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Middlesex v Gloucestershire
The Vitality Blast 2021 (South Group)
VenueBrunton Memorial Ground, Radlett on 17th June 2021 (20-over match)
Balls per over6
TossGloucestershire won the toss and decided to field
ResultGloucestershire won by 2 runs (Duckworth/Lewis method)
PointsMiddlesex 0; Gloucestershire 2
UmpiresPJ Hartley, MJ Saggers
RefereeS Cummings
ScorersAJ Bull (Gloucestershire), DK Shelley (Middlesex)
Man of the MatchIA Cockbain

Middlesex inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
SS Eskinazist Phillips b Smith2828453-100.00
PR Stirlingc Taylor b Shaw812161-66.67
JB Cracknellc Hammond b Worrall67414792163.41
*EJG Morganc Hammond b Higgins38223223172.73
+JA Simpsonb Payne10713-1142.86
LBK Hollmannot out4411--100.00
CJ Greennot out136811216.67
BC Cullendid not bat      
ST Finndid not bat      
ER Bamberdid not bat      
TJ Murtaghdid not bat      
Extras(2 b, 3 lb, 6 w)11
Total(5 wickets, innings closed, 20 overs)179
Fall of wickets:
1-20 (Stirling, 3.3 ov), 2-79 (Eskinazi, 11.1 ov), 3-120 (Cracknell, 14.6 ov), 4-156 (Simpson, 17.6 ov), 5-158 (Morgan, 18.2 ov)
Gloucestershire bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Worrall4   02713-13  24.006.75
Payne4   03911-9  24.009.75
Shaw3   02011-9  18.006.67
Higgins4   0421--5  24.0010.50
Howell3   0330--4  -11.00
Smith2   0131--3  12.006.50

Gloucestershire inningsRunsBallsMins4s6sS-Rate
MAH Hammondc Cracknell b Green20183421111.11
CDJ Dentc Cracknell b Finn32151932213.33
IA Cockbainnot out62396281158.97
+GD Phillipsb Hollman734-1233.33
*JMR Taylorc Finn b Green1517221-88.24
BAC Howellc Morgan b Hollman025--0.00
RF Higginsnot out20141911142.86
TMJ Smithdid not bat      
DJ Worralldid not bat      
J Shawdid not bat      
DA Paynedid not bat      
Extras(1 lb)1
Total(5 wickets, 18 overs)157
Fall of wickets:
1-45 (Dent, 4.3 ov), 2-81 (Hammond, 7.5 ov), 3-88 (Phillips, 8.2 ov), 4-121 (Taylor, 13.5 ov), 5-123 (Howell, 14.3 ov)
Middlesex bowlingOversMdnsRunsWktsWidesNo-BallsDots4s6sS-RateEcon
Stirling2   090--4  -4.50
Murtagh3   0340--7  -11.33
Cullen2   0200--3  -10.00
Finn3   0301--7  18.0010.00
Green4   0302--4  12.007.50
Hollman4   0332--6  12.008.25

Notes
--> When play was halted Gloucestershire needed to have scored 156 runs to win
--> DJ Worrall made his debut in Twenty20 Blast matches
--> JB Cracknell 50 in 34 balls with 7 fours and 1 six
--> IA Cockbain 50 in 33 balls with 8 fours
--> DJ Worrall made his debut in England in Twenty20 matches
--> RF Higgins reached 50 wickets in Twenty20 Blast matches when he dismissed EJG Morgan, his 1st wicket in the Middlesex innings
--> RF Higgins reached 50 wickets in Twenty20 matches when he dismissed EJG Morgan, his 1st wicket in the Middlesex innings