County Championship: Middlesex's bid for victory over Hampshire dented by weather

Tim Murtagh
Tim Murtagh has taken 24 first-class wickets this season
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Merchant Taylors' School
Middlesex v Hampshire, day three
Middlesex 467-3 dec: Voges 150*, Malan 147, Simpson 100*
Hampshire 131 & 100-4 (f/o): Adams 47*; Murtagh 2-17, Fuller 2-24
Middlesex lead by 236 runs
Middlesex 8 pts, Hampshire 1 pt
Match scorecard

Middlesex's push for victory against Hampshire was dented as poor weather meant just 17 overs were bowled on day three at Merchant Taylors' School.

Rain meant play began at 16:00 BST, with the visitors 62-3 and trailing the hosts' first-innings total by 274 runs.

Tim Murtagh quickly removed Liam Dawson, with the Hampshire batsman caught at gully by Sam Robson for 23.

The away side edged to 100-4 with Jimmy Adams 47 not out, before bad light brought play to an end at 17:05 BST.

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