Middlesex Set County First-Class Record

Sam Robson

Published on 17 Sep 2021 1:25 pm (UK Time)

Middlesex would break their own first-class record for highest team total during Tuesday’s County Championship action with 2 teams also getting victories.

Nottinghamshire vs Lancashire (Division 1)

Resuming on 127/5, the hosts would add 156 to their overnight score before Tom Moores (pictured below) would be caught by Steven Croft off the bowling of Luke Wells for 97 with James the next to fall, caught by Josh Bohannon off the same bowler, for 91. Brett Hutton would be the final wicket to fall, caught by a sub fielder off the bowling of Tom Bailey for 5 with Liam Patterson-White and Luke Fletcher finishing 37 and 5 not out as Notts declared.

Chasing 444 to win, Lancs would lose Alex Davies in the opening over, LBW to Fletcher, for a golden duck with Wells (57) and George Balderson (45) not out at stumps.

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NOT 272 (82.2 overs) & 339/8 dec (52 overs), LAN 168 (52.3 overs) & 115/1 (39 overs)

Bonus points: NOT 5, LAN 3

Warwickshire vs Hampshire (Division 1)

Resuming on 260/8, the hosts would move to 301 before Keith Barker would be caught by Chris Benjamin off the bowling of Chemar Holder for 75 before Mohammad Abbas would be caught by Rob Yates off the bowling of Danny Briggs, for 6 – Brad Wheal finished 46 not out.

Liam Dawson would be LBW to Norwell for 3 before James Vince would be caught by Lamb off the bowling of Craig Miles for 48. James Fuller would be bowled by the same bowler without scoring before Felix Organ would be the final wicket to fall, LBW to Norwell, for 16 – Keith Barker (49) and Brad Wheal (20) the not out batsmen.

Chasing 296 to win, the hosts saw Yates and Dom Sibley put on 99 for the opening partnership before the latter would be caught behind by Tom Alsop off the bowling of Liam Dawson for 47 with Benjamin the other wicket to fall, caught by Barker off the same bowler for 12 – Yates and Sam Hain finishing 70 and 5 not out.

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HAM 89 (28.1 overs) & 322 (133.4 overs), WAR 116 (46 overs) & 139/2 (67 overs)

Bonus points: WAR 3, HAM 3

Glamorgan vs Durham (Division 2)

Resuming on 71/2, the hosts would move to 99 before Eddie Byrom would be bowled by Paul Coughlin for 17 before Hamish Rutherford would be caught by Lees off the bowling of Chris Rushworth for 71. Kiran Carlson would be bowled by Ben Raine for 14 before Chris Cooke would be caught behind by Ned Eckersley off the bowling of Coughlin for 5.

Dan Douthwaite (pictured below) and Andrew Salter would add 163 for the seventh-wicket partnership before the former would be caught by Matty Potts off the bowling of Liam Trevaskis for 96 with Salter and Timm van der Gugten finishing 82 and 7 not out respectively.

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GLA 97 (32 overs) & 333/7 (120 overs), DUR 503/8 dec (131.1 overs)

Bonus points: GLA 4, DUR 1

Gloucestershire vs Essex (Division 2)

Resuming on 132/5, the hosts added 2 to their overnight score before Tom Lace would be caught by Simon Harmer off the bowling of Sam Cook without scoring before Graeme van Buuren would be LBW to the same bowler for the same score. Chris Dent would be bowled by Harmer for 11 before Zafar Gohar would be caught by Sir Alastair Cook off the same bowler for 24. Ryan Higgins would be the final wicket to fall, run out by Shane Snater, for 38.

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GLO 76 (28 overs) & 197 (90.1 overs), ESS 276 (102.4 overs)

Points: GLO 3, ESS 21

Northamptonshire vs Surrey (Division 2)

Resuming on 102/4, the visitors would lose Hashim Amla to the eighth ball of the morning, caught behind by Adam Rossington off the bowling of Simon Kerrigan, for 26 before Jordan Clark would be caught by Emilio Gay off the bowling of Ben Sanderson for 2. Rikki Clarke would be caught by Rossington off the bowling of Tom Taylor for 5 before Will Jacks would be bowled by Kerrigan for 50.

Reece Topley would be dismissed the same way the following ball for a golden duck before Amar Virdi would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Rossington off Taylor’s bowling, for 47 – Gus Atkinson finished 41 not out.

Chasing 320 to win, Northamptonshire would lose Ricardo Vasconcelos as he was caught behind by Jamie Smith off the bowling of Clarke for 11 before Harry Gouldstone would be the other wicket to fall, LBW to Clark, for 3 – Gay and Rob Keogh finishing 44 and 46 not out respectively.

SUR 252 (90.3 overs) & 238 (104.3 overs), NOR 171 (58.5 overs) & 106/2 (31 overs)

Bonus points: NOR 3, SUR 5

Derbyshire vs Leicestershire (Division 3)

Resuming on 41/3, the visitors would add 4 to their overnight score before Billy Godleman would be caught behind by Billy Swindells off the bowling of Wright for 14 with Matt Critchley would be bowled by Ben Mike for 17. A 227-run sixth-wicket partnership between Brooke Guest (pictured below) and Anuj Dal was ended when the latter was caught by Louis Kimber off the same bowler for 106 before Alex Thomson would be LBW to Callum Parkinson for 10.

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Guest would be the final wicket to fall, caught by Swindells off the same bowler, for 116 with Sam Conners and Ben Aitchison finishing 9 and 3 not out.

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LEI 528 (169.2 overs), DER 313/8 (116 overs)

Bonus points: DER 5, LEI 7

Kent vs Worcestershire (Division 3)

Resuming on 91/6, the visitors would move the score to 101 before Ben Cox would be LBW to Matt Milnes for 2 before Ed Barnard would be LBW to Grant Stewart for 44. Josh Baker would be bowled by Darren Stevens for 1 before Dillon Pennington would be the last wicket to fall, caught by Zak Crawley off the bowling of Nathan Gilchrist, for 13 – Joe Leach finishing 49 not out.

WOR 133 (39.4 overs) & 204 (60.5 overs), KEN 393 (114.2 overs)

Points: KEN 23, WOR 3

Sussex vs Middlesex (Division 3)

Resuming on 400/2, the visitors added 94 to their overnight score before Sam Robson (pictured below) would be caught by Tom Haines off the bowling of Jack Carson for 253, his highest first-class score, with Max Holden caught by Brown off the same bowler for 1. A 174-run fifth-wicket partnership before Robbie White and Martin Andersson would be ended with the latter caught by the same fielder off the bowling of Delroy Rawlins, White (110) and John Simpson (2) would be the batsmen when the declaration came.

Ali Orr (17) and Haines (73) would put on 103 unbeaten for the Sussex opening partnership.

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MID 676/5 dec (161 overs), SUS 103/0 (29 overs)

Bonus points: SUS 0, MID 5


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