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HOME COUNTIES LEAGUE PREVIEW

SATURDAY 20th MAY 2017 CROYDON BC 1000HRS

This Saturday Middlesex start their 2017 Home Counties League Campaign with an early morning trip to Croydon BC to face our friends from Surrey BA.

This will be the 9th consecutive occasion that Croydon have hosted this fixture and Middlesex have previously recorded mixed results with 3 wins and 5 losses. The last win came in 2009, whilst the last visit resulted in a narrow 11 shot defeat gaining 7 points. Last season Middlesex opened the campaign with a convincing home 20-2 points victory so something similar will be very welcome.

Team Manager Ray Fortune and his selectors are once again using this game and the one against Sussex, the following week, as effective Middleton Trials and a number of new players / combinations will be in evidence. Craig Hill from Winnington comes back into the squad after a number of seasons out.

Supporters are welcomed on the day to see if Middlesex can get their competitive season off to a positive start.

Report will follow next week.