Here's the action from Chelmsford's Cloud FM County Ground, where Essex defeated Middlesex in the NatWest T20 Blast by 9 runs. Career best T20 figures by Nathan Sowter, who took 4 for 23 with his leg-spin, restricted Essex to 172 for 9 batting first, however Middlesex fell 9 runs short in their chase, with Eoin Morgan top scoring with 37.

 

Nathan Sowter is interviewed at the close, after a disappointing defeat to Essex by nine runs, despite him taking career best figures of 4 for 23 on the night