One-Day Cup: Derbyshire beat Worcestershire by 49 runs
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|Royal London One-Day Cup, 3aaa County Ground|
|Derbyshire 234-8 (50 overs): Thakor 68, Elstone 52; Morris 3-46|
|Worcestershire 181 (44/48 overs): Fell 46; Thakor 3-37|
|Derbyshire won by 49 runs (D/L method)|
Worcestershire's One-Day Cup campaign ended with a 49-run loss at Derbyshire, who are also out of the competition.
Half-centuries from Shiv Thakor (68) and Scott Elstone (52) helped the hosts recover from 76-4 to post 234-8.
A short rain delay in Worcestershire's innings saw them set a revised target of 231 off 48 overs.
Tom Fell struck 46 for the visitors, and teenage pair Ed Barnard (30) and Alex Hepburn (32) added some late runs, but they were bowled out for 181.
Worcestershire recorded just one victory in their eight group games, while Derbyshire finished seventh in Group A despite winning four of their matches.
Former Leicestershire all-rounder Thakor and Elstone's fifth-wicket stand of 95 was instrumental in getting the hosts up to a competitive total, after Saeed Ajmal trapped Tillakaratne Dilshan lbw with his first ball.
Worcestershire barely threatened in the chase as regular wickets saw the run-rate climb.
Barnard and Hepburn, both aged 19, put on 48 for the eighth wicket, but once Barnard was dismissed by Mark Footitt (2-38) Worcestershire's slim hopes of a win faded.
Thakor completed a fine day by removing Hepburn and Ajmal in consecutive deliveries to end the match and finish with bowling figures of 3-37.