Worcestershire Rapids will face a trip to Surrey Lions in the quarter-finals of the NatWest T20 Blast on Saturday August 2.

The Rapids will take on the Lions at the Kia Oval at 14.30 in the first quarter-final of the day.

Skipper Daryl Mitchell's side made sure of their place in the last eight via a 28 run home success over Derbyshire Falcons this evening.

It will be Worcestershire's fourth quarter-final in the competition and their second in three seasons.

The county finished third in the North Group behind Lancashire Lightning and Nottinghamshire Outlaws.

Surrey finished runners-up in the South Group behind Essex Eagles despite losing to Kent at Canterbury this evening by 21 runs.

The Rapids lost their opening two games in the competition but set up their qualification by winning the next six.

Then after two wash-outs and two defeats, they bounced back to win their final two Group games.

Surrey and Worcestershire clashed in the quarter-finals in the very first year of the competition in 2003 with Surrey winning by 14 runs at The Oval.

The home side totalled 145-7 with Adam Hollioake top-scoring with 45 not out and Nadeem Malik returning 3-23.

Worcestershire were restricted to 131-7 in reply with Vikram Solanki and Gareth Batty, who are now part of the Surrey squad, scoring 33 and 23 respectively.

The full Worcestershire side in batting order was: Solanki, Hick, Batty, Leatherdale, Bichel, Hall, Kabir Ali, Pipe, Moore, Peters, Malik.

 

FINAL T20 BLAST TABLES 2014

 

NORTH GROUP

Lancashire Played 14, Won 10 Lost 2, No Result 2, Points 22, Run Rate 0.85

Notts 14, 9, 3, 2, 20, 0.64

WORCS 14, 8, 4, 2, 18, 0.48

Warwicks 14, 7, 5, 2, 16, 0.23

Yorkshire 14, 6, 5, 3, 15, 0.59

Durham 14, 5, 7, 2, 12, 0.11

Northants 14, 4, 7, 3, 11, -0.90

Leics 14, 4, 9, 1, 9, -0.55

Derbys 14, 1, 12, 1, 3, -1.41

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SOUTH GROUP

Essex 14, 10, 4, 0, 20, 0.40

SURREY 14, 9, 5, 0, 18, 0.43

Hants 14, 9, 5, 0, 18, 0.14

Glam 14, 6, 5, 1 Tie, 2, 15, 0.15

Som 14, 6, 7, 1, 13, -0.11

Kent 14, 6, 7, 1 Tie, 0, 13, -0.23

Sussex 14, 6, 8, 0, 12, -0.03

Gloucs 14, 5, 7, 2, 10, -0.36

Middx 14, 2, 11, 1, 5, -0.46