|LV= County Championship Group Three, Lord’s, London (day one):|
|Middlesex 210: White 76*; Payne 5-31|
|Gloucestershire 19-1: Dent 10|
|Gloucestershire (3pts) trail Middlesex (1pt) by 191 runs|
Robbie White recorded his fourth half-century of the season to rescue Middlesex’s first innings in the face of some fine Gloucestershire bowling.
White (76 not out) came in at 61-3 and dug in to earn the hosts a battling bonus point by nudging them past 200.
Gloucestershire bowled tightly and accurately at Lord’s, and skittled Middlesex late on for 210.
In reply, Chris Dent was run out after a horrendous mix-up with Kraigg Braithwate as they closed on 19-1.
White is yet to register his maiden first class century, and will have to wait a little longer to surpass his best of 99, after he ran out of support.
His most meaningful partnerships came in 39 and 42-run stands with John Simpson and Martin Andersson, but neither could go on after getting a start.