Paul Edwards at Lancashire v Middlesex 60-3
Lancashire coach Glen Chapple was strongly critical of his bowlers following the ten-wicket defeat in the Roses match but he can have had few complaints about Tom Bailey and Saqib Mahmood's performance in the first hour of play here. Bailey has taken two wickets and Mahmood one, which represents a decent return following the visitors' decision to bat first on a pitch offering bounce but nothing extreme in the way of lateral movement. The batsmen have been helpful, however, Dawid Malan's hook straight to Shivnarine Chanderpaul at long leg being the most notable example. The players and crowd are settling in to what is already a fine and well-attended occasion.