Worcestershire CCC will turn their attention to the short-format after drawing with Warwickshire in the final match of the county championship group stage.

The draw was their sixth of the season, alongside three defeats and just a sole win.

Despite the results club captain Joe Leach feels progress has been made.

He said: “How do you reflect on the campaign? Disappointing, if I’m honest.

“We have seen progress from where we were in 2018 and 2019, where we lost a lot of games. We are becoming harder to beat, which is good. We just need to keep moving forward, putting together those performances and hopefully starting to turn a few of those draws into wins."

He added: “But the table doesn’t lie ultimately. We’ve finished in the bottom two because we’ve not competed well enough to get higher than that. No sour grapes, that’s just the way it is.

“Are we a red ball side in transition? We are certainly a red ball side that is trying to improve. I don’t think we are as settled or established as the white ball side has been over the past few years.”

The white ball game resumes this weekend with two away matches as the group stage comes to a close.

The Rapids take on Birmingham Bears on Friday night at Edgbaston before travelling to face Leicestershire Foxes.

Alex Gidman’s side is boosted by the return of Pat Brown, the club’s leading wicket-taker in the 2018 and 2019 Blast.

Currently third in the Northern Division, Gidman is confident his side has what it takes to qualify for the quarterfinals.

He said: “It’s been a competitive and demanding campaign. To be in this position, with a couple of games to go, to have things in our own hands, so to speak, is a great effort.

“But clearly, we have got two very tough games of cricket. Birmingham will be back to full strength by the looks of it, and Leicestershire are also extremely competitive.”