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Royals looking to upset the form book

The Worcestershire Royals go into their make or break game against the Nottinghamshire Outlaws knowing only a victory at Trent Bridge will be good enough to keep their Finals Day dream alive.

The Royals go into the game one point behind the fourth place Durham Dynamos who played their finals group game last night against the Northamptonshire Steelbacks.

A Royals victory will see them leap frog their North East rivals and secure the final quarter final spot in the Friends Life t20 Northern group.

With so much riding on the game, Royals director of cricket Steve Rhodes believes the Royals six wicket loss against Yorkshire in the County Championship this week will spur them on.

"Losing is always a bitter pill to swallow, you want to put it right as soon as you can and we have that opportunity tonight," said Rhodes to the Worcester News.

"We are going to Notts knowing what we have to do to reach the quarter-finals, which would be a major achievement for us," he added.

"Getting to the last eight was one of our goals at the start of the season, so to achieve that would be fantastic and hopefully show how the team has progressed."

The Outlaws go into the game already assured of a home quarter final but having led the Northern group throughout the tournament the hosts will be aiming to finish the group stages on a high with victory against the Royals.

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