Hampshire v Middlesex Day 4, County Championship, The Rose Bowl Southampton

In my infinite wisdom I decided it would be a good idea to get up at the crack of dawn and drive to Southampton to watch the final day of Hampshire v Middlesex. It wasn’t a totally stupid idea, Middlesex had a good day in the middle yesterday with a century from Malan and a win looked feasible. A draw was what beckoned however, but it was a lovely hot day. The first day so far this season where I haven’t frozen over…
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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.
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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.

 

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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?
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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?
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LVCC Surrey v Essex, Day 3, The Oval

First visit to the Oval of the season. It’s nice to be back, many thanks to Jason, Yvonne, Becci and Chris for the company. Highlight of the day was definitely the Ravi Bopara run out of Rory Burns, and three of us getting horribly confused when Tremlett walked out to bat and we mistook him for Dernbach. You had to be there, I think. Enjoy!
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Gallery: LVCC Middlesex v Nottinghamshire, Day 3, Lord’s

Back to Lord’s for more of Middlesex v Nottinghamshire. Fantastic to see Sam Robson doing so well, and it will hopefully lead to a much deserved England call up. John Simpson also scored highly today, his first County Championship century since 2011, and together have put Middlesex in a good position for the final day.

Enjoy!
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