Totesport League D1, Southend: Essex 202-8 Middlesex
Essex had to sweat until the final over to complete a four-run win over nearest rivals Middlesex and move 12 points clear atop the Totesport League.
Ben Scott shared a 71-run stand with Paul Weekes (82) and finished 50 not out, frustrated by Kiwi bowler Andre Adams with the Crusaders 198-8.
Weekes was one of three victims for Pakistani spinner Danish Kaneria.
Ronnie Irani had earlier made 61 before Ryan ten Doeschate's unbeaten 44 off 37 balls took the Eagles to 202-8.