Twenty20 Cup - South Division
Middlesex 104-6 v Kent 107-6
Kent beat Middlesex by 4 wkts
Middlesex's hopes of retaining the Twenty20 Cup took a further blow when they suffered a four-wicket loss to Kent at Canterbury.
The Crusaders clinched the double over the the struggling Panthers to gain revenge for suffering defeat in last year's final at the Rose Bowl.
In a low-scoring contest, Middlesex were only able to muster a total of 104-6 from their 20 overs after choosing to bat first.
Tyron Henderson top-scored with an unbeaten 31 from number six in the order, one of only three visiting players to make it into double figures.
Robbie Joseph helped wipe out the top order with two early wickets, including removing England international Owais Shah for just a single.
Kent also found life tough in the early stages of their reply, captain Rob Key and fellow opener Joe Denly both departing with just six runs on the board.
However, the dependable Martin van Jaarsveld steadied the ship with 28 off 24 balls, his knock including four fours and a six.
Ryan McLaren (31) played his part for the hosts before Azhar Mahmood finished the job with a four through the covers, just the 14th boundary of the night.
While Kent remain on course to make it through to finals day for a third successive season, their opponents are still searching for their first point having now lost all three of their group matches.