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Majestic Morgan gives Middlesex win

Majestic Morgan gives Middlesex win

Middlesex finished off their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign in style with a four-wicket victory over Leicestershire at Lord's on Monday 26 August.

With neither side able to progress to the semi-finals of the competition, the Bank Holiday crowd was treated to a run fest at the Home of Cricket in the final round of Group C matches.

England batsman Eoin Morgan was the star of the show for the hosts as his 90 from just 79 deliveries helped the hosts chase down the 275 they had been set for victory.

Earlier in the day, Middlesex had won the toss and inserted Leicestershire. Under sunny skies the away side batted well from their 40 overs posting a competitive 274/8.

Fifties from Greg Smith (56), Ned Eckersley (73) and Matthew Boyce (53) at the top of the order helped post a competitive total.

Wickets were shared all round by the Panthers attack, with youngsters Ollie Wilkin (2/44) and Ravi Patel (2/49) both performing well.

With 275 to win, Morgan gave the crowd a masterclass in one-day batting, falling just ten runs short of a century in a knock that included four sixes and eight fours.

Wicket-keeper John Simpson (58 not out) continued his recent good form to see Middlesex home with ten balls to spare.

Both sides may be out of the competition but it's not the last time that the YB40 will be at Lord's this season.

The final is just under a month away and tickets are available for the season finale of the English county cricketing summer.

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