Tuesday 30 April 2013 

Middlesex 2nd XI v Warwickshire 2nd XI, Friendly


Day 3

On the final morning Warwickshire batted on despite losing William Porterfield, the not out batsman at the close of the second day, to the first team match at Hove.

Jacob Lintrott unbeaten on fifty was the most successful batsman as Warwickshire declared on 248-5 setting Middlesex a target of 303 from a minimum of seventy four overs after Tom Smith had taken 3-75.

A fourth wicket partnership of 131 between Rossington 103 and Raynor 75 was the backbone of the Middlesex reply as they reached their target with a couple of overs to spare, finishing on 308-7 to record a three wicket victory.

To cap a fine match Jacob Lintrott 4-111 was the most successful Bears' bowler to give him a good return with both bat and ball from his trial match

Day 2

Middlesex took their overnight score on to 216-7 on the second day with Brian Higgins 57* top scoring before the home side declared after 72.5 overs, fifty four runs behind.

For Warwickshire, the wickets were shared with one apiece for Allin, Zaman, Burton, Grundy and Piolet while Lintott took 2-30.

In their second innings, Warwickshire closed the day on 134-3 with William Porterfield unbeaten on eighty from 126 deliveries including nine fours and a six.

Sam Hain made twenty nine, before Warwickshire closed the second day 188 runs ahead. The match finishes tomorrow.

Day 1

Warwickshire lost the toss at Merchant Taylor School against Middlesex and were put into bat by a very strong Middlesex side that included Steven Finn, Corey Collymore and Tim Murtagh on the opening day of the three day friendly match.

The experienced pair of Darren Maddy and William Porterfield opened for Warwickshire, but both were quickly back in the pavilion with just 18 runs on the board. However, Sam Hain followed up his 93 runs scored for in the Birmingham Premier League – for Barnt Green against West Bromwich Dartmouth – by making a confident 97 from 187 deliveries, which included 11 fours.

He was given good support from trialist, Jacob Lintatt, who made 39 off 76 deliveries.

Tom Burton chipped in with 28 before Warwickshire’s innings closed on 270 from 86 overs.

Tom Smith was the most successful Middlesex bowler with 4-37

In the 16 overs remaining before the close, Middlesex made 56-1 with Jack Grundy taking the only wicket to fall.

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