Steven Finn says his four-wicket haul, which helped Middlesex to Royal London One-Day Cup victory over Glamorgan, was well overdue.

The Watford-born seamer starred with the ball as he claimed 4-39 to ensure his side defended 243 and secured a 16-run victory at Radlett.

After a season of intermittent form for Finn, who has played for Watford Town, Langleybury and West Herts, the England international was pleased to have had such an important role in the win.

“We were slightly under-par with the bat and felt we had to come and take wickets,” Finn said. “We stuck together as a unit and fortunately we did that.

“I have felt in good rhythm all season, even in the games where I got hit around a little bit I felt good when I bowled.

“I felt something like this was just around the corner, I just had to stick to my guns, keep practicing as hard as I can and keep it simple. Thankfully it worked.”

The foundations for Wednesday’s win, which was Middlesex’s second in the 50 over competition this season and keeps them in the hunt for a quarter-final berth, were laid by James Franklin (54) and Dawid Malan (50).

Nonetheless, a target of below 250 looked eminently achievable for the visitors, who had the makings of a sold chase when openers David Llyod and Jacques Rudolph scored 48 and 35 respectively.

Finn, who is focusing on maintaining a smooth approach to the crease after meddlesome tweaks to his action proved detrimental to his form, accounted for both.

He completed a clean sweep of the top order when he caught and bowled William Bragg for 21 to put his side in the ascendency.

Kiran Carlson proved to be Finn’s final victim when he dismissed the teenager for a duck on a thoroughly satisfying day for the 28-year-old.

Finn believes Middlesex’s bowling display, which also saw Marchant de Lange take 3-35, showed a ruthless edge which has been missing from their game recently.

He said: “I think we have played good cricket, but we have missed key moments.

“We have learned from our mistakes and here we kept our foot on Glamorgan’s throat and kept trying to take wickets.”

Middlesex sit fifth in the One-Day Cup south group, some three points adrift of leaders Somerset, having lost three of their five games so far this season.

They will be hoping to build on the win over Glamorgan when they take on Essex at the CloudFM County Ground on Friday.

Next Wednesday sees them head to Lords, where they face pace-setters Somerset.