Middlesex beat MCC despite Overton hat-trick

John Simpson
Champion County game, Abu Dhabi (day three of four):
MCC 332 & 151: Lyth 42; Podmore 3-25, Helm 3-30
Middlesex 179 & 306-9: Simpson 89 not out, Compton 59, Crane 4-95
Middlesex win by one wicket

Middlesex beat the MCC by one wicket in the Champion County game in Abu Dhabi despite a hat-trick from Craig Overton.

The Somerset seamer reduced Middlesex to 242-7 in pursuit of a target of 305 as he dismissed Stevie Eskinazi (44), James Franklin and James Harris.

But wicketkeeper John Simpson (89 not out) shepherded the tail home through testing bowling from Overton, Lewis Gregory, Mason Crane and Jack Leach.

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