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Paul Edwards at Lancashire v Middlesex 285-7
I suppose Sir Karl Popper (Gloucestershire 1951-8) would have called it "a reply to my critics". Lancashire's bowlers will probably settle for "up yours". After a day in which they received a fair rollicking for some rather insipid cricket, the home side have taken three wickets this morning and the game has taken another twist. And with it, the title race. Two wickets for Tom Bailey, one for Kyle Jarvis and now - as I write - another for Simon Kerrigan have brought Lancashire back into this match and disposed of Middlesex's hopes of batting once. The visitors may not even take three batting points. Better stuff from Lancs, of course, and some crooked batting from Middlesex although two of the wickets were taken with a still new ball.