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Kent all-rounder Grant Stewart blasted a maiden first-class century from only 71 balls to leave Middlesex with a mountain to climb at the mid-point of their pink ball Specsavers County Championship clash at Canterbury.

Leicestershire’s bowlers drove home the advantage after their batsmen, led by a first-class career best 196 not out by Colin Ackermann, posted an imposing first innings score in their Specsavers County Championship match against Middlesex at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road.

An outstanding unbeaten 151 from Leicestershire’s Colin Ackermann, his second century in the championship this season, left Middlesex under pressure at the end of the first day of their Specsavers County Championship match at the Fischer County Ground.

Keeping wicket against the Australians at Lord’s can be ticked off Robbie White’s bucket list – his next target is to find a way back into Middlesex’s four-day side.

A lack of match-winning contributions from batsmen has blighted Middlesex’s latest Royal London One-day Cup campaign according to James Franklin.

Middlesex’s England stars of present and possibly near future dominated day one of their Specsavers County Championship match with Gloucestershire at Lord’s.

Sussex skipper Ben Brown made an unbeaten half-century to steer his side to a thrilling three-wicket victory over Middlesex for their first win of the season in the Specsavers County Championship.

A Middlesex batting collapse, in which they lost eight wickets for 79 runs, set up a potentially thrilling finish to their Specsavers County Championship Division Two match against Sussex at Hove.

Sussex seamer Ollie Robinson produced championship best figures of 7-58 as Middlesex were bowled out for 230 at Hove on Friday.

Middlesex batsman Stevie Eskinazi stood tall on a day of otherwise clattering wickets in the Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan at Lord’s.

Glamorgan’s bowlers gave their side the upper hand on a rain-affected first morning of their Specsavers County Championship clash against Middlesex at Lord’s.

Eoin Morgan has reiterated his desire to win back a place in Middlesex’s Specsavers County Championship side for the first time in almost three years.

After the heartbreak and controversy surrounding the relegation of Middlesex from the Specsavers County Championship Division One in the summer, the club are looking to bounce back at the first opportunity next year.

Middlesex relegated

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hampshire produced a gritty rearguard action against Warwickshire to secure a draw which preserved their Specsavers County Championship Division One status and sent down 2016 champions Middlesex.

Rain stops play on day three for Middlesex

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Somerset’s charge towards safety in the Specsavers County Championship First Division was halted by the weather on the third day of the relegation clash with Middlesex at Taunton.

Somerset built a winning position on the second day of the Specsavers County Championship match with Middlesex at Taunton, knowing victory would secure First Division survival at the expense of their visitors.

Ashes blow for Roland-Jones

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Middlesex seamer Toby Roland-Jones is set to miss England’s winter Ashes after scans confirmed he has a stress fracture in his back.

Middlesex skipper Adam Voges is tipping county team-mate Steven Finn to be part of the England selection shake-up for this winter’s Ashes tour to Australia after bowling the county to the brink of first division safety in the Specsavers County Championship top flight thisweek.

Forgotten England paceman Steven Finn returned his first five-wicket championship haul since April 2014 to steer Middlesex to a crucial 36-run win over Lancashire with a day to spare at Lord’s.

Middlesex will start the final day of the Specsavers County Championship clash with Hampshire at Uxbridge on 162-7, after only 59 overs of play in the first three days at Uxbridge.

Middlesex v Hampshire: Day one washed out

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Middlesex were left to rue heavy overnight rain as the first day of their Specsavers County Championship Division One clash with Hampshire was abandoned without a ball being bowled due to unfit conditision at Uxbridge Cricket Club.

The final day of the Specsavers County Championship match between Yorkshire and Middlesex at Headingley saw only one session of play, with the inevitable draw confirmed.

Middlesex and Yorkshire will almost certainly have to settle for a Specsavers County Championship draw following rain on day one and more rain and bad light from early afternoon onwards at Headingley on day three.

Middlesex seamer James Harris is looking to wrap up Yorkshire’s innings quickly on day three of their Specsavers County Championship match at Headingley.

Jack Leaning and Andrew Hodd posted important half-centuries either side of tea as Yorkshire had the better of day two of their Specsavers County Championship clash with Middlesex at Headingley.

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