Clydesdale Bank 40
Middlesex v Gloucestershire
Middlesex suck by 77 runs [scorecard]
This is stupid. After two convincing wins Middlesex are back to zero.
Top order fails, Strauss(14) sucks eternally - granted.
But the entire middle order batting cluster imploded as well; Dexter, Berg, Simpson, Udal. Dawid Malan was the only light in the darkness, once again; he also added a wicket to his merits. I am uninformed as to why Finn wasn't playing or didn't get selected, the problem may have lain there, morally, but whatever.
On Sunday they will take on the Netherlands. Arghhhh! Maybe Strauss needs that bit of internationality to fire. I can't follow it over the whole distance due to Oz slaughtering England in the WT20 final. But nevertheless my thoughts will be with the Pink Panthers.
Alright, it's not like Gloucs are weaklings, they crushed MS in the CC match by 103 runs and have a couple of sounding names in their ranks, but getting all out after 31.3 overs is embarrassing. Buck up guys. Germany will be collectively pressing their thumbs for you tomorrow.
BTW. Congrats @Tim Murtagh on his 150th ListA wicket.