Worcestershire Rapids launch their NatWest T20 Blast campaign this evening against local rivals Birmingham Bears at New Road (5.30pm).

The sides have met on 24 previous occasions in the short format of the game.

Here are the T20 records for matches between the two counties.

Worcestershire: Played: 24 Won: 10 Lost: 14 Abandoned: 2

Last match played: Worcestershire won by 5 wickets at New Road – 15th July 2016 Bears 164 (MS Wade 74, GH Rhodes 4-13, MJ Henry 3-15) Worcs 166-5 (DKH Mitchell 61, R Clarke 3-22)

Highest total – Worcestershire: 188-5 New Road 2013

Highest total – Bears: 196-7 New Road 2006

Lowest total – Worcestershire: 112-7 New Road 2011

Lowest total – Bears: 106-8 New Road 2011

Highest score – Worcestershire: 90 VS Solanki New Road 2006

Highest score – Bears: 89 NV Knight New Road 2003

Best bowling – Worcestershire: 4-13 GH Rhodes New Road 2016

Best bowling – Bears: 5-19 NM Carter Edgbaston 2005

Best partnerships for Worcestershire:

1st 60 TT Samaraweera MM Ali Edgbaston 2013

2nd 75 GA Hick VS Solanki New Road 2006

3rd 65 VS Solanki BF Smith Edgbaston 2006

4th 90 Kadeer Ali BF Smith New Road 2003

5th 61 SM Davies DKH Mitchell Edgbaston 2009

6th 57* RA Whiteley OB Cox New Road 2016

7th 38 GM Andrew BJM Scott Edgbaston 2011

8th 43 GM Andrew SH Choudhry Edgbaston 2011

9th 18 J Leach SMSM Senanayake Edgbaston 2015

10th 12 SP Jones CD Whelan Edgbaston 2008

Best partnerships for the Bears:

1st 105 IJL Trott NM Carter New Road 2009

2nd 107 V Chopra DL Maddy Edgbaston 2013

3rd 119 V Chopra DL Maddy New Road 2013

4th 55 IJL Trott DL Maddy Edgbaston 2010

5th 68 R Clarke LJ Evans New Road 2015

6th 45* R Clarke A Javid New Road 2015

7th 65* TR Ambrose CR Woakes Edgbaston 2011

8th 42 JO Troughton DR Brown Edgbaston 2004

9th 29* TR Ambrose SA Piolet New Road 2011

10th 59 HH Streak JE Anyon Edgbaston 2005