Neil Dexter: Middlesex skipper confident of FLt20 chances

Neil Dexter

Middlesex captain Neil Dexter is confident his side will give a strong showing in the FLt20 competition despite losing to Sussex by 24 runs.

The Panthers have one win and one defeat from their opening two matches in the South Group.

Dexter told BBC London 94.9: "I have got a good feeling within our camp that this is going to be a good year for us.

"We are going to push up there if we keep playing cricket like we have been and improve in little areas."

The 28-year-old continued: "This competition comes on you quickly and a few losses early on puts you on the back foot.

"We need to try and make sure we are aware of that and get it right for the next game."

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Dexter eyes Middlesex improvement

Dexter praised Sussex's batting display after the Sharks posted 202-3 from their 20 overs with Luke Wright scoring 81 off 49 deliveries, a target that proved out of Middlesex's reach.

"I didn't believe it was a 200-run wicket," he added.

"Somehow they got there, with Wright and [Chris] Nash setting the tone up front and they got momentum from there.

"As disappointing as it is to lose, Sussex are a top team. You have got to give credit where it is due. Wrighty played a superb innings.

"I still feel we could have been a bit better in the middle overs and our fielding let us down slightly.

"In the end, we were chasing a bit too many. I am pleased with how we batted and chased the score but there are still a lot of positives."