Yorkshire lost a rain-affected Vitality Blast game by 10 wickets against champions Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge, and they will go into the final weekend of the North Group with quarter-final qualification still to be secured.

Notts easily chased down a target of 61 in a revised seven-over game on Friday to strengthen their position at the top of the table and secure a home quarter-final next month. Yorkshire need one more point to join them in the last eight.

Yorkshire posted 60-3 in seven overs having won the toss before rain arrived to delay a start from 6.30pm to 8.45pm.

And it just wasn’t enough as Notts reeled in the target thanks to some fireworks from openers Peter Trego and Alex Hales.

Yorkshire remain second in the North Group table with 15 points from 12 games and are still well placed for a top-four finish and quarter-final qualification with two games remaining.

They need one point from their final two fixtures against Lancashire and Derbyshire next weekend.

The Vikings were unable to break the shackles of a tidy Outlaws bowling display led by the wily left-arm spin of Samit Patel, who had form man Harry Brook stumped for a duck in the first over and finished with 1-7 from two overs.

Yorkshire did accelerate in the latter stages of their innings, with Jordan Thompson top-scoring with 28 and Adam Lyth hitting 26.

The pair shared 54 for the second wicket and hit a six apiece.

Nineteen runs came off Luke Fletcher in the sixth over, but it was key that Notts bowled four overs which went for four, eight, three and five runs respectively.

South African seamer Dane Paterson removed both Lyth and Thompson caught in the final over of the innings.

Trego then hit three fours off former Somerset team-mate Dom Bess as 18 came off the first over of the home chase, and it was a mountainous task from there for the Vikings.

Trego led the way as he and Hales brought up their 50 partnership in only 22 balls, and he finished with 29 not out off 13 balls.

But Hales clobbered four sixes, including two off Josh Poysden in the fourth and final over, to overtake him to 33 not out off 10 balls.

Yorkshire were hurt by the absence of New Zealand overseas fast bowler Lockie Ferguson with a side strain.