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Historic day for Middlesex women at Lord's

Middlesex women broke records on Tuesday when they stepped out onto the main pitch at Lord’s for the first time in their 85-year history.

Former England captain Charlotte Edwards captained the opposition for a T20 exhibition match between Middlesex Women and MCC XI.

“It’s long-overdue, the fact that Middlesex women haven’t played here in 85 years is just unbelievable,” said Edwards at stumps.

“You just hope that this is now the norm for Middlesex and they get a fixture here every year, be it in this kind of game or a County Championship game”.

Natasha Miles, Middlesex captain, added: “We deserve to play here, we put on a good show.”

The match also fetched the biggest crowd for a domestic match in England – with 5,000 children in the stands – and follows on from the sell-out crowd for the World Cup final at the same venue last summer.

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