Gloucestershire 210 (Charlesworth 51, Hannon-Dalby 6-33) and 275 (van Buuren 72, Higgins 51, Hannon-Dalby 6-77) beat Warwickshire 247 (Lamb 65, Higgins 4-54) and 160 (Higgins 7-42) by 78 runs

Ryan Higgins struck three times in an over on his way to career-best figures of 7 for 42 as Gloucestershire clinched a 78-run Bob Willis Trophy victory over Warwickshire at the Bristol County Ground.

The former Middlesex allrounder claimed wickets with the first, third and sixth deliveries of his second over with the new ball to reduce the visitors to 4 for 3 in their second innings, chasing a victory target of 239 from a minimum of 65 overs.

Warwickshire never fully recovered and were eventually dismissed for 160, Matt Taylor removing Alex Thomson and Henry Brookes with successive deliveries to finish with 2 for 27. Skipper Will Rhodes top-scored with 48, while Higgins ended with match figures of 11 for 96 as Gloucestershire took 20 points and Warwickshire just four.

It was all rather hard on Oliver Hannon-Dalby, who earlier in the day had completed even more impressive match figures of 12 for 110 by claiming all four wickets after Gloucestershire had resumed on 197 for 6 in their second innings.

Jack Taylor, unbeaten on 23 overnight, fell lbw for 34 in Hannon-Dalby's opening spell and the tall seamer later returned to clean up the tail with the second new ball. Tom Smith was leg-before for six after a stand of 36 with George Scott and it was 267 for 9 when Josh Shaw was bowled for 11.

Last man Matt Taylor came out to hit successive boundaries off Hannon-Dalby, who then took revenge by having him caught in the slips by Tim Bresnan. Scott ended 44 not out, a crucial contribution to a total of 275 on his debut for the hosts.

Lunch was taken before Warwickshire began their second innings. Whatever Higgins tucked into is sure to be on the menu at Gloucestershire's next home game.

His second over proved a triple-wicket maiden as he had Rob Yates caught off a leading edge for two and quickly followed up by dismissing Sam Hain leg-before and Ian Bell caught behind.

Warwickshire were in disarray. Rhodes and Matt Lamb staged a partial recovery and had taken the score to 50 in the 19th over when Lamb was bowled for 14 by a full delivery from Josh Shaw.

Rhodes was unbeaten on 48 at tea. But Higgins again emerged from an interval inspired and struck with the first ball of the evening session, the Warwickshire captain nicking a low leg-side catch to wicketkeeper Gareth Roderick.

At 80 for 5, the visitors had the choice of continuing the run-chase or trying to bat out for a draw. The latter became a more obvious course when Michael Burgess departed lbw to Higgins for 15 with the total on 101.

Taylor then struck his double blow, helped by a strange choice of shot in the circumstances from Alex Thomson, who pulled a short ball straight to the bowler's brother Jack Taylor at deep square and fell for three.

The next delivery saw Brookes trapped leg-before for his second duck of the game and, with the score 104 for 8, Gloucestershire had 23 overs to claim the last two wickets. Their former player Craig Miles was brilliantly caught low at first slip by Chris Dent for 12 to give Higgins a sixth wicket.

Last man Hannon-Dalby and the stubborn Bresnan battled away for almost 12 overs, but it was all over when Hannon-Dalby edged Higgins through to Roderick with a possible 4.5 overs remaining.