Warwickshire captain Ian Bell ranks his CB40-winning knock against Somerset as the best of his one-day career, but was eager to share the acclaim with leg-spinner Imran Tahir.
England star Bell hit a delicately timed 107 to steer the Bears past a winning target of 200 in a Lord's final where low scores dominated to take his side to a three-wicket win over Marcus Trescothick's men.
The 28-year-old has spent more time in recent years in England colours than county caps but was happy to declare the innings among his finest hours in limited-overs cricket.
"In terms of one-day cricket I probably haven't played better than that," said Bell.
"It's a shame I didn't see it right to the end but I enjoyed what I achieved today.
"Captaining gave me a little more determination to be there at the end. I've really enjoyed the experience of leading the side and I feel very lucky to captain Warwickshire. It's something I've wanted to do for a long time - especially to lead the side out at Lord's."
Tahir, playing his last game for the club, earned a big mention for his five for 41 - including a devastating second spell of five for 14 in four overs.
"Our bowlers did a great job too," he continued. "Imran has done it all season for us to be fair. We don't get him back next season which is massively disappointing to us as players as well as to supporters. I think he's pushing 100 wickets in all cricket so we'll miss him massively.
"To come on and turn a game like that...there's not many people in world cricket who could do it. He bowled quite well first spell and then he turned it on its head in his last four overs."
For losing Somerset captain Trescothick, the defeat capped a season of near misses.
Having finished close runners-up in the Friends Provident t20 and LV= County Championship - the latter blow dealt in the dying seconds of the campaign on Thursday - this was simply one more second place.
"Any time you lose is going to be tough, but three times in a season is pretty devastating for the boys," he conceded.
"They are all gutted, as you could imagine. It's very tough to take, but we have to learn some lessons from what is happening. There is a reason why it happens.
"You only have to look at the two guys from Warwickshire; Imran Tahir getting five to take the heart out of the game then Ian Bell showing the world-class player he is. That's what you've got to do if you want to be the best, you have to show it at times.
"We've got to improve and try to emulate that."