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Match Drawn

Middlesex vs Notts

No play at Uxbridge

Heavy rain overnight puts paid to championship match

Overnight rain left the Uxbridge ground sodden

Andrew Strauss: a timely century to keep Notts at bay on day three

The match between Middlesex and Nottinghamshire at Uxbridge was abandoned as a draw with no play possible on day four.

Heavy overnight rain left the pitch sodden and gave match officials Martin Bodenham and Jeremy Lloyds no option but to call the game off.

Nottinghamshire gained six points to Middlesex's three.

Day three

England captain Andrew Strauss warmed up for the upcoming Investec Test series with South Africa in style, as his timely century steered Middlesex away from danger on day three against Nottinghamshire.

After making 50 in the first-innings, Strauss enjoyed further success against the Notts attack in his second knock, reaching stumps on a rain-hit third day well set on 127 not out.

His efforts helped Middlesex wipe out a first-innings deficit of 231 and edge into an eight-run lead, with the hosts poised nicely on 239-2 heading into the final day at Uxbridge.

Strauss, who has now scored 46 first-class centuries, struck 13 fours and one six and shared a 143-run partnership with captain Chris Rogers (59) for the third wicket.

Pace bowler Andy Carter removed Sam Robson (26) to bring the pair together and Harry Gurney eventually broke the partnership by trapping Rogers lbw.

Day Two

Adam Voges and Chris Read combined to put Nottinghamshire in complete charge at the halfway stage of their Division One clash with Middlesex.

The duo shared a sixth-wicket partnership worth 143 to carry the visitors to 329 by the end of their first innings at Uxbridge, giving them a huge lead of 231 runs.

Australian Voges made an accomplished 105 from 176 deliveries, hitting 11 boundaries. He had, however, been fortunate to survive at the start of the day, Ollie Rayner spilling a tough chance at second slip when he'd made just 11.

Read also received a lucky break in his knock of 71; he had 15 to his name when he drove Corey Collymore fiercely to cover point where a leaping Gareth Berg could not cling on.

The duo had come together after the early loss of opener Michael Lumb, who was caught behind off Tim Murtagh soon after reaching his half-century.

Ireland international Murtagh finished with 4-87 while Toby Roland-Jones mopped up the tail for figures of 4-102, including bowling Andre Adams - the former New Zealand international hit his first ball for six, his second for four, was dropped off his third and then played on to his fourth.

Day One

Andre Adams continued his fine form in this season's LV=Coutny Championship to help Nottinghamshire skittle Middlesex at Uxbridge.

The former New Zealand international claimed 6-32 - including taking four wickets for no runs in the space of 10 balls - to bowl out the hosts for just 98.

Andrew Strauss was one of only two Middlesex batsmen to make it into double figures, the England skipper hitting an even 50 in his solitary match before the start of the Test series against South Africa.

His innings came to an end when he was bowled by a beautiful delivery from Adams to end a sixth-wicket stand of 63 with Gareth Berg (32).

However Nottinghamshire soon found the going tough when they started their reply, Alex Hales falling leg before to seamer Corey Collymore for 14.

Riki Wessels (34) and Michael Lumb, who finished up unbeaten on 35, put on 49 for the second wicket, though Tim Murtagh struck twice just before the close to leave Nottinghamshire on 114-4.

Match Details

Date
11th - 14th Jul 2012
Toss
Nottinghamshire won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Uxbridge Cricket Ground
Umpires
M J D Bodenham and J W Lloyds

middlesex BATTING CARD

Batsman R
Strauss not out 127
Robson c Read b A. Carter 26
Rogers lbw b Gurney 59
Denly not out 15
Extras 1w, 4b, 7lb 12
Total 70.0 Overs 239 - 2
Full Batting Card

notts BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Phillips 13 2 47 0
Gurney 14 2 38 1
Adams 16 3 51 0
A. Carter 11 1 36 1
Patel 16 1 56 0
Full Bowling Card