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Northamptonshire off-spinning all-rounder James Middlebrook has been added to MCC’s squad for the annual Champion County game, this year versus Warwickshire from March 24-27 at Abu Dhabi.

The 35-year-old’s inclusion takes the party to 12 with one more to be added. The rest of the squad, to be captained by Durham’s Dale Benkenstein, was named on Wednesday.

Middlebrook, who represented MCC in the Champion County match in 2010, is set to face Warwickshire and play in the Emirates Airline Twenty20 Trophy in Dubai beforehand.

MCC squad: Dale Benkenstein (captain, Durham), Jimmy Adams (Hampshire), Joe Denly (Middlesex), Rahul Dravid (Emirates Airline Twenty20 only), Simon Kerrigan (Champion County game only, Lancashire), Steve Kirby (Somerset), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), James Middlebrook (Northamptonshire), Sam Northeast (Kent), Alan Richardson (Worcestershire), Shaun Tait (Emirates Airline Twenty20 only), Peter Trego (Somerset).

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