George Garton starred for Sussex as beat Middlesex by three wickets at Hove in their penultimate group match of the Vitality Blast.

Garton got 4-27 with the ball, before picking up 24 off 9 balls with the bat, which included three sixes and a four.

The Sharks made one change from their defeat to Surrey on Wednesday with Mitch Claydon coming in for Will Beer.

Sussex won the toss and bowled first.

Garton picked up a wicket in his first over, as he got Max Holden caught and bowled for 0.

He picked up his second wicket in his second over as Stephen Eskinazi went for 21 off 15 balls, after pulling his shot into the arms of Delray Rawlins.

Rawlins picked up his first wicket in his second over, as he bowled Joe Cracknell for 37 off 30 balls to leave Middlesex 64 for 3.

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Two balls later Rawlins got another struck again bowling James Harris for 5 off 10 balls.

Rawlins got his third wicket of the innings, by bowling Martin Andersson for 4 off 6 balls and leaving Middlesex 81 for 5 with just over eight overs left.

The 23-year-old all-rounder then went for seven runs off his last over to leave him with figures of 3-21 from his four overs.

Luke Hollman and John Simpson brought up their 50 partnership with just under three overs remaining and the score on 131 for 5.

Claydon bowled the penultimate over and got his first wicket, as Simpson went four runs short of his half century, after his shot was caught by Garton, to leave Middlesex 145 for 6.

Nine runs came off Claydon’s final over leaving him with figures of 1-36 off his four overs.

Garton bowled the final over picked up his third wicket with second ball of the over, after he bowled Hollman for 35 off 21 balls.

The 23-year-old seamer picked up his fourth wicket with the next ball as Nathan Sowter went for a golden duck after he picked out skipper Luke Wright.

Middlesex finished their innings on 155 for 8.

Openers Phil Salt and Wright began the chase well for Sussex and put 21 on the board from their opening two overs.

However, they got a let-off when Wright was dropped.

Sussex brought up their 50 in 5.3 overs courtesy of a four from Salt.

Wright went the following over for 24 off 22 balls after he was by Andersson off the bowling of Sowter.

In the next over Rawlins went for just 1 off 2 balls after he was bowled by Tim Murtagh leaving Sussex 75 for 2.

The Sharks got another let off when Bopara skied shot, was dropped by Harris.

Salt then brought up his half century off 29 balls.

Bopara was next to go, after he was caught by Eskinazi off the bowling of Tom Helm for 22 off 23 balls, to leave Sussex 109 for 3.

Salt went with just five overs left for 56 off 40 balls, after he was bowled by Hollman.

Wiese went with just under four overs left, after he nicked the ball to wicket-keeper Simpson off the bowling off Hollman.

Calum MacLeod went for two off three balls, after he top edged his sweep to Murtagh at short third man off the bowling of Hollman.

With the lose of their six wickets in just under ten overs, Sussex were left requiring 25 runs off the final two overs to win.

Garton then hit three sixes and a four off the penultimate over to reach 24 off 9 balls, before being caught by Harris off the bowling off skipper Finn, to leave Sussex 153 for 7.

Aaron Thomason hit a four to give Sussex the victory and for him to finish 13 not out and Ollie Robinson 1 not out.