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Victory for Middlesex Women at Lord’s

The match against MCC was the team’s first ever appearance on the main pitch.

Middlesex Women were victorious over MCC as they made their historic first appearance on the main pitch at Lord’s in front of a record crowd.

The belated outing at the home of cricket, 85 years in the making, was part of MCC Women’s Day and the match lived up to the occasion with Middlesex hitting the winning runs with one ball to spare.

The attendance was confirmed as more than 5,000, easily trumping the previous best for a women’s match in this country, 3,413.

Chasing MCC’s 145 for three, Middlesex sealed a six-wicket success as Maia Bouchier finished 39 not out and captain Natasha Miles struck 38.

Hayleigh Brennan hit a boundary to finish the job from the penultimate delivery of the match.

Bhavika Gajipra earlier claimed the first Lord’s wicket for a Middlesex Women bowler, while Alexandra Rogers was the day’s top scorer with 72 in a losing cause.

MCC were captained by former England captain Charlotte Edwards and included World Cup winners Sarah Taylor and Georgia Elwiss in their XI.

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