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Middlesex face Birmingham Bears (1:30pm) and Kent (4:30pm) and have the opportunity to win the T20 competition on Sunday at The County Ground Beckenham. The trophy will be their's if they win both games though they could still claim it if they lose one but would need other results to go their way.

Captain Natasha Miles and vice Naomi Dattani look set to open the batting and will be aiming to reignite the success they had at the start of the season. Dattani was in good touch last week against Nottinghamshire scoring 62 off 54, which included nine fours.

England's Fran Wilson is likely to come in at three with allrounder Sophia Dunkley at four. Both batters got starts last weekend, finding the boundaries with apparent ease, and will be backing themselves to make runs in these crucial matches. The experienced Beth Morgan will probably come in at five and Maia Bouchier six and the pair have enjoyed fruitful partnerships the season and will aim to do the same if required on Sunday.

Wicketkeeper Amara Carr has also been in form with bat for Middlesex and enters The final rounds off the back of a century for MCC against Wales on Friday. Carr runs quickly between the wickets which helps turn singles into twos which is particularly important at the end of the innings as Middlesex look to take momentum through to the second innings.

The Middlesex bowling attack will be led by economical right-arm quick Hayleigh Brennan. Off-spinning duo Emma Albery and Bhavika Gajipra will also be key as they are the county's leading wicket-takers in T20s this summer claiming 9 at 15 and 8 at 8.38 respectively.

Birmingham Bears will look to wicketkeeper and opening bat Gwenan Davies to build a good platform, Davies is in form and has accrued 165 runs with a top score of 42 against Nottinghamshire. Former England player Rebecca Grundy is likely to be crucial for Warwickshire who has taken 15 wickets at just 6.07 in their T20 campaign.

Stand in Kent captain and recent England debutant, Alice Davidson-Richards, is likely to be key for the hosts with both bat and ball. Davidson-Richards returned to form last week scoring 37 against Worcestershire and will hope to shine at home. England Academy bowler Megan Belt who has picked up six wickets at 13.17, will also be important for Kent as they aim to lift the title.

Come and support Middlesex at Beckenham in these two matches which will be highly competitive especially as all three teams are in with a chance of lifting the trophy. Entry is £5 for adults and free for U16s.

Middlesex Squad

Emma Albery

Maia Bouchier

Hayleigh Brennan

Amara Carr

Naomi Dattani

Sophia Dunkley

Bhavika Gajipra

Gayatri Gole

Natasha Miles

Beth Morgan

Fran Wilson

Katie Wolfe

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