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MIDDLESEX NAME UNCHANGED SQUAD OF FIFTEEN FOR ROYAL LONDON CUP CLASH AGAINST LANCASHIRE AT OLD TRAFFORD

Having secured victory on the road against the Worcestershire Rapids yesterday, Middlesex now head north to Old Trafford where they'll look to do so again, as they take on Lancashire in the Royal London Cup tomorrow.

Middlesex name an unchanged squad of fifteen for the tomorrow's clash.

The win yesterday saw Middlesex leapfrog Sussex and Kent in the Group A table, and another victory in Manchester tomorrow would keep Middlesex right in the hunt for qualification from Group A.

With only three sides in each group going forward in the competition, it's hard to see a side qualifying with anything less than nine points, and with Middlesex now sat on three points from four games played, they'll be pleased that they can take some momentum from yesterday's result into tomorrow's clash and look to build on it with another victory.

It was the kind of performance that will have done wonders for the confidence in the Middlesex group, as runs flowed, and the bowling unit were disciplined, in what was arguably Middlesex's most accomplished white-ball performance of the summer.

In beating Worcestershire yesterday, Middlesex put an end to the Rapids 100% winning start, and tomorrow they'll have the opportunity to inflict the first defeat of the campaign on Lancashire, who remain unbeaten, having won three of their opening four games, with the other clash being washed out.

Lancashire now sit atop of Group A on seven points, having beaten Sussex, Gloucestershire and Hampshire in three relatively low scoring affairs. Despite sitting in pole position, the hosts' leading run scorer to date is Luke Wells, who has just 102 runs to his name, whilst Middlesex in comparison have Stephen Eskinazi, Jack Davies and Robbie White all over that threshold, with Sam Robson not far behind, so in terms of batting firepower, Middlesex have more than enough in the ranks.

It's with the ball where Lancashire have delivered however, with four bowlers having taken five or more wickets in their campaign, whereas Middlesex's leading wicket-takers are Ethan Bamber and Luke Hollman with four apiece.

It promises to be a thrilling encounter at Old Trafford tomorrow, where Middlesex will be hoping they can repeat yesterday's performance and keep their one-day campaign on track.

Middlesex name the following fifteen-man squad for tomorrow’s clash:

Peter Handscomb (captain)

Martin Andersson

Ethan Bamber

Varun Chopra

Jack Davies

Josh De Caires

Stephen Eskinazi

Toby Greatwood

James Harris

Max Harris

Max Holden

Luke Hollman

Sam Robson

Robbie White (wicket-keeper)

Thilan Walallawita

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