GAME ONE

Middlesex 168/9

Somereset 153/9

MIDDLESEX WIN BY 15 RUNS

SCORECARD

Middlesex won the toss and elected to bat against Somerset in the first T20 game of the day. The day started well enough for the hosts as a rapid opening partnership between Andersson and Lace helped Middlesex to 21 off just 2 overs, however both batsmen fell within the next 2 overs, leaving Middlesex on 37-2. A useful partnership of 30 from Scott 23 and White 4 then helped to restabilise the innings for Middlesex at Uxbridge. Middlesex were able to keep the scoreboard ticking thereafter, with Harris and Scott enjoying a 45 run partnership, with Middlesex on 128/6. The sensational Scott continued to bat through the innings, finishing on 75*, as the hosts ended on 168/9.

The visitors got off to a disappointing start in response, losing Allenby caught by Andersson off the bowling of Patel off the 4th ball of the innings, however a 58 run partnership between Trego and Myburgh strengthened the visitors resolve, before both players were dismissed in quick succession to leave Somerset on 65/3. With Davies and Banton the new batsmen at the crease, the pair put on 65 before the former was dismissed, bowled by Harris for 28. Banton soon followed, caught by Barber off the bowling of Sowter as the hosts were left on 136/5 after 16.4 overs. However despite looking on course for victory, a superb spell of bowling by Middlesex reduced the visitors to just 16 runs off the remaining overs, as Middlesex went on to win the game by 15 runs.

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GAME TWO

Middlesex 169/9

Somereset 195/4

SOMERSET WIN BY 26 RUNS

SCORECARD

After winning the toss and electing to bat, Somerset got off to a disappointing start as they lost Myburgh who was clean bowled by Patel for a duck. However despite the disappointment of losing their opener early, an outstanding 146 run partnership from Trego 78 and Allenby 61 strengthened the visitors position, before the former was bowled by Barber. With Somerset on 146/2, the visitors were able to keep the scoreboard ticking, with Allenby finishing on 91* and Somerset finishing on a healthy 195/4.

In response, Middlesex got off to a shaky start as they lost the wickets of both White and Lace within the first 4 overs and with just 33 runs on the board. An 81 run partnership between Higgins 39 and Eskinazi 38 strengthened the hosts resolve as they accelerated to 114/3 after 13.5 overs. Middlesex however soon lost 4 wickets in quick succession including that of Eskinazi and were reduced to 135/6. A seventh wicket partnership of 24 between Podmore and Harris promised to set up an exciting finish, although it was a matter of too little to late as Somerset ran out winners by 26 runs.