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Middlesex's 2013 fixtures at Lord's have been revealed, with Angus Fraser's team playing fifteen matches at the Home of Cricket.
Middlesex had a superb return to the top flight of the LV= County Championship in 2012, finishing third in the table.
Their success was aided by a fantastic record at Lord's, where they won four of their five matches in a summer which was disturbed by the Olympic Archery competition.
They have the chance to exploit home advantage even further in 2013, playing seven of their four-day fixtures at Lord's as well as a pair of floodlit CB40 group matches.
The Friends Life T20 cup takes its usual place at the heart of the summer, with three of Middlesex's Group fixtures (against Sussex, Essex and local rivals Surrey) at Lord's.
Middlesex Chief Executive Vinny Codrington said: "We are delighted to be able to announce that we will be playing seven of our home County Championship matches at the Home of Cricket in 2013.
"Our thanks go to all at MCC for their flexibility and continued support in making this happen, as we know how important Championship matches at Lord’s are for the vast majority of Middlesex members.
"We are also thrilled to again be hosting three of our Friends Life t20 matches at Lord’s, with two under floodlights on Thursday nights. There really is no better ground in the country to watch t20 cricket, especially if we can deliver the goods out there in the middle."
In addition to the three men's international matches already announced, England Women's annual ODI at Lord's - against arch-rivals Australia this summer - has also been confirmed for Tuesday 20 August.
MCC matches, including the Village Cup Final, Eton v Harrow and Varsity match will be confirmed at a later date.
The fixture list at Lord's can be found here.