Match action from day one of the Specsavers County Championship clash between Middlesex and Essex at Lord's. Having been put into bat by Essex, Middlesex proceeded to dominate the day's play, with openers Sam Robson (144*) and Nick Gubbins (101) both smashing superb centuries.

Centurion Nick Gubbins chats to Middlesex Cricket's Media Manager Steve Fletcher at the close of an enthralling opening day against Essex at Lord's