May 8 2012 By Jon Batham
MERCHANT Taylors School played a key role in Middlesex’s second win of the County Championship campaign this week.
The Northwood-based Prep School for boys opened its doors to Head coach Richard Scott and his team, helping them beat the rain and gain vital net practice ahead of the clash with ‘The Pears.’
The overs bowled at Sandy Lodge paid dividends on Sunday as Steven Finn, Tim Murtagh, Gareth Berg and Toby Roland-Jones routed Worcester for 150 to give Middlesex an unlikely 132 run win from another game decimated by the weather.
“We were driving in and around London looking for dry surfaces leading up to the Worcester game and we ended up at Merchant Taylors School where the bowlers had two consecutive days to get overs into their legs,” said Scott.
“The support bowlers are struggling for overs to get the rhythm which is so vital, but that is something we can’t do much about because the weather is an uncontrollable.”
Victory over Worcester sees Middlesex in third place with a quarter of the campaign already gone and ahead of tomorrow’s tough trip to Trent Bridge to face one of the title favourites and early season pace setters Notts.