Rain ruins Middlesex’s T20 Blast match with Sussex

Middlesex 136-6 (17.4 ovs): Scott 38*, Higgins 31; Archer 2-17
No result – Sussex 1 pt, Middlesex 1 pt

Middlesex’s latest T20 Blast match ended early due to the weather at Hove.

They were restricted to 136-6 off 17.4 overs, when rain brought an early end first to the innings and then the match.

Middlesex captain Brendon McCullum had promised something special with successive sixes but Chris Jordan had him caught behind for a a 15-ball 26.

In the following over, Jofra Archer struck twice in three balls, first having John Simpson caught at mid-off by Laurie Evans and then dismissing Eoin Morgan, caught behind for four.

James Franklin lofted Danny Briggs over mid-on for six but was caught at backward-point next ball to leave Middlesex 81-5 in the 13th over, and the first rain break arrived shortly afterwards.

A stand of 53 in five overs between George Scott (38 not out) and Ryan Higgins (31) lifted Middlesex to a competitive total but the next shower brought an end to the match.