Worcestershire still need a point to lift their first silverware in 13 years later this week despite the massive assistance of the Ali cricketing family.

On a day when Moeen Ali's astonishing maiden century, off just 46 balls, set up a 151-run Pro 40 battering of Northamptonshire at Kidderminster, Worcestershire were also looking to the Rose Bowl, Southampton, for a helping hand from Gloucestershire.

At one point, by coincidence, it looked like it was going to be Moeen's elder brother Kadeer who provided it, as the Gloucestershire batsman also hit his first one-day century to steer his former club Worcestershire within reach of the Pro 40 title.

But Kadeer's effort - he had to bat with a runner after suffering muscle cramps - proved in vain as Gloucestershire failed to beat Hampshire.

Worcestershire now take on Gloucestershire when they head for Bristol on Thursday night still needing one more win from their final two games to get their hands on the Pro40 Trophy.

"It was one of those days when everything you do comes off," said Moeen. "And you just stand there and enjoy it. The boys were pointing out that Kadeer got more runs, but you've got to look at how many balls he faced. I'm sure I won on that front."