Somerset to head north for Middlesex away games in 2015

IMG_0358Middlesex have announced the venues for their home fixtures against Somerset in the NatWest T20 Blast and LV County Championship next summer.

Uxbridge, which hosted this year’s LVCC encounter between the two sides, will provide the setting for the T20 game on the evening of Friday 26 June.

Meanwhile the four-day LVCC match starting on Saturday 11 July will take place at the picturesque Merchant Taylors’ School in Northwood.

Play on day one of that game will start at 12pm rather than the usual 11am. That’s because Somerset are playing Kent at Canterbury the night before in the T20 tournament, with Middlesex hosting Essex at Richmond.

Somerset fans hoping for a trip to Lord’s next season will have to hope that their team makes the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup in September instead.

This is the second year running that Somerset have no scheduled match at the home of cricket. Middlesex are allowed to play a certain number of days at Lord’s each year by their landlords the MCC, and play the remainder of their fixtures at outgrounds.

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Both Uxbridge and Northwood lie in north London and can be reached via a 45-50 minute tube journey from central London, with a 10-20 minute walk at the other end. Middlesex advise those travelling by car to the game at Uxbridge to arrive early as the area is very busy on T20 nights.

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You can find information about the grounds and travel by public transport and by car here:

Uxbridge: http://www.middlesexccc.com/home-grounds/uxbridge

Merchant Taylor’s School, Northwood: http://www.middlesexccc.com/home-grounds/merchant-taylors-school

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