South Group (N), Vitality Blast at Chelmsford, Jul 6 2018
(19.5/20 ov, target 180)
Essex won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Player Of The Match
Middlesex Innings (20 overs maximum)
PR Stirling c †Wheater b Cook6781085.71
MDE Holden c Chopra b Harmer19111740172.72
NRT Gubbins  b Harmer1891602200.00
SS Eskinazi (c)c Bopara b Coles46314742148.38
JA Simpson c Lawrence b Coles46343713135.29
DJ Bravo c †Wheater b Zampa6990066.66
HWR Cartwright not out27181831150.00
JK Fuller not out431000133.33
Extras(lb 2, nb 4, w 1)7
TOTAL(20 Ov, RR: 8.95)179/6
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Paul Stirling, 1.5 ov), 2-30 (Max Holden, 3.2 ov), 3-49 (Nick Gubbins, 5.3 ov), 4-141 (John Simpson, 14.4 ov), 5-141 (Stevie Eskinazi, 14.6 ov), 6-151 (Dwayne Bravo, 17.3 ov)
JA Porter302408.008--00
SJ Cook402917.258--00
SR Harmer4043210.759--01
MT Coles403328.257--11
A Zampa302117.005--00
RS Bopara2027013.503--00
Essex Innings (target: 180 runs from 20 overs)
AJA Wheater c Eskinazi b Fuller45181972250.00
V Chopra st †Simpson b Patel38375221102.70
T Westley c Eskinazi b Sowter24232730104.34
RS Bopara run out (Fuller)981100112.50
RN ten Doeschate (c)c Fuller b Helm18121420150.00
DW Lawrence c Stirling b Bravo22101540220.00
SR Harmer not out1251511240.00
MT Coles c Patel b Helm2340066.66
A Zampa not out43700133.33
Extras(b 4, lb 1, w 2)7
TOTAL(19.5 Ov, RR: 9.12)181/7
Fall of wickets: 1-57 (Adam Wheater, 4.5 ov), 2-109 (Tom Westley, 12.1 ov), 3-119 (Varun Chopra, 13.5 ov), 4-125 (Ravi Bopara, 14.4 ov), 5-149 (Ryan ten Doeschate, 16.6 ov), 6-163 (Dan Lawrence, 17.6 ov), 7-166 (Matt Coles, 18.4 ov)
RH Patel403318.255--00
TG Helm403328.2511--10
DJ Bravo3.5053113.823--00
JK Fuller302618.667--10
NA Sowter402416.006--00
HWR Cartwright10707.002--00
County Ground, Chelmsford
TossMiddlesex , elected to bat first
SeriesVitality Blast 2018
Player Of The Match
Adam Wheater
Match days06 July 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Twenty20 debut
Max Holden
James Middlebrook
Nick Cook
PointsEssex 2, Middlesex 0