Twenty20 Cup - South Division
Hampshire 133-8 Innings Complete v Middlesex 127-7 Innings Complete
Hampshire beat Middlesex by 6 runs
Middlesex Crusaders fell just short as Hampshire Hawks won their Twenty20 Cup clash by six runs at Richmond.
The home side went down to a second successive loss in the competition but still sit top of the table in the South Division with three games to go.
The Crusaders almost made the 134 needed in their run-chase thanks to a fantastic knock by Shaun Udal, who hit 40 from 20 balls.
Udal came in with Middlesex in trouble on 65-6 but his innings - including a four and four sixes - proved not to be enough.
The home side were restricted early on as South African Nantie Hayward (3-22) and Dimitri Mascarenhas (3-12) did the damage with the ball.
Ben Scott was then out in the 15th over before Udal and Tim Murtagh nearly saw the home side to victory but they fell six runs short.
In their innings, Hampshire got off on a sure-footing with an opening stand of 46 before Michael Lumb mistimed a drive on 18.
Fellow opener Ian Harvey was then out for 31 from 32 balls after giving a return catch to Murali Kartik.
Murtagh picked up three wickets in the final over, capturing top-scorer Michael Carberry (37), Michael Brown (16) and Nick Pothas (1) with the final ball of the innings to leave Hampshire on 133-8.