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Nottinghamshire v Middlesex: Day 4 Match Updates

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Close of Play report - Day 4 Trent Bridge

Nottinghamshire and Middlesex had to settle for a draw at Trent Bridge as a combination of rain and bad light on the final day of their LV= County Championship game put paid to any slim hopes of a positive result.

Having started the day on 7 for 0, still 38 runs adrift of Nottinghamshire's first innings total of 419 for 9, Middlesex added another seven runs before persistent drizzle forced an early lunch.

Thankfully, the rain and bad light gave way to an improved afternoon, weatherwise, and Middlesex were able to push on thanks to Sam Robson and first innings half centurion James Harris.

Robson, who was dropped at second slip by Steve Mullaney off Jake Ball in the morning, led the way and reached his 50 off 101 balls with nine fours. He and Harris put on 83 for the first wicket before the former Glamorgan seamer was adjudged lbw off the bowling of Harry Gurney. Although Harris was disappointed with the decision, his 44 off 66 balls took his contribution with the bat, in this match, to 117.

Nick Compton joined Robson at the crease and although Gurney had a confident appeal for lbw against the former Somerset batsman, turned down, shortly after, the pair took Middlesex to tea, at 139 for 1.

With both batsmen keen to notch up another unbeaten score, but at the same time, seizing the opportunity to score some valuable runs, Middlesex passed 150, in the 42nd over,. However, three overs later Compton should have been stumped by Chris Read, off the bowling of Samit Patel.

The left armer beat the outside edge, but with Compton stranded two yards down the wicket, Read completely fluffed his lines and the ball went for two byes.

When bad light forced the umpires to speak once again, the captains eventually shook hands on a draw with Middlesex having reached 162 for 1 with Robson unbeaten on 77 and Compton 36 not out from 68 balls.


Tea Update - Day 4 Trent Bridge

Sam Robson helped himself to an unbeaten half century as Middlesex and Nottinghamshire went through the motions on the final day of their LV= County Championship game at Trent Bridge.

As the game laboured towards its inevitable conclusion, Robson survived one or two scares to reach his 50 off 101 balls, with nine fours. 

He and nightwatchman James Harris put on 83 for the first wicket before the latter was trapped lbw by Harry Gurney for 44.

Robson and Nick Compton continued the good work with Compton surviving one confident shout for lbw off the bowling of Gurney.

Twice the umpires checked the natural light as the rain clouds gathered over the ground, but with Samit Patel and Brendan Taylor bowling, there was no danger to either batsman.

However, when the light deteriorated once again, the players left the field to take an early tea with Middlesex 139 for 1 after 37.4 overs.


Lunch Update - Day 4 Trent Bridge

Only six overs were possible on the final morning of the LV= County Championship game between Nottinghamshire and Middlesex at Trent Bridge.

Although a prompt start was possible, rain forced the two sides off, shortly before 11.30, with Middlesex having progressed from their overnight total of 7 for 0 to 14 without loss.

Nightwatchman and first innings half centurion James Harris was unbeaten on four, whilst Sam Robson was somewhat fortunate to reach 10 not out after being dropped at second slip by Steven Mullaney off the bowling of Jake Ball, at 12 for 0.

When the persistent drizzle came, the umpires decided to call an early lunch for 12.40.

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