Monday 25 May 2009 8:00 pm

Afzaal fires Surrey to derby win

CRICKET: Usman Afzaal came within two runs of notching the first century of the Twenty20 Cup season as Surrey enjoyed a comfortable victory in their derby match with champions Middlesex.

Afzaal smashed 98 off just 59 balls as the Lions posted 186-1 at Lord’s. Chris Schofield then took 3-21 as the Crusaders slumped to 129-7 in reply.

Elsewhere, Hampshire beat Sussex by nine wickets, while heavy rain put paid to Kent’s clash with Essex at Canterbury.