Simpson is the hero as champs clinch thriller

By Will Macpherson
“WE never do it easy, do we?” laughed John Simpson as he was again the hero in a remarkable win for champions Middlesex, who have now lost just two of their last 35 four-day games.
Last year’s wins at Scarborough, Taunton, Trent Bridge and in the most famous of the lot, against Yorkshire at Lord’s, will live long in the memory, and they have kicked off their defence in a similarly stunning vein, with a one-wicket win over MCC.
“We don’t do boring,” said Simpson. “It was another exciting finish but it’s ni...

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