County Championship. Middlesex promoted to First Division; Nottinghamshire crowned Division 2 champions | Cricket News


Middlesex return to the top flight for the first time since 2017 after a draw at Worcestershire ensured London finished above Glamorgan; Nottinghamshire beat Durham by 462 runs at Trent Bridge to wrap up Division Two title

Last update: 09/29/22 2:08 p.m.

Middlesex dressmaker Toby Roland-Jones is the leading wicket-taker in the County Championship Division Two with 67 scalps this term.

Middlesex clinched promotion to Division One of the LV=Insurance County Championship after a final day washout against Worcestershire gave the visitors the draw they needed.

The Lord’s team had effectively guaranteed a return to the top flight after taking maximum runs on day three at New Road as they scored 509 runs.

Middlesex earned eight extra points for the draw to ensure they finished above Glamorgan in promotion second place and joined champions Nottinghamshire in moving up.

Nottinghamshire completed promotion on Wednesday via bonus points and were confirmed division winners a day later as they completed a 462-car thrashing against Durham at Trent Bridge, their eighth win in 14 games this season.

Durham were torpedoed for just 114 after resuming 14-2 with Nottinghamshire taking the seven wickets they needed in just over two hours – Durham batter David Bedingham unable to strike due to a dislocated wicket ‘shoulder.

England dressmaker Stuart Broad finished with numbers 3-36 in his first appearance for Notts since May, while left-arm spinner Liam Patterson White (3-41) and paceman Dane Paterson (2-27) were also at the counters.

Durham’s day was made even worse by a 10 run deduction imposed on them after Australian batter Nic Maddinson’s bat failed a gauge test in the match with Derbyshire earlier this month.

Nottinghamshire are back in Division One for the first time since 2019 with Middlesex returning to the top flight after relegation at the end of the 2017 campaign.




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