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Malan and Gubbins punish Oxford MCCU

Openers Dawid Malan and Nick Gubbins both plundered centuries as Middlesex put Oxford MCCU to the sword, declaring on 430 for four on day one at The Parks.

Malan, captaining the LV= County Championship Division One side, won the toss and reaped the rewards as he scored 110 off 211 balls while his opening partner Gubbins registered his maiden first-clash century, posting 116 in a 280-minute stay at the crease.

Joe Denly whacked 78 off 99 balls, featuring 10 fours and a six, while Paul Stirling ended with an unbeaten 56 as Malan brought a premature end to the fun at stumps after 102 overs.

Sam Weller was the pick of bowlers with 2-63 off 16 overs for Oxford, who will respond tomorrow morning.

Only 8.4 overs were possible in Leicestershire’s clash at Leeds/Bradford MCCU due to heavy rain.

The university side won the toss and reduced their visitors to 41 for one, Michael Thornely bowled by Alex Lilley, before the heavens opened in West Yorkshire.

No further play was possible so Matthew Boyce and Dan Redfern will resume at the crease tomorrow morning.

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