Neil Dexter finished unbeaten on 77 as Middlesex reached 280/7 on an even first day of their LV= County Championship clash against relegation threatened rivals Surrey.
BBC London commentator Kevin Hand believes the wheels are moving in the right direction for Middlesex after another strong year in the LV= County Championship.
Lewis Gregory's first first-class five wicket haul helped Somerset to a convincing innings and 197-run victory over Middlesex at Lord's.
Somerset assumed a position of utter dominance after forcing Middlesex to follow on at Lord's on day two of their LV= County Championship clash.
A century stand for the eighth wicket between Piyush Chawla and Alex Barrow gave Somerset the edge after an absorbing day one of their LV= County Championship clash with Middlesex at Lord's.
Middlesex and Somerset enter their LV= County Championship clash at Lord's, starting on Wednesday 27 August, with the result holding significance at both ends of the table.
Middlesex finished off their Yorkshire Bank 40 campaign in style with a four-wicket victory over Leicestershire at Lord's on Monday 26 August.
Middlesex's LV= County Championship title challenge took a serious blow as they lost to Derbyshire by 56 runs, despite some lower-order heroics from Ollie Rayner and Graeth Berg.
Middlesex are in with a chance of pulling off an unlikely victory against Derbyshire after Ollie Rayner's five-wicket haul on day three of their LV= County Championship match.
Middlesex remain behind the eight-ball in their LV= County Championship clash against Derbyshire after their top-order misfired on day two.
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