• BATSMEN
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    11.6 straight after the break, and up goes the finger! Shaping in on the angle, down the slope, eludes the inside-edge, thumps the pad, and Robson is gone! 23/1
    21.4 pads up as the ball bends in from outside off, and that's pretty adjacent! Sure enough, up goes the finger, and a battling knock ends softly. Looked a touch high to the naked eye, but struck in line and condemned by his lack of intent! 48/2
    36.2 edged, juggled, second slip clings on to pick off Gloucestershire's fourth! Payne's curling away-swing snags another hard-handed push 78/4
    30.4 oops, don't want to be leaving those! Left-arm over, swinging back in, that's a horrible misjudgement, leaving on the angle, and that's splattered the off stump! 61/3
    not out
    76
    149
    203
    9
    0
    51.00
    51.4 pinned on the back foot, Smith slips the flatter, quicker one through, and that turns down the slope to prise out the fifth. That will also be tea 117/5
    65.1 round the wicket, thumped on the pad, Andersson was well forward but that zipped past a thrusting bat and crashed flush into his pads. Another one bites the dust 158/6
    8
    21
    28
    1
    0
    38.09
    72.5 absolute beauty! A pearler of a left-arm inswinger, curling through the gate as Harris angles forward and has no answer whatsoever 184/7
    77.4 Barnacle Bamber is no more! A beautiful full-length inswinger from Higgins, moving very late and tailing in towards Bamber's static toes. A defensive push down an off-stump line leads to a thin snick, and Gloucestershire have their eighth 195/8
    80.3 straightens on an off-stump line, Walallawita jabs his bat in a reflexive block, and third slip snaffles a fast chance at chest height. Gloucestershire are close to where they wanted to be after choosing to field first 210/9
    80.5 cleans him up second ball! Another curling delivery on a full length, Murtagh's feet can't contend with the movement and off come his bails 210/9
    Extras
    26 (b 12, lb 14)
    TOTAL
    210 all out (80.5 Overs, RR: 2.59)
    Fall of wickets: 1-23 (Sam Robson, 11.6 ov), 2-48 (Max Holden, 21.4 ov), 3-61 (Peter Handscomb, 30.4 ov), 4-78 (Nick Gubbins, 36.2 ov), 5-117 (John Simpson, 51.4 ov), 6-159 (Martin Andersson, 65.1 ov), 7-184 (James Harris, 72.5 ov), 8-195 (Ethan Bamber, 77.4 ov), 9-210 (Thilan Walallawita, 80.3 ov), 10-210 (Tim Murtagh, 80.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DA Payne18.563151.6400
    RF Higgins2374922.1300
    DJ Worrall1744702.7600
    MD Taylor1653622.2500
    TMJ Smith602113.5000
  • BATSMEN
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    41.1 outstanding grab at second slip! Outside off, Brathwaite flashes hard and gets a thick edge, Sam Robson flings himself to his right, to grab in both hands and give Middlesex a much-needed lift 89/3
    4.5 disaster! Oh, what a shocking way to go! A clip to the leg side, Brathwaite wasn't remotely interested in the single, and Dent appeared to get his bat caught in the pitch as the shy came in. Gone without entering the frame! 13/1
    22.3 dangled in the channel outside off, a thin snick and a good take from Simpson, tumbling to his right with the gloves. The nightwatchman falls, but he's done a sterling job 43/2
    72.2 what a limp way to go! Banged in short, a flapped pull, two men back for that stroke, and it's expertly pocketed by Harris, ten yards in from the backward square boundary. That's a huge boon for Middlesex after a guileless middle session 205/6
    44.2 nailed on the pad, and Gloucestershire lose their fourth! Lace is only half forward to a full-length delivery from Murtagh, running it back into the planted front foot. Simple pickings, and just a sign from Middlesex that their 210 could yet be competitive 100/4
    51
    79
    100
    8
    0
    64.55
    69.3 nips through the gate, and out comes the leg stump! Fifty and out for Cockbain, but it's been the innings Gloucestershire needed from a dicey 100 for 4. A good delivery from Harris, full length and late movement, to confound a well-set batsman. That is also Harris's 500th first-class wicket 191/5
    82.6 back of a length, and Higgins walks for the lbw! Kept a touch low, good response from the old stager, Higgins was trapped in the crease and thumped on the knee-roll. A useful cameo to keep Gloucestershire in charge 260/8
    78.1 in the channel outside off, a hard-handed poke, and a simple deflection into the cordon. Sam Robson at second slip swallows the chance, a bit of shape on a good length and Middlesex keep themselves in the contest 235/7
    85.2 very full, shaping in late, Smith is forced into the drive to defend his off stump, and snicks to the keeper. Good effort 264/9
    87.2 pumped through the line, and deposited into the hands of mid-off. That's the end of that 273/9
    not out
    3
    6
    10
    0
    0
    50.00
    Extras
    9 (b 2, lb 3, nb 4)
    TOTAL
