FRIENDS PROVIDENT t20, Lord's:
Surrey 130-1 (17 ovs) beat Middlesex 128-9 (20 ovs) by nine wickets
Batty's previous best figures in Twenty20 cricket were 3-21
Gareth Batty claimed his best figures in Twenty20 cricket as Surrey thrashed Middlesex by nine wickets at Lord's.
Batty took 4-23, backed by 2-8 from fellow spinner Andrew Symonds, as the home side could only muster 128-9.
Owais Shah (44 not out) was the only batsman to score more than 15 as Middlesex lost wickets regularly.
Captain Rory Hamilton-Brown (73no) and Mark Ramprakash (36no) shared 96 for the second wicket as Surrey got home on 130-1 with three overs to spare.
It was Hamilton-Brown's best score in Twenty20 cricket and helped ensure Surrey picked up only their second win of the competition, while bringing Middlesex's three-game winning streak to an end.
Ultimately, Middlesex paid the price for a poor batting display, which was not helped by captain and opener Adam Gilchrist taking until the fifth over to get off the mark after being starved of the strike.
He then turned out to be Batty's first victim, holing out to long-on, before Symonds claimed two wickets in his first over, having Dawid Malan caught off a leading edge and Scott Newman caught at backward point.
Batty then struck twice himself in the 13th over of the innings, having Tom Smith held at deep mid-wicket and Shaun Udal caught behind trying to dab one down to third man.
And he beat his previous best T20 figures of 3-21 by trapping Tim Murtagh leg before.