Worcestershire CCC duo Josh Haynes and Adam Finch shared four wickets but were on the losing side as the Midlands bowed out of the Under-17s Super Fours at Loughborough.
Academy member Haynes, who skippered the side, and Finch – part of the Worcs CCC pathway – both enjoyed two successes with the ball but their side went down by two wickets to London and East.
The Midlands opted to bat first and totalled 240-9 in their 50 overs.
Haynes, who scored a half century against the North in the previous match, was dismissed for a single after opening.
Rob Yates (73) and Lyndon James (55) put on 116 in 21 overs for the second wicket as the Midlands reached 125-1 in the 28th over but then wickets fell at regular intervals.
Haynes came on second change and returned the fine figures of 2-38 from 10 overs.
He accounted for top scorer and opener Oliver Robinson (82) and number three Feroze Khushi (35) after they had added 103 in 18 overs for the second wicket.
Finch weighed in with two wickets but London and East got home with nine balls to spare for their first win in the competition.
The Midlands, the 2015 winners, ended with one win and two defeats from their group games.
Haynes made a sizeable contribution in all three games – 2-29 versus South and West, 54 against the North and today's return with the ball.