Oxford MCCU have a mountain to climb on the last day of their match against Middlesex in The Parks.
Replying to the visitors’ first-innings 430-4 dec, the students were shot out for just 57 as only Steve Leach reached double figures.
Left-arm seamer Gurjit Sandhu was the chief destroyer with 4-16, while slow left-arm spinner Ravi Patel took 3-8.
Adam Rossington and Joe Denly hit half-centuries in Middlesex’s second innings, Rossington missing a ton by two runs, before they declared on 188-4, setting Oxford a target of 618.
The students lost Leach before closing on 34-1, still requiring 528 for victory.
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