Tim Wigmore at Middlesex 186-0 v Essex
Sam Robson began 2016 with 231 and 106 at Lord’s. He’s now marked his first appearance at 2017 with another century, secured through an edge through the slips off Ravi Bopara - perhaps his ropiest shot of an otherwise chanceless innings; Robson has raced along, scoring 19 boundaries. As if piqued by being overshadowed, Nick Gubbins has lifted Simon Harmer over long on for six. This could be brutal for Essex - we’re still only halfway through the day.