Friends Provident Trophy - Group B
Warwickshire 276-7 Innings Complete (I J L Trott 120, N M Carter 68) v Middlesex 278-6 (N J Dexter 69 no, O A Shah 63, P J Hughes 57)
Middlesex beat Warwickshire by 4 wkts
Jonathan Trott scored a marvellous century and took a sensational catch but ended up on the losing side as Middlesex kept alive their hopes of pipping Warwickshire to a place in the quarter-finals of the Friends Provident Trophy.
The Bears will go through if they beat Kent in their final Group B match but Neil Dexter was the hero on the day as he kept his cool to guide Middlesex home with 69 from 90 balls.
Phil Hughes, playing his last match before joining up with Australia's pre-Ashes training camp, made an attractive 57 from 43 balls with 11 boundaries before Dawid Malan and Eoin Morgan went cheaply to leg-spinner Ant Botha.
Owais Shah appeared to be anchoring the hosts towards their target of 277 but, having reached 63, he holed out to wide long-off to hand Botha a third wicket.
Trott then plucked a diving catch out of the air to get rid of Gareth Berg (26) to leave the hosts struggling, but Dexter and Ben Scott (28 off 18) joined forces to see their side home with three balls to spare.
Trott, 28, scored only 10 boundaries in his 142-ball stay, but his was an intelligent innings on a pitch which offered some assistance to the seamers, particularly after a period of light drizzle which umpires Neil Mallender and John Steele elected to play through.
Neil Carter provided the early fireworks with a 29-ball half-century and he reached 68 before his luck ran out, miscuing to mid-on.
Wickets fell regularly but skipper Ian Westwood worked it round well to provide Trott with some deserved support, the pair adding 56 in nine overs for the fifth wicket before Westwood fell for 33.
Trott went on to make his hundred and fell just a ball short of carrying his bat, chipping a catch to deep long-on after making 120 from 142 balls.