WORCESTERSHIRE'S Ross Whiteley and his Maratha Arabians side fell at the semi-final hurdle in the inaugural T10 tournament in the United Arab Emirates.

The all-rounder ended his pre-Christmas programme of cricket as the Arabians lost by five wickets to Kerela Kings in Sharjah.

Whiteley was promoted to number four in the order and made six off five balls with one boundary before being dismissed.

Maratha collapsed to 31-6 before recovering to 97-9.

Kings made light of their target thanks to 53 off 32 balls from England's Eoin Morgan as victory was achieved with five balls to spare.