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MATCH REPORT | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE

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Robbie White struck his maiden first-class century to rescue Middlesex from a disastrous start against Derbyshire on the opening day of their LV= Insurance County Championship clash.

The Seaxes stumbled to 14 for three – all lbw – after opting to bat at Lord’s as Derbyshire seamers Sam Conners and Luis Reece made the most of the early movement in overcast conditions.

But White, who had previously passed 50 six times without registering a ton – including 99 against Kent last year – finally achieved that landmark as he led Middlesex’s fightback, hitting an unbeaten 101 to lift them to 218 for five.

The 25-year-old shared a century stand with Martin Andersson, whose 53 was his highest score of the season, while John Simpson was undefeated on 29 when bad light brought play to a premature close.

Middlesex’s decision to bat looked questionable when Mark Stoneman, making his debut after moving across the river from Surrey, lasted only three balls before Conners’ inswinger trapped him in front for a duck.

Sam Robson followed later in the same over, the victim of one that stayed low, while Stephen Eskinazi had little chance against a Reece delivery that swung viciously to leave Middlesex reeling at three down.

Despite a couple of edges that flew through the slips, White soon settled down to oversee a rebuilding job and weathered the onslaught alongside Max Holden in a partnership of 38.

Reece collected his second lbw scalp before lunch, with Holden unlucky to be given out to a ball that looked too high, but Andersson announced his arrival at the crease with a series of sweetly-struck cover boundaries.

The fifth-wicket pair made good progress during the afternoon session, with White leg-glancing Reece for four to bring up his half-century and Andersson quickly followed suit, reaching that milestone from 93 balls.

With Derbyshire deploying both spinners in tandem, it was Alex Thomson who achieved the breakthrough with his maiden first-class wicket for the county, tempting Andersson forward to nudge to slip.

However, Simpson maintained Middlesex’s momentum while White advanced steadily to his hundred, carving Conners over point for four and then taking advantage of a wide ball to punch another off-side boundary that brought him to three figures.

That proved timely for White as, with the light deteriorating, umpires Muhammad Syed and Peter Hartley took the teams off just two overs later.

MATCH ACTION | DAY FOUR V DERBYSHIRE
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MATCH ACTION | DAY FOUR V DERBYSHIRE

Toby Roland-Jones took 5/36 on the final day to help Middlesex bowl Derbyshire out for 221 and win by 112 runs at Lord's.

MATCH REPORT | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE
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MATCH REPORT | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE

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DAY THREE MATCH ACTION | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE
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DAY THREE MATCH ACTION | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE

Toby Roland-Jones and Tim Murtagh put on 58 for the final wicket to ensure that Derbyshire had to chase over 300 to win the game. Derbyshire closed on 42/1.

CLOSE OF PLAY INTERVIEW | TOBY ROLAND-JONES
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CLOSE OF PLAY INTERVIEW | TOBY ROLAND-JONES

Toby Roland-Jones spoke to BBC London's Kevin Hand after putting on 58 with Tim Murtagh to ensure Derbyshire would have to chase over 300 in the final innings.

MATCH REPORT | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE
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MATCH REPORT | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE

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MATCH ACTION | DAY TWO V DERBYSHIRE
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MATCH ACTION | DAY TWO V DERBYSHIRE

Ethan Bamber and Tim Murtagh took four wickets each to help Middlesex reduce Derbyshire to 201/9 on two of the LV= County Championship clash at Lord's.

CLOSE OF PLAY INTERVIEW | ETHAN BAMBER
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CLOSE OF PLAY INTERVIEW | ETHAN BAMBER

Ethan Bamber spoke to BBC London's Kevin Hand after taking four wickets, helping us reduce Derbyshire to 201/9.

MATCH REPORT | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE
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MATCH ACTION | DAY ONE V DERBYSHIRE
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MATCH ACTION | DAY ONE V DERBYSHIRE

Watch all the action from the opening day of our LV= County Championship clash against Derbyshire at Lord's. Robbie White stole the headlines with an unbeaten 101 as we reached 218/5 at stumps.

CLOSE OF PLAY INTERVIEW | ROBBIE WHITE
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CLOSE OF PLAY INTERVIEW | ROBBIE WHITE

Robbie White spoke to BBC London's Kevin Hand after scoring an unbeaten 101 on day one of our LV= County Championship clash against Derbyshire at Lord's.

MATCH REPORT | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE
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MATCH REPORT | MIDDLESEX V DERBYSHIRE

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STUART LAW PREVIEWS DERBYSHIRE CLASH
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STUART LAW PREVIEWS DERBYSHIRE CLASH

Stuart Law looks ahead to the LV= County Championship clash against Derbyshire, which gets underway at Lord's tomorrow.

SQUAD & PREVIEW | COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP VS DERBYSHIRE
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SQUAD & PREVIEW | COUNTY CHAMPIONSHIP VS DERBYSHIRE

Middlesex have named a fifteen-man squad for this week's County Championship clash against Derbyshire at Lord's

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