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Fraser urges Middlesex to stay focussed on promotion

Angus Fraser believes Middlesex can steal a march on some of their rivals for promotion from Division Two of the County Championship after crushing Kent by nine wickets in slightly controversial circumstances at Lord’s. A pitch panel was called in … Continue reading

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Lord’s pitch “below average” but Middlesex escape points penalty

An ECB pitch panel has decided that no penalty points are warranted for the Lord’s strip prepared for the current Middlesex v Kent County Championship match in which 23 wickets fell on the opening day. The panel, however, have ruled … Continue reading

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Brian Boobbyer 1928-2011

IN 1952 Brian Boobbyer had nine England rugby caps and was being coveted by Middlesex to open the batting after four years in the Oxford University side. But at the age of 24 my father turned his back on sport … Continue reading

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The frantic stage of the season begins: listen now

PODCAST: Middlesex first team coach Richard Scott assesses the Panther’s chances in this year’s Twenty20 competition… Kevin Hand talks to Richard Scott For more county podcasts see here For more podcasts from Kevin Hand, see here

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Finn and Morgan should be playing for Middlesex: Codrington

Middlesex chief executive Vinny Codrington has criticised the playing of England Lions matches during the domestic season. Codrington believes that Middlesex pair Steven Finn and Eoin Morgan, for example, should not be representing the Lions in a four-day game against … Continue reading

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Rayner loving his loan spell at Lord’s

Ollie Rayner is relishing an extended run of County Championship games at the start of what he considers to be a pivotal season in his career. The 25-year-old off-spinner is on loan at second division pacesetters Middlesex from Sussex at … Continue reading

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Radford returns from Caribbean to coach in UK

Toby Radford, who coached Middlesex to their Twenty20 Cup triumph in 2008, is returning to the UK to work as a specialist batting coach. Radford, 39, has quit his role as director of the Sagicor High Performance Centre in Barbados, … Continue reading

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Dexter praises psychologist’s contribution to Middx success

Former fast bowler Steve Sylvester, now a chartered sports psychologist, has been revealed as one of the secrets behind the eye-catching early-season success of Middlesex. Sylvester, who played a total of only six games for Middlesex and Nottinghamshire in a … Continue reading

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Johnson confident of Middx resurgence

Richard Johnson made his name as a cricketer as a Middlesex fast bowler and now, as the county’s bowling coach, he is ideally placed to assess the growing confidence at Lord’s that – at last – one of England’s most … Continue reading

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Andrew Hignell: The longest county career?

Fred Titmus, who died on March 23, was rightly acclaimed as one of the finest off-spinners in English cricket in the 20th century, and as the man who, in 1982, made a remarkable final appearance in first-class cricket. Even Roald … Continue reading

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