Middlesex County Cricket Club

Team Country: England
Team City: City of Westminster, London
Team Administrator: Andrew Cornish
Founded (Year): 1864
Home Ground: Lord's
Coach: Richard Johnson
Captain: Tim Murtagh
Forms of Cricket: First-Class Limited Overs Twenty20
Middlesex County Cricket Club

Middlesex County Cricket Club: competitions

Middlesex County Cricket Club: First-Class Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
County Championship 11 1903, 1920, 1921, 1947, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1993, 2016

Middlesex County Cricket Club: Limited Overs Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
Friends Provident Trophy/RLODC 4 1977, 1980, 1984, 1988
Benson & Hedges Cup 2 1983, 1986

Middlesex County Cricket Club: Twenty20 Cricket Competitions

Logo Tournament Wins Years
Twenty20 Cup 1 2008

Middlesex County Cricket Club: Current Squad

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Middlesex County Cricket Club: an overview of the English cricket team

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Middlesex County Cricket Club

Middlesex County Cricket Club was officially founded at a meeting of the “Gentlemen of Middlesex” on 2 February 1864. An important role in the formation of the club was played by the Walker brothers from Southgate, who not only took over the management issues, but also brought the first stars to the team.

Middlesex’s debut on the cricket field took place in June of the same year, ending with an unconditional victory for the newcomers.

Seven years later, the club’s future was in jeopardy due to financial problems. A total of thirteen participants voted to give it a second chance – the minimum, which, however, was enough to provide Middlesex with the necessary delay.

By 1877, the issue of the home playground was finally resolved. Middlesex, which shuttled between Lillie Bridge and Prince’s Cricket Ground for several seasons in a row, finally settled on the famous Lord’s Cricket Ground. In the early 90s, one of the club’s players, Andrew Stoddart, became the captain of the England test team, which soon won a landmark victory over Australia.

In 1903, Middlesex won the first significant trophy. Having suffered only one defeat in a season, the local cricketers won the County Championship. It is noteworthy that at that time, several outstanding players played for Middlesex, starting with the Australian Albert Edwin Trott and ending with John Thomas Hearne (the second most effective bowler in the club’s history) and Bernard Bosanquet, who invented a new type of pitch, now known as “googly”.

Middlesex won their second County Championship title in 1920. One of the creators of this victory was John William Hearne, who recorded 1,638 runs in first-class matches for the season and destroyed 123 wickets. A year later, the team repeated its achievement: Frank Mann and Patsy Hendren marked the records this time.

The 1947 season is deservedly considered the best in the history of Middlesex. The club became county champions again, with Denis Compton, Bill Edrich and Jack Robertson making an incredible 2,500 runs for three. Two years later, the team reached the top again, sharing the trophy with the Yorkshiremen.

Middlesex County Cricket Club - history

The next successful time for Middlesex began in 1971. Mike Brearley, who led the team, led it to four County Championship trophies, as well as two Gillette Cup titles – in 1977 and 1980, respectively. After Brearley’s leaving, Mike Gatting became captain, under whom Middlesex dominated the championship until the mid-90s, winning three trophies, as well as winning two major NatWest Trophy awards, two Benson&Hedges Cup and conquering the Sunday League in 1992. After Gatting left the team, its results noticeably worsened, and in 2006 Middlesex was transferred to the second division altogether. However, the club did not stay there for long: already in 2008, Middlesex County Cricket Club won the T20 Cup, and in 2011 returned to the first division and a year later secured third place. In the following seasons, the team did not give up positions, and in 2016 again won the County Championship after a long break. Unfortunately, the following season, Middlesex showed such an unconvincing game that it was again transferred to the second division at the end of the year.

Middlesex County Cricket Club: awards

Awards Winner Finalist
County Championship 11
National League 1
FP Trophy 4
Twenty20 Cup 1
Benson & Hedges Cup 2

Middlesex County Cricket Club: records

  1. The highest number of runs for Middlesex County Cricket Club made Patsy Hendren – 40302.
  2. The maximum number of wickets in the history of the club (the first-class matches) destroyed Fred Titmus – 2361.
  3. The most effective batsman is John Murray, who played for Middlesex from 1952 to 1975 (figure – 1223).

Middlesex County Cricket Club: awards

Middlesex County Cricket Club: Club Legends

Apart from the record holders of Middlesex County Cricket Club, a special place in its history is occupied by Vyell Edward Walker, who led the club for a while, outstanding batsman Bill Edrich, as well as Denis Compton (the latter played for Middlesex throughout his career and was posthumously introduced into the Hall of Fame in 2009).

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