Rogers eyes more Championship runs

Skipper Chris Rogers is ready to rack up more runs as Middlesex return to County Championship action.

Undefeated Division One leaders Nottinghamshire visit Uxbridge from Wednesday as the five-week break for T20 action ends.

The Australian smashed 173 from 191 balls in Middlesex’s last four-day game – a rain-affected draw with Somerset in early June.

And he warmed up for the Nottinghamshire match with knocks of 66 and 40 in a second XI game against Surrey last week.

Middlesex are only 12 points behind the leaders, having lost just once in the opening eight games – and Rogers now wants his side to pick up from where they left off.

He told West London Sport: “It’s important we play well and keep up the momentum from before the break.

“We’ve got to play Nottinghamshire and then Warwickshire twice and if we can get good results against them we’ll be on course to challenge [for the title].

“But I don’t think any of us think it will be easy. The real challenge now is going to be away from Lords, playing Nottinghamshire and Warwickshire at Uxbridge and Warwickshire at Edgbaston.”

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