Somerset 'preparing' for ECB legal case if Middlesex are reprieved

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Middlesex were deducted two points for a slow over rate during their their match with Surrey, which was abandoned on 31 August when a crossbow bolt was fired into The Oval

Somerset are preparing to take legal action against the England and Wales Cricket Board should Middlesex’s appeal over a points deduction be successful.

Middlesex were relegated to Division Two after finishing one point below Somerset.

They were docked two points for a slow over rate during their game at Surrey in August, which was abandoned when a crossbow bolt was fired into The Oval.

A decision on Middlesex’s appeal could be made by the ECB next week.

In a statement,