IT was an agonising defeat for the Worcestershire Rapids as their run in the Metro Bank One Day Cup came to an end at the quarter-final stage after a 10-run defeat at Hampshire.

Aneurin Donald scored a fine century as Hampshire posted a substantial 306-9 from their 50 overs.

The Rapids were given an ideal platform by Rob Jones (67) and Gareth Roderick (64) during a second-wicket century stand.

Captain Jake Libby (70) sustained the momentum with his fourth half-century of the tournament and he was given fine support by Kashif Ali (34) and Ben Cox (26).

But the Rapids fell just short in the end and closed on 296-9 to lose by just 10 runs.

"We are absolutely gutted," said captain Jake Libby. "But I am really proud of them at the same time.

"There are loads of positives to take. We can dissect that game as much as we want but ultimately I still thought it was a good performance. 

"Barring the Warwickshire game I think we have played well over the competition.

"There has been a lot of moving parts with some injuries here and there but you can't blame them, I am so proud of the lads who have gone out there and everyone has played their part."

The defeat brings their white-ball season to a close having made the knockout stages in both the T20 Vitality Blast and Metro Bank One Day Cup.

Worcestershire now turn attention back to the County Championship campaign, where they remain in a good position to compete for promotion. 

As it stands, they are in second place with three matches remaining, starting with a home game against Glamorgan which begins on Sunday afternoon at New Road.

They then host Division Two leaders Durham on September 19 before concluding their season at Yorkshire on September 26.