    273 all out (87.2 Overs, RR: 3.12)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Chris Dent, 4.5 ov), 2-43 (Matt Taylor, 22.3 ov), 3-89 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 41.1 ov), 4-100 (Tom Lace, 44.2 ov), 5-191 (Ian Cockbain, 69.3 ov), 6-205 (James Bracey, 72.2 ov), 7-235 (George Hankins, 78.1 ov), 8-260 (Ryan Higgins, 82.6 ov), 9-264 (Tom Smith, 85.2 ov), 10-273 (David Payne, 87.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TJ Murtagh2265722.5900
    ER Bamber22.283421.5200
    JAR Harris1514923.2601
    MK Andersson1536434.2601
    TN Walallawita1215804.8300
    SD Robson10606.0000
  • BATSMEN
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    6.1 fenced in the air, straight back down the pitch, and Payne leaps to his left to cling on to a looping leading edge! Middlesex's openers are gone, and Gloucestershire tighten their grip! 16/2
    3.3 shaping in, rapped on the pad, full and threatening, and that's stone-dead! Robson's freebies are as much as Higgins is willing to give him 12/1
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    100
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    52.00
    40.5 nailed on the pad, angling in from over the wicket, and up goes the finger! It was hitting the stumps, but was it outside the line? DRS might have had a word about that... but he's got to go. A huge strike for Gloucestershire! 109/6
    15.3 stunning take from Bracey! Diving across to his right, to scoop up a thin snick that might have been dying on first slip. Handscomb looks to the skies as his abject start to the season continues. In the channel from round the wicket, such tight lines with a hint of inswing, finds the edge! 23/3
    23.3 fuller length, Bamber is lured into the drive, and there's a snick for the first wicket of the day 45/4
    24.2 catastrophic misjudgement from White! A beautiful curling line from Payne, bending back in late as White was caught in two minds. Should I play or should I leave? In the end, it's a floppy neither/nor, as the ball splatters off and middle to leave Middlesex in a world of pain! 46/5
    46.2 Payne's in the game again, and is that the game? Full length once more, subtle late movement to confound Simpson's firm drive, and a smart two-handed take in his follow-through to grab his fourth of the innings and his ninth of the match! 134/7
    48.2 brilliant take from Brathwaite! A hack off a good length from Andersson, a fat edge to the solitary slip, that was travelling fast, but he reacted sharply, hands high to his right, and he clings on with a juggle! 135/9
    46.5 smashes the pad with a full-length inswinger, and Payne has ten! Harris's feet had nowhere to go, and nor it seems do Middlesex... they are sinking fast now 134/8
    not out
    11
    9
    22
    1
    1
    122.22
    51.1 another wipe across the line, an edge to the keeper, Middlesex's sorry innings is over. Gloucestershire need 90 to win 152/10
    Extras
    8 (b 5, lb 3)
    TOTAL
    152 all out (51.1 Overs, RR: 2.97)
    Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Sam Robson, 3.3 ov), 2-16 (Max Holden, 6.1 ov), 3-23 (Peter Handscomb, 15.3 ov), 4-45 (Ethan Bamber, 23.3 ov), 5-46 (Robbie White, 24.2 ov), 6-109 (Nick Gubbins, 40.5 ov), 7-134 (John Simpson, 46.2 ov), 8-134 (James Harris, 46.5 ov), 9-135 (Martin Andersson, 48.2 ov), 10-152 (Tim Murtagh, 51.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    DA Payne1755663.2900
    RF Higgins1625423.3700
    DJ Worrall9.141511.6300
    MD Taylor941912.1100
  • BATSMEN
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    25.3 huge appeal and Harris strikes! A zippy inswinger thuds the pads, it was quite high but he was deep in his crease. Brathwaite won't see it through, but his doughty knock has done the needful 87/3
    13.1 the off stump goes cartwheeling and Middlesex have their incision! Beautiful line and length from over the wicket, pushed across the left-hander. Dent is firmly forward but was beaten all ends up 34/1
    17.2 chipped to mid-on! That's a very poor stroke and it's given Middlesex another glimmer. Bracey was aiming for something expansive, high over the bowler's head, but that plops very simply into Murtagh's cupped hands, and Bamber has his second 50/2
    not out
    31
    35
    38
    6
    0
    88.57
    not out
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    1
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    0
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    100.00
    Extras
    2 (lb 2)
    TOTAL
    93/3 (26.2 Overs, RR: 3.53)
    Fall of wickets: 1-34 (Chris Dent, 13.1 ov), 2-50 (James Bracey, 17.2 ov), 3-87 (Kraigg Brathwaite, 25.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEconWDNB
    TJ Murtagh611702.8300
    ER Bamber932923.2200
    MK Andersson621202.0000
    JAR Harris402817.0000
    TN Walallawita1.20503.7500

Close of Play

  • Thu, 6 May - day 1 - Gloucestershire 1st innings 19/1 (KC Brathwaite 5*, MD Taylor 2*, 7 ov)
  • Fri, 7 May - day 2 - Middlesex 2nd innings 26/3 (NRT Gubbins 7*, ER Bamber 0*, 19 ov)
  • Sat, 8 May - day 3 - Gloucestershire 2nd innings 93/3 (26.2 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

Gloucs 4th innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st34CDJ DentKC Brathwaite
2nd16KC BrathwaiteJR Bracey
3rd37KC BrathwaiteTC Lace
4th6IA CockbainTC Lace