|LV= County Championship Division Two, New Road, Worcester (day three)|
|Worcestershire 225: D’Oliveira 44; Roland-Jones 4-50, Higgins 3-52|
|Middlesex 509: Eskinazi 115, Malan 93, Simpson 92, Roland-Jones 55*|
|Middlesex (8 pts) lead Worcestershire (3 pt) by 284 runs|
Middlesex are on the verge of clinching promotion to Division One of the County Championship after century-maker Stevie Eskinazi, John Simpson and Pieter Malan played major roles in securing maximum batting points against Worcestershire at New Road.
A boundary by Eskinazi off Ed Barnard ensured the 400-run mark was achieved with 10 balls to spare of the 110 overs permitted for bonus points.
The efforts of the trio earned their side a first-innings lead of 284 runs, with Simpson becoming the first Middlesex wicketkeeper-batter to complete 1,000 first-class runs in a season since Keith Brown in 1991.
With only a draw required to secure a…