Search

COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP: Middlesex make inroads but Warwickshire move 12 runs ahead at lunch on day two at 248-8

PUBLISHED: 13:23 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 13:24 23 July 2018

John Simpson of Middlesex (pic: John Walton/PA)

John Simpson of Middlesex (pic: John Walton/PA)

PA Archive/PA Images

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.

James Harris lured night-watchman Chris Wright (14) into a false shot before also removing Chris Woakes (7).

The England all-rounder, playing his first county match of the summer looked rusty on Sunday even if his bolwing efforts were not indicative of his final figures of 0-75. However the 29-year-old lasted only eight balls as the home side looked to wrap up the tail as quickly as possible.

Ollie Rayner then trapped veteran Kiwi Jeetan Patel lbw on 14 as he tried to sweep the big Middlesex spinner – who has recently returned to the club after a loan spell with Hampshire – as the 32-year-old grabbed his second wicket.

Prior to that the wily Tim Murtagh snared Tim Ambrose with a ball that swung away slightly using the slope as Simpson claimed the catch.

Will Rhodes, the mainstay of the innings, moved serenely onto an unbeaten 93 as he steered his side to a slender lead of 12 runs at the lunch interval.

Latest Hampstead & Highgate Sports News

The Bostik Premier club made up for last season’s 4-2 loss at home to Heybridge Swifts at the same stage

The club didn’t have to offer the Argentina international a new contract in the summer, but it has paid off handsomely

10:00

Saracens head coach Mark McCall said his team were poor for long periods despite making it two wins from two in the Heineken Champions Cup with a 29-10 bonus-point victory over Lyon.

Bostik Premier: Dorking Wanderers 3 Wingate & Finchley 0

Evo-Stik South Premier South: Hendon 3 (Jonas 4, German 35, Hippolyte-Patrick 44) Wimborne Town 2 (Holmes 11, Clarke 61)

08:00

Arsenal Women’s Beth Mead said there is a lot of belief in their side following their 6-0 WSL win over Reading on Sunday.

19 minutes ago

Herts/Middlesex One: Hendon 19 Thamesians 14

PROMOTED CONTENT

Looking to get your child interested in a sport? Allianz Park, home to rugby union team Saracens, welcomes people of all ages to join their family of supporters and discover how their core values Honesty, Discipline, Humility and Work Rate underpin everything they do off and on the pitch.

As part of a major refurb, the London Marriott Hotel Maida Vale has renamed its three new-look function rooms to reflect the geography and rich history of the area. The largest, perfect for weddings and large meetings, is named after a Hampstead subterranean river, The Westbourne.

Londoners seeking high quality houses for sale within easy commuting distance of the capital are being advised to look north to St Albans’ prestigious Gabriel Square development.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to the following newsletters:

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read Hampstead & Highgate sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Hampstead & Highgate Express
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now