YORKSHIRE fans will get a glimpse of the next generation of talent in tomorrow’s Royal London one-day Cup clash with Durham at Emerald Headingley.

The Vikings are out of contention for the knockout stages with one North Group game to play (11am) against a Durham side still in the hunt.

England fast bowler Mark Wood will play, but Andrew Gale is planning to delve into the second team and give some of the club’s youngsters a chance to shine.

Yorkshire were beaten by Worcestershire at New Road yesterday to end their chances of progression – a 150-run defeat as they failed to chase 294. It follows five successive years of List A knockout cricket.

Coach Gale said: “I’m going to play some kids.

“The lads in the second team deserve a chance. They’ve done well over the last few weeks and are chomping at the bit.

“Because we’ve had a chance of qualification, we haven’t managed to get them into the team.

“It’s exciting that we’ll see some fresh faces, and hopefully a few of them can put pressure on lads for their places.”

A win for Durham and former White Rose batsman Alex Lees would elevate them into the top three places required for progression. They have won four of seven games to Yorkshire’s two.

At Worcester, Gale described his Vikings as “poor and below average” as they allowed Worcester to recover from 62-4 batting first to 293-7. Yorkshire then slipped from 46-0 to 143 all out in reply.

George Rhodes hit 106 and Ben Cox 87 to lead their recovery.

Gale continued: “I thought we did really well up until about 25 overs into the game. You have to give Worcester some credit. I thought they did really well - Cox and Rhodes.

“But it just about sums our tournament up. We couldn’t do the good things for long enough, and second half we were below par. As soon as we lost a couple of wickets, we were never in the game.

“I’m as frustrated as the lads. They’re down.

“I just don’t think we did what we were doing well for long enough.

“Worcester showed us how to bowl in the second half.

“If you bowl straight with the odd slower ball at Worcester, it’s hard to score. If you look at the wagon wheels, I can’t remember the seamers getting hit down the ground much. Our seamers have been scored off square of the wicket.

“We have to keep bowling straight and build pressure. Ultimately that will create another wicket or two, and you have them 100-6 and it’s a different game.

“We did some really good stuff with the ball, as we have done throughout the tournament. But it’s about bringing a full performance together.

“Apart from the first game against Leicester, we haven’t managed to do that.

“To win white ball games, whether it’s one-dayers or Twenty20s, you need to bring a full performance together, and we haven’t managed to do that.”

Yorkshire were always up against it as soon as Worcester topped 250 on a used pitch which proved sluggish.

Gale said: “You say to the players, ‘That’s par and it’s chasable’. But if we’re being honest, they shouldn’t have got 250 from the position we had them in.

“Anything over 250 was always going to be a tough chase, and we lost early wickets and momentum.

“I thought we were soft (with the bat), mentally, technically, whatever you want to call it.”

Former Yorkshire batsman Lees has scored 310 runs in six RL50 innings for Durham, including one century.