KEEPING LORD'S WORLD CLASS
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Clive Radley's Middlesex President's XI team beat Mike Gatting's MCC equivalent by five wickets in a special celebratory fixture at Lord's on Saturday 9 August.
The match was part of both the Bicentenary of Lord's celebrations, and those marking 150 years of the Ground's tennants, Middlesex CCC.
With a team featuring players past-and-present - including former England internationals Angus Fraser and Ed Smith - Middlesex always looked a formidable opponent for MCC.
Jason Gallian was in good nick at the top of the order for MCC though, making 51, and there was 47 for former Middlesex man Ian Hutchinson.
But five wickets from Paul Weekes restricted the hosts to 167 all out from one-ball shy of their alloted 40 overs, and despite at one stage falling to 37/3 in their response, Middlesex recovered to win with 4.4 overs remaining, Andy Balbirnie finishing on 37 not out.