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Middlesex 249 for 5 (Gubbins 82) trail Surrey 415 (Roy 110, Burns 88, Foakes 63*) by 166 runsScorecard At 4.36pm on June 11 on a sun-drenched Lords day, Nick Compton trudged back through the Long Room at Lords. Compton had hit a trio of boundaries but, he knew, his 19 was nothing like sufficient to maintain the tenuous hold on his international career.A few days after, Compton announced that he was taking a break from all cricket. The reaction was understandable. Few cricketers have devoted so much of themselves to getting a chance in Test cricket. Having been dropped for the first time, in 2013, Compton struggled for motivation at having his dream taken from him, on the brink of an Ashes series.Yet he reoriented himself to returning to county cricket, moved back to Middlesex and, several thousand hours of hard work later, was recalled to the England side. A fine 85 in Durban helped to set up Englands series triumph in South Africa, but Comptons Test returns deteriorated rapidly thereafter and, by the end of the series with Sri Lanka, to drop him from the side almost seemed an act of mercy.Compton earned himself a second act in Test cricket but, given his age and an often painstaking style at the crease, there will surely be no third act. So if he is to find fulfilment in the shires, it will not come through rekindling his England ambitions. It will have to come, instead, from taking pleasure in county cricket for its own sake: thinking not about what he has lost, but what he still has.And for all Comptons anguish about the curtailment of his international career, he has still returned to a position of remarkable privilege: batting at No. 3, on his home ground of Lords, for the county best-placed to win the County Championship. It is not such a bad lot.So at 12.37pm Compton entered Lords by the very steps he had walked up disconsolately 55 days ago. He emerged with Middlesex having lost an early wicket in reply to Surreys 415, and Tom Curran bowling a zesty new-ball spell. There are exactly the conditions in which Comptons defensive fortitude is so prized.If Compton felt any vulnerability, Surrey were determined to pry on it. He was greeted by a short leg and three slips and, perhaps, a chirp or two. It might not be Test cricket, but Division One of the County Championship is still a ruthless place.Comptons first ball was a good length delivery outside off stump which implored him to play. That he did, defending the ball to third slip. Two balls later Compton pushed a ball into the covers and ran a single that was sharp without quite being one of Kevin Pietersens famed Red Bull runs.When he returned from the lunch interval, it was Comptons ill-fortune to be stuck facing Tom Curran. A couple of times he played and missed, a couple of times Compton held his bat inside the line of the ball. When Curran dropped short, Compton rocked back and pulled him to the square leg boundary. But the illusion of release was deceptive: Stuart Meaker located extra pace, and Compton dragged the ball on. His off stump was left isolated and alone, and perhaps Compton felt the same as he walked back for 11 runs off 43 balls, the sort of innings that explained why he was here, rather than at Edgbaston, in the first place.Some at Lords believe that, in time, Nick Gubbins might go on to emulate Compton in playing for England. Unusually for an English opener, he seems particularly proficient against spin, and some sumptuous shots against Zafar Ansari demonstrated as much. One stood out: Gubbins took a step-down the wicket to meet the ball, flicked his wrists like he was playing a top-spin forehand, and stood to admire the ball clearing long-on for six.The shot also spoke of Middlesexs determination not to allow Ansari to settle into a rhythm. But within three overs Ansari had snared two wickets: Dawid Malan, caught at short leg, and then Gubbins, bowled round his leg sweeping. Both wickets were vindication for Ansari bowling with more pace at the start of his spell, and the adjustment spoke of his shrewd cricketing brain and nurturing by Gareth Batty.Batty himself bowled with typical guile, adjusting his pace subtly, gesticulating to his fielders to move an inch here or an inch there, and giving off the air of a man relishing the tussle. George Baileys hard hands created an acute sense of vulnerability. On 2, Bailey edged to short leg but a sharp chance was put down; three runs later, Bailey inside-edged Meaker for four.On a day in which 11 Australian wickets fell for 77 runs in a Test in Sri Lanka, Bailey could not restore the reputation of Australian batsmanship. Indeed, against spin he inspired scarcely more confidence than Australias motley crew in Galle. After a few isolated glimpses of his assertive best, Bailey succumbed lbw, sweeping, Battys exhortations to the umpire answered.Now, at 204 for 5, Surrey could sense a hefty first innings lead, but John Simpsons adhesive half-century was infused with the grit that has lifted Middlesex to the summit of the Championship table. Yet this Lords pitch is showing modest signs that it will deteriorate over the final two days, and Surreys spin twins will believe they can take the bulk of the 15 Middlesex wickets that remain in this match. 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The Italian team saw the Hungarian and German Grands Prix as an opportunity to challenge Mercedes ahead of the summer break, but at both races it ended up as the third best team behind Red Bull.Vettel says the disappointing performances laid bare some of Ferraris weaknesses, but he is confident his team can address those issues in the second half of the season.I think the last couple of races have been harsh and tough for us, but very, very useful, he said. I think we understood a lot about our car strength and weaknesses about our car, so we know what to focus on, so yeah it wasnt entirely clear after the first couple of races but it became more and more evident, obviously its a harsh way to find out, not bbeing competitive and not as competitive as we want to.ddddddddddddI think we know what to do, obviously its not going to change overnight but theres a plan and I think the second half we should be stronger in that regard. It also depends on what other people do but for that we focus on ourselves.Pushed on the details of the SF16-Hs weaknesses, Vettel said: I think its more of a general thing but I dont want to go into too much detail, I know youre very interested! Some things do take a little bit of time but overall the most important is that were challenging ourselves and obviously youre right, it would have been nicer to find out a bit sooner, but thats how it is.The main point is that we find out, we are always trying to improve, but the last races in this regard have been very educational to know potentially where our weaknesses compared to Red Bull and Mercedes. Cheap NFL Hoodies Cheap Jerseys Online Wholesale NFL Autographed Jerseys White NFL Jerseys Cheap Stitched Jerseys Wholesale Black NFL Jerseys Wholesale Stitched Jerseys ' ' '

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