WORCESTERSHIRE Rapids could climb back into the Royal London One-Day Cup North Group top two if they overcome Yorkshire Vikings at Blackfinch New Road on Saturday (11am).

Rapids went down to third after Lancashire Lightning’s victory over Derbyshire Falcons at Emirates Old Trafford on Thursday.

But Lightning have played a game more than the County who have a superior nett run-rate.

Rapids complete their group games on Monday at Derbyshire Falcons (11am).

The North and South Group winners go straight through to the semi-finals while the second and third-placed teams have play-off eliminators on Friday.

Charlie Morris will look to make another decisive contribution with the ball against Vikings.

The paceman has consistently made key breakthroughs during the initial powerplays, first in partnership with Josh Tongue and latterly Pat Brown.

Morris, 26, has taken 10 wickets in six games at an average of 24.70 with an economy rate of 6.17.

Only all-rounder Wayne Parnell has more scalps with his 5-24 against Notts Outlaws on Wednesday lifting his total to 12 at a rate of 5.67.

The now-departed Hamish Rutherford is Rapids' leading run-scorer with 317 including two centuries at an average of 63.40.

Ross Whiteley (222) is the next highest contributor while new signing Riki Wessels has the leading strike-rate of 120.76.

Big-hitting batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore is set to face his former club for Vikings who are also chasing a place in the knockouts.

Meanwhile, Worcestershire's opening Second XI Championship match of 2019 ended in a draw after a rain-affected final day against Lancashire at Northern CC.

The visitors looked poised to push for victory despite most of the morning session being washed out.

But late-order resistance meant they were set a target of 183 in 31 overs and reached 51-3 when the game was halted.

Lancashire resumed on 78-4 from 29 overs after a delay and wickets initially continued to tumble.

Skipper Joe Leach struck for the fourth time in the innings when Nick Greenwood (34) was caught behind by Alex Milton in the third over of the day.

It became 98-7 as Tom Hartley (5) and Toby Lester (1) departed swiftly to trialist Ari Kervalas (2-63).

When Mahaaz Ahmed held a return catch from Ben Gibbon (16) Lancashire were only 99 runs ahead with two wickets left.

But Richard Gleeson held the innings together with 44 not out.

Sam Dorsey (37) helped him add 36 for the ninth wicket before he provided Milton with his seventh catch of the game.

Edwin Moulton (18 not out) and Gleeson put on an unbroken 47 before the declaration.

Leach finished with 4-10 in his comeback from a stress fracture of the back with six match wickets in total.

The County fell to 22-3 in reply after the dismissal of first-innings century-maker Josh Dell (4), Leach (2) and Ollie Westbury (2).

But Milton (18no) and Callum Lea (11no) continued until the two captains shook hands after 19 overs.