WORCESTERSHIRE Rapids first-team coach Alex Gidman says all his focus is on trying to win Monday’s final Royal London One-Day Cup North Group clash at Derbyshire Falcons (11am).

The County have virtually sealed a knockout place thanks to a much higher run-rate than their rivals after Saturday’s thrashing of Yorkshire Vikings at Blackfinch New Road.

Rapids are second, one point behind Notts Outlaws, level with Lancashire Lightning but in front on run-rate and one ahead of Durham.

The group winners are assured a home semi-final next Sunday while finishing second or third will mean a play-off eliminator on Friday.

Lancashire have finished their group games while Notts head to Northamptonshire and Durham visit Yorkshire on Monday.

Gidman said: “It’s such a good competition that, however well you play, it’s always tight at the end. It is very hard to run away with it.

“I remember last year we went to Warwickshire for the final game and if we won we topped the group, which we did, and if we didn’t we would have been knocked out completely.

“We’ve still got one game to go and I’m under no illusions. We need to win to qualify, let alone where we finish in the group.

“What we will do is go there and give it our best shot. They (Derbyshire) are a good team. Although they’ve missed out on qualifying they’ve won some good games this year.

“We need to show them the respect they deserve and we will do our best to win the game.”

George Rhodes scored his maiden century for Rapids as they overpowered Yorkshire by 150 runs.

The all-rounder managed 106 off 111 balls before Wayne Parnell delivered his second successive five-wicket haul.

Rhodes’ previous best for the County was 95 against West Indies A last summer.

He shared in a record-breaking partnership of 169 with Ben Cox who weighed in with 87.

It was the biggest stand for any wicket in Worcestershire and Yorkshire List A games and an all-time partnership record for the County.

The duo came together with Rapids on 62-4 in the 16th over after electing to bat.

The hosts totalled 293-7 in 50 overs before Parnell (5-25) accounted for the top three batsmen and mopped up the tail to follow up his 5-24 in last week’s win over Notts Outlaws.

Rapids, missing Daryl Mitchell with a back injury, saw Riki Wessels (10) depart to Steven Patterson caught by former County ace Tom Kohler-Cadmore at cover.

From 56-1 three wickets fell for five runs in 21 balls.

Tom Fell made 31 off 41 balls but skied a simple catch off Patterson.

Callum Ferguson (14) was lbw to Tim Bresnan and acting skipper Brett D’Oliveira (2) provided Patterson with a third scalp when he holed out.

But Rapids hit back as Cox collected four boundaries in an over from Mat Pillans and Rhodes despatched spinner Josh Poysden for three successive fours.

The returning Patterson finally ended the giant stand when Cox holed out after striking 12 boundaries in 86 balls with the total on 231-5 in the 44th over.

Ross Whiteley (16) was bowled by Pillans but Rhodes completed his hundred before he fell to the final ball bowled by Pillans.

Yorkshire made steady early progress in reply but Parnell put Rapids in command.

Adam Lyth (22) edged through to Cox, Harry Brook (0) was lbw and Kohler-Cadmore (31) got bowled through the gate.

Ed Barnard (3-26) caused similar damage as Jack Leaning (24) got bowled, Jonathan Tattersall (13) caught behind and Bresnan (1) was yorked.

D’Oliveira (2-20) trapped Gary Balance (9) lbw before holding on to a sharp return catch from Patterson (1) .

Parnell polished off the innings for 143 as Pillans (31) and Poysden (0) perished to successive deliveries.