Rikki Clarke hit a quick-fire 36 as Warwickshire registered a three-wicket victory over Northamptonshire in the Friends Life T20 at Edgbaston on Saturday.
The 31-year-old hit three sixes and two fours during his 34-ball innings as the hosts edged their way past Northamptonshire with three balls to spare in the Midlands Group.
Earlier in the day, Kyle Coetzer was the mainstay for the visitors as they posted a below par total of 111.
The Scottish opener struck two fours on his way to 33 before he was caught behind off the bowling of Steffan Piolet.
Steven Crook had been Piolet's first victim and the medium pacer went on to claim another crucial scalp when he bowled David Willey who had made 21 from nine balls, including three maximums.
Piolet completed his four-over spell with figures of 3-24 as the hosts were restricted to 111 with the only lower-order resistance being 15 from Matthew Spriegal as the Steelbacks innings whimpered to a close.
Warwickshire made a nervous start in response as left-arm bowler Willey struck early to put pressure on the hosts. The opener took two wickets in as many balls to dismiss Bears captain Varun Chopra and number three Laurie Evans.
Darren Maddy failed to settle at crease and when Irish opener William Porterfield's brisk knock of 26 came to a crashing halt the Warwickshire innings looked in a precarious position.
The experienced Clarke stepped up to the mark however, regularly finding the boundary while Chris Woakes and Ateeq Javid supported with scores of nine and 10 respectively.
The boundaries began to dry up once again when 6ft 4 in Clarke became Willey's third victim as the seam-bowler ended with fine figures of 3-22 from his four overs.
Piolet and Jeetan Patel rotated the strike with relative ease before the former struck a six over midwicket to see the Bears home to third successive victory.
Despite suffering defeat Northamptonshire remain at the summit of the Midlands Group with 10 points while Warwickshire are now just four points adrift.