Birmingham v Northants
BIRMINGHAM Bears became the fourth and final side to progress from the Vitality Blast North Group thanks to a 14-run win over Northamptonshire Steelbacks.
The Bears set Northants a target of 192 at Edgbaston, with an unbeaten 60 from Chris Benjamin well backed up by Carlos Brathwaite’s rapid 27 in their 191-6.
The Steelbacks held their own throughout the chase, Rob Keogh’s 55 not out and 39 from opener Ricardo Vasconcelos putting them in contention.
But wickets from Bears captain Will Rhodes (3-41) and Jake Lintott (2-19) stalled their momentum and saw the visitors ...
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