Gubbins finds the gap to send Amar Virdi’s first ball for four, then cuts his third for four more, as Middlesex start at a trot.
Rainwatch: no play before lunch at Chester le Street, which will be taken at 12.30. All other matches in play.
News from Australia:
Should you have a subscription, this looks like a great read from Scyld Berry on Somerset v Glamorgan. And this, for Yorkshire fans everywhere.
Good morning from a wet August Tuesday; the final day of the this round of the Bob Willis Trophy. We had one result yesterday, as Sussex blew away Hampshire. Glamorgan are in deep trouble at Taunton against Somerset, as are Durham as Yorkshire restart needing only 68 to win. Essex need 202 in a day, after Kent collapsed to Simon Harmer yesterday afternoon; Middlesex are in a good position at The Oval against a depleted Surrey; and Derbyshire, 126-1, have a chance of battling on a flat pitch at Trent Bridge. Lancashire and Gloucestershire need to bat better second time around and honours even-ish at Edgbaston.