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Sussex won by 9 wickets.

Sussex vs Middlesex

Sharks maul poor Panthers

Middlesex collapse to 123 all out at Hove

Naved claimed 3-21 at Hove

Rana Naved-ul-Hasan claimed three wickets as Sussex romped to a nine-wicket win over Middlesex in Group A of the Clydesdale Bank 40.

The Pakistani paceman scooped 3-21 as Neil Dexter's Panthers were skittled for only 123 at Hove.

The Sharks needed just 22.4 overs to knock off the runs, England all-rounder Luke Wright finishing unbeaten on 71 off only 68 balls.

Middlesex, who lead the way at the top of LV= County Championship Division Two after three wins from four matches, produced a woeful batting display after winning the toss.

All-rounder Gareth Berg hit 52 to emerge as the only Middlesex player to score above 20 in a pitiful effort that lasted only 36.5 overs.

Sussex had no such problems in reply, despite losing opener Matt Prior lbw to England team-mate Steve Finn in the second over of the chase.

Ed Joyce and Wright carried on undeterred, the former compiling a patient unbeaten 47 as Wright provided the fireworks at the other end.

Match Details

8th May 2011
Eaton Road, Hove
A Hicks and P Willey


Batsman R
Joyce not out 47
Prior lbw b Finn 4
Wright not out 71
Extras 2nb 2
Total Close, 22.4 Overs 124 - 1
Full Batting Card

middlesex BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Murtagh 6 0 18 0
Finn 4 0 33 1
Berg 3 1 11 0
Smith 4 0 24 0
Dexter 4 0 19 0
Ireland 1.4 0 19 0
Full Bowling Card