Worcestershire’s hopes of reaching the semi-finals of the Second Eleven Trophy have received a boost even though their own North Group campaign has been completed.
The County are currently lying in second spot but potentially could have been overhauled by either Yorkshire, Durham or MCC Young Cricketers should they win their remaining matches.
But Yorkshire have now been removed from the equation after having a point deducted.
It has been ruled that they were in breach of bat size regulations during the Trophy match with Durham Seconds on May 8.
Yorkshire are now three points behind Worcestershire with just one game remaining so can no longer overtake them.
Worcestershire will now be hoping either Durham and MCC Y slip up in their final two fixtures so they cement their top two position.
Warwicks Played 5, Points 8, Net Run Rate 2.100
WORCS 6, 8, 0.236
Northants 6, 6, -0.312
Yorks 5, 5,1.001
Leics 5, 5, 0.334
Durham 4, 4, 0.870
MCC YC 4, 4, -0.695
Derbys 5, 3, -1.711
Lancs 4, 2, -1.032
Notts 4, 2, -1.140
*Yorkshire 1 point deducted for bat size breach
REMAINING KEY FIXTURES
May 31 – Nottinghamshire v DURHAM at Grantham
June 1 – Warwickshire v MCC YC at Edgbaston
June 4 – DURHAM v Lancashire at Emirates Riverside
June 5 – Yorkshire v MCC YC at York