The top of the County Championship is currently very congested with 10 points separating the top three sides. This makes the next 10 days extremely important for us as we play the two teams that currently sit above us.
As the third placed team we are extremely keen to put the leaders – Sussex – under pressure this week. Middlesex and Sussex are currently the only two unbeaten teams in Division One and both sides will be hoping that there remains only one by Saturday evening.
Last season the two LV=CC matches between us were won by the home side, rather convincingly on each occasion. Middlesex enter the game having had a week’s rest from 1st-class cricket and, at the time of writing this, with all our first team regulars fit and healthy.
We will be making three changes to the squad that drew with Durham. Tim Murtagh returns from Ireland duty and will be joined by Adam London and Ollie Rayner. Tom Smith, Adam Rossington and Tom Helm have been omitted.
Due to the late finish of the Yorkshire Bank 40 match on Tuesday, play will start on the first day of the match at 12pm, with gates opening at 11am. All other days will start as usual at 11am with gates opening at 10am.
Middlesex CCC are pleased to announce the following 13-man squad for the match against Sussex:
Chris Rogers (captain)
Tickets for this match can be purchased on the gate on the day and cost £16 for adults, £8 for over 65s and £5 for under 16s (4th day: £5 for adults and free for over 65s and under 16s). Middlesex members get into the match for FREE.
PLEASE NOTE: DAY ONE ONLY, WEDNESDAY 5 JUNE – GATES OPEN 11AM | PLAY STARTS 12PM
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