Northants seamer Jack Brooks on target in final warm-up

Jack Brooks
Brooks was selected for England Lions during the winter

Northants fast bowler Jack Brooks claimed the bowling honours in the county's final pre-season friendly against Middlesex at Wantage Road.

The 27-year-old England Lions paceman took 3-38 from his 10-over stint to restrict the visitors to 204-5.

Rob Newton then hit an unbeaten 28 off just 15 balls as Northants reached 39-0 in reply before rain stopped play.

Northants launch their County Championship campaign away to Derbyshire at Derby on Thursday.