FOURTEEN-MAN SQUAD NAMED TO FACE KENT IN CANTERBURY IN BOB WILLIS TROPHY
Middlesex Head Coach Stuart Law has named a fourteen-man squad to head down to Canterbury, to take on a Kent side who sit one place ahead of them in the Bob Willis Trophy South Group.
Middlesex head to the Spitfire Ground on the back of defeat to Hampshire at Radlett, in a game that could have gone either way. A disappointing second innings batting collapse for Middlesex did the damage, leaving little margin for error on day four, with Hampshire chasing just 158 for victory. A valiant effort from the bowlers on the morning of the final day saw momentum swing Middlesex’s way, only for the South Coast side to build an agonising eighth wicket partnership to see them secure the win and bag the points.
Law is forced to make one change in the batting ranks for the trip to Kent, with Robbie White coming into the squad to replace Tom Lace, who left the club this week for Gloucestershire.
Two unforced changes come in the bowling ranks, as Law continues to employ an essential rest and rotation policy for his quicks to ensure they maintain freshness throughout the campaign. This sees both Tom Helm and Tim Murtagh drop out, with Steven Finn and Ethan Bamber coming into the fourteen-man squad and eager to stake their claim.
With just five points separating Middlesex in third and Kent in second, it promises to be a great encounter, as both sides need the victory to close the gap on group topping Essex, who remain the only unbeaten side in the group.
Fourteen-man squad Middlesex squad to face Kent:
Stephen Eskinazi (captain)
John Simpson (wicket-keeper)