Player of the Match
Player of the Match

Close of Play

  • Tue, 23 Sep - day 1 - Middlesex 1st innings 214
  • Wed, 24 Sep - day 2 - Lancashire 1st innings 259/6 (LA Procter 37*, G Chapple 21*, 96 ov)
  • Thu, 25 Sep - day 3 - Middlesex 2nd innings 202/4 (EJG Morgan 41*, NJ Dexter 4*, 72 ov)
  • Fri, 26 Sep - day 4 - Middlesex 2nd innings 341/8 (134 ov) - end of match
  • Middlesex dig deep to save status

    At the end of a day marked not by a frenetic run-chase but by the sort of determined batting specifically designed to prevent such dramas, the players shook hands on the draw at 4.21pm at Old Trafford

  • Chapple's heroic blow keeps Lancashire hopes alive

    With one heroic blow, Lancashire's captain Glen Chapple took their relegation fight against Middlesex into a final day

  • Lancashire cling on in edge-of-the-seat battle

    Like mariners clinging to wreckage in the hope of eventual rescue, Lancashire's cricketers hoped to confound the logic of experience on the second day of this game

  • Harris scrambles for vital Middlesex point

    The first day of this match was dominated by points yet tinged with poignancy. One of these big battalions will be playing their four-day cricket in Division Two next season and this game is therefore something of a shootout