Middlesex CCC hosted Lancashire CCC on day one of the first County Championship match at Lord’s this summer. Read on for Layth Yousif’s close of play report with the home side reduced to 236-9 after an impressive display by the evergreen Jimmy Anderson as wellas former England colleague Graham Onions.
If the opening day of the season was a very welcome start to a new campaign for Northamptonshire, the second day was the stuff of pre-season dreams as they totally dominated Middlesex, the 2016 county champions.
England fast bowlers Steven Finn and Toby Roland-Jones have been included in a 22-strong group of Middlesex senior and academy players that will jet off to Spain this week for some warm-weather training at the five-star La Manga Club resort.
Middlesex put forward an inspired bowling performance to ruin Paul Collingwood’s final match for Durham, defeating the home side by 57 runs in their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash at Emirates Riverside.
Durham have made the perfect start to Paul Collingwood’s final match, producing a strong performance to lead Middlesex by 106 runs on day one of their Specsavers County Championship Division Two clash at Emirates Riverside.