Middlesex make first t20 victory

The team finally scored their first win after an eleventh attempt, reports Mark Caswell

Middlesex CCC win
Credit: Mark Sandom

Middlesex recorded their first win at the eleventh attempt, on a night when T20 Blast records were being broken on a regular basis, with this seven wicket victory over local rivals Surrey.

A crowd of over 20,000 witnessed Middlesex record the highest successful run chase in England and the third highest ever in world cricket.

Surrey 252 – seven looked far too much for a Middlesex lacking in confidence having lost their previous ten games, but the visitors got off to a good start, by captain Steve Eskinazi 73 off 39 balls and Joe Cracknell (unfortunately run out) 36 off 16 balls.

The ever-reliable Ryan Higgins 48 off 24 balls, continued the momentum and man of the match unbeaten Max Holden 68, Jack Davies saw his team home with four balls to go.

The 506 runs scored was the highest aggregate runs scored in a t20 game played in England and Wales, both teams also recorded their highest innings score, the Surrey groundsman also deserves a pat on the back!

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