Middlesex 161 for 5 ( Eskinazi 47, Stirling 44, Voges 38) beat Gloucestershire 100 (Howell 34, Taylor 31, Finn 4-24, Helm 3-14)
Steve Finn, with a display of fast and aggressive bowling, led Middlesex to victory over Gloucestershire by 61 runs at Uxbridge on Tuesday evening to keep alive his side’s rather far-fetched hopes of reaching the quarter-finals of the NatWest Blast.
Finn had figures of 4 for 24, his best in the competition, and he was excellently supported by Tim Southee, who took 3 for 9 from three overs.
Middlesex’s heavy win did wonders for their net run rate and propelled them from bottom to third in the table with one game remaining – although Essex, Kent and Surrey all have a game in hand.
Eoin Morgan, Middlesex’s captain, said: “Our bowling performance today was the best of the tournament so far. And that was after we had…