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Middlesex heap misery on Oxford

Oxford MCCU will have to bat out an entire day if they are to avoid defeat against  Middlesex.

Responding to 430 for four declared, Oxford were rolled over for just 57, with Gurjit Sandhu taking four wickets and three-a-piece for Ravi Patel and James Harris.

Middlesex then added a rapid 188 for four in 32 overs. Adam Rossington smashed 98 from 68 deliveries - including 12 fours and four sixes - before Sam Cato ended his fun, while Joe Denly added a half-century.

Oxford reached the close of play 34 for one in their second go, requiring an unlikely 528 more to win.

Leicestershire made up for the lack of play on day one by piling on the runs in their game at Leeds/Bradford MCCU.

After resumuing on 41 for one on day two of three, the hosts were made to toil in the field.

It took almost 50 overs for the first breakthrough, by which time Matthew Boyce and Dan Redfern - the man to depart, having scored 87 - had put on a 181-run partnership.

Boyce made 126 before falling to Alexander MacQueen and Leicestershire ended the day 343 for five, with Tom Wells unbeaten on 49.

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