COUNTY ROUND-UP: Middlesex get off the mark against Nottinghamshire
COUNTY ROUND-UP: Middlesex get off the mark at last with a tense run-chase win over Nottinghamshire at Lord’s… while Jonny Bairstow will make his long-awaited return from injury at Headingley on Monday
- Middlesex picked up their first win of the season over Nottinghamshire at Lord’s
- Somerset were victorious over Lancashire but remain bottom of Division One
- Rain prevented Yorkshire from picking up their first win of the summer at Hove
Middlesex completed their first win of the summer thanks to a generous declaration by Nottinghamshire and a tense run-chase at Lord’s.
When the weather finally cleared on the last day, Notts declared on their overnight 158 for six, setting Middlesex 249 in 40 overs.
Despite three wickets for Stuart Broad, half-centuries from Pieter Malan and Max Holden helped them over the line by four wickets with six balls to spare in deepening gloom.
Elsewhere, Somerset denied Lancashire at Taunton, but still finished the third round of matches bottom of Division One.
Rain denied Yorkshire their first victory at Hove, where they had needed just 63 more with seven wickets in hand to beat Sussex.
Middlesex picked up their first win of the summer against Nottinghamshire at Lord’s
Somerset were also victorious on Sunday afternoon but remain bottom of Division One
Sussex beat Yorkshire at Hove as rain denied the visitors an opportunity to go for the win
Meanwhile, Jonny Bairstow will make his long-awaited return from injury for Yorkshire’s Second XI against Nottinghamshire at Headingley today.
Bairstow hasn’t played since breaking his leg on the golf course in September, and Yorkshire coach Ottis Gibson said: ‘It’s a fitness assessment to see what his capacity is, in terms of running around in the outfield or standing behind the stumps. He will probably do both to see which one he’s most comfortable with.’
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