Unheralded Ben Charlesworth played a starring role with bat and ball as Gloucestershire assumed the upper hand on day two of their Specsavers County Championship match against Second Division promotion hopefuls Middlesex at Bristol.
Middlesex’s talented 19-year-old bowler – and former North Middlesex paceman – Ethan Bamber made his first class debut against Northants on Sunday during day one of their County Championship clash. Read Layth Yousif’s morning session report from Wantage Road on Sunday.
Middlesex were put to the sword in a one-sided Vitality Blast game at Bristol as Ian Cockbain hit his maiden T20 century and the second highest score every by a Gloucestershire batsman in the competition.
Truly remarkable hitting by Aaron Finch and Jason Roy thrilled a sell-out Kia Oval crowd of 24,000 as Surrey chased down a Middlesex total of 221-5 with almost contemptuous ease to win the Vitality Blast London derby by nine wickets.
Transitioning from county to international cricket is no simple task, and Tom Curran believes England one-day captain Eoin Morgan must take a whole host of credit for the welcoming feeling he received.
Hampshire outfoxed Middlesex at Lord’s as they beat the home side by six wickets in front of another huge crowd of more than 22,000 at Lord’s for the NatWest T20 Blast under the floodlights on Thursday evening.