown is the leading wicket-taker and has the best economy rate of players who have appeared in all four matches.

Brown has picked up five wickets and conceded 7.14 runs per over.

Daryl Mitchell holds the distinction of bowling one of those rarest of commodities in T20 cricket – a maiden over – against Derbyshire.


BATTING

Parnell Matches 4, Inns 2, Not Out 1, Runs 100, Highest 81*, Average 100.00, Strike Rate 181.81

Guptill 4, 4, 1, 165, 86*, 55.00, 168.36

Moeen 1, 1, 0, 32, 32, 32.00, 128.00

Cox 4, 3, 1, 59, 21*, 29.50, 103.50

Barnard 4, 3, 1, 58, 42*, 29.00, 161.11

Wessels 4, 4, 0, 105, 74, 26.25, 164.05

Ferguson 4, 4, 1, 40, 17*, 13.33, 114.28

Whiteley 4, 3, 0, 26, 20, 8.66, 118.18

D’Oliveira 4, 3, 0, 16, 13, 5.33, 69.56

Mitchell 3, 2, 0, 5, 5, 2.50, 83.33

Pennington 4, 2, 2, 5, 3*, –, 71.42

Brown 4, 1, 1, 0, 0*, –, —

BOWLING

Moeen Inns, 1, Overs 4.0, Maidens 0, Runs 18, Wickets 4, Best 4-18, Average 4-50, Economy 4.50

Brown 4, 14.0, 0, 100, 5, 2-24, 20.00, 7.14

Pennington 4, 10.0, 0, 90, 4, 2-26, 22.50, 9.00

Parnell 4, 14.0, 0, 119, 4, 2-41, 29.75, 8.50

D’Oliveira 3, 8.0, 0, 74, 2, 2-25, 37.00, 9.25

Barnard 4, 12.0, 0, 98, 1, 1-24, 98.00, 8.16

Mitchell 3, 7.0, 1, 27, 0, 0-15, —