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.