THE Worcestershire Rapids lost a fifth straight Vitality Blast match on Thursday night as they were again well beaten at New Road in their clash with the Yorkshire Vikings.

It looked like being another miserable performance with the bat after 12 overs with the Rapids at 72/5 but some late fight from Kashif Ali (46*) and Gareth Roderick (31*) gave the hosts something to bowl for as they totalled 150/5.

Yorkshire raced onto 64/2 inside just five overs and then an unbeaten 46* from Tom Kohler-Cadmore saw the visitors over the line with five wickets to spare.

The defeat is their ninth in 10 games in the T20 competition this season and sees them rooted to bottom of the table in the North Group.

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Yorkshire captain, Harry Brook, put the Rapids into bat, and Ed Pollock made a positive start when striking the first ball of the match from Matthew Revis over the mid-wicket boundary.

But he then sliced Matthew Waite, who had a recent loan spell at New Road, into the hands of third man and Brett D’Oliveira soon followed after he drove at Revis and edged through to keeper Jonathan Tattersall.

Jake Libby square-cut Jordan Thompson for his first boundary as the Rapids reached a measly 38-2 at the end of the six-over powerplay.

Rapids captain, Colin Munro, flicked George Hill off his legs to bring up the 50 in the eighth over and Munro and Jake Libby added 44 before the latter did not connect with a full toss from Dom Bess and was bowled.

Bess (3-15) proved difficult to get away, and he struck again when Munro, on 29, holed out to deep mid wicket, and Ed Barnard then went lbw after aiming a blow on the leg side.

It looked like being another disastrous display with the bat but Kashif and Roderick then counter-acted to good effect.

Kashif hit Waite for successive sixes and Roderick also looked full of positive intent and also cleared the ropes in the same over, which cost 24 runs.

The sixth-wicket pair lifted the total to a more respectable 150-5 but still a score well below par.

The Rapids aimed to strike early, and Mitchell Stanley broke through in his first over with Pollock holding onto a skier at square leg to dismiss Finn Allen.

Pat Brown then had Adam Lyth taken at mid off, but the Rapids found it difficult to stem the flow of runs.

Brook made a typically aggressive 35 from 21 balls before he picked out mid off against Stanley, and Khan was bowled, aiming a big hit off Brown over cover.

Jonny Tattersall drilled Dwayne Bravo to deep extra cover before Kohler-Cadmore and Thompson saw the Vikings home.