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Nottinghamshire vs Middlesex

Match info: County Championship Division 1 at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Date: 13th Apr 2013 Status: Day 4 of 4 Umpires: N G B Cook and N A Mallender

Home team and score Away team score

Nottinghamshire

278 All out (91.1 Overs)
182 All out (47.1 Overs)

Result

Middlesex

353 All out (111.0 Overs)
110/0 (25.0 Overs)

Middlesex win by 10 wickets

  • Last Updated: April 13 2013, 13:33 BST

Middlesex got their LV= County Championship season off to a successful start with a 10-wicket win over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

Chris Rogers: Helped Middlesex to victory
Chris Rogers: Helped Middlesex to victory

Set a victory target of just 108 they romped to victory in just 25 overs with their openers, Sam Robson and Chris Rogers, each compiling their second half-centuries of the match.

With rain forecast for later in the day the onus was on the visitors to quickly wrap up the Nottinghamshire second innings and they could not have done it any quicker.

Andre Adams, undefeated overnight on 50, tried to run Toby Roland-Jones' first delivery of the day down to third man but the faint edge was spectacularly taken at second slip by a diving Ollie Rayner.

Robson and Rogers, who put on 106 together in the Middlesex first innings, both survived early scares as tempers became frayed.

Nottinghamshire clearly believed that Robson had edged Luke Fletcher through to wicketkeeper Chris Read but umpire Neil Mallender was unconvinced.

Words were exchanged between the fielders and the young opener and Read threw the ball towards the stumps after taking each of the next two deliveries.

The officials intervened, requesting order to be restored but it flared up again in the next over with Rogers surviving a claim for another catch behind, off the bowling of Ajmal Shahzad.

A succession of boundaries from both batsmen dampened the spirits of the home side.

Rogers, in particular, was ruthless on anything on his legs, whipping Shahzad and Adams away through midwicket.

Rogers was the first to his fifty, from just 52 deliveries, with Robson's coming from 84 and the right-hander then stroked Samit Patel through the off side to secure the victory.


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