The Middlesex squad in 1975
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Middlesex had the record-breaking but galling experience of twice playing in cup finals at Lord's in one season (1975) -and of losing both. Back row - G. D. Barlow, C. J. Whiteside, T. M. Lamb, N. P. D. Ross, J. E. Emburey, P. H. Edmonds, M. J. Vernon, N. G. Featherstone; seated-M. W. W. Selvey, J. T. Murray, J. M. Brearley (captain), M. J. Smith, C. T. Radley


Australia v India, 2nd Test, Brisbane, 4th day
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South Africa v West Indies, 1st Test, Centurion, 3rd day
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