Steve Patterson says Yorkshire have little room for manoeuvre if they are to qualify for the knockout stages of the Royal London One-Day Cup after today’s washout against Nottinghamshire at Emerald Headingley.

Rain throughout the day frustrated both sides and left them with a point apiece, with the match being called off at 3.30pm.

It means Yorkshire have reached the halfway stage of their North Group campaign with three points, including a win and two defeats – the latter two being the last two fixtures against Warwickshire and Worcestershire.

The top three teams in each group qualifies for the knockouts.

The top team goes straight through to a home semi-final, while second in the North plays third in the South at home in an effective quarter-final and vice versa.

The Vikings now have three games away and one more at home, starting with Leicestershire Foxes at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road on Sunday (11am).

Stand-in captain Patterson: “After the last couple of games, we wanted to get back out there and try to turn things around and get back on track with some positive results.

“With only three qualifying from each group, it’s going to be harder than it has been in previous years.

“To be only halfway through the competition with only one win is going to make it hard.

“You’d assume we probably need to win all four from here, certainly three of them, to have a chance.

“It makes every game like a must win or a knockout game I suppose.

“At the end of the day, we know we’ve been below par.

“If we play the cricket we’re capable of, like we did at Durham, we will win games of cricket. It’s just unfortunate we haven’t put both sides of the game together.”

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