Sunday's defeat to Sussex means that this is an important game for us. To qualify for the Friends Life t20 quarter-finals you generally have to win more games than you lose and it is our aim to stay on the positive side of that calculation. With Paul Stirling and Tim Murtagh leaving for Ireland duty on Friday morning it would be nice to send them on their way with a win.
I thought our run chase against Sussex was comendable, it was just that we conceded too many runs. Before Sunday's match the average 1st innings t20 score was 163. Sussex batted superbly, and a little good fortune went their way, but we need to improve our bowling and fielding. In response to Sunday's loss the team had an excellent training session at Radlett on Tuesday and are looking forward to playing in front of what could be a 20,000 crowd on Thursday.
Middlesex CCC have made one change to the squad, with Gurjit Sandhu replacing Tim Murtagh. Ravi Patel continues to attend and has a reasonable chance of playing.
Middlesex CCC are pleased to announce the following 13-man squad for our Friends Life t20 match against Essex Eagles at Lord's tomorrow, Thursday 4 July:
Neil Dexter (c)
It's your last chance to buy your tickets in advance and SAVE £5. Tickets are on sale until 11.59PM TONIGHT, WEDNESDAY 3 JULY at the ADVANCED TICKET PRICE of £20 for adults. Adult tickets on the gate will cost £25 and it's £5 for Under 16s.
Tickets can be purchased online by CLICKING HERE.
Telephone Ticket Sales will cease @ 4.30pm today
Internet/Website Sales will cease @ 11.59pm tonight
There will be no sales for tomorrow, either by telephone, or via the web, after these times, until the Gates Open at 4.40pm tomorrow, when General Public Stand tickets will go on sale from the North Gate Sales Point inWellington Place.
THE TICKET COLLECTION POINT, at the East Gate in St. John’s Wood Road, WILL OPEN EARLY TOMORROW @ 4.00pm TO ALLOW SPECTATORS WHO HAVE PRE PURCHASED TICKETS SINCE 9.30am ON MONDAY 1 JULY, TO COLLECT THEIR TICKETS. (Should purchasers wish to collect their tickets prior to 3.30pm they may do so by bringing their confirmation email to the Main Ticket Office).
QUEUES ARE EXPECTED so we advise those coming to collect tickets and purchase tickets to arrive as early as possible in order to avoid missing any of the game!
Tickets ON THE DAY are priced at £25 for Adults and £5 for Under 16s, and payment at the North Gate Selling Points is by CASH ONLY
Rover Tickets ONLY, will be available from the Grace Gate ABO, from 4.30pm, priced @ £15 for Adults and £5 for Under 16s. Again payment is by Cash Only.
PLEASE NOTE THAT NO GENERAL PUBLIC STAND TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THE GRACE GATE. THIS SALES POINT IS FOR THE USE OF MCC & MIDDLESEX MEMBERS PURCHASING TICKETS FOR THEIR GUESTS ONLY. ALL GENERAL PUBLIC SALES WILL BE FROM THE NORTH GATE SALES POINT ONLY
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