Warwickshire skipper Troughton helps his side beat Northants

Friends Life t20, Northampton

Warwickshire 154-3 beat Northants 153-7 by seven wickets

Match scorecard

Rampant Warwickshire clocked up their fourth win in five FL t20 games to emerge as serious contenders at the top of the Midlands/West/Wales group.

Skipper Jim Troughton hit an unbeaten 68 to help his side win by seven wickets wih 23 balls to spare.

Chris Woakes took 3-27 as Northants were limited to 153-7.

But Troughton, supported by Rikki Clarke (48) and Laurie Evans, who hit 33 not out off just 12 balls, helped the Bears reach their target on 154-3.

Warwickshire are now level on points with Somerset, who suffered their first defeat at home to Gloucesterershire.