Northants edge Middlesex in friendly


Northants completed a two day friendly against Middlesex 20 runs ahead to slightly edge an encounter played in near freezing conditions.

The conditions meant both sides bowled 60 overs a day (finishing at 3.40pm each afternoon)

Northants racked up 221-6 declared on the first day with both Kyle Coetzer and Andrew Hall hitting half centuries.

Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan led Middlesex's response with a fine 107* but good bowling from all rounders David Willey (11-0-47-2) and Andrew Hall (10-2-32-2) helped the County restrict the Lords based outfit to 201-6 from their 60 overs.

The 2013 season starts for Northants away at Glamorgan next Wednesday.

Northants edge Middlesex in friendly