PERSHORE look to emulate Worcestershire Rapids' Vitality Blast heroics by winning their T20 final on Sunday.

They face Birmingham League Division One side Himley in the Gray’s County Cup final at Blackfinch New Road (3pm).

Skipper Chris Ridings believes his side have performed on a different level in this year’s T20 competition compared with a weaker showing in Division Two.

Ridings said: “Our form is similar in some respects to the County who have struggled in the County Championship but shown a different class in blitzing their way to the T20 title.

"And similar to the Rapids last Saturday we’ll be the underdogs in the final.

"Hopefully we can use these markers to spur us on to victory.”

Although Pershore are in the division below, the gap does not faze the skipper.

He added: “We’ve beaten Barnards Green, another First Division side, en route to the final so playing Himley will not bother the players.

"It’s just another game of cricket for the lads.

"We’re looking forward to playing at New Road and are hoping to put on a great show for the club and town.

"It’ll be fantastic to see lots of supporters there backing the team.”

Pershore finished their league season with a 42-run defeat to champions Harborne.

Harborne’s 289 all out in 49.4 overs was built around Karan Bharaj (64), Jimmy Clifford (54), Tom Payne (47) and Daniel Wright (40).

Darren Critcher picked up 4-53 for Pershore who were dismissed for 247 in reply.

Chris Miles scored 60 and Stephen Miles 47 but Zak Sinkinson claimed 5-39 and George Land 3-37.

Meanwhile, Evesham finished third in Worcestershire League Division One after ending the campaign with a two-wicket win at Hagley.

The hosts scored 214-9 but the Vale visitors chased down the total with a winning 215-8 helped by Abdul Azam's 54 and 45 not out from Adnan Sagheer.

Bredon finished sixth in Division Two following a five-wicket defeat at Oldswinford and Stourbridge Social who won the title.

Clive Fenney (52) and Rory McGuigan (34) helped Bredon to 183-9 from 49.4 overs.

Dominic Fenney took 3-46 in reply as Oldswinford got home on 184-5.