Report: Bears v Glamorgan, Second XI T20
Blistering batting from Jake Bethell and Ethan Brookes powered Warwickshire to a five-wicket (DLS) T20 Blast victory over Glamorgan at Portland Road.
Chasing a DLS target of 174 in 15 overs, the Bears were given a spectacular launch by an opening stand of 135 from 55 balls from the young pair. Brookes scored 61 from 35 balls with nine fours and a six while Bethell smashed an explosive 74 from just 29 balls with ten fours and four sixes.
Chris Benjamin then added 26 from 12 balls to keep the Bears ahead of the required rate and they reached their target with three balls to spare.
Glamorgan had totalled 163 for three before a rain break, Colin Ingram top-scoring with 60 from 32 balls. Manraj Johal took three for 35 with Bethell applying a crucial brake with one over for just two runs.
T20 Quarter-Final: Tickets only £10
Birmingham Bears will host Hampshire Hawks at Edgbaston on Thursday 7 July (6.30pn) in the Vitality Blast quarter-finals.
Adult tickets are available from £10, when you buy in advance of the day of the match. Under 12s go FREE and 12 to 15-year-olds are £1. Members and Season Pass holders go FREE.