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Worcestershire close in on knockout stages

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George Rhodes scored his maiden century for Worcestershire, who took another step towards the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup by overpowering Yorkshire Vikings by 150 runs at New Road.

George Rhodes

The all-rounder reached three figures off 107 balls and shared in a record-breaking fifth-wicket stand with fit-again Ben Cox (87) to rescue the home side from 62-4 after they had elected to bat.

The partnership of 169 was Worcestershire’s best for any wicket in List A cricket against the Tykes and a total of 293-7 was well above par on a used wicket.

Wayne Parnell then made another decisive contribution with the ball with his second five-wicket haul of the week after his 5-24 against Notts Outlaws.

He dismissed the Yorkshire top three and ended with 5-25 from seven overs as Worcestershire – the North Group winners for the past two years – remain on course to progress further in the competition after a fifth win in seven games.

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