Sweet revenge for Steelbacks

Maddy makes 77 in losing cause as Bears are beaten

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Sweet revenge for Steelbacks

White: Stunning innings

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Friends Provident Trophy - Midlands Division
Warwickshire 293-5 (D L Maddy 77, I J Westwood 65, I J L Trott 60 no) v Northamptonshire 297-6 (R A White 111, D J G Sales 60)
Northamptonshire beat Warwickshire by 4 wkts

Rob White smashed 111 as Northamptonshire stunned Warwickshire by chasing down a target of 294 at Wantage Road.

The Bears would have been confident of recording their first win in this season's Friends Provident Trophy after posting a total of 293-5.

Skipper Darren Maddy followed up his 130 in an amazing LV County Championship victory over the same opponents on Saturday with 77.

The former England all-rounder hit 10 fours in his run-a-ball innings that saw him put on 55 with opening partner Neil Carter (30) and then 99 with Ian Westwood, who made 65.

Current international Tim Ambrose failed to find any form with the bat as he made just a single, while England colleague Monty Panesar got through 10 wicketless overs at a cost of 46 runs.

Jonathan Trott saw the innings home with 60 not out while Michael Powell came in at number seven to add some late impetus, his 32-ball knock of 45 including three sixes.

Explosive innings

However, Warwickshire's hopes of doing the double over the Steelbacks were dashed by an explosive innings by White.

The 28-year-old hit nine fours and three sixes to almost single-handedly guide his county to a four-wicket win that was sealed in gloomy conditions.

David Sales managed the only other major contribution in the run chase with 60, putting on a crucial stand of 79 with White for the fourth wicket.

All-rounder Lance Klusener made 26 not out to see Northants over the finishing line with seven balls to spare.

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