- Live Update
George Dobell at Middlesex (270 and 99-2) v Yorkshire (390).
Hello from Lord’s. It is just about the perfect morning: glorious sunshine; a fine game between two strong sides at a great ground. Join us if you can. It’s £5 to get in. Unless you’re over 65 or under 16. Then it’s free. Tell your teacher WG Grace said it was fine to skip school.
What’s going to happen? I’ve no idea. But, bearing in mind the state of the pitch – it’s reverting to Lord’s type – it may require some invention to conjure a victory for either side. It’s hard to see how a side can score quickly. Somerset are, I think, favourites for the Championship right now. Middlesex are still behind, though, and there is still some nibble in the surface. Malan has just been beaten by one from Bresnan, though the edge may well not have carried to the cordon on this slow surface.