Warwickshire defeated Northamptonshire by 20 runs.
If only Warwickshire could play Northants ever day! Bears victories this season have hardly been plentiful, yet this was the third time they have beaten Northants in as many meetings.
The 20-run win ends a horrible run of seven successive home defeats in all competitions. It also brought a first limited-overs victory at Edgbaston since April.
More importantly, the victory sustained Warwickshire's hopes of qualifying for the Twenty20 quarter-finals. Indeed, they could even finish in the top two if Northants and Glamorgan both lose tonight.
Warwickshire will also need to defeat Worcestershire at New Road this evening. That is unlikely to prove easy as Worcestershire have won the previous six limited-overs meetings between the sides, but at least they travel with a modicum of confidence.
Chief architect in last night's result was Tim Ambrose. Only drafted into the side after Tony Frost suffered a hip injury, Ambrose produced a sparkling display with both bat and gloves to underline his long-term value to the club.
Warwickshire had appeared to be labouring when Ambrose came to the wicket. With four overs to go they had just 125 for six and appeared to be on the verge of exiting the competition.
Yet Ambrose thrashed 48 from 24 balls as the hosts scored 62 from the final four overs. He hit fours sixes and three fours, displaying not just surprising power, but sweet timing.
Ambrose also produced a fine display of wicketkeeping. He completed one stumping to dismiss Bilal Shafayat and a quite superb catch to see off the dangerous Lance Klusener. With Klusener inside edging the impressive Neil.