result
Taunton, May 15 - 17 2013, County Championship Division One
(12.3 ov, target 71)347 & 72/1
(f/o) 152 & 265
Middlesex won by 9 wickets
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• David Hopps at Taunton

Murtagh and Middlesex prove title credentials

The last time Somerset lost a Championship match at Taunton, the ground rang to raucous Lancastrian celebrations. This time it was deserted as Middlesex unexpectedly escaped the showers to pull off a three-day victory

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Scorecard summary
Middlesex347/10(110.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Neil Dexter82 (160)
Chris Rogers57 (150)
Jamie Overton6/95(28.5)
Jack Leach3/36(21)
Somerset152/10(45.2 overs)1st INNINGS
Somerset265/10(84.5 overs)2nd INNINGS
Jos Buttler85 (175)
Peter Trego82 (115)
Tim Murtagh6/49(21.5)
James Harris2/71(19)
Middlesex72/1(12.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
12.3
2
Kirby to Denly, 2 runs
12.2
Kirby to Denly, no run
12.1
Kirby to Denly, no run
end of over 1211 runs
MIDDX: 70/1CRR: 5.83 
Joe Denly12 (11)
Sam Robson24 (33)
Jamie Overton6-1-39-1
Steve Kirby2-0-6-0
11.6
1
Overton to Denly, 1 run
11.5
1
Overton to Robson, 1 run
11.4
2
Overton to Robson, 2 runs
11.3
Overton to Robson, no run
11.2
Overton to Robson, no run
11.1
4
Overton to Robson, FOUR runs
11.1
3nb
Overton to Denly, (no ball) 1 run
end of over 114 runs
MIDDX: 59/1CRR: 5.36 
Sam Robson17 (28)
Joe Denly10 (9)
Steve Kirby2-0-6-0
Jamie Overton5-1-28-1
10.6
Kirby to Robson, no run
10.5
4
Kirby to Robson, FOUR runs
10.4
Kirby to Robson, no run
10.3
Kirby to Robson, no run
10.2
Kirby to Robson, no run
10.1
Kirby to Robson, no run
end of over 1010 runs
MIDDX: 55/1CRR: 5.50 
Joe Denly10 (9)
Sam Robson13 (22)
Jamie Overton5-1-28-1
Steve Kirby1-0-2-0
9.6
Overton to Denly, no run
9.5
Overton to Denly, no run
9.4
1
Overton to Robson, 1 run
9.3
3
Overton to Denly, 3 runs
Match details
The Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton
TossSomerset, elected to field first
SeriesCounty Championship Division One
Season2013
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days15,16,17 May 2013 - day(4-day match)
Umpires
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Mark Benson
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Neil Mallender
PointsMiddlesex 22, Somerset 3