Close of Play

  • Sun, 29 Jun - day 1 - Middlesex 1st innings 280/3 (DJ Malan 72*, NJ Dexter 19*, 80 ov)
  • Mon, 30 Jun - day 2 - Northamptonshire 1st innings 89/3 (JM Kettleborough 42*, RI Newton 28*, 26 ov)
  • Tue, 1 Jul - day 3 - Middlesex 2nd innings 30/1 (NRT Gubbins 11*, DJ Malan 1*, 11 ov)
  • Wed, 2 Jul - day 4 - Northamptonshire 2nd innings 82/3 (46 ov) - end of match

Match Notes

  • Northants lifted by Crook ton

    Steven Crook thumped his way to a maiden first-class hundred as Northamptonshire avoided the follow on and gave themselves a chance of saving the game

  • Middlesex risk nothing against bottom club

    Middlesex could not quell memories of declarations that went wrong as they set bottom-of-the-table Northants a target designed to ensure a dreary draw

  • Malan century worth the wait

    Middlesex capitalised on a decent first day with a first-innings score of 488, which included a first Championship century in nearly two years for Dawid Malan

  • Middlesex Gubbins in working order

    On a Lord's pitch that exhibited little sideways movement, in conditions that offered even less through the air, this has the look of a match that will be decided on mistakes