County Championship: Middlesex battle in opposition to Gloucestershire regardless of Robbie White knock

Robbie White

Robbie White has a first-class best of 99
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.