Match Action from Day Three at Southport & Birkdale Sports Club, where a tail-end partnership from Lancashire helped the hosts recover from 204-8 to finish their innings on 309. In reply, Middlesex got off to a shaky start, losing 5 wickets for just 99 runs. However, with Dawid Malan still at the crease on 45*, we finished the day on 156-6, to set up an intriguing final day's play.

Tim Murtagh claimed six wickets in Lancashire's first innings and hopes the side can fight back again on the final day.