Southgate, Sep 11 - 14 2007, County Championship Division Two
176 & 331
(90.3 ov, target 318)190 & 279
Middlesex won by 38 runs
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Dalrymple keeps promotion hopes flickering

Middlesex beat Leicestershire by 38 runs at Southgate, keeping their chances of pipping Nottinghamshire to the second Championship Division Two promotion place just about alive

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Scorecard summary
Middlesex176/10(64 overs)1st INNINGS
Ed Joyce74 (157)
Ben Scott35 (49)
Leicestershire190/10(69.5 overs)1st INNINGS
John Maunders58 (135)
Tom New47 (70)
Murali Kartik6/85(28.5)
Tim Murtagh3/36(19)
Middlesex331/10(114.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Ed Smith134 (280)
Leicestershire279/10(90.3 overs)2nd INNINGS
Paul Nixon57 (119)
Jim Allenby46 (120)
Tim Murtagh3/54(18.3)
Match details
John Walker's Ground, Southgate
TossMiddlesex, elected to bat first
SeriesCounty Championship Division Two
Hours of play (local time)10.30am start, Lunch 12.45-3.15, Tea (usually) 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00<br>Final day: Lunch 12.30-13.10, Tea 15.10-15.30, Close 17.30.
Match days11,12,13,14 September 2007 - day (4-day match)
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Neil Bainton
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Rob Bailey
PointsMiddlesex 17, Leicestershire 3