YB40: Northants beat Warwickshire for first one-day win at home in two years
Northants won their first one-day game at home for two years as they beat Warwickshire by 36 runs in the YB40.
Last Updated: 27/05/13 8:22pm
Steven Crook was the star of the show for the Steelbacks with a superb all-round performance - top scoring with 40 as the hosts posted 229-9 in their 40 overs.
Crook then helped to bowl the Bears out for just 193 as he recorded career-best bowling figures of 5-36 to seal the victory.
Chris Wright took 3-47 for the visitors and Rikki Clarke hit 65 from 76 balls but they were the only highlights as Northants won their second consecutive win in the competition and their first with the white ball at Wantage Road since they beat Scotland in May 2011.
Northants won the toss and chose to bat only for Rob Newton (seven) to blast Wright to Jeetan Patel at cover in the second over.
Coetzer edged Ateeq Javid to Warwickshire wicketkeeper Tim Ambrose to walk on 35 and captain Alex Wakely also went on 35 when Patel's delivery clipped his off stump and Matthew Spriegel then went for the same score when he was run out by William Porterfield at long off.
Chasing 230, Warwickshire lost two wickets in five balls in the second over when Crook trapped Varun Chopra (two) lbw before Troughton (four) slashed the same man to substitute Rob Keogh at point.
Clarke was to reach 50 off 54 balls but William Porterfield perished for a patient 47 when he was taken at point by Newton off Copeland to break a fourth-wicket stand of 101.
Crook was brought back into the attack in the 32nd over and soon bowled Piolet for a four-ball duck before pinning Patel (one) lbw.
He then completed his first-ever five-wicket haul in one-day cricket by taking out Wright's (one) off stump before Hall rounded off proceedings by bowling Javid for a bright 31.