HAMISH Rutherford became only the second player to score a century on their first-class and List A debut for Worcestershire as Rapids thrashed Lancashire by 125 runs in the Royal London One-Day Cup opener.

Daryl Mitchell also hit another hundred after a run blitz from opener Riki Wessels laid the early foundations for Rapids' 367 all out at Emirates Old Trafford.

The total was the County's second highest in 50-over cricket against first-class opposition.

Their bowlers then kept Lancashire firmly in check as they were bowled out for 242 in 40.4 overs.

It was another impressive performance by the North Group winners for the past two years after their innings victory at Leicestershire in County Championship Division Two.

Rutherford notched up a century against the Foxes and reached three figures against Lancashire with a maximum off Australian Glenn Maxwell from just 90 deliveries with three sixes and nine fours.

The only other player to complete a first-class and List A hundred double on their County debut was Australian Phil Jaques in 2006.

The early momentum in Manchester came from Wessels on his List A debut with sixes off England’s Jimmy Anderson and fellow paceman Saqib Mahmood.

He scored 40 of the first 50 runs on the board before the openers brought up the century stand in 12.2 overs.

Wessels raced to 72 from 45 balls with three sixes and nine fours when he was caught at wide mid-off off leg-spinner Matt Parkinson.

Tom Fell (3) fell at mid-wicket off Maxwell but then Mitchell and Rutherford cut loose during a partnership of 182 in 23 overs.

Rutherford brought up his century and Mitchell did likewise off only 78 balls with one six and 11 fours.

The stand was broken at 292-3 when Rutherford (108) was caught at cover by Dane Vilas off Parkinson.

Eight runs later Mitchell’s fine knock of 101 ended when he was stumped off Parkinson (5-51).

It became 312-5 when acting skipper Brett D’Oliveira (2) upper-cut a delivery from Mahmood to third man.

Ross Whiteley (36 off 31 balls) and Ben Cox (24 off 22) added 40 before the last five wickets went down for 16 runs.

Charlie Morris made a breakthrough in his second over of the reply when Haseeb Hameed (5) edged through to Mitchell who took a low catch at slip with 17 on the board.

Keaton Jennings and Brooke Guest added 75 for the second wicket before Wayne Parnell (2-40) dismissed the pair in successive overs.

Jennings (54) went for a lap shot and scooped the ball to Rutherford at short fine leg while Guest (36) made room to play a big shot and was comprehensively bowled.

Maxwell showed early aggressive intent but after making 35 fell victim to D’Oliveira when he dragged a ball to Mitchell at mid-on at 141-4 in the 25th over.

Mitchell (2-45) then accounted for Lancashire captain Vilas (29) who flicked the ball to D’Oliveira at mid-wicket.

In the next over Whiteley trapped Rob Jones (27) lbw with the total on 189-6 in the 33rd over.

The end was in sight when Josh Bohannon (2) skied a Mitchell delivery to wicketkeeper Cox and Mahmood (0) was run out by Wessel’s direct hit off the bowling of Morris.

Josh Tongue (2-35) accounted for Anderson (4) lbw and sealed victory by bowling Parkinson (10).