Holders Worcestershire Rapids are through to the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast.

Today’s North Group encounter with Notts Outlaws at Blackfinch New Road was abandoned without a ball being bowled.

But the single point acquired enabled the Rapids to join the Outlaws, Lancashire Lightning and Derbyshire Falcons in the last eight.

The Rapids will now be vying with the Outlaws for second spot in the group and a home tie when the North Group is completed on Friday.

Worcestershire travel to take on Northamptonshire Steelbacks while the Outlaws will do battle with Durham at Trent Bridge.

A Rapids win and defeat for the Outlaws would mean a home quarter-final tie for the Rapids.

Steady rain began falling at 3pm – an hour before the scheduled start – and there was little let-up before umpires Martin Saggers and Alex Wharf called off play at 5.20pm.

It was the Rapids third home match in seven during this summer’s Blast campaign that has been called off without a ball being bowled.