Middlesex beat Worcestershire in thriller

County Championship Division One, New Road

Middlesex 306 & 205-5 beat Worcestershire 323 & 186 by five wickets

Middlesex 22pts, Worcs 6pts

Match scorecard

Middlesex beat Worcestershire by five wickets to leave the New Road side 18 points from safety with two games left.

The hosts began the final day 61 ahead on 44-3 but they slumped to 186 all out, Alexei Kervezee making 64 not out.

Toby Roland-Jones (5-46) returned the first 10-wicket match haul of his career finishing with 10-118.

Needing 204 to win, Sam Robson (35) and Joe Denly (48) gave Middlesex's run chase a solid start, Gareth Berg's unbeaten 26 helped see them home