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Kyle Abbott appeals for lbw

County news

Middlesex clinch Kyle Abbott deal

Middlesex have signed a shorty-term deal with the South African pace bowler Kyle Abbott

Press Association

Samit Patel picked up 3 for 30

Middlesex v Notts, Lord's, 2nd day

Gurney and Patel help Notts take hold

Nottinghamshire are in a strong position to start their County Championship campaign with a victory after dominating the second day against Middlesex at Lord's

Brendan Taylor made a century on his Championship debut

Middlesex v Notts, Lord's, 1st day

Harris intrudes upon Taylor's debut ton

Father Time, in better repair than many imagined after a Lord's April Fool, looked down on James Harris's four-wicket burst after Notts had celebrated a century on Championship debut by Brendon Taylor

Steven Finn took five wickets, including a hat-trick

England news

'I haven't lost pace' - Finn

Steven Finn has said he is frustrated by his tag as a genuine speed merchant after he was overlooked for England's tour to the West Indies