Notts lost by 10 wickets at Trent Bridge as Middlesex cruised home.
Middlesex secured a 10 wicket victory over Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge in their opening County Championship Division One match.
After being set a modest 108 runs for the win by their hosts, Sam Robson and Chris Rogers both hit half-centuries to reach the target without the loss of a single wicket.
With rain forecast for later in the day at Nottingham, Middlesex had pressure on them to wrap up the win quickly.
So it proved when Notts’ Andre Adams, who was unbeaten on 50 overnight, became the home side’s final victim when bowler Toby Roland-Jones found an edge and the ball was taken by second slip.
Robson and Rogers then set to work building on their impressive 106-run opening wicket partnership from the first innings and brought their side victory before the weather set in.
There was controversy before Middlesex triumphed however, with Notts appealing loudly after they thought that Robson had edged Luke Fletcher’s ball to ‘keeper Chris Read.
Yet the opener was given not out and heated exchanges ensued between the batsman and the fielding side.
Read responded by hurling the ball at the stumps for the next two deliveries until the officials stepped in and asked for order to be resumed.
This didn’t last long though as the match threatened to boil over when Notts were again denied a wicket, this time when Rogers appeared to edge Ajmal Shahzad’s ball.
After these two close dismissals the openers never looked back and silenced their hosts as Adams and Shahzad were repeatedly hit to the boundary.
Rogers reached his half century first before Robson soon followed and Middlesex secured the victory.