ENJOYMENT is the buzzword for head coach Kevin Sharp ahead of Worcestershire’s first T20 Finals Day but he insists: “We have a chance.”

The bookmakers have found it difficult to split the four teams involved at Edgbaston with the Rapids marginally billed as an outsider alongside semi-final opponents Lancashire.

Sharp’s men wrote themselves into the history books by becoming the first Worcestershire side to reach the showpiece by battling through against Gloucestershire in the last eight.

Life may have been tough in the County Championship but Sharp believes his players will still be on the crest of a wave from that win with eight balls to spare.

“The club has been in the quarter-finals in the past without quite getting over the line,” said Sharp.

“To get through was great for everyone from the coaches and players right through to the support staff, members and supporters.

“To have a Finals Day to look forward to is special. We will go there looking to play to the best of our ability but also to enjoy it come what may. We have a chance.

“The quarter-final was a tense day. Everyone knew what the stats had been like in the past and it was a home game.

“We didn’t talk about those things but even without mentioning it, people feel it. It would have been in everyone’s minds.

“There was a lot of relief. It was a low-scoring game and a scrap, we were not at our best with the bat initially but Callum Ferguson played a wonderful innings. He was calm and composed and that was a big factor in us getting the result.

“Because of that, I think we will enjoy Finals Day even more.

“We won our division so that makes us a strong team and I don’t see any underdogs, the four teams are capable of winning it.

“It is all on the day. There are fine lines in T20, sometimes you’re not at your best and at others you are. I think the team that finds its best will win it.”

While the stands will be packed in Birmingham, the allocation of 500 tickets per club has caused quite the stir.

“There will be more than 20,000 people in the crowd but only 2,000 have been allocated to the four clubs playing,” said Sharp.

“I am not going to harp on or blast anyone but people who have watched us all season home and away might not be there, that’s the bottom line.

“No one at this club can do anything about it. It is just a shame to have 500 for a game that will be the biggest in some of the players’ lives.”