Worcestershire Royals director of cricket Steven Rhodes is confident his side can finish their disappointing Twenty20 Cup campaign with a flourish..
Four defeats from their opening four games have left the Pears rooted to the bottom of the Mid/West/Wales Division and facing an uphill task to qualify for the competition's quarter finals.
But with three of their remaining four fixtures due to be played at New Road, starting with second placed Gloucestershire today (Thursday), Rhodes is remaining upbeat about his side's chances of finishing the competition strongly.
He said "I am a little bit surprised we have started with four defeats but when I look back at the games we have played, three of them we could have very easily won.
"I'm not too down beat because we haven't played that badly and I would say it was only the home game against Northants where we really got stuffed.
"We've got four matches left and we will be going all out to win those games and put on a good show for our supporters."
At Northamptonshire on Monday night, the Pears had looked in good shape to chase down an imposing target of 191 after an onslaught from Lou Vincent (40) and Graeme Hick (55) had put them within 100 of victory.
But the dismissal of both openers in quick succession to England spinner Monty Panesar proved critical as the visitors fell 11 runs short of victory.
"We haven't quite got to grips with this form of the game yet but we are learning a lot all the time and I'm sure we will start to get the formula right," Rhodes added.
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