John Simpson and Martin Andersson emerged the heroes for Middlesex as they won a thrilling Bob Willis Trophy encounter against Delray Rawlins and his Sussex teammates by five wickets at Radlett.
The redoubtable wicketkeeper and young all-rounder shared an unbroken sixth-wicket stand of 63 to see the hosts to a winning target of 193 in the dying embers of a fluctuating day.
Sussex began the day 33-4 in their second innings, a lead of 123, and not out batsmen skipper Ben Brown and Rawlins rapidly increased the advantage with a flurry of early boundaries.
But Murtagh ended the revelry with one which stopped in the pitch causing Rawlins to lob the ball back to the bowler off the leading edge for 33.
Murtagh completed his latest five-wicket haul soon afterward when Tom Haines edged to Simpson and when Robinson was spectacularly caught by the wicketkeeper down the leg-side, Sussex were 74-7.
Middlesex, needing 193 for victory, had two overs to survive before lunch and knocked 17 off that total thanks to a fluent start from Max Holden.