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Northamptonshire won by 5 wickets.

Warwicks vs Northants

Peters enjoys Bear hunt

Opener steers Steelbacks to five-wicket win

Peters: mature innings

Friends Provident Trophy - Midlands Division
Warwickshire 232-8 (I J L Trott 120 no) v Northamptonshire 236-5 (S D Peters 97 no, M H Wessels 78)
Northamptonshire beat Warwickshire by 5 wkts

Stephen Peters' 97 not out led the Northamptonshire Steelbacks to a five-wicket victory over the Warwickshire Bears at Edgbaston.

Opening batsman Peters played a patient 132-ball innings that allowed the Steelbacks to recover from 12-3 and reach a target of 233 with more than four overs in hand.

The run chase looked doomed when Neil Carter (3-31) removed Niall O'Brien (7), David Sales (0) and Nicky Boje (0) with the new ball before Peters repaired the early damage in the company of Robert White during a fourth-wicket stand of 67.

But Northants' prospects still looked bleak when White was dismissed for 24, caught behind off Darren Maddy's (1-32) medium pace with the score at 79.

However, Riki Wessels joined Peters in a fifth-wicket stand of 144 that turned the match around and, although Wessels was bowled by Lee Daggett (1-43) for 78 with the finish line in sight, the Steelbacks cruised home.

Earlier, Jonathan Trott's unbeaten 120 guided Warwickshire to a total of 232-8 after they had also been in a spot of early trouble at 22-3.

Match Details

11th May 2008
R A Kettleborough and R T Robinson

northants BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Peters not out 97
O'Brien c Trott b Carter 7
Sales b Carter 0
Boje c Botha b Carter 0
White c Johnson b Maddy 24
Wessels b Daggett 78
Klusener not out 7
Extras 10nb, 5w, 4b, 4lb 23
Total 45.3 Overs 236 - 5
Full Batting Card


Bowler O M R W
Carter 7.5 2 31 3
Daggett 8.4 1 43 1
Zondeki 8 0 33 0
Woakes 6 0 37 0
Maddy 6 0 32 1
Botha 8 0 43 0
Trott 1 0 9 0
Full Bowling Card