Birmingham Bears have qualified for the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast after closing their group campaign with a 14-run victory over Northamptonshire Steelbacks.

Qualification to the knock-out rounds was confirmed after Worcestershire Rapids failed to defeat Leicestershire Foxes at Grace Road in the evening’s fixture, meaning the Bears finished fourth in the North Group and will now face Kent in the last eight on Friday 27 August, 7pm.