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BPL 2017

'T20 has globalised the game of cricket' - Franklin

Nov 10, 2017: The former New Zealand allrounder, who is currently at the Bangladesh Premier League, on the origins of the shortest format and the benefits it has brought

Mohammad Isam

Middlesex v Warwickshire, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Lord's

Franklin rescues Middlesex as bowlers run riot

Aug 6, 2017: Middlesex's captain James Franklin was one of the few batsmen to prosper as 20 wickets fell on the opening day at Lord's

ECB Reporters Network

Khulna Titans v Rajshahi Kings, BPL 2016-17, Qualifier 2, Dhaka

Patel, Sabbir, Franklin take Rajshahi into final

Dec 7, 2016: Three wickets from Samit Patel and unbeaten knocks from Sabbir Rahman and James Franklin took Rajshahi Kings into the BPL final

Mohammad Isam

Middlesex v Yorkshire, Specsavers Championship Div One, Lord's, 4th day

Roland-Jones hat-trick gives Middlesex Championship title

Sep 23, 2016: In the most dramatic scenes imaginable, Middlesex secured their first County Championship title since 1993 when Toby Roland-Jones claimed a hat-trick, in a six-wicket haul, to bowl out Yorkshire out for 178 with 4.4 overs of the season remaining

George Dobell at Lord's

Notts v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship, Division One, Trent Bridge, 4th day

Compton keeps Middlesex top and sentences Notts to the drop

Sep 9, 2016: The differing emotions between the two sides told the story: as the Middlesex dressing room reverberated with an exuberant rendition of the team song, Nottinghamshire's players sat looking tired and dejected

George Dobell at Trent Bridge

Warwickshire v Middlesex, Specsavers Championship Div One, Edgbaston, 4th day

Franklin excited by Finn title boost

Sep 3, 2016: Middlesex's lead has been trimmed by Yorkshire to four points after a rain-affected round and James Franklin knows that there is still lots of good cricket to play if they are to end their title drought

Jon Culley

County news

Voges ruled out of Middlesex return

Aug 21, 2016: Middlesex will be without their County Championship captain Adam Voges for the remainder of the season after he picked up a hamstring injury during Australia's tour of Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

Middlesex v Durham, Specsavers Championship Div 1, Lord's, 1st day

Rayner and Franklin take command for Middlesex

Aug 13, 2016: James Franklin and Ollie Rayner made for an unlikely pair of destroyers. But together they turned the game, as Durham's 74 for 0 became 74 for 4 in 17 crushing deliveries

Tim Wigmore at Lord's

County news

Voges returns, Middlesex appoint three captains

Feb 9, 2016: Adam Voges has been confirmed as Middlesex's main overseas player for 2016 and he will continue to captain the club in the Championship

ESPNcricinfo staff

Notts v Middlesex, LV= County Championship Div One, Trent Bridge, 2nd day

Franklin gives note to not write off Middlesex

Jul 6, 2015: The odds against Yorkshire retaining the title may be shortening every day but Middlesex ought not to be discounted as contenders just yet, even though Andrew Gale's team clearly have some momentum.

Jon Culley at Trent Bridge

Middlesex v Worcestershire, LV= County Championship Div One, Uxbridge, 4th day

Franklin, Burns flourish in droll draw

Jun 24, 2015: It was a day when optimism got the better of everyone. Another match at Uxbridge, another droll pitch - another draw.

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Uxbridge

Middlesex v Worcestershire, LV= County Championship Div One, Uxbridge, 1st day

Franklin 135 rescues Middlesex after Shantry haul

Jun 21, 2015: It was a day when the honours, in the grand scheme of things, were too early to dish out. But Worcestershire enjoyed enough success at the beginning of the day to claim it.

Vithushan Ehantharajah at Uxbridge

Middlesex v Kent, NatWest T20, South Group, Lord's

Stirling, Franklin distract Lord's drinkers in style

May 28, 2015: For most counties Friday is T20 night but Middlesex have always preferred Thursdays. The stroll from St John's Wood to Lord's, brimming with City types anticipating their first T20 game of the season, showed why.

Tim Wigmore

Somerset v Middlesex, LV= Championship, Division One, Taunton, 4th day

Voges, Franklin pull off huge Middx chase

Apr 29, 2015: Composed centuries from captain Adam Voges and James Franklin led Middlesex to a five-wicket Championship victory over Somerset at Taunton after they had been set an unlikely 402 to win

Press Association

Plunket Shield 2014-15, 4th day

Ryder, de Boorder sink Wellington

Feb 19, 2015: A round-up of the Plunket Shield matches that ended on February 19, 2014

ESPNcricinfo staff

New Zealand news

James Franklin signs for Middlesex

Feb 6, 2015: New Zealand allrounder James Franklin has signed a two-year deal with Middlesex, a move that will end his international career

George Dobell

Ford Trophy 2014-15

Auckland sneak one-wicket win on last ball

Jan 18, 2015: A round-up of the Ford Trophy matches played on January 18, 2015

ESPNcricinfo staff

North Island v South Island, Georgie Pie Sumer Smash, Hamilton

Spinners give South Island 15-run win

Oct 31, 2014: Two wickets apiece from Matt Henry and James McMillan, and economical bowling from the South Island spinners gave them a 15-run win against North Island in the Georgie Pie Super Smash exhibition match in Hamilton

ESPNcricinfo staff

Canterbury v Wellington, Plunket Shield, Christchurch

Murdoch ton seals 307 chase for Wellington

Oct 28, 2014: Stephen Murdoch's sixth first-class century helped Wellington gun down 307 to secure a remarkable four-wicket victory against Canterbury in Christchurch

ESPNcricinfo staff

James Franklin

'It's scary to think I actually have a Test hat-trick'

Aug 23, 2014: New Zealand allrounder James Franklin remembers all his stats, and likes to take his five-year-old to watch football and rugby

Interview by Jack Wilson
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