Middlesex closed their 2012 LV= County Championship with a victory as Lancashire were bowled out for 194 in the final hour of an ultimately doomed attempt to stave off relegation.
Andrew Strauss called time on his career in a hastily arranged press conference at the Home of Cricket.
Middlesex's long hiatus from Lord's ends as they take on Essex on Bank Holiday Monday in the final CB40 Group match of the season.
Middlesex have got their first T20 win of the season under their belts ahead of a final home match at Lord's against Essex on Thursday 21 June.
Middlesex will be hoping to reverse their bad start to the T20 campaign when they take on Sussex at Lord's on a special Fathers Day this Sunday.
MCC asked former Wisden Cricketer of the Year and double world cup winner Claire Taylor to join our regular photographers when Middlesex took on the West Indians at Lord's on Wednesday 13 June.
Middlesex captain Neil Dexter has backed his team to use the adrenaline fuelled Lord's T20 atmosphere to their advantage when their 2012 campaign gets underway.
The returning Chris Gayle is the star attraction for the West Indians when they take on Middlesex at Lord's on Wednesday 13 June.
County Champions Lancashire are Middlesex’s latest Lord’s visitors, as the two sides play in a CB40 group match on Sunday 10 June.
Middlesex are in a strong position against Somerset at Lord's, as they search for a win which would ignite their title challenge.
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