Nick Knight showed that his oneday skills are diminishing not one iota as he lifted Warwickshire to their first totesport League victory of the season.
Knight's 122, from 125 balls with 14 fours and a six, was his ninth ton in the one-day league.
Near-faultless, it underpinned a formidable Bears total of 279 and ultimately their 19-run win over Kent.
Faced with an imposing target and hampered by the loss of early wickets, Kent were always struggling.
A last-wicket thrash of 40 from 28 balls from Simon Cook and Martin Saggers briefly threatened an amazing turnaround but a Heath Streak yorker sealed the victory that long appeared likely.
It was truly a Knight-driven triumph. Not for the first time in one-day cricket, the skipper's contribution towered over those of his team-mates.
Several others got a start and chipped in towards useful stands with the captain.
Alex Loudon helped add 62 from 62 balls, Dougie Brown 65 from 66 and Heath Streak 45 from the last 25.
Ian Bell and Loudon started promisingly before running themselves out and Brown provided important ballast at a tricky 158 for five.
But Knight alone defied at length, ticking over intelligently before unfurling a brutal late assault.
After reaching his century he thumped the next four balls, from Cook and Saggers, for 18 runs. Thirty came from the last two overs to make a decent total commanding.
Kent suffered immediate damage when Geraint Jones cut Heath Streak's fifth ball to point.
Bell's first over then brought two wickets, including England rival Robert Key, who swept to fine leg.
Martin Van Jaarsveld, scorer of two centuries in the recent champion-ship match against Warwickshire, partially rebuilt with skipper David Fulton.
But the required rate was always inching upward.
Both perished as the pressure mounted. Fulton lifted Loudon to deep mid-wicket. Next over, Van Jaarsveld flailed at Streak and Trevor Penney took a stinging catch at point. Penney added another superb catch, diving forward at long-off as the Spitfires nosedived.