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George Dobell at Nottinghamshire (241 and 240) v Middlesex (247 and 116-4)
If you’re following the match on the scorecard you may think Middlesex have suddenly seized the initiative: it’s not really so. Simpson edged Ball between first and second slip – if it was a chance, it was a fiendishly tough one – before he missed a sweep and the ball scurried away for 4 byes. Then Gurney, on the square leg boundary, let the ball slips through his hands and one turned into 4 more. So runs are coming quite fast, but it has not been at all comfortable for Middlesex. Compton, meanwhile, has missed out on a long-hop and full toss from Tahir – he scored one from each – but he remains. And time is the least of his worries.