Middlesex won a thrilling Royal London One-Day Cup clash against Essex at Lord's to keep their hopes of a quarter final place alive. Batting first on a slow wicket, Middlesex had captain James Franklin to thank, with a fine knock of 55, for getting them to a total of 219 in their 50 overs. In reply, despite a fine start and a terrific knock of 79 from opener Nick Browne, Essex struggled more as their innings progressed as Toby Roland-Jones (4 for 40) and James Franklin (3 for 25) restricted the visitors to 215 for 9 at the close, to see Middlesex to a thrilling 4 run victory.

Captain and man of the match James Franklin praises his Middlesex team following the thrilling four run win against Essex at Lord's which kept the home side's hopes of a quarter final place alive.