Middlesex congratulate Andrew Strauss on his 100th Test
16 August 2012
Middlesex CCC would like to send their warmest congratulations to Andrew Strauss who this morning became the first Middlesex cricketer to play in 100 Tests for England when he took the field to take on South Africa at Lord’s.
Everyone associated with Middlesex is not only extremely proud that Andrew has reached this milestone; we are especially proud of the way the England captain has conducted himself throughout his entire career. He is a credit to his Club, Country and Family.
In his 50th Test as England captain Andrew has become the ninth England player to achieve this feat and joins an exclusive group that contains Michael Atherton, Sir Ian Botham, Geoffrey Boycott, Lord Cowdrey of Tonbridge, Graham Gooch, David Gower, Alec Stewart and Graham Thorpe.
Lord’s has played a huge part in Andrew’s career and it is fitting that he will play his 100th Test at the same venue as he made his debut. He highlighted his class on his debut in 2004 by scoring a hundred against New Zealand and it would be wonderful if he could do the same again this week and guide England to a series levelling victory.