Match Action from an intriguing opening day at Southport & Birkdale Sports Club, where the hosts, Lancashire, edged a closely fought day's play. Winning the toss and electing to bat, Middlesex were dismissed by the Lancashire seamers for just 180 in 51 overs, although the visitors rallied in the evening session as Lancashire finished the day four down trailing by 57 runs.

Listen to Tim Murtagh's thoughts on the opening day's play at Southport, after he picked up three early Lancashire wickets to keep his side very much in contention.