Jake Libby’s 76 wasn’t enough as Worcestershire Rapids fell to Durham by 46 runs in the final match of the Royal London One-Day Cup group stage, at New Road.

Libby hit five boundaries in an 88-ball knock as Worcestershire tried to chase down the 290-target set by the visitors.

Despite some spirited hitting late in the order from Jacques Banton, Josh Baker and Charlie Morris, the Rapids were bowled out for 243 in 45.1 overs.

Having lost their last five matches, Worcestershire failed to qualify for the knockout stages of the 50 over competition.

Durham captain Scott Borthwick opted to bat first with Rapids Club captain Joe Leach and Morris sharing the new ball for the initial ten over powerplay, Durham managed 40-0 in this time.

Durham’s opening partnership of Alex Lees and Graham Clark worked together for 73 runs before the latter was caught out by Leach, from a Brett D’Oliveira delivery, finishing on 28.

Borthwick, 10, failed to make much impression on the game, as did Cameron Bancroft, 11.

Lees was stopped short of his third tournament century thanks to Adam Finch, Lees finished on 93 from 109.

David Bedingham also impressed at the crease, advancing to 66 from 41 before his lofted shot was caught by Banton at long off.

Outside of Ned Eckersley, 36, Durham’s tail end didn’t cause much trouble for the homeside as the finished on 289/9.

Barnard finished with 2-52, Finch 2-54, Banton 1-18, D’Oliveira 1-51 and Baker 1-60.

The chase started poorly for Rapids, opener D’Oliveira dismissed for five before Tom Fell caught LBW for six.

Fourth batsman Libby arrived strongly, collecting a trio of boundaries before opener Jack Haynes was stumped for 20.

Libby combined with Ed Barnard before the latter was caught at deep mid wicket on 15 runs.

Libby was finally taken out of the game when he was caught at extra cover off Liam Trevaskis.

Banton (22), Baker (25) and Morris (25) showed spirited resistance but ultimately Worcestershire’s innings came to an end, 46 runs shy.