Middlesex v Essex: Sam Robson and Nick Gubbins hit centuries as hosts dominate

Sam Robson (left) and Nick Gubbins (right)
Specsavers County Championship Division One, Lord’s (day one):
Middlesex 255-1: Robson 144*, Gubbins 101; Beard 1-51
Essex: Yet to bat
Middlesex 2pts; Essex 0 pts
Match scorecard

Openers Sam Robson and Nick Gubbins hit centuries as county champions Middlesex made the Essex bowlers toil at Lord’s.

Robson (144 not out) and Gubbins (101) shared a 241-run first-wicket stand after an uncontested toss saw the hosts bat first in overcast conditions.

Seamers Jamie Porter and Neil Wagner struggled with the ball, as Robson reached his hundred off 140 balls.

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