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Middlesex toiled in the afternoon session on day one of their County Championship match against Northants after Ricardo Vasconcelos hit an unbeaten century at Wantage Road.

Essex beat Middlesex by six wickets with four balls remaining after chasing down the home side's victory target of 211 at a packed Lord's on Thursday evening.

Eoin Morgan was disappointed not to help Middlesex beat Sussex in their latest Vitality Blast T20 south group match at Lord's on Thursday.

Jofra Archer's hat-trick in a dramatic last over saw Sussex to a 12-run win over hosts Middlesex at Lord's.

Electrifying half-centuries from Peter Trego and Lewis Gregory led Somerset to a total of 229-6 and a 38-run Vitality Blast win over Middlesex under the DLS system at Taunton.

Middlesex scored an unlikely victory over Hampshire by 22 runs after a momentum shift.

Middlesex won a thrilling match by just 18 runs against leaders Warwickshire in the final session of day three at Lord's.

Two wickets in three balls from Middlesex's Tim Murtagh moments before lunch on day three put pressure on Warwickshire as they hunt a victory target of 203 runs.

Late wickets in the final few overs at the end of day two appear to have cost Middlesex a chance of posting Warwickshire a challenging winning target.

Middlesex made inroads into the Warwickshire batting during the morning session on day two of the County Championship match at Lord's - as wicketkeeper John Simpson took three catches to leave the visitors on 248-8 at lunch.

Fourteen wickets fell with nearly 400 runs scored on day one of the Division Two County Championship match at Lord's between Middlesex and Warwickshire on Sunday.

James Fuller's six-wicket haul proved in vain as Middlesex lost to Hampshire in their latest Vitality Blast T20 match on Friday night.

Michael Klinger's assured half-century saw Gloucestershire resume their T20 hoodoo over Middlesex with a comfortable six-wicket win at Uxbridge on Sunday.

Middlesex's John Simpson looked for the positives following their Vitality T20 Blast defeat at Essex on Friday.

Simon Harmer pulled Dwayne Bravo to the boundary from the penultimate ball of the Vitality T20 Blast match at Chelmsford to give Essex their first victory of the season.

Middlesex beat Surrey by three wickets in the T20 Vitality Blast on a glorious summer evening at Lord's. Read on for Layth Yousif's report from the biggest match in English domestic cricket bar finals.

A determined and dogged Middlesex reduced Kent to 193-8 at 'tea' at the end of the second session of their day/night match on Monday, despite a 51 run seventh wicket partnership between former Seaxe Harry Podmore and Adam Rouse.

The temperature nudged the mercury towards nearly 30c as the man sat down on a bench, sited between Grace Road's evocative pavilion and the sight screen.

Middlesex's bowlers showed fight on the third morning of their County Championship match with Leicestershire at a sunny Grace Road on Friday.

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.

Reece Topley bowled Hampshire to the brink of the Royal London Cup's knockout stages as they beat Middlesex by five wickets at Merchant Taylors' School.

England bowler Toby Roland-Jones believes playing disability cricket could be the perfect way for people to develop key life skills both on and off the pitch.

John Simpson says Middlesex just have to move on from their 53-run defeat against Somerset in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Paul Stirling defied a thigh injury which forced him to bat with a runner to score his second century in less than a week as Middlesex beat Sussex by 74 runs at Hove in the Royal London One-Day Cup.

Tom Westley struck his first century of the season to secure a winning start to Essex's Royal London One-Day Cup campaign as they thrashed Middlesex by six wickets at Radlett.

The bad weather which has plagued Middlesex's home fixtures so far this season returned with a vengeance on day two against Gloucestershire at Lord's.

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.

Middlesex captain Sam Robson admits his side are up against it in their County Championship Division Two match at Derbyshire.

Derbyshire are on course to end their long wait for a home victory in the County Championship after they completely dominated the second day of the Division Two match against Middlesex at Derby.

James Harris starred with bat and ball and there was a landmark moment for Tim Murtagh as Middlesex wrestled control from Northants on a day when 26 wickets fell at Lord's.

County cricket has returned as enthusiasts enjoy the first day of the domestic season. In Division Two at Lord's Middlesex are hosting Northants. Read on for the latest update.

Anxious wait for Middlesex

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Middlesex were left hoping for a Warwickshire win against Hampshire to save them from relegation after falling to a 231-run defeat against Somerset 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.

Wickets continued to tumble on an overcast day at Lord's as Middlesex gained a slight advantage on a match destined to end within three days if the weather holds.

Middlesex's tail wagged to end their first innings against Lancashire on 233 all out - after earlier subsiding to 89-7 as the home side's bowlers then made significant inroads to leave the visitors on 113-5 as 15 wickets fell on day one.

Bob Dylan once sang 'there are no trials inside the Gates of Eden',

Middlesex ended a game blighted by autumnal downpours and unplayable conditions with nine bonus points in their bid to avoid relegation.

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.

There was a far more serious type of drama at a Middlesex game on Thursday - after armed police were called to their County Championship match against Surrey at the Kia Oval - leading to players, officials and spectators being evacuated after a crossbow bolt landed close on the pitch.

Jason Roy and Ben Foakes both scored superb 70s to earn Surrey a slim first-innings lead in a hard-fought London derby at the Kia Oval.

Stuart Meaker spearheaded an impressive performance by the Surrey attack as Middlesex were hustled out for 247 on the first day of their Specsavers Championship match at the Kia Oval.

Middlesex missed out on a place in the quarter-finals of the Natwest T20 Blast after defeat at Glamorgan.

Steve Finn, with a display of fast and aggressive bowling, led Middlesex to a 61-run win over Gloucestershire in the Natwest T20 Blast at Uxbridge.

Bopara and Amir impress with ball

In a remarkable end to a dramatic match, Warwickshire skittled Middlesex for 136 at Lord's to claim their first win of the season in the Specsavers County Championship's Division One by a thumping 190-run margin.

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