Chasing the visitors’ 158 for nine, the Bears were wobbling at 36 for four before Chris Benjamin (68 not out from 36 balls, six fours, four sixes) seized control in a stand of 85 in 42 balls with Adam Hose (29, 21 balls).
Benjamin decided the game with a display of power hitting which peaked with an assault of 37 from nine successive balls as the Bears reached 162 for five from 16.5 overs.
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.