Middlesex Won the toss and elected to bat

Middlesex Innings 229 for 9 - 42 overs

Having convincingly led the side to victory over a strong Surrey side yesterday at Purley, Nick Compton was again in position as captain for the Second Eleven Trophy match against Essex at Radlett today.

Under deep grey skies Compton won the toss, and like yesterday, duly elected to bat.

With Compton opening with young Tom Lace, now on a summer professional contract with the club, the pair built a steady partnership at a little short of five an over, before Lace was dismissed for 19 in the tenth over. This brought George Scott to the crease, and he immediately found his feet and looked to bat with intent and purpose from the outset.

Compton departed with the score on 59, for a patient 29, and after a short delay for rain, which saw the match reduced to 48 overs per side, he was followed back to the pavilion by Perera for 11 and Davies for 13.  

Scott remained resolute at the crease, and whilst wickets were falling around him, he maintained his poise at the crease as his innings grew in stature.

Further rain saw the overs reduced again to 42 per side, and as the Middlesex innings neared its end Scott brought up a magnificent hundred before finally succumbing himself to the bowling of Walter, to depart for a round hundred, scored off 107 balls.

Middlesex posted 229 for 9 in their 42 overs.