Moeen Ali and Saeed Ajmal finished at the top of the Worcestershire Rapids averages in the batting and bowling departments respectively in the qualifying group stages of the NatWest T20 Blast.

England all-rounder Moeen made the most of his six appearances when international commitments permitted him to return to his county, scoring 238 runs in six knocks at an average of nearly 40.

His highest score was 90 in the away success over Northamptonshire Steelbacks – the first of six successive wins away from New Road – and he has been made available by England for tonight's quarter-final with Hampshire at New Road.

For the second year running, skipper Daryl Mitchell was the top run-getter with 392 but Tom Kohler-Cadmore was not far behind on 356 while big-hitting Ross Whiteley was the other main contributor.

On the bowling front Ajmal was as effective as ever, picking up 21 wickets in 11 games at an economy rate of just over seven runs per over.

Jack Shantry (16) and Joe Leach (15) were the other chief wicket-takers but the tighest bowler was Brett D'Oliveira who only conceded 6.45 runs each over.

NATWEST T20 BLAST

BATTING

Moeen Ali Played 6, Inns 6, Not Out 0, Runs 238, Highest 90, Average 39.67

Whiteley 13, 12, 4, 299, 91* 37.38

Mitchell 13, 13, 1, 392, 58, 32.67

Kohler-Cadmore 13, 13, 2, 356, 75, 32.36

Cox 13, 11, 6,130, 30*, 26.00

Oliver 10, 9, 1, 193, 70*, 24.12

D'Oliveira 10, 8, 1, 116, 56* 16.57

Munro 12, 12, 1, 182, 33, 16.55

Leach 13, 7, 3, 42, 18*, 10.50

Shantry 13, 4, 1, 17, 12, 5.67

Barnard 13, 4, 0, 15, 10, 3.75

BOWLING

Saeed Ajmal Matches 11, Overs 44, Mdns 1, Runs 310, Wkts 21, Average 14.76, Economy 7.05

D'Oliveira 10, 31, 0, 200, 9, 22.22, 6.45

Leach 13, 40.3, 0, 353, 15, 23.53, 8.72

Senanayake 2, 7, 0, 48, 2, 24.00, 6.86

Shantry 13, 52, 0, 434, 16, 27.12, 8.35

Moeen Ali 6, 20, 0, 149, 5, 29.80, 7.45

Mitchell 13, 28, 0, 191, 6, 31.83, 6.82

Barnard 13, 34, 0, 287, 6, 47.83, 8.44

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FINAL TABLES

North Group (Played, Won, Lost, Tie, No Result, Points, Run Rate)

1 Bham 14 10 4 0 0 20 0.200

2 RAPIDS 14 9 4 0 1 19 0.682

3 Nthnts 14 7 5 0 2 16 0.115

4 Lancs 14 7 6 0 1 15 0.469

5 Notts 14 7 6 0 1 15 0.018

6 Dur 14 5 8 0 1 11 -0.149

7 Leics 14 4 7 1 2 11 -0.304

8 Yorks 14 5 8 1 0 11 -0.324

9 Derb 14 4 10 0 0 8 -0.662

 

South Group (Played, Won, Lost, Tie, No Result, Points, Run Rate)

1 Kent 14 9 4 0 1 19 0.166

2 Suss 14 8 6 0 0 16 0.206

3 Hants 14 7 5 0 2 16 -0.120

4 Essex 14 7 6 0 1 15 0.208

5 Glouc 13 7 7 0 0 14 0.354

6 Glam 14 7 7 0 0 14 -0.522

7 Surrey 14 5 6 0 3 13 -0.145

8 Som 14 4 8 0 2 10 -0.184

9 Midd 14 4 9 0 1 9 0.030