UXBRIDGE, England, CMC – Former West Indies seamer Corey Collymore finished with a four-wicket haul but Middlesex still faced a tough fight against Gloucestershire at Uxbridge Cricket Club.
Playing on the third day of the Division Two County Championship match yesterday, the right-arm Collymore claimed four for 80 as Gloucestershire declared their first innings at 459 for nine, after resuming the day on 402 for seven.
At the close, Middlesex were up against it at 283 for seven despite an unbeaten 125 from veteran Australian Chris Rogers.
Starting the day needing quick breakthroughs, Middlesex got them through Collymore who first removed century maker Ian Cockbain to a catch behind after he had added six to his overnight 121.
Jon Lewis, unbeaten on 41 overnight, progressed to 71 before he was bowled by Collymore at 442 for nine.