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Day 4 of 4
Match Drawn

Middlesex vs Notts

LV= County Championship: Nottinghamshire and Middlesex share spoils at Lord's

Chris Rogers: Australia opener made another century for Middlesex

Nottinghamshire eased their relegation worries by picking up two valuable bowling bonus points at Lord's before their LV= County Championship Division One game against Middlesex ended in a weather-ravaged draw.

Chris Rogers took his overnight 67 to 108, the fourth first-class hundred of a memorable summer for Australia's Ashes opener, but then became the first of four scalps for Andre Adams as Middlesex, who resumed on 96 without loss, reached 353-7 declared in reply to Nottinghamshire's 430-7 declared.

After the final day's first session was ruled out to more bad weather it was just a case for both teams of playing for bonus points after a resumption at 1.10pm following an early lunch.

Rogers was in aggressive mood, flashing Adams between third slip and gully for one of his eventual 12 fours and then upper-cutting a short ball from Harry Gurney to square third man for six.

A superbly-timed back foot force to the ropes through point off Luke Fletcher took Rogers to his century, but the left-hander fell just five runs short of completing 1,000 championship runs for the season - in only his 11th appearance for Middlesex.

Going for another pull, this time against Adams, the Middlesex captain skied to Fletcher at mid-on after batting for 155 balls and dominating an opening stand of 151 with Sam Robson, who edged behind on 41 in Adams's next over.

Joe Denly and John Simpson both added fifties to guide Middlesex past 350 and a fourth batting point, while Adams finished with 4-98 and Harry Gurney 2-81.

Match Details

Date
11th - 14th Sep 2013
Toss
Middlesex won the toss and elected to bowl.
Venue
Lord's
Umpires
S A Garratt, R T Robinson

middlesex BATTING CARD

Batsman R
C.J.L. Rogers c Fletcher b Adams 108
S.D. Robson c Read b Adams 41
J.L. Denly b Gurney 63
D.J. Malan b Patel 15
N.J. Dexter c Lumb b Gurney 9
J.A. Simpson Not out 51
G.K. Berg c&b Adams 26
O.P. Rayner lbw Adams 9
J.A.R. Harris Not out 9
Extras 8nb, 1w, 2b, 11lb 22
Total Declared, 98.1 Overs 353 - 7
Full Batting Card

notts BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
L.J. Fletcher 20 3 75 0
A.R. Adams 29.1 8 98 4
P.J. Franks 9 1 45 0
H.F. Gurney 25 2 81 2
S.R. Patel 15 5 41 1
Full Bowling Card