WORCESTERSHIRE’S Ross Whiteley hit six sixes in an over after David Willey had blasted a stunning career-best 118 as Yorkshire won a high-scoring NatWest T20 Blast clash at Headingley.

Willey sent records tumbling with a 55-ball assault as the Vikings, invited to bat, posted 233-6 from their 20 overs.

Fellow left-hander Whiteley then hit left-arm spinner Karl Carver over the ropes six times in the 16th over which included a wide.

That took the score to 173-4 but he fell for 65 off 26 balls as Rapids finished on 196-7 for a 37-run defeat.

Sheffield-born Whiteley became the sixth man to achieve the feat in world cricket including Lancashire’s Jordan Clark who did it in a second-team game against Yorkshire in 2013.

Rapids kept pace with Yorkshire in a rain-affected chase and were even ahead of Duckworth Lewis Stern for much of the power play.

But they lost Ben Cox to Azeem Rafiq with the last ball of the sixth over to put them behind again at 60-2.

While they managed to heighten nerves on family fun day following a half-hour break they slipped to their fourth defeat in five North Group matches.

England limited overs all-rounder Willey hit nine fours and eight sixes, helping to take 34 off John Hastings in the 17th over as he reached his second ton off 49 balls.

It was Yorkshire’s record individual score and the highest in the Blast this season.

The Vikings total was also the highest by any team this season and their record score, beating 227-5 against Notts earlier this month.

Australian overseas all-rounder Hastings was then promoted to open in the Rapids chase and shared 37 in 15 balls with Joe Clarke.

Yorkshire flew out of the blocks and rarely broke stride in an innings which was only briefly interrupted by rain.

Alex Lees, in for ineligible former Worcestershire man Tom Kohler-Cadmore, hit an early straight six off Hastings onto the Football Stand roof before being bowled two balls later as the score slipped to 14-1 in the second.

Willey and Adam Lyth, whose 31 off 23 balls was Yorkshire’s next best score, then shared 81 in 6.2 overs for the second wicket before Willey and Jack Leaning later added 67 for the fifth wicket in 4.4 to advance from 148-4.

Willey fell in the 19th over when he was bowled trying to paddle Ed Barnard to third-man.

Hastings hit Yorkshire captain Bresnan for two sixes and a four in the first over before falling in the third, caught at deep mid-wicket for 24.

Clarke continued the blitz but lost Ben Cox caught at cover off an Azeem Rafiq full toss shortly before a half-hour rain break.

They reached 102-2 after 10 overs before excellent Adil Rashid struck twice, including Clarke.

Whiteley revived Worcester but, amazingly it was too late and they needed 44 off the last over.

Joe Leach’s second-from-bottom men travel to Nottinghamshire on Wednesday still looking for their first North Group win of the season (6.30pm).