result
London, May 11 - 14 2018, Specsavers County Championship Division Two
455/8d
(111 ov)(f/o) 210 & 326/4d
Match drawn
1:43
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Middlesex find the favourites tag hard to bear

Middlesex were overwhelmingly fancied to return to Division One at the first time of asking but thanks to an unbeaten hundred by James Bracey they lie uneasily in fifth

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Scorecard summary
Middlesex455/8(122 overs)1st INNINGS
Nick Gubbins99 (138)
Eoin Morgan76 (132)
Gloucestershire210/10(72.5 overs)1st INNINGS
Chris Dent66 (140)
Benny Howell47 (87)
Gloucestershire326/4(111 overs)2nd INNINGS
James Bracey*125 (271)
James Harris3/60(25)
Tom Helm1/50(19)
end of over 1114 runs
GLOUC: 326/4CRR: 2.93 
Graeme van Buuren46 (74)
James Bracey125 (271)
Sam Robson2-0-12-0
Ollie Rayner29-8-54-0
110.6
Robson to van Buuren, no run
110.5
4
Robson to van Buuren, FOUR runs
110.4
Robson to van Buuren, no run
110.3
Robson to van Buuren, no run
110.2
Robson to van Buuren, no run
110.1
Robson to van Buuren, no run
end of over 110Maiden
GLOUC: 322/4CRR: 2.92 
James Bracey125 (271)
Graeme van Buuren42 (68)
Ollie Rayner29-8-54-0
Sam Robson1-0-8-0
109.6
Rayner to Bracey, no run
109.5
Rayner to Bracey, no run
109.4
Rayner to Bracey, no run
109.3
Rayner to Bracey, no run
109.2
Rayner to Bracey, no run
109.1
Rayner to Bracey, no run
end of over 1098 runs
GLOUC: 322/4CRR: 2.95 
Graeme van Buuren42 (68)
James Bracey125 (265)
Sam Robson1-0-8-0
Ollie Rayner28-7-54-0
108.6
4
Robson to van Buuren, FOUR runs
108.5
1
Robson to Bracey, 1 run
108.4
1
Robson to van Buuren, 1 run
108.3
Robson to van Buuren, no run
108.2
1
Robson to Bracey, 1 run
108.1
1
Robson to van Buuren, 1 run
end of over 1084 runs
GLOUC: 314/4CRR: 2.90 
James Bracey123 (263)
Graeme van Buuren36 (64)
Ollie Rayner28-7-54-0
Dawid Malan6-1-23-0
107.6
Rayner to Bracey, no run
107.5
3
Rayner to van Buuren, 3 runs
Match details
Lord's, London
Tossno toss
SeriesSpecsavers County Championship Division Two
Season2018
Hours of play (local time)11am start, Lunch 13.00-13.40, Tea 15.40-16.00, Close 18.00
Match days11,12,13,14 May 2018 - day(4-day match)
Umpires
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Jonathan Blades
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Steve O'Shaughnessy
PointsMiddlesex 12, Gloucestershire 8