YORKSHIRE were hammered in last night's Vitality Blast game against Birmingham, bowled out for 81 at Edgbaston - their lowest ever total - before the Bears chased with no alarms to win by 10 wickets with 69 balls remaining.

Looking at this with a glass half full approach, Yorkshire remain well placed to qualify for the quarter-finals, after winning six of their opening 10 games.

But they have lost top spot in the North Group to Nottinghamshire courtesy of net run-rate.

This was their third defeat, and came on the back of a batting performance littered with miscued shots as they were bowled out in just 15.5 overs.

Having won the toss on a used hybrid pitch, Adam Lyth raced out of the blocks and took 15 runs off the first five balls from Tim Bresnan, including two fours and a six over cover.

Unfortunately, things went downhill very quickly.

Four batsmen were out to miscued pull shots, while two were out stumped. One of those was last man Lockie Ferguson.

Only Harry Brook, with 28 not out, reached 20, with Lyth’s 19 the next best.

Lyth hit three boundaries and a six in 19 off eight balls. The rest of the team combined only hit three fours and a six.

The seam of West Indian all-rounder Carlos Brathwaite returned 3-7 from two overs, while fellow seamer Craig Miles claimed 3-21 from four.

Tim Bresnan and Jake Lintott struck once apiece and Danny Briggs twice.

Birmingham started the match - the 10th of the competition - in fifth place, one point outside the top four quarter-final qualifying places.

So it was no surprise to see them go all guns blazing after the target in a bid to improve their net run-rate as well as their points tally.

Openers Ed Pollock and Adam Hose dotted the i’s and crossed the t’s on the home win. Pollock finished 33 not out off 23 balls and Hose 46 unbeaten from 31.

They have leapt over locals rivals Worcestershire into the top four.