Cricket: Martin's best is too much for Middlesex

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Career-best performances by Peter Martin and Nathan Wood saw Lancashire into a strong position at the end of the first day of their match against Middlesex at Uxbridge.

Martin claimed five wickets in only seven overs at a cost of only eight runs to help reduce Middlesex to 42 for 7. Owais Shah and Jamie Hewitt put together 54 to help Middlesex reach 118 as Martin took the last three wickets with 8 for 32 in 14.5 overs.

Wood (67no) and Steve Titchard (49no) had given Lancashire the lead by the 48th over of their innings.

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