The Bears put one foot in the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast with a four-run win over Yorkshire Vikings to stay top of the North Division table.

An eighth win in 11 games came on the back of opener Rob Yates’ 66 off 51 balls and Dan Mousley’s career best four for 28 from four overs in Yorkshire’s 176 for eight.

Chris Woakes did his Ashes hopes no harm as he returned an excellent two for 21 from four overs, while Chris Benjamin hit a quickfire 45 off 27 from number three.