Middlesex v Warwickshire Day 4, County Championship, Lord’s

Back to Lord's for what turned out to be a drawn match, but with some record breaking knocks from each side. Sam Robson scored another century and now has the most runs in one first class match by a Middlesex player. Adam Voges also made a neat 92 runs before being caught off the bowling of Tim Ambrose. That's the Warwickshire wicket keeper. Each one of the Warwickshire XI bowled in Middlesex's second innings. It got real weird. Continue reading

Middlesex v Warwickshire Day 1, County Championship, Lord’s

It's the new season! Back at Lord's for the first home game of the season, Warwickshire and the new toss rules. Warwickshire decided to bowl first and sent Middlesex in, and there they remained all day. A magnificent century from Sam Robson and a 180 run partnership between him and Nick Gubbins got Middlesex off to the perfect start. Will probably be returning on Day 4. Wonderful day. I'm glad to be back.   Continue reading

Gallery: LVCC Middlesex v Warwickshire, Lord’s, Day 4

With beautiful weather and an interesting match poised on the final day, I decided to head down to Lord's again for the Middlesex v Warwickshire four day game. Gorgeous sunshine, however a strong breeze proved it necessary to wear two hoodies to stay warm. It's June, who'd have thunk it? Continue reading

Gallery: LVCC Middlesex v Warwickshire, Day 1, Lord’s

We're back to red ball cricket for the penultimate home match of the season for Middlesex. Opponets Warwickshire were put in to bat by Middlesex winning the toss, and a day of cricket in the sunshine lay ahead. Enjoyable day, including the unexpected appearance of the London Air Ambulance helicopter on the Nursery Ground during tea. Middlesex are at home to Durham next week, followed by away trips to Somerset and Manchester before the end of the season in a months time. Where has the time gone? Continue reading

Gallery: Royal London One-Day Cup – Middlesex v Warwickshire, Lord’s

Back to Lord's for the first home match of the new 50 over domestic game. The sun was shining and the cricket was tense, thrilling and ultimately disappointing for the home fans. However the highlight of this match, for me, was seeing Jonathan Trott return to Lord's and return to form after a difficult winter. I for one have missed the scratching of the crease and weird and wonderful facial expressions he pulls while out in the field. It's good to see him back again. Continue reading

Gallery: Investec Test Series – England v India, Day 5, Lord’s

I got three tickets in the ballot for Day 5 of the Lord's test against India. It was a risk, an optimistic one too, but we did see some cricket. It wasn't pretty, it wasn't fun from an English perspective, and I gave up through despair after lunch, but I saw Joe Root's 50 and Moeen Ali being his brilliant bearded self. Sorry there aren't more. Will try harder next time. Continue reading