WORCESTERSHIRE Rapids' Wayne Parnell returned his best List A bowling figures in England as a five-wicket win ended Notts Outlaws' unbeaten Royal London One-Day Cup start.

The South African took 5-24 at Blackfinch New Road as Notts were restricted to 121-9 in 32 overs with Paul Coughlin retiring injured.

Three of Parnell’s victims came in one over during a disciplined display by the County seamers including 2018 Twenty20 hero Pat Brown for the first time this season.

Tom Fell followed up his first half-century of the season by hitting 48 not out as North Group high-fliers Rapids triumphed with 24.5 overs left.

Notts elected to bat but never recovered from losing three wickets for 31 runs to the new-ball pairing of Charlie Morris and Brown.

Ex-County batsman Joe Clarke (9) was undone by a Morris delivery and Lyndon James departed for a duck as Brown trapped him lbw.

Jake Libby (0) nicked a Morris away swinger to former Notts player Riki Wessels who was deputising as wicketkeeper for the ill Ben Cox.

Parnell took centre stage with his treble-wicket maiden at 58-3.

Samit Patel (12) pulled the first delivery to Ross Whiteley at deep square leg before the third and sixth balls bowled Steven Mullaney (0) and Tom Moores (0).

Opener Chris Nash offered the only resistance as Coughlin (11no) suffered a hamstring injury completing a single.

Nash got 51 off 67 balls but pulled Daryl Mitchell straight to Fell at square leg.

Parnell wrapped up the innings by removing Matt Carter (7) and Jake Ball (14).

Wessels began quickly until he was lbw for 18 to Luke Wood.

Former County loanee Wood bowled Australian Callum Ferguson (13) in the first appearance of his second spell with the club.

Mitchell (20) holed out to Patel and Brett D’Oliveira (0) was run out in a mix-up with Fell.

A similar misunderstanding between Fell and George Rhodes (5) saw the latter run out too.

But lusty blows from Whiteley (16no) in partnership with Fell saw Rapids over the finishing line by mid-afternoon.