Tom Maynard hits fifty as Surrey beat Middlesex in FL t20
|Friends Life t20, The Kia Oval|
|Surrey 163-5 (20 overs) beat Middlesex 142-3 (20 overs) by 21 runs|
Tom Maynard's half-century helped Surrey to a 21-run victory over Middlesex in the FL t20 South Group.
Rory Hamilton-Brown (30) and Jason Roy (32) gave the hosts a solid platform at The Oval and Maynard's 37-ball unbeaten 50 enabled Surrey to reach 163-5.
Neil Dexter took 3-18 but was the first to fall when Middlesex started their reply, with the visitors always behind the required run rate at The Oval.
Scott Newman top-scored with 61 as they fell short on 142-3.
Middlesex stay bottom of the group at the halfway point in their group matches, with only one win from eight games.
Middlesex coach Richard Scott:
"I think we conceded a few too many, 140-150 would have been par.
"Having said that, Tom Maynard played a terrific innings and got them up to that total with some power hitting at the end.
"Generally I'm pleased, we competed as well as we could. I think all the lads gave it their all but we just came up short in the end."