|County Championship Group Two, Lord’s (day one):|
|Middlesex 293-8: Robson 165; Gregory 4-54|
|Somerset: But to bat|
|Middlesex 2 pts, Somerset 2 pts|
Middlesex opener Sam Robson scored the primary century of the 2021 County Championship season, however his dismissal late on capped day for Somerset’s bowlers at Lord’s.
Robson edged Lewis Gregory to slide for 165 as Middlesex closed on 293-8.
The ex-England batsman starred on a day when his team-mates struggled.
Captain Stevie Eskinazi was the subsequent highest scorer with 22 as Gregory (4-54) led a formidable final-session comeback by the guests.
Middlesex have been wanting comparatively untroubled at 254-5 after tea, however misplaced three fast wickets together with the all-important one among Robson.
The 31-year-old had some luck earlier than lunch when he was dropped twice within the slips however appeared assured in any other case, timing the ball magnificently, particularly off his legs and straight.
Whereas Robson piled on the runs, Somerset saved on making well timed breakthroughs.
England spinner Jack Leach (1-43) discovered loads of flip at occasions and eliminated Robbie White simply earlier than tea, but it surely was the seamers who appeared most threatening.
Gregory dismissed Robson after nearly six hours on the crease as he tried to chop a ball that was too near him and Somerset captain Tom Abell clung on at third slip.
Toby Roland-Jones and Ethan Bamber pissed off Somerset with a gutsy unbroken ninth-wicket stand within the final half hour of play and might be trying to push Middlesex previous 300 on day two.