Sam Robson and Mark Stoneman, Middlesex’s opening pair who have both featured in Test cricket for England in the past, broke the first-wicket record partnership for their county on day one against Sussex in Division Three of the County Championship. The two took establishing a platform to another level, putting on 376 together on a chastening day in the field for the struggling home side. Stoneman was eventually gone for 174, but Robson remains unbeaten on 192 as Middlesex finished the day 400-2.
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Congratulations to Sam Robson and Mark Stoneman who have now put on the highest partnership for any wicket against Sussex – beating the previous record of 338, set by Robert Lucas and Timothy O’Brien at Hove in 1895!#OneMiddlesex pic.twitter.com/YNSpZdJGI0
— Middlesex Cricket (@Middlesex_CCC) September 6, 2021