BOSS Alex Gidman says Worcestershire Rapids will use their Royal London One-Day Cup quarter-final exit as extra motivation for the Vitality T20 Blast campaign.

Rapids crashed by 147 runs to Somerset at Blackfinch New Road in the cup on Friday and start the defence of their T20 crown on July 18 at Notts Outlaws.

The County were bowled out for 190 after Somerset totalled 337-8 in their 50 overs as opener Tom Banton scored 112.

They now return to red-ball action at home to Durham in Specsavers County Championship Division Two on Tuesday (11am).

First-team coach Gidman said: “I was disappointed with Friday naturally.

"You genuinely have to give credit to Somerset. They played a fantastic game all-round and outplayed us.

“We didn’t reach the levels of intensity or execution that we need to win any game and certainly not a quarter-final. Somerset did that and that’s why we are on the losing side.

“We will certainly go away, learn and look at what we’ve done well in the competition and what we’ve done not so well.

“But we will certainly use this as motivation for T20 and for when the white-ball stuff next year comes around again.

“Naturally there are huge amounts of disappointment now. We want to win as many games as we can and progress as far as we can in competitions.

“We’d rather get to this stage than get knocked out in the group stages but at the same time we are very disappointed to be knocked out now.

“This group wanted to go further and felt they could have. Sadly it wasn’t meant to be.

“It is unlikely you are going to win every game in the group stages.

“You could argue in the same breath that Samit Patel played an extraordinary innings for Notts (against Northants) to get them over the line and get them a home semi-final.

“Yes, those are fine lines, fine margins. There are things we could have done better which didn’t cost us victories — and some did.

“But rest assured we will learn from this and work extremely hard at the areas we were short on to make sure or to give ourselves as good a chance as possible to make sure they don’t cost us again.”

Meanwhile, Jack Haynes will make his first appearance of 2019 for Worcestershire seconds when they return to Trophy action on Monday against their Yorkshire counterparts at Kidderminster.

Haynes suffered a foot injury during the winter which ruled him out of the England under 19s tour of Bangladesh.

But the 18-year-old started on the comeback trail two weeks ago for Malvern College, where he is in the final year of his studies, by making 80 against Repton.

Former Leicestershire and Sussex batsman Angus Robson will make another appearance for the seconds after scoring 21 in the rain-ruined Championship match with Warwickshire at Barnt Green last week.

Left-arm paceman Alex Wilkinson, who has appeared for the seconds in previous years and for Herefordshire, is also named in the side.

Wicketkeeper Alex Milton will skipper the team as Worcestershire look to get back on the winning trail in the 50-over competition.

They beat Leicestershire by eight wickets at Royal Grammar School Worcester but either side of that fixture went down by four wickets at Warwickshire and 54 runs at Lancashire.