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Middlesex v Lancashire: Preview

County Champions Lancashire are Middlesex’s latest Lord’s visitors, as the two sides play in a CB40 group match on Sunday 10 June.

Both sides will have the start of their Twenty20 campaigns in mind when they meet at the Home of Cricket, with Middlesex’s opening match at Lord’s on Thursday 14 June. Eoin Morgan, in search of a return to the England set-up, in particular will be worth watching in action.

The crowd could be in for an entertaining afternoon, as the batsmen look to focus their minds on the shortest format of the game.

Middlesex’s CB40 campaign has got off to an even start, with two victories and two defeats leaving them in a congested mid-table in Group A of the tournament.

Their last opportunity for points - against the surprise package of the tournament so far, the Netherlands, was a washout on the Jubilee weekend, but either side of that fixture their LV= County Championship form has been threatening to turn them into title contenders.

Lancashire meanwhile are having something of a hangover from their historic title winning campaign last summer. A recent resurgence has led them to mid-table in the championship though, and in Ashwell Prince have one of the strongest overseas players on the county scene.

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