Essex won by 48 runs.

Essex 260/8,  Middlesex 212.

FULL SCORECARD

Three wickets for George Scott topped a strong Middlesex bowling performance as Essex reached 260. Ryan Higgins bowled his 9 overs for only 24 runs (and 1 wicket), whilst Nathan Sowter, Harry Podmore and James Harris (2) also picked up wickets. 

The batting fell to 65/5 as Essex picked up early wickets, though resilience came from George Scott who top scored with 48, but the team could not quite reach the finishing line despite a late cameo from Harry Podmore (34*). 

Middlesex XI: Robson*, Eskinazi+, Higgins, Holden, Steel, Scott, White, Harris, Anderson, Sowter, Podmore, Manuwelge.

Essex won the toss and opted to bat first.